The State of Kuwait is a country in Western Asia, situated at the tip of the Persian Gulf. Kuwait is a constitutional monarchy, with the Emir as head of state. Local currency is the Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD), the official language is Arabic. Kuwait is a member of the United Nations (UN), the Arab League, the Organisation of Petrol Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other international organisations.
Largely due to its immense resources of petrol, Kuwait is a financially powerful country. Petrol exports account for 90% of the export earnings and 50% of the national GDP. Despite this, the kuwaiti economy has suffered from wars.
Kuwait has a mixed legal system, drawing major inspiration from muslim religious as well as formal law.
Corporate practice is regulated in the Civil Code, the Civil Code of Procedure and other legal statutes.
Main types of businesses:
- General partnership
- Limited partnership
- Partnership based on shares
- Limited liability company
- Public joint-stock company
- Private joint-stock company
- Common company
- Private company
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Commercial Chambers of Kuwait are responsible for registration in the commercial register.
Contents of the commercial register of Kuwait:
- Full legal name
- Legal form
- Legal address
- Contact details
- Current status (active/inactive)
- Main activity
- Registered capital
- Director and proprietors
- Additional data
NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable, or available for a fee.
Information about the Director and the Proprietors of international corporations is not public.
To get a required document, we will need the following information about a company:
- Full legal name
Inquiries are processed from 30 minutes.
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an Electronic Extract from Kuwait||from 23,80 €||from 20,00 €|
|Price for the translation of an Extract from Kuwait||from 47,06 €||from 35,00 €|
|Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping||from 1190,00 €||from 1000,00 €|
Legalization of extracts from Kuwait
Kuwait did not accede to The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents in 1966. Therefore, all kuwaiti documents are subject to legalization.
An extract from the business register of Kuwait can be used in order to:
- Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
- Negotiate foreign trade agreements
- File legal claims
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