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Ease of Doing Business in

Afghanistan

Afghanistan Download Profile (1736.5KB, pdf)
Region South Asia
Income Category Low income
Population 32,526,562
GNI Per Capita (US$) 630
City covered Kabul

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DB 2017 Rank

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100

DB 2017 DTF (% points)

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Topics DB 2017 Rank DB 2016 Rank info_outline Change in Rank DB 2017 DTF (% points) info_outline DB 2016 DTF (% points) info_outline Change in DTF (% points) info_outline
Overall 183 182 down
1
38.10 38.42 down
0.32
Starting a Business 42 38 down
4
92.08 92.19 down
0.11
Dealing with Construction Permits 186 185 down
1
22.39 22.39
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Getting Electricity 159 157 down
2
45.04 45.51 down
0.47
Registering Property 186 185 down
1
27.50 27.50
-
Getting Credit 101 97 down
4
45.00 45.00
-
Protecting Minority Investors 189 189
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11.67 11.67
-
Paying Taxes 163 150 down
13
51.29 55.64 down
4.35
Trading across Borders 175 176 up
1
30.63 28.90 up
1.73
Enforcing Contracts 180 180
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31.76 31.76
-
Resolving Insolvency 159 161 up
2
23.62 23.62
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Positive=Doing Business reform making it easier to do business. Negative=Change making it more difficult to do business.

DB 2017 Rank: 42

DB 2016 Rank: 38

Change in Rank: down4

DB 2017 DTF (% points): 92.08

DB 2016 DTF (% points): 92.19

Change in DTF (% points): down0.11

Standardized Company
Legal form: Private Limited Liability Company
Paid-in minimum capital requirement: AFN 0
City: Kabul
Indicator Afghanistan South Asia OECD high income
Procedure – Men (number) info_outline 3.0 8.1 4.8
Time – Men (days) info_outline 7.0 15.4 8.3
Cost – Men (% of income per capita) info_outline 19.9 13.4 3.1
Procedure – Women (number) info_outline 4.0 8.2 4.8
Time – Women (days) info_outline 8.0 15.6 8.3
Cost – Women (% of income per capita) info_outline 19.9 13.4 3.1
Paid-in min. capital (% of income per capita) info_outline 0.0 0.2 9.2
  • No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
    1

    Obtain husband's approval to leave home

    Agency: Domicile

    According to the 1977 Afghanistan Civil Law a married woman will not be entitled to alimony if she leaves the residency without permission of husband or for non-permitted purposes.
    1 day No charge
    2

    Register the company and obtain Tax Identification Number (TIN)

    Agency: Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA)

    The applicant must provide the following documents to register:

    • An application form (available online)
    • Copy of ID or passport of the Director(s)
    • 2 sets of color passport photographs of Director(s)
    • Articles of Incorporation
    • Tax Identification form

    Specifications of all new businesses and investments are collected from AISA by the Afghanistan Central Business Registry (ACBR) office and sent to the Ministry of Justice in Kabul for publication in the Official Gazette. The text is drafted by the ACBR. Businesses can draft their own text if they would like to do so. The Gazette entry will include, at a minimum, the following information:

    • Name of the company
    • Name of the president and vice president of the company
    • Location
    • Initial Capital
    • Type of Operation
    • Type of Activity
    3 days included in procedure 2
    3

    Pay the registration, publication and license fees

    Agency: AISA's Cashier

    Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) issues a bill to be paid at the cashier located in counter 19 of the one-stop shop.
    1 day AFN 2,000 (registration) + AFN 2,500 (publication)
    4

    Obtain the license from AISA

    Agency: Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA)

    Once the application is accepted and the fees are paid at AISA's cashier, the business license is obtained from the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA).
    3 days USD 50 license fee paid at AISA's Cashier in the previous Procedure 2

    Applies to women only.