Botswana Launches their Online Business Registration System (OBRS)

Botswana Launches their Online Business Registration System (OBRS)

July 24, 2019

Foster Moore are delighted with the launch of the new Online Business Registration System (OBRS) for the Botswana Companies and Intellectual Property Authority (CIPA).

The OBRS will support updating of CIPA and proprietor’s information, 24-hour submission of applications and online searches.  Name reservation, Declaration and Registration will now become a single process, which will shorten company registration.

The initial phase of the system went live on 5 June 2019 and allows for the re-registration of all companies in the country.  The new online platform provides free access to the public.  Registration of companies in Botswana commenced in June and will run for 12 months.

A subsequent phase of the OBRS project is set for September and involves back office services for CIPA personnel.

Foster Moore are delivering our  Catalyst business registry platform to the CIPA. The register will deliver a refreshed companies and business names register. There are approximately 100,000 companies and 80,000 business names on the registers.

The new Online Business Registration System may be accessed here OBRS




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