How to Register a Branch Office in Bangladesh

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In light of your expressed interest in expanding your business operations, it is our professional assessment that exploring the market of Bangladesh may offer a promising pathway for accessing innovative opportunities. This exhaustive compendium functions as a legal blueprint for the registration procedure of a branch office, thereby expediting a seamless and effective foray into the market of Bangladesh.

Rules and Regulations for the Establishment of Branch Office

Kindly be informed that it is imperative to possess a comprehensive understanding of the legal structure that regulates the procedure of registering a branch office within the jurisdiction of Bangladesh. Kindly be apprised of the necessity to meticulously scrutinize the regulations and prerequisites as delineated by the esteemed Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms (RJSC).

Qualifications and Limitations

Kindly request clarification on the eligibility criteria governing the establishment of a branch office and duly acknowledge any potential restrictions that may be imposed. It is of utmost importance to fully comprehend and grasp these aforementioned factors, as doing so will greatly contribute to the facilitation of a smooth and uninterrupted registration process.

Choosing the Right Name for Your Company

Kindly designate a distinctive and fitting appellation for your subordinate enterprise. Kindly be advised to ensure that the proposed appellation strictly conforms to the guidelines set forth by the esteemed Registrar of Joint Stock Companies (RJSC).

Permission from the Company’s Executive Committee

Kindly ensure that the requisite authorization is obtained from the board of directors of the parent company for the purpose of establishing a branch office in Bangladesh. This particular step is an essential and necessary requirement that must be fulfilled prior to commencing the registration procedure.

Registration Documents Needed

Kindly be advised to meticulously gather all necessary documentation, including but not limited to the application form, board resolution, memorandum, and articles of association of the parent company, along with any additional materials required for registration.

Firms and Joint Stock Companies Must Submit Their Applications to the Registrar

Kindly proceed with the submission of the application for registration of the branch office to the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies (RJSC). Please be advised that it is imperative to meticulously complete all necessary documentation and securely affix said documents to the application in question.

Important Aspects of Funding, Including the Registration Fee

Please remit the requisite registration fees and duly satisfy any additional financial obligations as mandated by the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies. It is imperative to comprehend the intricacies of the financial components in order to facilitate a seamless registration procedure.

A TIN (Taxpayer Identification Number)

Please be advised that it is necessary to duly submit an application for the acquisition and subsequent procurement of a Tax Identification Number (TIN) specifically for the branch office in question. Ensuring adherence to tax regulations is imperative for the lawful conduct of your business within the jurisdiction of Bangladesh.

Establishing an Account with the Branch Bank

I hereby request the establishment of a bank account for the branch office in a reputable financial institution located in Bangladesh. Please be advised that it is imperative to furnish the requisite documentation, which encompasses the registration certificate, in order to expedite the procedural formalities associated with the commencement of the account opening procedure.

Adherence to Labor Regulations

It is imperative that you possess a comprehensive understanding of and diligently adhere to the labor laws that are pertinent to the branch offices situated within the jurisdiction of Bangladesh. Please be advised that it is imperative that the branch office strictly complies with all applicable regulations pertaining to employment, working conditions, and the rights of employees.

Commercial Real Estate Lease

Please be advised that we have been instructed to procure suitable office space for the branch office and subsequently engage in the execution of a legally binding lease agreement. The lease agreement must be in strict adherence to all applicable local regulations and serve as a legally binding and operationally sound foundation for the conduct of your business activities.

Post-Registration Reporting and Compliance

Please be advised of the post-registration compliance requirements and reporting obligations that may be applicable. It is imperative to consistently and diligently update all pertinent records, duly submit comprehensive annual reports, and strictly adhere to any and all regulatory obligations in order to ensure and sustain compliance.

Continuing Registration

Please be advised that it is imperative to familiarize oneself with the requisite procedures and associated timelines pertaining to the renewal of registration. It is imperative to maintain the continued validity of the branch office’s registration by promptly engaging in the renewal process for the requisite licenses and approvals.


In summation, it is imperative to meticulously adhere to the legal prerequisites and procedural measures when embarking upon the registration process for a branch office in the jurisdiction of Bangladesh.

By adhering to the instructions delineated in this comprehensive procedural manual, enterprises can effectively establish a legally sound and fully functional existence within the jurisdiction of Bangladesh, thereby facilitating the prospect of prosperous expansion and development within this dynamic marketplace.

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