Overview

Are you thinking of starting your own business in Pakistan? Well, good news for you! The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has made it easier than ever to register your company online.

Gone are the days of long, tedious paperwork and waiting in never-ending queues. With the SECP’s online portal, you can register your company from the comfort of your own home. All you need is an internet connection and a few clicks.

User Registration for Online Company Registration in Pakistan

So, how do you get started? It’s simple! The first step towards online company registration in Pakistan is to register yourself on the SECP’s e-services portal. This is a quick and easy process that will only take a few minutes of your time.

Once you’ve registered, you’ll have access to a range of services offered by the SECP. But, for now, let’s focus on online company registration.

On the User registration page, you’ll be presented with three options. Simply click on the link that applies to you and you’re on your way! It’s as easy as that.

So, why wait? Start your journey towards becoming a business owner today with SECP’s online company registration portal. Happy registering!

Signup Process for Online Company Registration

On this page, you can see three options and you will click on the link applicable in your case

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Check any of the links below to read more details.

If you are a Pakistani national and resident in Pakistan, by clicking the relevant link you will see the below page.

Online user registration form

Here you will fill all the required fields with the relevant information like

CNIC,

Card ( CNIC) Expiry Date,

Card (CNIC) issuance date,

Password and confirmation,

Full Name,

Father/Spouse Name,

Date of Birth,

Current Address,

Mobile number (by choosing your service network from the dropdown list) and entering your number and

Email.

And then Click Signup Button.

The system will verify your mobile number and then send verification codes to your given email and mobile number. You will be moved to the next screen where you will have to enter the codes in respective spaces (see below).

Security code verification

You will check the terms & conditions box and click “Verify Security Codes”. If you entered the correct codes you will be prompted for successful registration.

 You are done! 

Please see the process for “Signup for National” as it is almost the same.

Please see the process for “Signup for National” as it is almost the same.

Application for Online Company Registration in Pakistan

Now that you’ve registered on the SECP’s e-services portal, it’s time to file your application for online company registration. And the best part? You have two options to choose from!

Option one is to file a combined application for name reservation and online company registration/incorporation. This is a great choice if you want a fast and hassle-free online registration process. All you need is your identity documents and some basic information about the nature, size, and structure of your company.

But what kind of company can you register with using this option? Well, you have three options to choose from: a Single Member Company, a Private Limited Company, or a Public Limited Company. Just select your preferred option from the “Company Kind” drop-down list on the application form (see 1. in the picture below) and you’re good to go!

Option two is to first apply for a name reservation and then file your online company registration application. This is a great choice if you’re not ready to register your company, yet you want to reserve the name so that you don’t miss that later. Once your name is reserved, you can then proceed with the online registration process within 60 days.

Both of these processes are valid for online company registration in Pakistan, so it’s up to you to choose the option that best suits your needs.

So, what are you waiting for? Take the next step towards your dream of owning a business and file your online company registration application today!

Name of the Proposed Company

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When filling out the combined application for online company registration, you’ll need to provide three suggested names for your proposed company in order of priority. Make sure that the names you suggest correspond to the proposed business of your company. For example, if you’re registering a company in the real estate sector, your proposed name should contain words like “developer”, “marketing”, or “construction” as may be applicable. You’ll find these options in the drop-down list and you can choose the most suitable category for your company.

But before you finalize your proposed name, there are a few things you need to consider to make sure it’s not rejected. First, make sure that the name is not already taken by another company. You can check this by doing a quick search on the SECP’s website.

Next, you need to make sure that the name is not similar to the name of any other registered company or trademark. This can lead to confusion and legal issues down the line.

Once you’ve decided on your proposed name, you’ll need to mention the significance and/or meaning behind it. For example, if you’re using your name as the company name, make sure to mention that. If you’re using a combination of words like “Fintech” to combine finance and technology, mention that too.

After that, you’ll need to choose the company category and sub-category from the drop-down list (see 2 in the picture above). This will help the SECP to classify your company correctly and ensure that you’re complying with all the necessary regulations.

So, take your time to come up with a unique and appropriate name for your company, and make sure to follow all the steps in the online registration process. Good luck with your new business venture!

Payment Details for Online Company Registration

The next field is the “payment details”. In this you will have three options (see 3. in the picture below):

  1. Bank ChallanIf you choose this option, you will select the bank and the branch nearest to your place.
  2. Credit Card

You can select this option if you want to make payment of the fees through a debit or credit card.

  1. ADC Payment

ADC payment method gives you the option to pay through mobile banking channels by generating a PSID.

Either of the three options will be available after the submission of your online company registration application.