How to file a company amendment with CIPC in South Africa

To file a company amendment with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) in South Africa, you would generally follow these steps:

  1. Obtain the necessary forms: Visit the CIPC website ( or their physical office to obtain the relevant forms for filing the company amendment. The specific form you need will depend on the type of amendment you want to make.
  2. Complete the forms: Fill out the required information on the forms accurately and completely. The information you need to provide will vary based on the type of amendment, but common details include the company’s name, registration number, contact details, and the specific changes you want to make.
  3. Supporting documents: Gather any supporting documents that may be required for the specific amendment you’re making. For example, if you’re changing the company’s registered address, you might need to submit a lease agreement or proof of ownership of the new address.
  4. Pay the applicable fees: The CIPC charges fees for filing amendments. Ensure you are aware of the fees associated with your specific amendment and make the necessary payment. The fee schedule is available on the CIPC website or can be obtained from their office.
  5. Submission: Submit the completed forms, supporting documents, and payment receipt to the CIPC. You can do this either online through the CIPC eServices portal or by delivering the documents in person to one of the CIPC service centers. Make sure to keep copies of all the documents submitted for your records.
  6. Processing time: The CIPC will review your amendment application. The processing time can vary, so it’s advisable to check the CIPC website or contact their office for the estimated processing time for your specific type of amendment.
  7. Notification and updates: The CIPC will communicate with you regarding the status of your amendment application. They may request additional information or clarification if needed. Once the amendment is approved, you will receive confirmation from the CIPC.

Note: The above steps provide a general overview of the process. Depending on the specific nature of your amendment and any unique circumstances, additional requirements or steps may apply.