Patents and Company Registration Agency Service Information What would you like to know? Search Business Information Starting a Business Maintaining a Business Closing a Business Starting a Business What do I do first? Does my name conform to PACRA guidelines? My name has been approved, what’s next? What is a Business Name? What is a Local Company? My proposed name has been approved but I am not ready to register yet, help me? I am merging my company with another. Tell me about amalgamation. Can I convert my business into a company? Who is an Insolvency Practitioner? Maintaining a Business How do I view the details on my company? Tell me about Annual Returns How do I file annual returns to PACRA? How do I file annual accounts for my foreign company? How do I declare a change in Beneficial Owner or Shareholder? How do I change my business or company name? What do I do? How do I change my business or company name? What do I do? How do I change directors or secretaries in a company? How do I increase the nominal shares of company capital? How do I disclose the beneficial owners of shares held by shareholders in a company? How do I transfer my shares? How do I Allot unissued shares in a company? How can shares held by a deceased shareholder be transmitted? Closing a Business How do I deregister my business entity? How can my company be placed under business rescue? How do I place my company in receivership? How can my company be placed under liquidation?