Starting a Business in Angola – Procedure




Company name (certidão da firma)

Ficheiro Central de Denominações Sociais, Guichê Único da Empresa

To obtain the company name certificate (certificado de admissibilidade da firma), an application must be filed in Guichê Único da Empresa.


Registration fee

Guichê Único da Empresa

Fees are paid at Guichê Único da Empresa.
The cost of incorporating a Sociedade por Quotas de Responsabilidade Limitada (LDA) is Kz. 12,000.


Articles of association at Guichê Único da Empresa

Guichê Único da Empresa

The articles of association to incorporate a new company, can be done by a lawyer's services to draft the company documents or to fill in the standard documents offered by GUE.


Company tax number (NIF)

Tax authorities

Applicants must apply at the section of the National Tax Office (Direcção National dos Impostos) within the GUE to obtain the National Identification Number (NIF).


Notarize documents and register the company

Guichê Único da Empresa

The applicant must submit the company's documents to the Notary Public at Guichê Único da Empresa.
Once the documents are reviewed the notary makes 4 copies which are signed and sent to each of the agencies involved for approval and filing. Copies are distributed to the representatives of the Commercial Registry, the Imprensa National, National Institute of Statistics, Tax office of the Ministry of Finance, Social Security Institute and the Ministry of Public Administration, Employment, and Social Security.



Guichê Único da Empresa

To carry out commercial activities in Angola, a company must obtain a commercial operations permit (Alvará) from the Ministry of Commerce.


Legalize the company's minutes book

Commercial Registry

The "livro de actas" must be legalized by the Commercial Registry.


Registration of employees with the National Social Security Institute


Social protection is mandatory for every employee in the public and private sectors in Angola as well as for autonomous workers. Companies are required to register their employees with the National Social Security Institute (INSS) within 30 days from the beginning of its activities.