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Obtain notarized declaration of compliance form  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of incorporation online  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain company tax identification number (TIN)  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain tax clearance certificate  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain business licence  (5) expand_more expand_less
Register for VAT  (2) expand_more expand_less
Register for social security scheme  (2) expand_more expand_less
Apply for OSHA certificate of registration  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain OSHA workplace general inspection report/certificate  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Workers Compensation Fund (WCF) certificate of registration  (2) expand_more expand_less

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Assessment and verification of documents
(last modified: 10/06/2019)

Contact details

Entity in charge

Business Registrations and Licensing Agency (BRELA)

USHIRIKA (TFC) Building, Lumumba Street, , Dar es Salaam P.O.Box 9393.
Tel: + 255 222 180 141 / +255 222 180 113
Fax: + 255 222 180 371
Email: usajili@brela.go.tz, ipo@brela.go.tz
Website: www.brela.go.tz

Unit in charge

Business Licence Section, 6th floor (submission and licence)

Mon: 07:30 - 15:30
Tue: 07:30 - 15:30
Wed: 07:30 - 15:30
Jue: 07:30 - 15:30
Fri: 07:30 - 15:30
Sat: closed
Dom: closed

Person in charge

Peter H. Riwa

Licensing Officer
Tel: +255 714 726 910
Email: peter.riwa@mit.go.tz

Expected results

Control number (Brela)

Requirements

1. Business license application form
Business license application form (original)
A form need to be filled for each type of licence applied for
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Memorandum and articles of association (Simple copy)
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of incorporation (Simple copy)
For companies registered in Tanzania
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of compliance (BRELA) (Simple copy)
For companies registered outside Tanzania but operating in Tanzania by compliance
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of registration (BRELA) (Simple copy)
For business names registered in Tanzania
4. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) Certificate (Simple copy)
For all businesses whether it operates as natural name, business name or company
5. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Residence permit class "A" (Simple copy)
For foreign subscribers whose residential addresses in the Memorandum and Articles of Associations is in Tanzania
6. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Power of attorney (an authentic copy)
To a Tanzanian citizen or to a resident, in case the shareholders of the company are non-residents.
7. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Lease agreement (Simple copy)
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Title deed (Simple copy)
8. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Valid Tax clearance certificate (Simple copy)
Additional requirements for specific businesses
1.
Customs Agency license (Simple copy)
For those applying for clearing and forwarding business
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Tourism Agency license (Simple copy)
For those applying for licenses related to tourism promotion.
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Registered professional certificates (Simple copy)
For all professional businesses (Dispensaries, Pilots, Ship Captains, etc.)
4.
Air worthiness certificate
Authorizing aircraft to fly.
5.
Sea worthiness
Authorizing ship to sail.

Time frame

Waiting time in queue: max  5mn
Attention at counter: min   5mn - max   15mn

Legal justification

1. Business Licencing Act No 25 of 1972
Business Licencing Act No 25 of 1972
Sections 3, 11, 12

Additional information

Depending on the business activity, some companies will be required to obtain specific business licences before obtaining this business license from BRELA.

Recourse: Business Registrations and Licensing Agency (BRELA)

Entity in charge

Business Registrations and Licensing Agency (BRELA)

USHIRIKA (TFC) Building, Lumumba Street, , Dar es Salaam P.O.Box 9393.
Tel: + 255 222 180 141 / +255 222 180 113
Fax: + 255 222 180 371
Email: usajili@brela.go.tz, ipo@brela.go.tz
Website: www.brela.go.tz

Unit in charge

Business Licence Section, 6th floor (submission and licence)

Mon: 07:30 - 15:30
Tue: 07:30 - 15:30
Wed: 07:30 - 15:30
Jue: 07:30 - 15:30
Fri: 07:30 - 15:30
Sat: closed
Dom: closed

Person in charge

Andrew Mkapa

Director of licences
Tel: +255 222 181 421 / +255 713 335 618
Email: andrew.mkapa@brela.go.tz
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