Liaison Office in Pakistan

Liaison Office is established by a foreign company for promotion of product(s), provision of technical advice & assistance, exploring the possibility of joint collaboration and export promotion. However they cannot undertake any commercial and trading activities.

Above definition of Liaison office is defined by Board of Investment in Pakistan who register branch and liaison Office in Pakistan. Board of Investment give permission to establishing a liaison office for a period one to five years which may renew after following the procedures defined in the regulations.

For establishment of liaison office in Pakistan you must have principal officer who manage your operations. There is no restriction on his national identity. He can be a foreigner but his presence in Pakistan may required.

Moreover, in liaison office, there is no requirement of contract with local company/establishment in Pakistan.

Documents Requirement by the company who has intentions to register liaison office in Pakistan 

  • Registration Certificate duly attested by Pakistan Embassy
  • Memorandum of Association duly attested by Pakistan Embassy
  • Articles of Association duly attested by Pakistan Embassy
  • Company Profile
  • Board Resolution

If Memorandum/Articles of Association is in other than country official language then it must be translated and notarized and attested by Pakistan Embassy.

Note: After approval of Liaison Office from Board of Investment, company must file application in Securities Exchange Commission of Pakistan.