The Registrar of Companies has issued a notice directing all companies that were registered before the commencement of the Online Registration System (ORS) on 1 February 2018 by the Business Registrations and Licensing Agency (BRELA), must be reconciled by officials at the Registry before being entered into the ORS. The uploading of company details must be done by their company directors, company secretaries or their authorised representatives.
On 27 March 2018, through a local newspaper article, BRELA further announced that all companies have a period of six months to comply with the directive to register on the ORS.
Companies that fail to comply will be blocked from making any statutory changes, for example, changes to directors, filing of returns, filing of special resolutions, etc.
To apply for BRELA e-services, users have to be registered on the ORS platform using a National Identification Number for directors who are Tanzanian nationals or a passport number for foreign nationals.
ATZ Law Chambers and affiliates can assist companies to comply with BRELA’s directive.
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