In order to register an online company in Pakistan, you will need to follow certain steps and complete certain requirements. The process can vary depending on the type of online company you wish to register and the specific industry in which your company will operate.
- Choose a name for your online company and check its availability by conducting a name search with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP).
- Obtain a National Tax Number (NTN) and Sales Tax Registration Number (STRN) from the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).
- Obtain a certificate of incorporation from the SECP. This can be done online via the SECP’s eServices portal.
- Obtain a trade license from the relevant Municipal Corporation or Union Council.
- Register with the Employees Old-Age Benefits Institution (EOBI) and the Social Security Institution (SSI) to ensure compliance with labor laws.
- Register with the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) if your online company is involved in the engineering industry.
- Register for GST if your online company’s turnover is more than Rs. 20 million per annum.
- Obtain a license from the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) if your online company provides telecommunication services.
- Obtain a license from the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) if your online company provides electronic media services.
- Register with the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and obtain a Payment Service Provider (PSP) license if your online company offers online payment services.
- Obtain a Domain Name Registration (DNR) License from the PKNIC (Pakistan Network Information Center) if your online company is providing Domain Name registration services.
- Obtain a Data Center License from the PSEB (Pakistan Software Export Board) if your online company is providing data center services.
It is important to note that the above process and requirements are subject to change, and it is always best to consult with a legal advisor or a company registration consultant for specific guidance and advice. Additionally, you may need to comply with other regulations such as data protection, cyber security, IP rights, etc