The Republic of Zambia is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. Zambia is a presidential constitutional republic with the president as head of state. Local currency is the Zambian Kwacha (ZMW). The official language is English. Zambia is a member of the United Nations (UN), the Commonwealth of Nations, the AKT-Group and other international organisations.
Zambia is rich on natural resources such as copper, cobalt, lead, zinc, gold, silver, emerald and uranium. Due to inefficient governing, the zambian economy is relatively unstable and more than 80% of the population live below the international poverty line. The service sector is the economic foundation of the country (54% of GDP), however the most important sector is the industrial one, especially mining. Zambia's most important trade partners are China and South Africa.
Zambia has a mixed legal system, combining english law and african unwritten law.
Corporate practice is regulated in the Law on companies (chapter 388 Zambian Code of Law), the Law on Company Names of 2011 and other legal statutes.
Main types of businesses:
- Company limited by Shares
- Company limited by Guarantee
- Unlimited Company
- Public Limited Company
Additionally, foreign branch offices may operate in Zambia.
The Patent and Companies Registration Agency (PACRA) is responsible for registration in the commercial register. PACRA is an autonomous agency of the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry.
It combines two departments: the Department for Industrial Property and the Department for Corporate Property.
PACRA also offers a digitalised commercial register, the general services of the register are already partially available online.
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.
To get a required document, we will need the following information about a company:
- Full legal name
- Registration number
Inquiries are processed from 30 minutes.
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an Electronic Extract from Zambia||from 119,00 €||from 100,00 €|
|Price for the translation of an Extract from Zambia||from 41,65€||from 35,00€|
|Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping||from 1428,00 €||from 1200,00 €|
Legalization of extracts from Zambia
Zambia did not accede to The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents in 1966. Therefore, all zambian documents are subject to legalization.
An extract from the business register of Zambia 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.
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.