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Business License


Any person who is engaged in business transaction is required to apply business license prior operations.


Business License is categorized in two groups:-

  • Group A; All types of business which are regulated or administered by any laws, any business of national or international nature or Governed by policy.
  • Group B, All types of business which unregulated, any other business which is not of National/International nature or not governed/proceeded by policy.

 How to Apply.

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Memorandum and Article of Association.
  • Evidence of nationality of shareholders
  • Certified lease agreement/title deed
  • Power of Attorney in case the shareholders of the company are non residents
  • Tax payer Identification Number (TIN)
  • Tax clearance
  • Sectoral approval in case of any business which is regulated or administered by any laws

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