South African branch registration


Registration of a branch of a foreign company in South Africa. The branch is not a new legal entity but rather a part of the foreign company that is situated in South Africa.

SKU: iel-sa-branch-reg Category:


A foreign entity must register with the South African Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) within 20 working days after it has begun to conduct business in South Africa. A branch is a convenient local vehicle in which to conduct local business transactions including international trade with South Africa. A table with the basic statuary requirements of a branch company can be found here.

Included with the branch registration is: 

  • income tax registration
  • SARS eFiling and setup
  • a South African bank account
  • a Forex Trading (or international currency) Account

Delivery: 5-20 working days* 

*Based on standard customs processing times, subject to change

We also have a few optional extras