First step is signing of the foundation agreement and, final step is the state registration of the company. If LLP has a sole founder, the first step will be the founder’s resolution.

The foundation agreement of small or medium-sized enterprises is not notarized. However, we recommend notarizing the foundation agreement and charter. This can be a protective argument in the future in case of disputes. Also, when opening a bank account, some second-tier banks ask to present the notarized charter.

Before registration, it is important to determine what kind of business entity the LLP will be.

The state registration of a small business is varies from others. To register a small business, it is enough to send to the registering authority a notification about starting a business in the form established by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The notification can be sent through e-gov portal (

For registering a medium-sized or large company, the founders or an authorized person should file an application to the registering authority.

Constituent documents are not submitted for state registration.

In our case, when the founder or one of the founders is a foreigner or a foreign legal entity, we advise to bring additionally a notarized charter to the registering authority.

When registering LLP with foreign participation the following shall be provided:

– copy of a legalized extract from the Trade Register or other legalized document certifying that the founder is a foreign legal entity under the laws of a foreign country, with notarized translation into Kazakh and Russian;

– copy of a passport or other document certifying the foreign founder’s identity, with notarized translation into Kazakh and Russian.

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