Company Register 45% open


What data is expected?

A list of registered companies and key data about each company. Open data from company registers may be used for many ends: e.g. enabling customers and businesses to see with whom they deal, or to see where a company has registered offices. This definition draws on the work of OpenCorporates.

  • Name of company
  • Physical company location
  • Unique identifier per company
  • Company owner
  • Date of registration (and dissolution)
  • Financial statements per company, per year
  • Register available for entire country
  • None of the above

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Available free of charge Yes
Downloadable No You can query and view data.
Publicly available Yes
Openly licenced No No licence terms provided
Up-to-date Yes As soon as your business is registered, which can be done online. The records of your business is automatically added to BIPA portal
In an open and machine-readable format
location - BIPA portal Bipa portal
Collected by government Yes
findable_steps I have search online, interviewed prospective business owners and BUSINESS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AUTHORITY (BIPA).
characteristics Name of company, Unique identifier per company, Date of registration (and dissolution) It is hard to say if data is available for the entire country. I can neither test if companies from different regions are registered, nor can I see how many companies are registered in total in Namibia. Data which could provide a criterion is not available.
Controlled access No If you need a record of the data of another company you can request for it from BIPA
Collector name BUSINESS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AUTHORITY (BIPA) “In an effort to improve service delivery and ensure effective administration of business and intellectual property rights (IPRs) registration, Business and Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA) has been established. BIPA is currently established in terms of Section 21 of the Companies Act, pending the enactment of the enabling legislation to transform it into an Agency. The functions of BIPA are, to be the central focal point for the registration, administration and protection of businesses, commercial and industrial properties rights (IPRs) as well to be the legal depository of information, documents and data required to be lodged under the applicable legislations. BIPA will further be tasked with the provision of general advisory services and information dissemination on business registration and IPRs.” Source:

Meta data

Data location - BIPA portal
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Amugongoamech L
Last modified   Sun May 06 2018 01:51:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)