Annual Return Service (Preparation & Filing)

Company officers (Directors or Secretary) of a Zimbabwean registered company must file an Annual Return with the Companies Registry within 21 days of the anniversary of the company or the last annual return filing.

To complete your Annual Return you will need to submit information about:

  • Your company name.
  • Date of meeting.
  • Address of the registered office.
  • Number and class of shares.
  • Number and class of shares taken.
  • Company directors.
  • Auditors.
  • Company secretary.
  • Members
  • etc.

Failure to complete it on time will result in your company being penalised, struck off the companies register and/or action against the directors of the company.

As a licensed consultant with the Deeds Companies and Intellectual Property (DCIP), we can prepare and file your company’s Registry Annual Returns on your behalf saving you time and hassle.

Requirements (when appointing a director)

  1. Company name/number

Process time

Most filings are processed at the Companies Registry within 5-7 working days, however if you need the documents earlier than that, inform us beforehand.


US$55.00 only including the Companies Registry fees.

What’s included in our fees?

  • File search
  • Preparation and filing of the Annual Return
  • Companies Registry fee

How to order

Order by calling or WhatsApp (0242) 709 883, 077 470 9378 or email

Important notes

It is a criminal offence not to file your Annual Return within 30 days of the review period. Your company and its officers may be prosecuted and the company struck off the register. Late filing also carries a penalty of for every outstanding year.

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Frequently asked questions

What is an Annual Return in Zimbabwe?

An annual return is a mandatory annual filing that every Private Limited Company is supposed to file at the Companies Registry at least once every year (12 months). It is a to report by companies of any changes to their companies and a confirmation of a variety of  aspects about the company, including the addresses, share capital, shareholders etc.

In addition, it also confirms that all other information the company has reported at the  Companies Registry (for example, director and secretary information) is correct and up to date.

How often are Zimbabwean companies required to file an annual return?

Every Private Limited Company needs to file an annual return at least once a year.

When is my annual return due?

Your annual return is due at least 21 days after the anniversary of the company or of the last annual return.

Who is responsible for appointing filing annual returns?

Company directors are responsible for the day to day running of the company hence they are the ones responsible for filing the annual returns.

Can I purchase this service if I did not register my company with Companies Made Simple?

Yes. Any individual or Zimbabwean registered Private Limited Company can purchase our director appointment or resignation service without any problems.

How long will the process take?

It usually takes 5-7 working days for the express service.

Are there any other costs?

You need to pay an extra US$15.00 for file search.

What support does Companies Made Simple provide?

Company Made Simples’ customer service team are available to help you with any questions you might have with regards to your company’s annual returns. We will also assist you with the preparation and filing of the Annual Return.

Do you need some help?

Speak to a professional – call text or WhatsApp (0242) 753 168 or 0774 709 378

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