Fast business set up solutions in Pakistan in 2023
If multi-national Clients’ appoint their preferred foreign directors and shareholders, they will legally conduct business in Pakistan after 9 months (click link). For most of our Clients’, this is far too long;
Using Healy Consultants fast business set up solution (click link), our multi-national Clients can expect to can legally conduct business in Pakistan within 1 month;
Using Healy Consultants Group professional passive nominee directors and shareholders and bank signatory; within one month, we supply our multi-national Clients’ with i) a company registration number ii) a multi-currency corporate bank account number iii) a city center business address iv) a tax and business license number;
Within the following 4 months thereafter, we spend the time appointing our multi-national Clients’ preferred shareholders and directors and bank signatory; return legal control to our Client;
Compare and contrast business set up solutions
Detailed comparison table Fast Nominee LLC New LLC Our recommended strategy in order of preference 1 2 How soon can our Client legally issue invoices to customers? Within 1 month After 9 months How soon can our Client legally sign legal contracts to customers? Within 1 month After 9 months How soon can our Client lease permanent office premises and warehouse? Within 2 weeks Within 7 months How soon can the companyy recruit local and expatriate staff? Within 3 weeks After 9 months How soon can we provide our Client a bank account number? Within 4 weeks Within 9 months Estimated total cost of this engagement? US$30,893 US$22,086 Recommended paid up share capital to be injected? US$29,000 US$29,000 Physical office required to be leased during company registration? No No Each foreign director needs a Pakistan tax number? Yes Yes Each foreign director/bank account signatory needs a Pakistan residence visa? No No Can apply for import/export license? Yes Yes Can apply for regulatory license? Yes Yes Government approval required before legally conducting business? Yes Yes Estimated timeframe to change the corporate structure? 4 months None Total engagement period to finish the engagement 5 months 9 months Draft invoice View invoice PDF View invoice PDF
Advantages and disadvantages of a fast company solution
No. Advantages Fast nominee LLC Client owned LLC 1. Within 2 months, our multi-national Clients should expect to legally commence business operations in Pakistan; Yes No 2. Our Clients will not be required to travel to Pakistan to complete company registration and corporate bank account opening; Yes Yes 3. Our Client can recruit staff in Pakistan within 4 weeks; Yes No 4. Government administrative tasks\delays are tackled after business set up, rather than before company registration; Yes No No. Disadvantages Fast nominee LLC Client owned LLC 1. It is an expensive solution; Yes No 2. It is necessary to spend 4 months changing the i) company name, ii) business activity iii) corporate structure and iv) bank account signatory; Yes No 3. Government foreign investment approval still required? Yes Yes 4. Government administrative tasks\delays are tackled after business set up, rather than before company registration. Yes No
Steps to register a fast nominee Solution
No. Steps Week 1. Healy Consultants's Compliance Team receives the required corporate and personal due diligence (click link) information from our Client; 1 2. Our Client signs Healy Consultants Group engagement letter and returns the original to our Singapore Head office. Thereafter, our Client settles our fees; 1 3. Our Client confirms by email the planned corporate structure and e-mails the required due diligence; 1 4. For our Client, Healy Consultants Group prepares a tailored detailed project plan (click link); 1 5. Healy Consultants Group supplies our Client due diligence re our temporary professional, passive nominee shareholders and directors and bank signatory; 2 6. Healy Consultants Group registers a national LLC with our temporary professional, passive nominee shareholders and directors and injects the paid-up share capital to a temporary multi-currency corporate bank account; 2 7. The Pakistan bank supplies corporate bank account numbers to Healy Consultants Group, while our nominees act as temporary bank signatory; 2 8.
Healy Consultants Group registers our Clients nominee Pakistan company for tax purposes;
Our Client is legally allowed to commence business operations in Pakistan, sign sales contracts and issue customer invoices;
3 9. If required, Healy Consultants Group will apply for i) a specific regulatory license and ii) an import export license; 3 10. Healy Consultants Group emails our Client a template customer sales invoice complying with local commercial laws and includes i) a company name and number ii) a company office address and iii) a corporate bank account number and iv) a tax number. Our Client can legally conduct business in Iran; 3 11. Healy Consultants Group prepares and emails our Client the required documents to appoint them as directors and shareholders and bank signatory including i) the legal share allotment and legal share transfer ii) the change of company address and iii) the lease agreement in Iran (if required); 4 12. Our Client reviews and signs the documents in front of the Pakistan Embassy at our Client's country of residence and courier return the same; 4 13.
Healy Consultants Group and our Client attends a meeting with local branch of Pakistan bank to appoint our Client as the new bank signatory and submit the corporate bank package containing:
- Signed appointment of bank signatory forms;
- Client’s passport copy and proof of address;
- Pakistan company kit;
- Other Client due diligence.
4 14. Following a review of the corporate bank account signatory change application, the bank(s) may revert to Healy Consultants for additional information. Healy Consultants and our Client provides the same in a timely manner; 5 15. There is a 30% chance that the bank will ask the new bank signatory to travel for a one-hour interview. As always, Healy Consultants will aggressively negotiate for a travel exemption, asking the bank to just perform a Skype or phone conversation with the bank signatory. Depending on Client nationality, sometimes we are successful and our Client does not have to travel to Iran; 6 16. The bank approves the appointment of the new bank signatory and will courier internet banking documents (login, password etc) to Healy Consultants's office or to our Client directly. If sent to us, we will activate internet banking on our Client's behalf. It is important to note the bank account signatory change may take up to 6 weeks; 7/8 17. Healy Consultants Group submits the forms for changing the director and shareholder to the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP); 8 18. Following a review of the application, the SECP may revert to Healy Consultants for additional information. Healy Consultants Group and our Client provides the same in a timely manner; 10 19. The SECP approves the application to appoint the new foreign shareholders and directors. Thereafter, the application is forwarded to the Ministry of Interior, Pakistan (MOI) for a security check; 12 20. Meanwhile, Healy Consultants Group submits an application to the SECP to amend the i) Certificate of Incorporation and ii) Articles of Association; 13 21. The SECP issues the amended Articles of association, showing the new shareholder, company name, business activity and charter capital; 15 22. MOI approves the appointment of the new foreign directors and shareholders.
Immediately after, Healy Consultants Group emails our Client i) amended Certificate of Incorporation and ii) new M&AA showing the appointment of the new foreign shareholders and directors;
Healy Consultants Group will courier the following to our Client:
- Company kit containing original Pakistan corporate documents;
- The banking kit;
- Healy Consultants Customer Satisfaction Survey.
20 24. Healy Consultants Group successfully completes our Client's engagement. 20
- If our multi-national Clients wish to legally conduct business as soon as practical, then I recommend the above fast business set up nominee solution;
- If our multi-national Clients wish to minimize business set up costs, I recommend registering a new LLC with your preferred corporate structure and bank signatory.