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Incorporation Certificate

Sri Lanka Foreign Company Registration

Our guide line will help you detail indication of new company registration / incorporation requirements of LLC, cost, time frame, business license, process for registering a private limited company in Sri Lanka and information of how to register/ incorporate a company in Sri Lanka for foreigner?

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Sri Lanka Foreign Company Registration

Sri Lanka Foreign Company Registration, Formation

  • Ensure institution Name , a place what shall be used correspondence, MOA, Papers those are attested by the person of government endorsed, license for starting, and others those required permissions including VAT to doing foreign trading;
  • As law of the country a private limited corporation is created by minimum two share members whereas maximum number of share members are fifty , in case of public corporation minimum share members are seven where at least two shall hold position of directors;
  • To begin fresh enterprise publish it in three news papers in Sri Lanka foreign company registration, formation ;
  • Company Secretary hire is one condition to establishment nonresident entity ;
  • Fresh entity is created where nonresident may hold maximum forty percent of shares as information of Sri Lanka foreign company registration and setup;
  • Without BOI approval no such entity is permitted to begin operation;
  • Fresh business can be incorporation without earlier approval of SEC;
  • Minimum 21 days are required to complete process of company registration in Sri Lanka;
  • As guide of Sri Lanka foreign company registration retail business as foreigner is not allowed normally unless meets the condition of remittance of US$ million;
  • Cost to register a company in Sri Lanka is not fixed but approximately SLR 180,000 to SLR 220,000 that vary upon types of business and capital of investment;
  • As our guide line of Sri Lanka foreign company registration you may need of time 3 weeks to 3 months to complete whole registration process in Sri Lanka.
  • 100 percent foreign ownership company is allowed as law of Sri Lanka but most of the cases 51 percent holds by local partner and 49 percent by foreign partners in case of JV (joint Venturing) company.
  • In case of Sri Lanka foreign company registration for Import Company US$ 1M may require to be remitted at bank account.
  • Government annual fee is SLRs 60,000 Plus (-) to renew licensing and return filing.
  • Further information of setting up business and Sri Lanka foreign company registration, current fdi position of Sri Lanka is US$ 925,280,499 (+/-). Offshore enterprise
  • It is a popular way of establishing nonresident corporation that cannot do business directly but look after them as Sri Lanka foreign company registration procedure;

At a glance of company registration in Sri Lanka

Company Act 2007 of no. 7
Name approval time 1-2 days, if no conflict occur
Required forms to be filled Form 1, 18 and form 19
What is form 1?  Company registration information
What is form 18?  Certificate of the directors
What is form 19?  Certificate of the Company Secretary
Memorandum & Article of Association As Company Act, 2007 under 7
Paper advertisement Placing information, contact number, parent company place and must publish in one English news paper including local language news paper.
Government Fees RS 15,000 (approximately)
Consultancy fees US $ 2000, 3000 and 7000 as category
Time line (company registration) 30 days max
Company registration From registrar office and/ or BOI
Corporate tax rate 35 percent

Process of company incorporation in Sri Lanka

Name approval

  1. Need to be search the government portal to check availability of proposed name;
  2. Fill up name search form A16 collecting from counter of Registrar Office;
  3. Ensure Rs 1110 with VAT to be deposited to counter of Registrar Office for name booking;
  4. The Registrar is the supreme authority to be approved the name of the company;

Register a private limited company

  1. After getting name approval Form no. 1, Form 18, Form 19 and Memorandum & Article of Association have to be printed;
  2. All documents have to submit to the counter of Registrar Office with registration fees of Rs nineteen thousand nine hundred eighty and VAT;
  3. Within 30 working days of incorporation a company shall publish in news papers as follows:
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Paper advertisement for new company incorporation in Sri Lanka

Note: As section 3 if companies do not violate limitation BOI approval will not come in picture otherwise BOI approval is required for the foreign investors.

Register a limited company

  • Required all above papers and/ or information to be registered except two major steps are such companies cannot offer public share
  • As membership limitation maximum fifty share holders are allowed as private limited company in Sri Lanka.

Branch Office open in Sri Lanka

  • The following information and documents are required as guide line of Sri Lanka foreign company registration (Branch Office of foreign LLC):
  • There are different approval papers of the mother corporation with attested by embassy;
  • Meeting decision from sponsors;
  • Power given a human , local agent, who shall proceed taking liabilities in favor of mother organization;
  • About more a month (4 weeks ) might needful to complete registration process;
  • Enclosed documents conversion in English;

 Representative office

  • Setup such office is like liaison office but exceptions are it is free from tax and cannot involve in trading;

Joint venture Company registration in Sri Lanka

  • Joint venture company registration in Sri Lanka is formed between parties upon agreement of trading with many terms and conditions and clauses as business and services;
Income Tax return of Sri Lanka
  • Entity dividend and royalty tax start from ten to fifteen percent as information of Sri Lanka Inland Revenue;
  • Corporate tax rate is thirty five percent;
  • Twelve point five percent tax is applicable on exporting goods;
  • Tax incentives facilities available on particular goods those entities are situated within area of free zone in Sri Lanka;
  • Corporation tax holiday enjoy for three to seven years;
  • You can find income tax return information in Sri Lanka (Personal & corporate)
Fees of new company registration in Sri Lanka

Fees of company registration in Sri Lanka is given as chart

As Form 1 Rs. 15,000 (Government fees)
For, Form 18 Rs. 1000 (Government fees)
For, Form 19 Rs. 1000 (Government fees)
For, article of association Rs. 1000, (Government fees)
Note: Fifteen percent VAT will be applicable on all above fees. 
Consultancy fees category “A” US$ 1999 (for small size company).
Consultancy fees category “B” US$ 2999(for medium size company)
Consultancy fees category “C” US$ 6999 (for big size company)


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