10 steps to incorporating in Botswana in 2024

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  1. Prior to Botswana company incorporation, our Client i) settles Healy Consultants’ incorporation 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 Botswana 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 and then proceed to reserve the unique company name;
  4. 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 by a commissioner of oaths and submitted. Next we will proceed to register the company at the Registrar of Companies, Ministry of Trade and Industry;
  5. Healy Consultants will then advertise on behalf of our Client the intention of applying for a license in the Botswana official gazette;
  6. Our Client will then supply Healy Consultants with a lease agreement of their office premises which will be inspected by the Health Department, Environment Department and Town Planning Department of Gaborone City Council to ensure compliance with minimum standards. 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;
  7. Healy Consultants will then obtain either an industrial license from the Ministry of Trade and Industry or a trade license from the Gaborone City Council;
  8. Next Healy Consultants will obtain on behalf of our Client, the tax identification number (TIN) from the Botswana United Revenue Services and also proceed to register the company for VAT at the Department of Customs & Excise;
  9. Healy Consultants will then register the employees for workplace injury insurance with the appropriate authorities. Next, Healy Consultants will proceed to open a corporate bank account for the company with one of the recommended banks in Botswana;
  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.

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For additional information on our company incorporation services in Botswana, please contact our in-house country expert, Mr. Seth Ochieng, directly:
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