Company Registration: Foreign Investors, Bid Winners

We at Eserve Consultancy for Business, Investment and Conveyances are an experienced Ethiopian company registration and setup team offering complete company registration and setup services to suit a wide range of needs. Our services are designed to help foreign investors desiring to invest in Ethiopia or international bid winners who seek to open a project office in Ethiopia. We will act on behalf of you during the setup process.

Forming a new company or registering a branch office in Ethiopia or opening a project office is a convenient and simple process when using our services. Eserve provides the fastest service and the most economical pricing. Even though the statutory fees are not daunting, the related costs of travel, lodging, etc are. Whether it is acquiring investment permit or registering your business, we can get it all without your presence. You just have to give us a power of attorney. Your costs will be reduced by 60-70%.

We offer complete registration service from company formation, investment license, all the way to acquiring business license. We also help entities that have been awarded international tender to open a project office in Ethiopia.

Foreign Investors

If you wish to have information on the local market and the feasibility of the investment you’re planning, we will gather the necessary information, compile and send it to you. We will also inform you if the investment you’re planning is allowed for foreign investors. And if you finally decide to invest in Ethiopia and the area/type of investment is allowed for foreign investors, we will  guide you through all the processes required and facilitate in acquiring:

  • Company formation documents (that is, forming a new company)
  • Office rental and lease agreement authentication
  • Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN)
  • Facilitation of Bank Account Opening
  • Investment permit for newly formed companies
  • Investment permit for branch registration
  • Visa Process
  • Investment permit for branch registration
  • Work permit
  • Residence permit
  • Tax registration
  • Duty free permit
  • Capital registration
  • Principal registration
  • Business license

You can give us a power of attorney to do some of the processes on your behalf and save on travel and hotel cost or if you want to come here, we will guide you and facilitate all so that your company would be up and running in no time.

And when you come here, we will:

  • Apply for business visa
  • Arrange a mobile phone with local number
  • Arrange hotel/guest house booking at a convenient place and with your budget
  • Arrange air port pick up and taxi/car rent
  • Arrange a drive to the main industrial areas within 100 km radius of the capital city,  Addis Ababa
  • Arrange any other necessary thing requested by you

But before you start thinking of investing in Ethiopia, you need to know which areas are allowed for foreign investors and which ones are reserved for domestic investors; whether these areas qualify for tax holidays, etc. A good place to start would be here. If you need more clarification, you can contact us.

We would also help you find out answers to your questions regarding the range and scope of investments allowed for foreign investors in Ethiopia.

International Bid Winners

Congratulations if you have won a government bid and signed the contract! We will guide you through the project office registration and set-up process and help you open a project office in Ethiopia and acquire:

  • Residence permit
  • Work permit
  • Office rental and lease agreement authentication
  • Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN)
  • Facilitation of Bank Account Opening
  • Commercial registration
  • Business license
  • VAT Registration
  • Facilitation of the approval and purchase of cash register and printing of receipts

You can give us a power of attorney and we can carry-out the whole process without your presence.

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