Malawi is a landlocked country in East Africa. The country is a presidential republic, with the president as head of state. Local currency is the Kwacha (MWK). The official language is English, however Chichewa is also recognised as a national language. Malawi is a member of the United Nations (UN), the Commonwealth of Nations and other international organisations.
Malawi is counted among the poorest economies in the world. The country's economy is predominantly agricultural, employing 90% of the population whilst accounting for 35% of the GDP. Main export products are tobacco and tea. In terms of natural resources Malawi primarily has bauxite and columbium.
Malawie has a mixed legal system, primarily drawing inspiration from african unwritten law and Common Law.
Corporate practice is regulated in the Company Acts of 1984 and 2000 and other legal statutes.
Main types of businesses in Malawi
- Public Company
- Private Company
The Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs is responsible for registration in the commercial register. The registration procedures are regulated in Article 3 of the Company Act.
Registration information is published in a special index.
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 5-6 days after request submission.
To get a required document, we will need the following information about a company:
- Full legal name
- Registration number
Malawi acceded to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents in 1980.
Therefore, the documents issued in Malawi 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 Malawi 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 Malawi||from 119,00 €||from 100,00 €|
|Price for the translation of an Extract from Malawi||from 41,65€||from 35,00€|
|Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping||from 1190,00 €||from 1000,00 €|