Persons conducting business with the Department of Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office may now access a number of services electronically, both remotely and at the Corporate Registry.
The improvements include electronic file searches at the Corporate Registry, which may be conducted remotely by Registered Agents and at the Corporate Registry by the general public on payment of the relevant fee. In terms of the provision of copies of documents from the registry — Registered Agents may remotely access and print copies of corporate documents and submit them to the Corporate Registry for certification, notarisation or for apostille. Similarly, members of the public may utilise these electronic services at the Corporate Registry on payment of the relevant fee and are encouraged to do so in order to fast-track their requests.
Additionally, the electronic reservation of names for the incorporation of companies may be undertaken by Registered Agents or at the Corporate Registry by the general public also on the payment of the relevant fee.
All persons utilising these services should present copies of documents together with the receipt to the designated service area at the Corporate Registry.
Concerning the Issuance of the Registrar’s Certificate in respect of International Business Companies – these may now be prepared by CAIPO’s Registered Agents and by members of the public at the Corporate Registry on payment of the relevant fees and submitted to the Corporate Registry with the relevant receipt for signature and for any other services as may be required.
In respect of other corporate entities, these will continue to be prepared upon request on the payment of the relevant fee. Persons are encouraged to e-mail their requests to firstname.lastname@example.org preferably within 24 hours of the required date.