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Obtaining Governmental Companies License

# Required Docs for obtaining new license Sample
1 Original ID and verified
  • An indiction of age is required (The minimum age to start a business is 18)
2 The business' office lease
  • If the office is owned, the property deed is required
3 Study document in case of obtaining advisory license
4 The business' Tax Identification Numbers (TIN)
  • A TIN can be obtained from the central Business Registry in Kabul and through the relevant revenue collection departments (Mastufiats) in the provinces.
5 The business' name
  • We recommend that a few business name options be selected prior to license registration.
6 Four photographs (3x4 cm) of each of the founders and shareholders.
  • Include a full face, front view and open eyes
  • Make sure photo presents full head from top of hair to shoulders
  • Take the photo in a plain white or off-white background
  • Avoid shadows on the face or background
  • Face in the photo should have a natural expression (closed mouth)
  • Photos should not include sunglasses or hats
  • The contrast and lighting in the photo should be normal
7 Bank Statment
    • The bank statement for individual entrepreneurs is 500,000 Afghanis 

    * The following organizations are not required to provide bank documents:
    1- kindergartens
    2- Schools
    3- Agricultural Cooperatives
    4- Handicrafts
    5- Agricultural companies produce vegetables and fruits
    6- Processing and packaging companies for vegetables and fruits
8 Bank Statement
    • The bank statement for Business Partnerships companies is 1,000,000 Afghanis.

    * The following organizations are not required to provide bank documents:
    1- kindergartens
    2- Schools
    3- Agricultural Cooperatives
    4- Handicrafts
    5- Agricultural companies produce vegetables and fruits
    6- Processing and packaging companies for vegetables and fruits
9 Approval and certification of sectoral departments in case of obtaining a sectoral license
10 In licenses issued by a party to a government agency with a share, the official letter of the said office regarding obtaining the license and the share of the said office is necessary.
  • The chairman and deputy chairman are also appointed by the government department by its competent authority.
# Renewal of the license
1 Renewing a Business License
2 A business license is valid for 1 year from the day it is issued. Business Owners have the option of renewing a license for two or threee years.

Important Note: Business owner should renew his/her business license well before the license expiration date. Once the license has expired, renewal will be subject to fines.

3 Complete tax payments are also required for license renewal.
  • The business owner should ensure that all taxes are paid either to the taxpayer's office in Kabul or to the relevant revenue collection departments (Mastufiats) in the provinces. A Tax Clearance Certificate is required at the time of license renewal.

4 License renewal requirements are as follows:
5 The Physical presence of one of the founders or his/her legal representative
6 The tax clearance documents.

(Tax Clearance Certificate) from the taxpayers' office in Kabul or the revenue collection departments (Mastufiats) in the provinces (for the years the business license was active)

7 The original business license
  • If the license is missing, evidence of the missing document must be submitted.
8 Two Photographs (3x4 cm) of founder(s) and shareholders.
  • Include a full face, front view and open eyes
  • Make sure photo presents full head from top of hair to shoulders
  • Take the photo in a plain white or off-white background
  • Avoid shadows on the face or background
  • Face in the photo should have a natural expression (closed mouth)
  • Photos should not include sunglasses or hats
  • The contrast and lighting in the the photo should be normal
9 The License renewal fee
10 Making changes to a Business License
11 Changes to a business license must be made in the event of the following:
  • Changes to the company name
  • Changes to the company's founders and/or shareholders
  • Change company's address (in the presence of the company's president or deputy)
  • A business sector is added to the company's scope of work
  • A merger of two or more companies
  • An increase in the company's capital (in the case of expanded activites)
  • The death of a founder or shareholder
  • In the above-mentioned changes section, the physical presence of the founders/shareholders or their legal attorney is mandatory.
12 In the case of changes in companies to which the government is a shareholder, the agreement of the shareholder government is required.
# Revocation of the license
1 In case of cancellation of the company, the official letter of the government agency that is the shareholder of the company is considered necessary.