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تقييم الخدمة

Renewal of a registration in the importers registry

Service purpose:

  • Renewing the registration of establishments subject to the Companies Law 159 / 1981 and the Investment Law 72/2017 that are imported for the purpose of trading
  • Renewal according to the law Importers register 121/1982 and amended according to Law 7/2017

Renewal date:

  • The renewal application shall be submitted within the ninety days preceding the expiry date of the import card with the normal renewal fee
  • The fees shall be doubled during the ninety days following the expiry date
  • If the renewal is not done within 90 days after the expiry date of the registration, the registration is canceled administratively

Service place:

Branches of the GOEIC: Marouf-Alexandria-Suez-Damietta-Sixth of October-Investor Services Complex in the Investment Authority

Conditions for renewing the registration and the documents required to renew the importer’s register.

First, the individual establishments:

A- Conditions for renewing the registration of individual establishments

  1. Not more than 90 days have passed since the expiry of the import card without renewing its validity
  2. That the commercial registry has not been erased due to the expiration of the natural personality
  3. That the file at the Tax Authority has not been permanently suspended due to the expiration of the natural personality
  4. That the natural personality has not expired due to the death of the person concerned
  5. That the head office fixed in the commercial register has not been changed from one governorate to another
  6. That the import activity has not been written off from the commercial register
  7. That the capital has not been modified to be less than the legally prescribed minimum, which is five hundred thousand Egyptian pounds.

B - Documents to renew the registration of individual establishments

  1. Renewal application form signed by the concerned employee, authorized representative or agent
  2. A copy of the national ID card, the passport of the applicant for renewal, and the original for viewing
  3. The acknowledgment regarding the renewal of the register of importers as an individual property, signed by the person concerned and the authorized agent (if existed) in front of the competent employee, or the authenticity of a signature from the bank.
  4. If the renewal applicant is an agent:
    • A copy of a notarized authorized from the real estate registry with a view of the original
    • Acknowledgment of the validity of the authorized signed by the agent
  5. A recent official extract from the commercial register, valid for a period of not less than 90 days, and a recent statement that has not been issued for more than 90 days, including import activity - the registered capital is not less than 500,000 EGP
  6. A copy of the mechanized tax card and the original for viewing
  7. A copy of the last tax return bearing a live stamp for the republic's emblem, corresponding to the data of the commercial register
  8. If the import practice certificate has not been previously obtained, or if the holder of it has changed upon registration or renewal, he shall submit:
    The original import practice certificate in the name of the person concerned or responsible for the import insured by social insurances.
    OR a copy of a voucher for the payment of the import practice course fees from GOEIC.
    OR a letter from the regional center for foreign trade training stating that the training course has been booked at the center
    OR a letter from the Chamber of Commerce stating that the training course has been booked
  9. In the event that an employee of the establishment obtains a certificate of practicing importation, he shall also submit:-
    • A copy of the national ID card and the original for viewing
    • The origin of the insurance print (1 s insurance)
    • Official extract of birth certificate to prove nationality
    • A letter from the facility stamped to determine who is responsible for the insured import and that he is still working in the facility
  10. In the case of submitting a letter of guarantee with the amount of the security deposit upon registration, or the last renewal to be submitted
    Extending the letter of guarantee or submitting a new final bank guarantee letter, provided that it is
    Unconditional / In the name of the General Organization for Export and Import Control / Administration of Importers Affairs / 1 Marouf St. Ramses Intersection / Insurance value to renew an import card No. ( ) in the name of the facility according to Commercial Register No. ( ) / the term of the letter of guarantee is 5 years / Insurance value is 50,000 EGP

Second: Partnerships of Persons and Limited Liability:

A- Conditions for renewing the registration of companies of persons and limited liability

  1. Not more than 90 days have passed since the expiry of the import card without renewing its validity
  2. That the commercial register has not been erased due to the expiration of the legal personality
  3. That the file at the Tax Authority has not been permanently suspended due to the expiration of the legal personality
  4. If the legal entity has been changed, it should not have resulted in the termination of the legal personality
  5. That the head office fixed in the commercial register has not been changed from one governorate to another
  6. That the import activity has not been written off from the commercial register
  7. The paid-up capital must not have been modified to be less than the legal limit of 2 million pounds
  8. In the case of foreigners, the capital owned by Egyptians should not be less than 51% of the paid-up capital

B- Documents for renewing the registration of partnerships and limited liability companies.

