Egypt Company Formations

Egypt Company Incorporation

Company Incorporation in Egypt

We can assist with the set up of an Limited Liability Company or Corporation in Egypt. It is possible to establish a 100% foreign owned company in Egypt.

Egypt LLC and Corporation

  • Shareholders may be foreigners for both an LLC and a Corporation.
  • An LLC requires an Egyptian manager - we can assist with this service.
  • A Corporation board of directors may be 100% foreigners.

Egyptian LLC Incorporation Requirements

  • At least 2 legal persons or entities over the age of 21.
  • Power of Attorney
  • Scanned copy of passports
  • Minimum capital is 1000 EGP, 100% of which must be deposited into a bank account.
  • Name of the directors, managers and shareholders of the company and their % share in capital
  • Proposed Company Name

Egyptian Corporation Incorporation Requirements

  • At least 3 legal persons or entities over the age of 21.
  • Power of Attorney
  • Scanned copy of passports
  • Minimum Capital is 300,000 EGP, 10% of which needs to be deposited into a bank account.
  • Name of the directors and shareholders of the company and their % share in capital
  • Proposed Company Name

Company Incorporation in Egypt

We can assist with the following:

  • Obtain a company name certificate from the Commercial Registry
  • Liaising with the local registrar and relevant authorities
  • Prepare your Company Registration forms
  • Obtain a certificate from the bank showing the full amount of company's capital
  • Visit the Companies Department with the amendments to the model of statutes to the Incorporation Unit at the Companies Department
  • File the documents with the Incorporation Unit at the Legal Department of the Companies Department
  • Official newspaper announcement of the company
  • Appoint the Directors
  • Payment of services of the investment department for establishing a limited company
  • Notarise company's contract at the Public Notary Office affiliated to the Department of Companies
  • Obtain the Notification of Incorporation and Chamber of Commerce permit
  • Initial Government licence fee payable on incorporation
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Issue of shares and production of Share Certificates
  • All documents and certificates supplied in a professional folder
  • Delivery of documents by FedEx / DHL courier

Egypt Company Registration

The management of a limited liability company may be assigned to one or more directors. The director(s) must be named in the Memorandum of Association and need not be a shareholder. A foreign owner, to be the sole director, must have a residence visa.

Egypt LLC Company Incorporation

The company is incorporated once it is registered in the Commercial Register. The company must also maintain a Register of Shareholders at its Registered Office, which must contain the names, nationalities, domiciles and occupations of the shareholders, the number of shares owned by each shareholder, the sum paid by each and the assignment or transfer of shares and related relevant information.

Egypt Company Name

The trade name of the limited liability company is usually derived from its objects, but may also include the name(s) of one or more of its partners. Additionally, the words 'Limited Liability Company' must be included in the name.

Company Director

Only one director is necessary for your company.

Company Shareholders

Two shareholders are required for your Egyptian company with no restriction placed upon nationality or residence. The shareholder can be a person or a corporation.

Share Capital

The minimum share capital of a Limited Liability Company is 1000 EGP. The nominal value of the share cannot be less than 1000 EGP. 100% of which must be deposited into a bank account.

The minimum share capital of a Corporation is 300,000 EGP, 10% of which needs to be deposited into a bank account.

Registered Office

It is a legal requirement to have a registered office in Egypt where official documents of the company and correspondence may be legally served. It is a place where documents may be legally served on the company and where it is required to maintain a Register of Partners. 

Free Zones in Egypt

Egyptian Free Zones are regulated by the Investment Law. Most goods and materials imported to a Free Zone are not subject to import duties or customs regulations. Goods and materials exported from Egyptian Free Zones are also not subject to export duties or regulations.

A company formed to operate in a Free Zone is exempt from all Egyptian income taxes for an unlimited period. There are two types of Free Zones:

Public Free Zones : The Investment Authority has established public Free Zones in Alexandria, Suez, Port Said, and Nasr City. There is also a new Media City Free Zone, similar to that in Dubai.

Private Free Zones : These are established exclusively for a specific project or company.

Filing Requirements

It is a legal requirement for all Egyptian LLCs to file audited annual financial statements and annual tax returns.

Egypt Ready Made Company

Unfortunately, ready made companies are not permitted in Egypt.

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Egypt fees to Incorporate
  • Company Formation - £1500
  • Provision of Registered Office - £1950
  • Notary Fee - US$600
  • Egyptian Manager if required - £860
Egypt Annual Maintenance Fees
  • Provision of Registered Office - £1950
  • Directors Register Maintenance  - £120
Egypt Advantages
  • Time - 10-15 days to incorporate your Egyptian company
  • Director - only 1 director is required for your company
  • Shareholders - only 2 shareholders are required
  • Share Capital - the minimum share capital for an LLC 1000 EGP. Minimum share capital for a Corporation is 300,000 EGP.
  • Registered Office - your company requires a registered office in Egypt, which we can provide
  • Support - using our 20 years experience we guide you throughout every step of the company formation process
Required to Proceed
  • Company Name - We can check your company name is available
  • Passport - colour scan of your passport
  • Documents - copy of a utility bill, credit card or bank statement showing your private address
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  • Upload - proof of address & copy passport can be uploaded here