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Information of company registration in Bangladesh as public limited company:

Public limited company registration in Bangladesh: Public limited company capital can be raised taka 20 lac without prior approval. Corporate shares are controlled by SEC, Security of Exchange Commission. A private company cannot make public offering. A public limited company whose capital amounts of Taka 5 millions must obtain permission from SEC . It is not compulsory of foreign owned company of public offering if capital exceed more than 5 millions. Minimum 5 directors shall be containing for public limited company with one independent director.

Formalities of public offering:

  • Draft of prospectus
  • Sanctioning of capital from SEC
  • Approve of capital from SEC, Security of Exchange Commission
  • Filing prospectus to RJSC
  • Underwriting agreement with under writers
  • Arrangement of bankers and bankers to the issue
  • Listing with stock exchanges
  • Publication of prospectus
  • Data entry and summation of application
  • Board meeting for consideration of allotment
  • Allotment under SEC guide line
  • Refund of excess subscription
  • Return of allotment submission with RJSC
  • Share certificate are to be issues to the share holders within timeline.

Conditions and restriction of appointment of the directors in Bangladesh in case of public limited companies as follows:

Directors are obligatory
Sec. 91
About appointment of directors
Sec. 92 (1)
A consent of writing by person to act as director must be files to the registrar
Sec. 92 (2)
Who has consented to take qualification of shares
Sec. 93 (2)
Directors to be files to Registrar with 30 days of appointment
Sec. 109/ 110
Restriction of appointment of Managing Director
Sec. 115 (2)
A return to be files to registrar within 14 days of appointment of directors

Time line of company registration in Bangladesh:

License Particular Authority Time Line
  • MoA & AoA with director’s information,
    encashment and forms.
  • 3 certified copies are supplied from RJSC Incorporation
  • particular of directors (form XII) and MoA & AoA
Registrar of Joint Stock
Companies And Firms-RJSC,
3-5 days
Trade License Trade license is must to start
business in Bangladesh;
City corporation north,
 City corporation south,
 Union Porishad
3 days
Tax Identification Number  (TIN)
  • TIN is optional for the foreign directors.
  • TIN is requiring doc to register a company in Bangladesh.
  • Original passport should provide before
    officer to be seen and authentication.
National Board of Revenue
1 hour
VAT (Value Added TaX)
  • Regional office of VAT serves within its jurisdiction.
  • RJSC certified copies, TIN, trade license,
  • Bank solvency certificate
  • Rental agreement copies are supporting
    documents to apply for VAT license.
NBR, VAT office north, field office,
VAT office East
5-7 days
Membership of chamber
of Commerce
Generally export, import license holders
and manufacturing industry apply to
obtain certificate
Bangladesh, German
Bangladesh, Japan
Bangladesh chamber of commerce
7-30 days
Export and import

Supporting papers:

  • Trade license, Chamber certificate, TIN,
  • Bank solvency, rental agreement,
  • employment list, Passport, Photo
  • main application form, RJSC certified copies
  • undertaking, Bank deposit Chalan (government fees).
Chief controller of export & import 7-10 days
Fire License

Supporting papers:

  • Approved building layout plan, bank draft
  • trade license, RJSC certified copies
  • Instrument purchase list, machinery list
Fire service & civil Defense 7-10 days
Factory license

Supporting papers:

  • Fire license, Trade license, Building outlet plan
  • Agreement of rent, photo, application
  • Bank draft, RJSC certified copies
  • List of man power & machinery.
Ministry of Labor and Employment 3-5 days

Supporting papers:

  • Fire license, Trade license
  • Building outlet plan
  • Agreement of rent
  • Application, bank draft of taka 5000
  • RJSC certified copies, list of man power
  • machinery list, equipment or machine purchase
    loan sanction letter.
Textile mills corporation. 10-20 days
PI Visa (Private investor visa)

Supporting papers:

  • Passport, photo, encashment certificate of US$ 50,000,
  • RJSC certified copies,
  • Board meeting minutes & news paper advertisement
Board of Investment, BOI 10-15 days
E visa (employment visa)

Supporting papers:

  • Employment appointment
  • Board Meeting
  • Photo, Man power list
  • Daily news paper advertisement
  • US$ 50,000 bank certificate & previous service history
Board of Investment, BOI 10-15 days
Branch office

Supporting papers:

  • Application form, man power list
  • Audit copy of parent company
  • Board meeting minutes
  • Business activities
  • Photos, address rental deed
  • Appointment letter of local
    expert/ consultant/ lawyer
Board of Investment, BOI 30 days(meeting
hold once in a month)
Office in BEPZA(Bangladesh
Export Processing Zone Authority)

Supporting papers:

  • Application form, man power list,
  • Audit copy of parent company
  • Board meeting minutes
  • Business activities
  • Photos
  • Address rental deed
  • Appointment letter of local
    expert/ consultant/ lawyer
Bangladesh export processing
zone authority- EPZA
20-30 days