Public Limited (Ltd) Company registration and establishment in Nepal

In Nepal, the establishment of a public company requires adherence to the Companies Act, 2063 which governs the incorporation of companies in Nepal. A public company is a type of company that has sold a certain portion of its shares to the public via an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in order to raise funds. The company shares can be traded freely, while private companies are restricted from doing so. To establish a public company, a minimum of 7 members is required for incorporation. The maximum number of shareholders is not limited, and the company can issue public offering shares, bonds, etc. to generate funds from the general public. The company must obtain a certificate of commencement of business before it can commence its operations. A public company is denoted by Ltd.

A public company requires a minimum of NPR 1,00,00,000 as paid-up capital to begin the registration process

Required Documents:

  • Application
  • Memorandum of Association
  • Articles of Association
  • Copy of Agreement if there is an agreement between the promoters
  • Notarized copy of citizenship if the promoter is a Nepali Citizen
  • Prior approval or license if required
  • Power of Attorney.

After all necessary inquiries are completed, the registration process can take up to 10 days. Upon issuance of the registration certificate by the Office, the company is considered an incorporated company under the Companies Act, 2063. Subsequently, the company must obtain a PAN/VAT Registration Certificate from the Inland Revenue Department, depending on the business address, before it can begin financial transactions.

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