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BIDA Registration

All Bangladesh industrial enterprise is required to be registered with Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA). 

Fees:
Fixed amount based on the invested capital for BIDA registration fees should be submitted using online payment gateway (Credit Card : Visa/Master Card), Mobile Banking (Bkash), Counter payment for Sonali Bank after approved the application.

For (1-100,000,000) BDT - 5000 BDT
For (100,000,001-250,000,000) BDT - 10,000 BDT
For (250,000,001-500,000,000) BDT - 25,000 BDT
For (500,000,001-1,000,000,000) BDT - 50,000 BDT
For (1,000,000,001-1,000,000,000,000,000) BDT - 100,000 BDT

Process for registration with BIDA
The investor is required to apply online from BIDA One Stop Service (OSS) Portal. Also, attached the relevant documents. The list of required documents is provided below.

For local investment project:
1. Attachment of Company's Comments as per BIDA Requirement
2. Others necessary documents (please attach if any)
3. According to the industrial policy, 2016 NOC from concern Ministry/Directorate/ Department for the controlled sector to be submitted
4. Project profile if project cost is 100 million above
5. List of Directors with Nationality & Address
6. Land Purchase/Rental deed agreement of Project.
7. Up to date TIN Certificate
8. Trade License
9. Memorandum and Article of Association
10. Certificate of Incorporation

For foreign investment/ joint venture project:
1. Attachment of Company's Comments as per BIDA Requirement
2. According to the industrial policy, 2016 NOC from concern Ministry/Directorate/ Department for the controlled sector to be submitted
3. Encashment certificate
4. List of Machineries Local & Imported to be submitted in official pad of the company
5. Project profile if project cost is 100 million above
6. List of Directors with Nationality & Address
7. Land Purchase/Rental deed agreement of Project.
8. Up to date TIN Certificate
9. Trade Licence
10. Memorandum & article of Association
11. Certificate of Incorporation
12. Others necessary documents (please attach if any)

Chattorgam Development Authority (CDA)

The Land Use Clearance (LUC) is the first step of Land related service of Chattogram Development Authority (CDA). The CDA is the sole authority to issue the Land Use Clearance under CDA area. The One Stop Service (OSS) system facilitates you to get the LUC directly from the CDA system.

How to get the Land Use Clearance (LUC) of CDA from OSS in the shortest time

Step 1:

  1. Login to OSS Portal & fill up LUC application from carefully.
  2. Attached all necessary documents
  3. Submit application for Payment confirmation.

Note: When you submit the application the CDA system will confirm you the necessary fees.

Step 2:

Submit necessary payment through online payment gateway:

  1. After confirmation from CDA you will get the payment option. Please click to payment option & choose your payment channel.

Note: For processing the request, you will have to pay the required fees through OSS online payment gateway. You can choose various card, mobile financial services or direct counter payment. Once the payment is completed, the application will be submitted to CDA.

Step 3:

Application Notification

After successful application submission you will get the Electronic LUC Number on you Mobile Number, Email & OSS system. Further you will get the application processing status when CDA will work.

Step 4:

Land Use Clearance (LUC) Certificate

After approval from CDA you will get the Draft Land Use Clearance (LUC) Certificate on OSS system. To collect the final approval copy please contact to Service Delivery Counter (SDC). Chattogram Development Authority (CDA), CDA building, Court Road, Kotowali Circle, Chittagong-4000, Bangladesh. Mobile No. +8801819336870


NB: If you are facing any difficulties, you can communicate with us through email ossbida@bidaquickserv.org & Call centre +8809678771353.

Company Registration (RJSC)

The One Stop Service (OSS) system facilitates you to getting the Private Limited Company Registration within the shortest time.

The Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms (RJSC) is the authority to register Private Limited Company, Public Limited Company, Foreign Company, Trade Organization, Society & Partnership Firm in Bangladesh

The Company Registration is the second step to register an entity to RJSC in Bangladesh. An entrepreneur of a new entity (already who has a Name Clearance) applying for registration needs to prepare Memorandum of Association (MOA) & Articles of Association (AOA). You have to login the OSS portal & follow the steps:

How to get company registration from OSS in the shortest time

Step 1:

  1. Prepare a Memorandum of Association (MOA) for your organization.
  2. Prepare Articles of Association (AOA) for your organization.

Note: You have to write the above clauses while entering the OSS portal. The shorter the text, the better.

