The Republic of Benin is a country located in West Africa. Benin is a presidential republic, with the president as head of state. Local currency is the West African CFA Franc (XOF), the official language is French. Benin is a member of the United Nations (UN) and other international organisations.
Despite a vast amount of natural resources, Benin ranks among the least developed countries. Formally, the service sector provides the largest share of the GDP. In practice however, agriculture is more important in keeping the economy afloat.
Benin has a mixed legal system, mainly based on french and african law.
Corporate practice is regulated in the Civil Code and the Commercial Code.
Main types of businesses:
- Société à responsabilité limitée – Limited liability company
- Société anonyme - Joint-stock company
Additionally, foreign branch offices may operate in Benin.
The Agency for Investment and Export (Agence de Promotion des Investissements et des Exportations - APIEX) is responsible for registration in the commercial register. The APIEX is divided into three departments.
Their services are partially available online and they offer a variety of different counselings.
There is also a commercial register managed by the Chamber of Commerce. This register contains all data on companies registered at the APIEX, as well as data on previously established companies.
Contents of the register:
- Full legal name
- Director and proprietors
- Current status (active/inactive)
- Type of business
- Full address
- Additional data
NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable, or available for a fee.
Search in the register is not free of charge. Search results are sent to you within 7-14 days after request submission.
For the Republic of Benin, we suggest to make a preliminary request to the responsible authorities to determine the possibility of information clearance.
To get a required document, we will need the following information about a company:
- Full legal name
Legalization of extracts from Benin
Togo did not accede to The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents. Therefore, all documents from Benin are subject to legalization.
An extract from the business register of Benin can 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.
- Quick and reliable inquiry processing
- Convenient order via online form
- Required document is sent as a PDF-file via e-mail
- Notarised translation
- No charge if required information is unavailable
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We verify whether a commercial register contains information about the company you are interested in, free of charge. Order a preliminary extract and you will receive the following information:
- Availability of an entry in a commercial register
- Cost of extract from a commercial register
- Other available documents
- Deadline for discharge
- Cost of apostille
- Commercial register extract sample (if available)
You can order free preliminary availability check of required information on our website.
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an Electronic Extract from Benin||from 178,05 €||from 150,00 €|
|Price for the translation of an Extract from Benin||from 41,65€||from 35,00€|
|Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping||from 1428,00 €||from 1200,00 €|