You need to link a company registered before 2017 for you to access you information more easily. The Company Registry launched the online filing system popularly known as Business Registration Services (BRS) portal in 2017. The portal is a gateway for online filing documents at the Registry.
Essentially, Access to this portal means that a Company, through its authorized officer(s), may submit many applications digitally. Examples of tasks you can accomplish on the ecitizen’s Business registration service include:
- conducting name searches and reservation,
- registration of a Company or a Business name,
- a change in officials of the Company,
- filing of Annual company Returns,
- conducting of official searches.
However, to access all this, you need to link your company. Basically, it needs to align its physical file at the Company Registry with the digital file/depository at the Registry. Therefore, The Company is required to ensure that details of its directorship, shareholding and its own details are entered into the digital depository. Companies registered after 2017 need not do this as their records are already captured in the depository.
Why Link? The benefits of linking a Company
- It’s convenient (accessible anywhere at any time);
- Improved efficiency in the processing of applications, and;
- Improved the record-keeping at the Registry.
Who can Link a company?
A Company can only be linked by a Director, Shareholder or the Company Secretary.
What does one require to link a Company?
From the Directors, Shareholders and Company Secretary (if there is one appointed):
- Copies of their National ID cards;
- Telephone numbers;
- Postal addresses;
- Residential addresses, and;
- Email addresses
Note that all Private Companies, Public Companies, Foreign Branches, Business names and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) registered in Kenya are required to be linked. If you need help linking your company, you may contact Scribe Services.