Swaziland, officially known as the Kingdom of eSwatini, is a landlocked sovereign state in Southern Africa. Swaziland is an absolute monarchy, with the king as head of state. Local currency is the Swazi Lilangeni (SZL), the official languages are English and Swazi. Swaziland is a member of the United Nations (UN), the Commonwealth of Nations, the AKT-Group and other international organisations.
The most important economical sectors are the service sector and the industrial sector, accumulating 47% and 45% of the country's GDP respectively. Despite this, almost 75% of the working population work in agriculture. The unemployment rate is at more than 40%, with roughly 69% of the country's total population living below the international poverty line. South Africa is Swazilands most important trade partner. One of the country's largest problems is the rate of HIV infections, which is among the highest in the world with 26,1%.
Swaziland has a mixed legal system. Just like in many other african states, it consists of romanic-dutch, english and african unwrittten law.
Corporate practice is regulated in the Companies Act of 2009 and other legal statutes.
Main types of businesses:
- Public company
- Private company
- Foreign company
Companies in Swaziland can have "unlimited liability", "limited liability" and "liability limited to memorandum".
Additionally, non-commercial organisations may operate in Swaziland.
The Ministry of Justice, Industry and Commerce is responsible for registration in the commercial register.
The registration is partially available online. Foreign companies are forced the re-register.
Contents of the register:
- Full legal name
- Director and proprietors
- Date of registration
- Current status (active/inactive)
- Data on registering authority
- Type of business
- Full address
- Certified accountants
- Common stock
- Additional data
*some of this data may not be publicly available for all companies and organisations
Additionally, annual financial statements, certificates of registration and extracts from the register of shareholders and directors can be obtained.
Swaziland acceded to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents in 1978.
Therefore, the documents issued in Swaziland are subject to a simplified apostilling procedure, thus the documents gain full legal value in Convention member states after notarised translation.
An extract from the business register of Swazilandcan be used in order to:
- Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
- Negotiate foreign trade agreements
- File legal claims
- Register legal entities with foreign participation
- Check potential employers
You can order an extract without mandatory registration or subscription. Just complete our form and our employees will investigate for missing information, provide you with the extract, translate it to English and deliver the original, the translation as well as the bill for our services to you via mail.
There is no risk involved for you as we provide you with the documents in question on a fixed price. If requested, we will have the extract verified and apostilled. The documents are sent to you by mail. Special fees for the apostille apply.
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|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an Electronic Extract from Swaziland||from 178,50 €||from 150,00 €|
|Price for the translation of an Extract from Swaziland||from 41,65€||from 35,00€|
|Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping||from 1428,00 €||from 1200,00 €|