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The Foundations and Associations Unit within MBR receives and processes applications for registration of organisations in terms of the Second Schedule of the Civil Code. The Deed/ Statute of the organisation, constituting the organisation, is forwarded to the Registrar for Legal Persons for registration. It should be accompanied by all relevant documentation, including copies of identification documents of involved parties. In case of an organisation which is registered with the Commissioner of Voluntary Organisation, evidence of such registration should also be produced.

Upon registration, the Registrar will issue a certificate of registration, showing that the organisation has been officially registered. The certificate of registration can be collected from MBR.

The applicable fees for the registration of an organisation are calculated according to the value of assets as indicated in below:

Value of AssetsRegistration Fee
Up to €1,500€350
Over €1,500 but not exceeding €3,000€350 with the addition of €23 for each €1,000 or part thereof in excess of €1,500
Over €3,000 but not exceeding €10,000€420 with the addition of €11 for each €1,000 or part thereof in excess of €3,000
Over €10,000 but not exceeding €20,000€652 with the addition of €11 for each €11,646 or part thereof in excess of €10,000
Exceeded €20,000€815 with the addition of €11 for each €11,646 or part thereof in excess of €20,000 up to a maximum of €1,747

In case of an enrolled voluntary organisation, the above-mentioned fees shall be reduced to 10% of the above sums, with a minimum of €35.

An administrative fee of 10% is levied on an application for registration which is withdrawn prior to registration, this is not applicable to an enrolled voluntary organisation.


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