Company / Business name Search in Kenya – eCitizen Portal

Company / Business name Search in Kenya – eCitizen Portal

The Company Registry under Attorney General requires all applicants to request for a Business name Search in Kenya from eCitizen Portal.

Currently, It takes one(1) day for the business name search to be processed.

Before you perform a Company / Business name Search in Kenya it is important to note the following

  1. Business with the word “Enterprises” at the end cannot use Initials e.g M.K and Bob Enterprises
  2. Names with the word “Foundation” must be registered as Companies limited by guarantee
  3. Names with “Groups” , “projects” and “Holdings” must be limited.(Agiza group limited)
  4. Names with “Universities” must be limited. (Agiza University limited)
  5. Single words are not accepted (Agiza)
  6. Offensive or abusive words are not allowed either. Offensive words in vernacular (mother tongue) are not allowed either.
  7. Political names e.g (Nairobi youth alliance) are not allowed
  8. Numerics are not allowed not unless its the current year eg (2015)
  9. Names starting with the word “Kenya” are only reserved for the government.
  10. Names with ‘Church’ and ‘Ministry or Ministries’ are not allowed
  11. Names with “Trust”, “Foundation”, Programmes are not allowed
  12. The Registrar of Names does not register clubs

    Company / Business name Search in Kenya - eCitizen Portal
    Company / Business name Search in Kenya – eCitizen Portal
  13. Names with “Relief” are not allowed
  14. Names with “welfare”, Organization, Association, are not allowed.
  • Only one name to be submitted per application. applications with more than one name search will be rejected.
  • Modifying an existing business name is not allowed. eg. Adding Africa, Kenya, East Africa or changing the spelling eg Exotic to Ezotic or Esotic.
  • Business names will only be processed from Monday to Friday between 8am to 5pm excluding public holidays.
  • Applications without appropriate passport photos will be rejected.

How to perform a Company / Business name Search in Kenya through eCitizen Portal

  1. First and foremost, you should have already registered for eCitizen services through the eCitizen portal.
  2. Having registered, login to your account and select the ‘ Office of The Attorney General and Department of Justice’ tab
  3. On new window, click on ‘Make Application’
  4. Choose ‘Name Search – Company / Business’
  5. Read the instructions as outlined above
  6. Click on ‘Apply Now’
  7. Choose the business entity, Fill the name you want to search, provide a description and click ‘Proceed’
  8. Review your application and submit the details
  9. On the new window, choose the payment option to complete the search request
  10. Wait for a reply fro Registrar of companies

Watch the video tutorial below on how to perform a Company / Business name Search in Kenya through eCitizen Portal

Company / Business Name Search in Kenya contacts

For queries regarding payment kindly call this number 0708206206.

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