How to request a company registration certificate from CIPC

To request a company registration certificate from the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) in South Africa, you can follow these steps:

  1. Visit the CIPC website: Go to the official website of the CIPC at
  2. Log in to your account: If you already have an account with CIPC, log in using your username and password. If you don’t have an account, you will need to create one.
  3. Navigate to the “E-Services” section: Once you are logged in, find the “E-Services” section on the CIPC website. This section provides various online services for company registration and management.
  4. Select the “Certificates” option: Within the E-Services section, look for the option related to certificates. It might be labeled as “Request Certificates” or something similar.
  5. Choose the type of certificate: Depending on your requirements, select the type of certificate you want to request. In this case, it would be the company registration certificate.
  6. Provide the necessary details: Fill in the required information, such as your company’s name, registration number, and any other relevant details. Make sure to enter accurate information to avoid any delays or complications.
  7. Pay the applicable fees: There will likely be a fee associated with the certificate request. The CIPC website should provide information on the fees and payment methods accepted. Follow the instructions to complete the payment process.
  8. Submit the request: After providing all the necessary details and making the payment, submit the request through the online system. Review all the information you entered to ensure its accuracy before finalizing the submission.
  9. Wait for processing: Once you’ve submitted the request, the CIPC will process it. The time it takes to receive the company registration certificate can vary, so be patient. It’s advisable to check the CIPC website or contact their customer service for estimated processing times.
  10. Receive the certificate: Once the certificate has been processed, you will receive it electronically through the online system. You may also have the option to download and print a physical copy if needed.