10 steps to incorporating in DRC

steps to incorporate in Democratic Republic of Congo

  1. Prior to DRC company incorporation, our Client i) settles Healy Consultants’ engagement fees ii) signs and returns our Client engagement letter and iii) provides us all the required due diligence documents;
  2. Healy Consultants drafts a detailed DRC company setup engagement project plan. This plan will map out, week by week, each step to engagement completion, optimizing transparency and settling Client expectations;
  3. Healy Consultants assists our Client to decide on i) proposed company’s name and ii) the optimum corporate structure including directors and shareholders. Healy Consultants will collect all necessary due diligence from our Client and details of the proposed company’s activities. Next, Healy Consultants proceeds to reserve the proposed name with the Guichet Unique de la Création d’Entreprise;
  4. Our Client will then supply Healy Consultants with a lease agreement of their office premises. If our Client does not have a business premise, Healy Consultants will provide virtual office services for the first six months or until our Client finds a business address;
  5. After this, Healy Consultants will courier all the incorporation documents to our Client to sign and send back and then we will have them notarized and submitted;
  6. Next, Healy Consultants will file for the company registration at the Commercial Registry so as to obtain a RCCM number (business entity registration number), as outlined in the OHADA Uniform Acts (Organization for Harmonization of Business Law in Africa). When the company has been registered, Healy Consultants will publish the company’s statutes in the recommended legal journal or newspaper;
  7. Healy Consultants will then obtain a national identification number from the Ministry of Economy and then register the company for tax with the Directorate General of Taxation;
  8. Healy Consultants will then proceed to open a corporate bank account for the company to deposit the paid-in capital so that the incorporation process can proceed;
  9. As soon as our Clients company is incorporated, Healy Consultants will register for with i) the Inspectorate of Labor ii) the National Office of Employment and iii) National Institute of Social Security. Healy Consultants will also obtain operational permits from Kinshasa Municipality, or another relevant DRC municipality;
  10. Following the company incorporation engagement completion, Healy Consultants will courier a full company kit to our Client, including original documents, unopened bank correspondence and a Client feedback survey.

Contact us

For additional information on our incorporation services in Democratic Republic of Congo, please email us at email@healyconsultants.com. Alternatively please contact our in-house country expert, Mr. Paavan Chhabra, directly:
client relationship officer - Paavan
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