Sole Proprietorship

Sole Proprietorship is a form of business where a person owns a business and is personally liable for the debts.

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

There are only two steps:

  • Conduct a name search
  • Fill out and file BN2 form

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How long does it take to register a business? It takes approximately one week to register your business after filing your BN 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 Proprietor.

4. 2 passport photos of the Proprietor.

5. Copy of PIN certificate of the Proprietor.

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