Step 2:

Collect your all director’s information as below:

  1. Director Name, 2. Father’s Name, 3. Mother’s Name, 4. Address: Present & Permanent, 5. Date of Birth, 6. E-mail address, 7. Mobile & Phone Number, 8. Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), 9. NID/Passport No., 10. Nationality, 11. Scan Signature & 12. Picture.

Note: You have to write the above director’s information when you fill-up the Company Registration Application in OSS. All the above information must be valid.

Step 3:

If you are a Joint Venture (JV) Company, you have to collect the Encashment Certificate for your foreign Director from the Bank. The encashment amount must be equal on the share price.

Note: You have to submit the Encashment Certificate through OSS when you fill-up the Company Registration application in OSS. After successfully submitting, you have to submit the Original Copy of Encashment Certificate to RJSC. After receiving the encashment certificate, your application will be processed.

Step 4:

For processing the request, you will have to pay the required fees through OSS online payment gateway. You can choose various card, mobile financial services or direct counter payment. Once the payment is completed, the application will be submitted to RJSC.

Step 5:

Your application will be submitted through OSS & all correspondence will be received through OSS. After successful submission, you can view the current status of the application. Once RJSC approves the application, the digitally signed documents (Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association & List of Directors) will be available in OSS. 

NB: If you are facing any difficulties, you can communicate with us through email ossbida@bidaquickserv.org & Call centre +8809678771353.

The Name Clearance is the first step of a Company Registration in Bangladesh. The Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms (RJSC) is the sole authority to issue the Name Clearance Certificate for starting a Limited Company. The One Stop Service (OSS) system facilitates you to get the Name Clearance directly from the RJSC system.

How to get the Name Clearance within an hour

Step 1:

Just specify the name that you want to create a Company in Bangladesh.

Note: To select the name of your company you have to follow the instructions -

  • The name cannot be the same as an existing entity name. It should not be similar to the written, listening or pronunciation of an existing company.
  • The name should not be similar to an existing International Company, Organization or Social and Cultural Organization.
  • The name should not be similar to any existing social organization, business organization, cultural organization, sports organization or entertainment which continues for a long time in the country.
  • The name should not be similar to any registered institute which has been registered by another government organization.
  • Criticism word or slang word cannot be used as an entity name.
  • Promoters personally attain to RJSC with organizing committee regulation for registration of a previously established (established before 10 years) Social Organization.
  • A name which is creating national, religious and cultural conflict should not take.
  • Simply Name Clearance Certificate is not the final decision of the Registration.
  • Cultural, Social & Sporting Organization’s need prior permission from the ministry for registration.
  • Any existing political party’s slogan or their program or name can’t be used as an entity name.
  • RJSC can change providing a name if anybody disobeys any Name Clearance terms and conditions.
  • Prior permission should be taken from Govt. and particular family in case of using the entity name of a nationally famous person or family.
  • For registering an entity name related to freedom fighter must be taken prior to permission from Freedom Fighter Ministry.
  • The name should not be similar to Govt. development organization or development program.

Step 2:

Fill-up your company’s basic information (proposed Name, Address, Information of CEO/Managing Director etc.) in the OSS portal and then select the Name Clearance services. Before submission, you have to check the availability of the proposed name through a search option. If the proposed company name is available, then you can apply. For processing of request, you have to pay the fee through OSS online payment gateway. You can choose various card, mobile financial services or direct counter payment. Once the payment is completed, the application will be submitted to RJSC. The RJSC system will confirm the payment instantly & your Name Clearance certificate will be generated. The Certificate will be available in the OSS portal. 

Step 3:

The  Name Clearance validity is only one month. If you receive a Name Clearance from RJSC, you will have to submit your company registration application within a month of such receipt . If you fail to submit the registration within the timeline, the Name Clearance will be invalid.

NB: If you are facing any difficulties, you can communicate with us through email ossbida@bidaquickserv.org & Call centre +8809678771353.

