Firm Registration in Pakistan

Partnerships can be established by two or more individuals in accordance with the provisions outlined in the Partnership Act of 1932 to initiate a business venture in Pakistan. Below is the step-by-step process to register a firm:

Step-by-Step Process:

  1. Document Preparation:
    • Gather all necessary documents as outlined in the section below.
  2. Application Form (Form-I):
    • Download the application form (Form-I) and complete it accurately.
  3. Partnership Deed:
    • Draft a Partnership Deed on a Stamp Paper worth Rs. 1000/-.
  4. Registration Fee Payment:
    • Pay the registration fee of Rs. 1000/- at the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) using a Challan Form under the Head of Account: C-03545.
  5. Affidavit Preparation:
    • Prepare an affidavit affirming the accuracy of the documents and the existence of the firm’s office on a Stamp Paper worth Rs. 5/-.
  6. Submission of Application:
    • Visit the Citizen Facilitation Center, Mauve Area, G-11/4, Islamabad, to submit your application along with the required documents.
  7. Physical Appearance before Registrar of Firms:
    • Following document submission, a date and time will be provided for all Partners/Witnesses to appear physically before the Registrar of Firms along with their original valid CNICs.
  8. Certificate Collection:
    • Partners should contact the office ten days after submitting the documents to collect their registration certificate.

Required Documents:

  1. Form-I
  2. Partnership Deed on a Stamp Paper worth Rs. 1000/-
  3. Receipt for Registration Fee submission in NBP
  4. Affidavit on a Stamp Paper worth Rs. 5/-
  5. Copy of lease agreement/ownership of the office address along with a utility bill copy (Firm’s office should be in a Commercial Area)
  6. Copy of Computerized valid CNIC of all Partners and Witnesses.

Note: All documents must be attested by a Notary Public.

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