Starting a Business in Mozambique – Procedure

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Procedures

1

Certificate of name reservation (certidão de reserva de nome)

In Balcão de Atendimento Único - BAÚ and Legal Entities Registrar (Conservatória de Registo das Entidades Legais)

The application for reservation of name and registration of incorporation of companies in Maputo City shall be done in the Balcão de Atendimento Único (BAÚ).

2

Social contract and notary

In Balcão de Atendimento Único - BAÚ and Conservatória de Registo das Entidades Legais

The social agreement is a private document signed by all partners or their representatives, which shall be notarized before a notary by sending the agreement and copies of identification documents.

3

Registration fees

In Balcão de Atendimento Único - BAÚ and Conservatória de Registo das Entidades Legais

The registration fees can be paid by a deposit at a bank or at the Conservatória do Registo das Entidades Legais or at Balcao de Atendimento Unico.

4

Publication in the official gazette (Boletim da República)

At Balcão de Atendimento Único or Conservatória de Registo das Entidades Legais

The company's statutes must be published in the Official Gazette (Boletim da República). The Imprensa Nacional of Mozambique is the institution in charge of the Gazette.

6

Activity Licenses

Balcão de Atendimento Único - BAÚ

Depending on its sector of activity, the company is required to submit a notification of commencement of business or to obtain a business license.

7

Declare the beginning of activity and register employees with INSS (Social Security)

Direcção Provincial do Trabalho, Emprego e Segurança Social

The company must notify the beginning of any activity, admission of employees and the schedule of work hours at the Provincial Directorate of Labor.
In addition, it is necessary to notify the staff nominal roll to the Provincial Employment Center.

8

Declare the beginning of activity at the tax authorities

Agency : Tax Department (Repartição de Finanças)

The beginning of business activity must be notified at least 15 days before the actual starting date.

9

Registration in the National Social Security Institute (INSS)

INSS (Social Security)

The company must register the employees with the social security system within 15 days of the start of business activity

10

Insurance coverage

Insurance company

The company must have a group insurance plan covering every employee from workplace accidents and occupational illnesses that are not covered by INSS.