Office Permission

Required Documents:
1. Audited Accounts of last financial year of the principal company.
2. Company's board of director’s resolution regarding opening of office in Bangladesh.
3. Proposed organogram of the office showing the posts to be occupied by both expatriates and local personnel.
4. Details of activities of the principle company and Details of the activities to be performed through the proposed branch office in Bangladesh.
5. Name and Nationality of the Directors/Promoters of the Principal Company.
6. Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Principal Company
7. Certificate of Incorporation

Required Documents:
1. Copy of the last office permission letter
2. Company's Board of Director's resolution for extension/renewal of the office permission
3. Latest income tax clearance certificate of the office
4. Audited accounts of last financial year of the principal company
5. Latest audit report of the Bangladesh office
6. Up to date encashment certificate of inward remittance
7. Notification letter of Bangladesh Bank under section-18(B) of the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1947    
8. Statement of all existing local & foreign manpower with designation, salary and allowances, nationality and date of the first appointment

Required Documents:
1. Copy of the office permission letter
2. Income tex clearance (Paid in full) certificate (Org.) last 03 (three) years & under section-89
3. NOC from House holder
4. Copy of Globally board resolution for closing of the office
5. Cancellation letter of work permit of all expatriate
6. All dues Settlement certificate
7. Up to date Bank Statement
8. Up to date Audit Report
9. Copy of public notice (to be published at least before 03 (three) months for closure of foreign office in Bangladesh

Required Documents:
1. Copy of the office permission letter
2. Copy of Globally board resolution
3. Description of Amendment

Outward Remittance Approval

Required Documents:
1. Attested copy of Patent Right/Trade Mark/Brand Name Registration in Bangladesh.
2. Authenticated Banking documents showing Export Earning.
3. Invoice(s) in support of fees to be remitted
4. Income Tax Return certified/authenticated/attested by Chartered Accountant Firm for the concerned Assessment Year along with Computation Sheet for taxable income for the same period and Tax Clearance Certificate issued by Deputy Commissioner of Taxes.
5. Copy of Annual Report of the company/Firm comprising Audited Balance Sheet along with the Profit and Loss Accounts (in case of the project in operation) or Bill of Entry/Invoices of the Imported Machinery (in case of under implementation project)
6. Resolution of the Board of Directors of the company/ Partners of the Firm regarding remittance of fees/showing amount, due year of remittance and name & address of the foreign service provider as per Agreement
7. Copy of Technology Transfer Agreement (Franchise/Other Fee Agreement)

Tax Identification Number

An online TIN Registration for Company, apply directly through this portal.

Visa Recommendation

Required Documents:
1. Appointment Letter/transfer order/service contract or agreement for expatriate/investors.
2. Specific activities of the organization
3. Board Resolution for employment of foreign nation(s) mentioning Expatriate Name, Nationality & Passport Number
4. Copy of passport of the Expatriate/Investor/Employee (Whole of the used part)
5. Up-to-date Income tax clearance certificate (Organization)
6. Encashment certificate of inward remittance of minimum U.S $50,000.00 as initial establishment cost for branch/liaison/representative office and locally incorporated/ joint venture and 100% foreign ownership companies.(Please attach if any)
7. Statement of manpower showing list of local and expatriate personal employed with designation, salary break-up, nationality and date of first appointment. (Latest Copy)

Required Documents:
1. Visa Recommendation /Work Permit copy already issued by BIDA
2. Copy of Board Resolution amendment related documents (Passport/Appointment letter/Name/Address etc.)
3. Copy of Old and New Passport in case of amendment of Passport Information (Whole of the used part)

Work Permit

Work permit is mandatory for every foreign national seeking employment in Bangladesh.


Private sector industrial enterprises, branch office, liaison/representative office desiring to employ foreign nationals are required to apply to BIDA in a prescribed from. While issuing work permit, BIDA usually follows the following guidelines:
1.Only nationals of countries recognized by Bangladesh are considered for employment.
2. Employment of expatriate personnel will be considered only in industrial/commercial establishments which are sanctioned/registered by the appropriate authority.
3. Employment of foreign nationals is normally considered for the job for which local experts/technicians are not available.
4. Persons below 18 years of age are not eligible for employment.
5. A decision of the board of directors of the concerned company for new employment/employment extension is to be furnished in each case.
6. The number of foreign employees should not exceed 5% in the industrial sector and 20% in commercial sector of the total employees, including top management personnel.
7. Initially, employment of any foreign national is considered for a term of two years, which may be extended on the basis of merit of the case.
8. Ministry of Home Affairs will issue necessary security clearance certificate.