  1. Renewal application form signed by the competent employee who has the right to manage and sign, or by the representative
  2. A copy of the national ID card or passport of the applicant for renewal and the original for review
  3. A letter of acknowledgment regarding the renewal of the register of importers of companies signed in front of the competent employee, or the validity of a signature from the bank of all those whose names appear in the commercial register and who are responsible for importation according to the latest commercial register.
  4. If the renewal applicant is an agent:
    • A copy of a notarized authorized from the real estate registry with a view of the original
    • A letter of acknowledgment of the validity of the authorized signed by the agent
  5. A recent official extract from the commercial register, valid for a period of not less than 90 days, and a recent statement that has not been issued for more than 90 days, including: - Import activity - 51% of the capital is owned by Egyptians - The person responsible for import is Egyptian in the case of foreigners - The paid-up capital is not less About 2 million pounds
  6. A copy of the mechanized tax card and the original for viewing
  7. A copy of the last tax return bearing a live stamp for the republic's emblem, corresponding to the data of the commercial register
  8. If the import practice certificate has not been previously obtained, or if its holder has changed upon registration or renewal
    Submitted in the name of the person responsible for importing (one whose names are listed in the commercial registry or an employee of the company insured by social insurance)
    A copy of the national ID card for the course holder and the original for viewing
    The original import practice certificate
    OR a copy of a voucher for the payment of the import practice course fees from GOEIC.
    OR a letter from the regional center for foreign trade training stating that the training course has been booked at the center
    OR a letter from the Chamber of Commerce stating that the training course has been booked.
  9. In the event that an employee of the establishment obtains a certificate of practicing importation, he shall also submit:
    • The origin of the insurance print (1 s insurance)
    • Official extract of birth certificate to prove nationality
    • A letter from the facility stamped to determine who is responsible for the insured import and that he is still working in the company
  10. In the case of submitting a letter of guarantee with the amount of the insurance upon registration or renewal, it shall be submitted
    Extending the letter of guarantee or submitting a new final bank guarantee letter, provided that it is
    Unconditional / In the name of the General Organization for Export and Import Control / Administration of Importers Affairs / 1 Marouf St. Ramses Intersection / Insurance value to renew an import card No. ( ) in the name of the facility according to Commercial Register No. ( ) / the duration of the letter of guarantee is 5 years / Insurance value is 200000 EGP.

Third, joint stock companies

A- Conditions for renewing the registration of joint stock companies

  1. Not more than 90 days have passed since the expiry of the import card without renewing its validity
  2. That the commercial register has not been erased due to the expiration of the legal personality
  3. That the file at the Tax Authority has not been permanently suspended due to the expiration of the legal personality
  4. If the legal entity is changed, the legal personality shall not be extinguished
  5. That the head office fixed in the commercial register has not been changed from one governorate to another
  6. That the import activity has not been written off from the commercial register
  7. That the capital has not been modified to be less than the legal limit of 5 million pounds
  8. In the case of foreigners, the capital owned by Egyptians should not be less than 51% of the paid-up capital.

B - Documents for renewal of joint stock companies

  1. Renewal application form signed in front of the competent employee who has the right to manage and sign or the agent
  2. A copy of the national ID card or passport of the applicant for renewal and the original for review
  3. A letter of acknowledgment regarding the renewal of the register of importers of companies signed by all those whose names are in the latest commercial register and the manager responsible for import before the competent employee or the validity of a signature from the bank
  4. If the renewal applicant is an agent:
    • A copy of a notarized authorized from the real estate registry with a view of the original
    • Acknowledgment of the validity of the authorized signed by the agent
  5. A recent official extract from the commercial register, valid for a period of not less than 90 days, and an update that has not been issued for more than 90 days, including
    Import activity - 51% of the capital is owned by Egyptians - responsible for importing is Egyptian in case there are foreigners - the paid-up capital is not less than 5 million pounds
  6. A copy of the mechanized tax card and the original for viewing
  7. A copy of the last tax return bearing a live stamp for the republic's emblem, corresponding to the data of the commercial register.
  8. If the import practice certificate has not been previously obtained, or if the holder of it has changed upon registration or renewal, he shall submit:
    Submitted in the name of the person responsible for importing (one whose names are listed in the commercial registry or an employee of the company insured by social insurance)
    A copy of the national ID card for the course holder and the original for viewing
    The original import practice certificate.
    OR a copy of a voucher for the payment of the import practice course fees from GOEIC.
    OR a letter from the regional center for foreign trade training stating that the training course has been booked at the center
    OR a letter from the Chamber of Commerce stating that the training course has been booked.
  9. In the event that an employee of the establishment obtains a certificate of practicing importation, he shall also submit:-
    • The origin of the insurance print (1 s insurance)
    • Official extract of birth certificate to prove nationality
    • A letter from the facility stamped to determine who is responsible for the insured import and that he is still working in the company
  10. In the case of submitting a letter of guarantee with the amount of the insurance upon registration or renewal, it shall be submitted
    Extending the letter of guarantee or submitting a new final bank guarantee letter, provided that it is
    Unconditional / In the name of the General Organization for Export and Import Control / Importers Affairs Administration / 1 Marouf St. Ramses Intersection / Insurance value to renew an import card No. ( ) in the name of the facility according to Commercial Register No. ( ) / The duration of the letter of guarantee is 5 years / Insurance value is 200000 EGP.

