Setting up

Setting up a company in Egypt takes a few simple steps and just a few days.

Following reforms to streamline registration and incorporation, setting up a company now takes just a few days rather than two to three months. With ITIDA at your side to help, you register and incorporate through a central agency: the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI) .

There are two main steps: pre-registration and registration.


During this stage, you need to do five things:

  • Decide the legal structure of the company
  • Ensure that the company to be set up complies with the ICT company laws
  • Notify GAFI that you intend to set up a business in Egypt and obtain a comprehensive incorporation package from them
  • Obtain a certificate for approval of the company’s name from the Commercial Registry
  • Make the guarantee deposit in a bank and issue the power of attorney.

Pre-registration should only take a few days.


During this stage, you need to:

  • Verify documents
  • Pay fees
  • Gain approval from the state notary
  • Complete commercial registry
  • Become a Chamber of Commerce member
  • Assume legal responsibility and juridical personality on the date of registration
  • Obtain tax cards and social security for employees after registration.

This stage takes seven to nine working days.

Contacts us:

New Investors, please contact:
Ms. Sarah Hefny, International Business Development – Business Analyst
T : +202 3534 5230

Existing Investors, please contact:
Ms. Samar Salem, Head of Investment Management
T : +202 3534 5236

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