How to update company details with CIPC

To update company details with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) in South Africa, you can follow these general steps:

  1. Obtain the necessary documents: Gather the required documentation to support the changes you want to make to your company’s details. This may include updated copies of your company’s Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI), ID copies of directors or shareholders, proof of address, and any other relevant documents.
  2. Prepare the necessary forms: Visit the CIPC website ( and download the appropriate form for updating company details. The specific form you need will depend on the type of changes you want to make. Common forms for updating company details include CoR15.1 (Notice of Amendment of Memorandum of Incorporation) and CoR39 (Change of Company Name).
  3. Fill out the form: Carefully complete the form, providing accurate information and ensuring that all required fields are filled in correctly. Double-check the form for any errors or omissions before proceeding.
  4. Prepare supporting documentation: Make sure you have all the required supporting documents as mentioned in step 1. Ensure that these documents are in the correct format and meet the CIPC’s requirements. You may need to provide certified copies or have the documents notarized.
  5. Pay the necessary fees: Review the CIPC’s fee structure to determine the cost associated with updating your company details. Ensure that you have the required funds available to cover the fees. The CIPC accepts various payment methods, including credit card, electronic funds transfer (EFT), or cash deposit at designated banks.
  6. Submit the application: Once you have completed the form and gathered the supporting documents, submit your application to the CIPC. You can do this either online through the CIPC eServices portal or by visiting a CIPC office in person. If applying online, ensure that you have registered an account on the CIPC eServices portal.
  7. Monitor the progress: After submitting your application, you can track its progress through the CIPC eServices portal. The CIPC will process your application and may request additional information or documentation if necessary.
  8. Receive confirmation: Once your application is approved, you will receive a confirmation or updated documentation from the CIPC reflecting the changes made to your company details.

It’s important to note that these steps provide a general guideline, and the specific process may vary depending on the nature of the changes you want to make.