Branch Registration Procedure

Requirements for registering a branch office of a foreign company in the Kurdistan Region and documents/actions needed:

  • completed application form;
  • certificate of incorporation of foreign company registering branch office (“Parent Company”);
  • articles of association/charter of Parent Company;
  • power of attorney in favour of a Kurdistan Region lawyer to undertake registration procedures;
  • certificate of incorporation of each corporate shareholder in Parent Company;
  • articles of association/charter of each corporate shareholder in Parent Company;
  • copy of passport of each individual shareholder in Parent Company;
  • audited financial statements of Parent Company;
  • letter from Parent Company authorising registration of the branch office;
  • letter from Parent Company undertaking to assume liabilities of the branch office;
  • lease of premises in t he Kurdistan Region;
  • evidence of residency of proposed chief management official in the Kurdistan Region;
  • appointment of statutory lawyer;
  • appointment of statutory accountant

All documents submitted to the Companies Registry must be in Kurdish or Arabic or accompanied by a translation. Documents signed outside Iraq must be notarised and legalised at the nearest KRG Representation Office or Iraqi Embassy.