The Republic of the Union of Myanmar is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia. Myanmar is a parliamentary constitutional republic, with the president as head of state. Local currency is the Kyat (MMK), the official language is Burmese. Myanmar is a member of the United Nations (UN), the ASEAN and other international organisations.
The pillar of the myanmese economy is agriculture (employing 70% of the working population while accumulating about 40% of the GDP). Myanmar is currently funded as an investment location with great potential. The economy has suffered severe damage from U.S.-Sanctions. The most important foreign trade partners are China, Singapore and Thailand.
The total number of companies registered in Myanmar is 59.676, about 5.900 of those are foreign companies and less than 100 are mixtures of local/foreign companies.
Myanmar has a mixed legal system, combining british, muslim, buddhist and unwritten legal elements.
Corporate practice is regulated in the Companies Act of 1914 and other legal statutes.
Main types of businesses:
- Private company by Myanmar citizens
- Public company by Myanmar citizens
- Foreign company
- Branch of a foreign company
- Joint venture company
- Association/nonprofit organization
The Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) is responsible for registration in the commercial register. The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) is in charge of investment management.
In 2014, regional subdivisions of the DICA were established. Their services are partially available online.
Contents of the commercial register of Myanmar:
- Full legal name in English
- Full legal name in Burmese
- Registration date
- Registration number
- Full address
- Type of business
- 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.
Search in the commercial register of Myanmar is not free of charge. Search results are sent to you within 5-7 days after request submission.
To get a required document, we will need the following information about a company:
- Full legal name
- Registration number
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an Electronic Extract from Myanmar||from 23,80 €||from 20,00 €|
|Price for the translation of an Extract from Myanmar||from 41,65 €||from 35,00 €|
|Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping||from 1428,50 €||from 1200,00 €|
Legalization of extracts from Myanmar
Myanmar did not accede to The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents in 1966. Therefore, all myanmese documents are subject to legalization.
An extract from the business register of Myanmar can be used in order to:
- Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
- Negotiate foreign trade agreements
- File legal claims
You can order free preliminary availability check of required information on our website.