Checking whether company names are available or not is an important and necessary step prior to registering a company.
It is important to search & check company's registration name is available in the company registrar's office Nepal (OCR) database before registering the company.
It also helps in avoiding any conflicts with other registered companies due to a similar name. Thus, it is highly recommended to conduct this check before the company registration process.
Read the OCR company rules before registering: Click here
3 Simple Steps: To check the company name availability
Step 1: In order to confirm whether the company name is available or not for registration, You should visit the company registrar's website at www.ocr.gov.np. Then Click on the reserve company name menu on the OCR Website
Step 2: There is a signup and login option. If you are new then signup and fill out all the required forms such as Full name, Email, Contact Number, Etc.
Step 3: When you signup and log in there will be a new form where you can reserve the company name. The form includes fields for names and types of companies. Fill out the form and submit it for approval.
Frequently Asked Questions
What language is allowed when selecting a name for company registration in Nepal?
In order to register a company in Nepal, you can choose either the Nepali Language or the English Language; however, the name of the company cannot contain both English and Nepali letters at the same time.
How long does a company name take to be approved in Nepal?
In general, the process of getting a company name approved in Nepal takes around 3 to 7 days, assuming that all the required documents are in order and there are no issues with the proposed name.
How to determine if a company name is "the same as" another in Nepal?
The OCR has guidelines for determining if a company name is the same as another, which include the following criteria:
- The use of the same or similar words: If the proposed name includes the same or similar words as an existing company name, it may be considered the same as that name.
- The similarity in pronunciation: If the proposed name is pronounced in a similar way as an existing company name, it may be considered the same as that name.
- The similarity in meaning: If the proposed name has a similar meaning to an existing company name, it may be considered the same as that name.
- Confusingly similar: If the proposed name is likely to cause confusion among customers or investors with an existing company name, it may be considered the same as that name.