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Companies are registered according to the Companies Act of 2009 . Requirements for registration of a company are as follows;

  • Name Reservation- Give three (3) proposed names
  • Standard Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Certified passport copies of company directors
  • Certified passport copies of company shareholders

When facilitating for a trading licence, EIPA will request the following documents from the company;

  • Trading License Application Form
  • Lease agreement or title deed for premises to operate in
  • Company formation documents certified by the registrar of companies (Memorandum and Articles of Association, Form J and Certificate of Incorporation)
  • Bank statement
  • Director’s work permit and certified copy of passport

Costs associated with the application for the trading license will be communicated by EIPA.

Requirements:

  • Copy of applicant’s passport
  • E-mail to EIPA detailing purpose of visit, entry point, date of entry, and the duration of stay.

Cost Structure

Type Cost (SZL)
3 Months Single Entry 80
3 Months Multiple Entry 300
6 Months Multiple Entry 700
9 Months Multiple Entry 1000
12 Months Multiple Entry 1300

On arrival the applicant must submit their passport to EIPA to forward to the Immigration Department for stamping.

EIPA facilitates 5 year work permits for company Directors and 2 year work permits for expatriates. Investors are required to submit the following documents

  • Application Letter from Company addressed to the “Chief Immigration Officer, Ministry of Home Affairs, P O Box 372, Mbabane”.
  • Application Form. The work permit application form can be obtained from EIPA or from the Immigration Department.
  • Medical Certificate. A copy of the medical certificate is attached to the permit application form.
  • Police Clearance. An original copy has to be obtained from the country of passport and it must be less than six months old.
  • Two (2) coloured passport size photos.
  • Certified copy of passport.
  • Form J and Form C
  • Certificate of Incorporation.
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association.
  • Lease Agreement.
Cost Structure
Type Cost (SZL)
60 months 6,000
24 months 2,400
12 months 1,200
6 Months Multiple Entry 600

Costs associated with documents that need to be certified by the registrar of companies will be communicated by EIPA.

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