How to pay CIPC annual fees

To pay the annual fees to the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) in South Africa, you can follow these steps:

  1. Access the CIPC website: Visit the official CIPC website at
  2. Login/Register: If you already have an account, log in using your username and password. If you are a new user, register for an account on the website.
  3. Access your company profile: Once logged in, access your company profile by searching for your company name or using your company registration number.
  4. Check annual fees status: Within your company profile, you should be able to view the status of your annual fees. Make sure you have the correct amount to pay.
  5. Generate an invoice: If your annual fees are due, you can generate an invoice on the CIPC website. The invoice will provide the necessary payment details.
  6. Choose a payment method: CIPC provides various payment methods, including credit card, electronic funds transfer (EFT), and debit card. Select the method that is most convenient for you.
  7. Make the payment: Follow the instructions provided on the invoice to complete the payment process. If you choose to pay by credit card, you will need to provide the necessary card details. For EFT payments, you will need to initiate the transfer from your bank’s online banking platform.
  8. Verify payment: After making the payment, it may take some time for the CIPC system to update and reflect the payment. You can check the payment status in your company profile or contact the CIPC directly to confirm the payment has been received.