In 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) introduced a new business structure in Pakistan. This new business structure gives entrepreneurs more options when registering their businesses. Prior to this change, the following business entities were available in Pakistan:
Private Limited Company
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The registration process for a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) is regulated by the Security Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP). The procedure for registering an LLP is as follows:
The first process is to get registered with e services SECP by entering your CNIC details. Once your details have been entered, SECP will send you pin codes on both your email and mobile that are registered in your name.
After you have registered your Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) with SECP eservices, your chosen name for the LLP shall be applied with SECP on the prescribed format. Once SECP has inspected and reserved the name for a period of 30 days, the incorporation of the LLP can be processed and finalized.
It's very important to choose an appropriate name for your Limited Liability Partnership that doesn't include any prohibited words which could be seen as deceptive, inappropriate, or already in use by another entity.
After the name has been reserved by the SECP, the next step is to begin processing and finalizing the documents required for registration of your Limited Liability Partnership (LLP). The required documents for registration are as follows:
-The deed of partnership
-The Articles of Partnership
-The registration fee
LLP agreement duly executed, witnessed and notarized by licensed Notary Public for each partner;
Name Availability letter issued by SECP for designated partner
National Identity Card of each partner and designated partner
Consent of designated partner authorized by any local or foreign entity
In case of foreign partner, copy of passport
This letter of authority is in favour of the person submitting and receiving documents on behalf of partners. Upon submission of documents, the SECP will process the application for registration within 2 weeks and issue a certificate of incorporation, unless an objection is ordered. In that case, the objection must be removed in order to obtain the incorporation certificate from the SECP.
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