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What to do if your company has been deregistered

If your company has been deregistered, you have two options: Apply for reinstatement or register a new company.

For more information on company registration, read the article How to register a new company

To apply for reinstatement with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC), follow these steps:

Ensure the company was active or had immovable property at the time of deregistration. If not, we recommend registering a new company instead.
Deposit R200 into the CIPC bank account for the reinstatement application. Court order reinstatements are free of charge.
Prepare the supporting documents (full list below).
Email the application with supporting documents to
After the application has been processed, file all outstanding annual returns to complete the reinstatement process.

Supporting documents:
Verified/certified copy of the applicant's ID
Verified/certified copies of the directors' or members' IDs
Application for Re-instatement of Deregistered Company (COR40.5)
Mandate from the applicant (requesting the company be reinstated)
Proof of business activity or outstanding assets/liabilities (e.g. bank statements or title deeds)

Note: If you are a creditor or your reinstatement application is not accepted, you may need to approach a court for an order reinstating the company.

Updated on: 27/04/2023

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