There are 3 steps to closing the New Zealand branch or business of an overseas company, and removing it from the Overseas Register. The process takes at least 3 months.
1. Notify the public
You must give notice if your overseas company is no longer in business in:
- the New Zealand Gazette
- at least 1 newspaper in circulation in the area where your business is located.
You don't have to specify a date when the company's New Zealand business will close, but you can't notify us until 3 months after the notice has been published.
New Zealand Gazette — how to submit a notice
2. Notify the Registrar of Companies
After 3 months, you can notify us by completing Form 19. You don't need to provide a copy of your newspaper advertisement.
Send the completed form to us.
3. Removal from the Overseas Register
If you've completed the form correctly, we remove your company from the register.