The Registration of a Company - General

 

​Nature of the Service

Establishing and Registering a Company.
 

Applicable Provisions of the Law

The Companies Law 5760-1999, 1-5, 8-10, 15-19, 23, 25-35
 

Required Documents and Guidelines


Following are the documents required for establishing and registering a company:
  • Application Form for the Registration of a Company
  1.  State three alternatives for the proposed name.
  2. Fill-in a telephone number at which the applicant is available for clarifications.
  3.  State the requested number of verified copies of the Articles of Association (subject to payment of a fee and submitting a sufficient number of copies of the Articles of Association).

 

  • Company Articles of Association
The Articles of Association will include, among other things, the following details:
  1.  Company name.
  2.  Company objectives.
  3.  Details regarding registered capital and capital allotted to shareholders.
  4. Details regarding limitations of liabilities.
  5.  Particulars of the shareholders, full name, ID number and address.
  6. The shareholders will sign the Articles of Association and their signature will be validated by a lawyer.

 

  •  Application Form for the Registration of a Company
  1.  An application for the registration of a company will be submitted on Form 1 of the Addendum of the Companies Regulations (Reporting, Details of Registration and Forms) 5760-1999.
  2. The details in the form will be identical to those in the Company’s Articles of Association.
  3. The form may be submitted only by a shareholder/s in the Company (it is possible for only one shareholder to sign the form).
  4.  The applicant’s signature on the form will be validated by an affidavit signed in the presence of a lawyer.

  •  First Shareholders’ Declaration Form
  1.  The First Shareholder’s Declaration Form should be submitted according to Form 2 of the Addendum of the Companies Regulations (Reporting, Details of Registration and Forms) 5760-1999.
  2.  Verify that the correct declaration has been checked and filled-in (the form has a declaration for a single director or a declaration suitable for a corporation when a corporation chooses to state the particulars of a person acting on its behalf).
  3.  The declarant’s signature will be validated by an affidavit signed in the presence of a lawyer.

  •  Declaration of the Shareholders
  1.  The application for the Registration of a Company contains a declaration of the shareholders. Therefore, when the Company has only one shareholder who has already signed the application, submitting an additional declaration is not required.
  2. However, when the Company has more than one shareholder, its is necessary that the shareholders who have not signed the Application for Registration of the Company add their declaration to the application.
  3. Declarations for a single shareholder and a corporation are in Section 1 of the Application Form for the Registration of a Company (Form 1 of the Addendum of the Companies Regulations (Reporting, Details of Registration and Forms) 5760-1999.
  4.  The lawyer will validate the signatures of the first shareholders and give them full warning by an affidavit.

  • Confirmation of Payment of the Fee for the Registration of a Company
Prior to executing the payment for the registration of a company state on the payment slip the Company’s proposed name/the name of the director/the shareholder/the applicant (a lawyer on behalf of the Company) according to the particulars that appear on the documents submitted in the application for registration. Please note, confirmation of payment that have been manually changed will not be approved.

Note: Documents must be submitted in the official language of the country and not in a foreign language, signed with שמ original signature only, unless it was mentioned otherwise.

Service Fees

(a true to the original photocopy of the Articles of Association should be presented for the purpose of validation; this should be stated in the Application Form for the Registration of a Company).


Forms

 
 
Note: It is possible to submit an application for the registration of a private company with sole shareholder ownership, who is the sole director in the company, a citizen and resident of Israel, on an Application for the Registration of a Corporation Sole.
The form has 3 fixed versions differentiated by the quantity of shares registered and allotted to the shareholders.

Options for receiving service

  • Postal delivery
Israeli Corporations Authority, P.O.B. 28178, Jerusalem 9128101
  •  Documents for the Registration of a Company can be deposited also at the Tel-Aviv District office.
  •  Reception hours
Israeli Corporations Authority, Jerusalem, 39 Yirmiyahu St., Migdalei Habira, Building 1, 10th Floor.
Days: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
On Tuesdays documents can be deposited in the box located in the lobby.

Handling Time

Remarks

  •  The Company may submit original documents only.
  • The Company articles of Association can be submitted in the English language, or in a foreign language.  For more information on this matter press here.
  •  The Company must be registered in the official language. It is possible to request registration of a parallel name for the company in English letters however this requires an accurate verbal translation or phonetic transcription.
  •  No changes may be made in the format of the original registration forms. Editing may cause a delay in the registration of the company.
  •  A shareholder/director declared as a debtor with restricted means and/or bankrupt and/or a company who has violated the law and/or citizen of an enemy country, are not permitted to establish a company.
  • Should the application for the registration of the company be rejected, and you choose not to continue the registration procedure, you may submit a request for refunding the money with the confirmation of payment attached. Send the applicaiton to the following email address: Moked-Tagid@justice.gov.il​