Required Documents:
For Industrial Company:
1. Permission letter of Branch/Liaison/Representative office or Memorandum & Articles of Association and certificate of incorporation in case of locally incorporated company
2. Board Resolution for employment of foreign nation(s) mentioning Expatriate Name, Nationality & Passport Number
3. Visa Recommendation Letter of the Expatriate/Investors issued by BIDA
4. Copies of all academic qualification & professional experience certificate for the employee
5. Service contract/ agreement and appointment letter/ transfer order in case of employee
6. Passport of the Employee/Expatriate/Investor/ (Whole of the used part)
7. Statement of the manpower showing list of local & expatriate personnel employed with designation, salary break-up, nationality and date of first appointment
8. Encashment certificate of inward remittance of minimum U.S $50,000.00 as initial establishment cost for branch/liaison/representative office and locally incorporated/ joint venture and 100% foreign ownership companies.(Please attach if any)
9. Up-to-date Income tax clearance certificate (Organization)


For Commercial Company:
1. Permission letter of Branch/Liaison/Representative office or Memorandum & Articles of Association and certificate of incorporation in case of locally incorporated company
2. Board Resolution for employment of foreign nation(s) mentioning Expatriate Name, Nationality & Passport Number
3. Visa Recommendation Letter of the Expatriate/Investors issued by BIDA
4. Copies of all academic qualification & professional experience certificate for the employee
Service contract/ agreement and appointment letter/ transfer order in case of employee
Passport of the Employee/Expatriate/Investor/ (Whole of the used part)
5. Statement of the manpower showing list of local & expatriate personnel employed with designation, salary break-up, nationality and date of first appointment
6. Encashment certificate of inward remittance of minimum U.S $50,000.00 as initial establishment cost for branch/liaison/representative office and locally incorporated/ joint venture and 100% foreign ownership companies.(Please attach if any)
7. Up-to-date Income tax clearance certificate (Organization)

Required Documents:
For Industrial Company:
1. Permission letter of Branch/Liaison/Representative office or Memorandum & Articles of Association and certificate of incorporation in case of locally incorporated company.
2. Copy of the board resolution for extension the work permit.
3. Security clearance of the expatriate from Ministry of Home Affairs, Bangladesh.
4. Appointment Letter/Service Contract Agreement/Transfer Letter of the Expatriate/Investor.
5. Up-to-date Encashment certificate.
6. Appointment Letter/Service Contract Agreement/Transfer Letter of the Expatriate/Investor.
7. Statement of the manpower showing list of local & expatriate personnel employed with designation, salary break-up, nationality and date of first appointment.
8. Up-to-date income tax clearance certificate for branch/ liaison/ representative office/ locally incorporated companies (Paid in Full).
9. Income tax clearance certificate from the concerned tax circle for the previous working period
10. Copy of the last Work Permit issued by BIDA
11. Copy of the first work permit issued by BIDA
12. Copy of passport with VISA and arrival stamps for employees/Investors


For Commercial Company:
1. Permission letter of Branch/Liaison/Representative office or Memorandum & Articles of Association and certificate of incorporation in case of locally incorporated company.
2. Copy of the board resolution for extension the work permit.
3. Security clearance of the expatriate from Ministry of Home Affairs, Bangladesh.
4. Appointment Letter/Service Contract Agreement/Transfer Letter of the Expatriate/Investor.
5. Up-to-date Encashment certificate.
6. Appointment Letter/Service Contract Agreement/Transfer Letter of the Expatriate/Investor.
Statement of the manpower showing list of local & expatriate personnel employed with designation, salary break-up, nationality and date of first appointment.
7. Up-to-date income tax clearance certificate for branch/ liaison/ representative office/ locally incorporated companies (Paid in Full).
8. Income tax clearance certificate from the concerned tax circle for the previous working period.
9. Copy of the last Work Permit issued by BIDA
10. Copy of the first work permit issued by BIDA.
11. Copy of passport with VISA and arrival stamps for employees/Investors.

Required Documents:
For Industrial  and Commercial Company:
1. Copy of the last work permit.
2. Copy of the Passport with the last arrival and departure seal.
3. Board resolution or acceptance of the resignation letter/release letter.
4. Resignation letter/transfer order
5. Up-to-date income tax clearance certificate of the expatriate under section-91 of ITO 1984 for the year.
6. Up-to-date income tax clearance of the expatriate for the previous years.
7. Copy of the First work permit.

Required Documents:
For Industrial Company:
1. Copy of Board Resolution regarding the Amendment.
2. Reason of the amendment
3. Copy of amendment related documents (Passport/Appointment letter/Name/Address etc)
4. Copy of the last Work Permit issued by BIDA


For Commercial Company:
1. Copy of Board Resolution regarding the Amendment.
2. Reason of the amendment
3. Copy of amendment related documents (Passport/Appointment letter/Name/Address etc)
4. Copy of the last Work Permit issued by BIDA