Partnership (BN2)

A partnership is a form of business where two or more persons are owners of the business, and are ‘normally’ equally liable for debts of the business and manage and operate the business.

Registering a partnership is very simple, does not take very long and is inexpensive.

There are only two steps:

1. Conduct a name search

2. Fill out and file BN2 form

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long does it take to register a business? It takes approximately one day to register your business after filing your BN2 form.

2. What do I get to certify that I registered my business? You receive a certificate of registration, which you are required to display in your business premises.

3. What happens to my registration if I close my business? You have to alert the Registrar of closure of business by filing a BN6 form.

4. What happens if I change the nature of my business and I wish to continue using my registered business name? You have to inform the registrar of change of nature of business by filing a BN4 form.

5. What if I want to change the name of my business? You have to file a change of business name form with the Registrar.


1. BN2 form

2. Registration fee

3. Copy of ID / Passport of the Partners.

4. 2 passport photos of the Partners.

5. Copy of PIN certificate of the partners.


Ksh 2,500 inclusive of government registration fee of Ksh 800 and delivery.

This price excludes Creation and Registration of Partnership Agreement.


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