A Guide to Registering Your import-export company in Nepal

Thinking about starting your own import-export business in Nepal? Awesome! We’re here to make the registration process super easy for you. Take a look at our simple, step-by-step guide on registering your import-export company in Nepal.

We’ve covered everything from picking a business name to getting an EXIM Code. Let’s get started on your entrepreneurial journey!

Required Documents

Get ready with the essential documents for registering your import-export company. Here’s a checklist of what you’ll need:

A Guide to Registering Your import-export company in 8 Simple Steps

To register an import-export company in Nepal, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Choose a unique and meaningful name for your import-export company.
  • Step 2: Go to ocr.gov.np and use their online service to check and reserve a name.
  • Step 3: Prepare required documents: ID proof, address proof, passport-sized photos of directors/shareholders. Also, prepare company’s memorandum and articles of association.
  • Step 4: Go to the Company Registrar’s Office. Submit the necessary documents, and pay the company registration fee.
  • Step 5: The Company Registrar’s Office will check your application. If everything is fine, they’ll approve the registration and give you the Company Registration Certificate.
  • Step 6: Obtain a Business PAN from the Inland Revenue Department and register for VAT. VAT registration is compulsory for import-export businesses.
  • Step 7Open a bank account for your import-export company using its name. Deposit NPR 3 lakh as a bank guarantee for the EXIM Code.
  • Step 8: Register your company with the Department of Customs. This includes getting an Importer-Exporter Code (EXIM) from the Customs Office.

Note: It is recommended to consult legal experts or a professional company registration agency. This will ensure that you have completed all necessary steps to register an import-export company in Nepal.

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