Procedures for renewing registration in the importers registry

  1. Reserving an appointment appointment through Goeic's website (in case the application is submitted in favor or October, or the Investor Services Complex at the Investment Authority)
    Please see the instructions for use when booking the appointment
  2. Submitting the required documents in accordance with the provisions of Law No. 7 / 2017 Examination of documents
  3. Determining the value of the prescribed fees through the application receiving window
  4. Pay the fees to the Authority’s treasury with a visa or a letter from the bank stating that the amount of fees has been deposited into the Authority’s account
  5. Financial and technical auditor
  6. Enter the importers record card data
  7. The person concerned should review the card before wrapping it and receiving it
  8. Packaging and delivery

Validity of registration in the importers registry

five years

General Notes:

  1. Obtaining document forms from Goeic’s website only
  2. To find out the steps for booking an appointment through Goeic's website, please enter the following link
  3. A resource development stamp is presented of 2 pounds + a stamp of 1 pound on copy of the authorized.
  4. It accepts even a second agent only and does not accept dealing with authorization in the importers registry
  5. If the person concerned or who has the right of management and control outside the country and delegated his legal representative to submit an application for obtaining the service at GOEIC, the authorized issued by a foreign authority must be certified by the Egyptian embassy or consulate abroad and deposited in the real estate registry in Egypt
  6. The agent may not sign the personal declarations that must be submitted by all those whose names are in the commercial registry and who are responsible for importing
  7. In the event that someone who fulfills the declarations travels outside the country, the declarations and a copy of the passport shall be authenticated by the Egyptian embassy or consulate abroad.
  8. If the company has a foreign partner, the person responsible for the import must be registered in the commercial registry and be Egyptian
  9. Import practice certificate:
    • Issued by the training center at the headquarters of GOEIC, the foreign trade training center or the chamber of commerce
    • In the event that the import practice certificate is not completed upon request for registration, a copy of the voucher to pay the training course reservation fees and obtain a temporary card for the importers registry for a period of three months can be submitted until the import practice certificate is completed.
  10. You can find out how to book a training course to practice importing with GOEIC and the documents required for this from the following link. Booking the courses held on line
    Reservation of courses held at the training center
  11. In the case of submitting a letter of guarantee with a validity period of less than 5 years, the expiry date of the importers record card is the date of expiry of the letter of guarantee.
  12. After renewing the import card, the customs dealer's card must be activated from the customs computer - car customs at Cairo International Airport through the link.
  13. Edit
    • GOEIC must be notified of any amendment to the data recorded in the importers register within 60 days of the amendment occurring
    • You can refer to the modification service on the website to know the procedures and documents required to obtain the service.
    • If, upon renewal, it appears that there is an unconfirmed modification in the data recorded in the importers’ register, the following measures shall be taken according to the type of modification:
      A - If the amendment does not affect the entry in the importers register.
      Renewal and modification procedures are in progress when one of the following modifications occurs
      • Select or open the import activity (without canceling)
      • Change of trade name.
      • Trademark Editing.
      • Entry or exit of partners in companies.
      • Amending the status of a partner in companies.
      • Amending who has the right to administer and sign.
      • Add or delete a manager.
      • Add or delete commodity groups.
      • Adjusting the capital without being less than the legally required minimum.
      • Amending the address of the head office in the same governorate without erasing the commercial register or modifying its number.
      • Amending the legal entity without expiring the legal personality.
      B - If the amendment affects the entry in the importers register
      • Due to the loss of one of the conditions of registration or renewal according to Law 7 of 2017.
      • Renewal procedures are not proceeding, the import card is written off, and the necessary legal measures are taken.
  14. After obtaining the import card and to start importing, the customs dealer's card must be extracted from the computer of the customs - car customs at Cairo International Airport
Publish Date 06/03/2017 10:22 AM
Last Update 20/09/2022 12:19 PM
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