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2.1. Main Formation Requirements

Company registration procedure in Bangladesh is partially computerized. The following outlines the basic steps for establishment of a company in Bangladesh:

  • Obtain a clearance for the proposed company name from the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies (RJSC) before incorporation.
  • In case the company has foreign shareholding, open a bank account in the company name with any scheduled bank in Bangladesh and deposit the paid-up capital. The bank will issue an encashment letter upon receipt of deposit.
  • Filing of key information in the RJSC’s website, such as the Memorandum and Articles of Association, details of shareholders and directors, registered office address, etc.
  • Payment of registration fees
  • On verification of the documents and information, the RJSC will issue the incorporation certificate
  • Thereafter, the company must obtain other required licenses such as Trade License, Tax Identification Number, etc.