Who can help
The decision to invest in a country or a business should be accompanied by appropriate bodies to do so. From the official point of view in Angola, two of them are the starting point for any business that will establish in this country : the ANIP and the “Guiche Único”.
It is the primary regulator of private investment in the country, whether they are of domestic or foreign origin.
It is the government body responsible for implementing the national policy on private investment, its promotion, coordination and supervision. Created in 2003 by Decree No. 44/03 of July 4, 2003, it primarily pursues the following purposes:
a) promote favorable conditions and provide the necessary support for investments in the country, whether they are of domestic or foreign origin, in accordance with the provisions of the Private Investment Law and complementary legislation.
b) To ensure the reception and monitoring of all investment projects, according to the legislation.
c) Register and monitor, in coordination with the National Bank of Angola, under the exchange legislation and other complementary legislation and that may be approved, investors from investments abroad, as part of the Angolan internationalization.
d) Contribute to the implementation of government policies that are intended to support the growth of a diverse and stable economy that will allow Angola to participate more fully in the global economy.
Rua de Serqueira Lukoki
nº 25, 9º andar Cx. P 5465/ Luanda – Angola
Tlf. +244 222 39 14 34
Tlf. +244 222 33 12 52
Fax. +244 222 39 33 81
“Guichê Único” GUE
The Guichê Único is the new public service created by the government in August 2003 that makes possible to constitute a company in 24 hours.
The Guiché Único is the official entity responsible for issuing of the admissibility certificate; granting the public deed; statistical company or firm; subscription request from the commercial register; publication in the Official Republic Report, collection of fees due to the process and the award of taxpayer number (tax identification number).
The Ministry of Justice through the National Directorate of Registries and Notaries (notary office and trade register); the Ministry of Finance (National Directorate of Taxes); Ministry of Planning (National Institute of Statistics); Ministry of Commerce (Legal Office), the Secretariat of the Cabinet and the National Press are public bodies that constitute the Guichê Único Company.
Its function is to facilitate the process of constitution, modification or termination of company and related actions.
Minimum capital for establishment of a Society by shares: $ 1,000.00 or the equivalent in AKZ and two people at least.
Minimum capital for setting up a limited company: $ 20,000.00 or its equivalent in AKZ and 5 people minimum.
For non-resident foreign citizens who want to set up business in Angola, the first step is to get the Capital Import License from ANIP as well as the company statutes endorsed by this entity.
Kinds of companies possible to possible membership in Angola:
– Limited corporations
– Anonymous Society
– Partnerships or limited companies
– Single-member companies
Foreign investors wishing to build a company in Angola, can make 100% private, except in the diamond and oil sector.
Largo António Correia de Freitas N.º 117/118 (Av.ª Marginal) / Luanda
Tel: + 244 222 372 788
Fax: + 244 222 370 403
1030 Schoeman Street
P O Box 8685
Tel: +27 (0)12 342 0049
Fax: +27 (0)12 342 7039