Administrative Structure

Single window facility

The Government of Benin has been implementing a policy for the private sector since 2016 to improve the business climate and attract more foreign investment. In order to do so, it has created the Agency for the Promotion of Investments and Exports (APIEx), administrative authority of the Special Economic Zones and which plays the role of formalization, orientation, information, assistance and support of investors and companies. It is the single window for company formation and the gateway for investors to Benin. This single window offers the advantage of providing investors with a single reliable and credible contact person to facilitate all the administrative formalities for setting up
their business.

Single window facility

Single window facility

The Government of Benin has been implementing a policy for the private sector since 2016 to improve the business climate and attract more foreign investment. In order to do so, it has created the Agency for the Promotion of Investments and Exports (APIEx), administrative authority of the Special Economic Zones and which plays the role of formalization, orientation, information, assistance and support of investors and companies. It is the single window for company formation and the gateway for investors to Benin. This single window offers the advantage of providing investors with a single reliable and credible contact person to facilitate all the administrative formalities for setting up their business.

Company formation process

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Company formation
process

  • Company formation in Benin: Step 1

    Register on the MONENTREPRISE platform.

    Thanks to a platform that the APIEx launched in 2020, it is now possible to create your company online in Benin in just three hours.

  • Company formation in Benin: Step 2

    Scan QR to obtain & download documents from the platform
    • Extract from the Trade Register (RCCM)
    • The certificate of registration of the company with the Unique Tax Identifier (IFU),
    • The declaration of establishment of the company to the Labor General Direction (DGT)
    • Legal Notice
    • The importer card or professional card with a validity period of two (02) years.

Obtaining the E-visa

Benin has a very simple and easy online process for all foreigners coming to the country. Visitors need to apply for the e-visa on the official website. Once approved by the authorities, an e-visa is sent directly to the registered email id.

Obtaining the E-visa

Obtaining the E-visa

Obtaining the E-visa

Benin has a very simple and easy online process for all foreigners coming to the country. Visitors need to apply for the e-visa on the official website. Once approved by the authorities, an e-visa is sent directly to the registered email id.