Criteria & Procedure


Membership Criteria


  • The prospective member is a sole proprietorship or a partnership firm or an association of persons or a company holding national tax number and sales tax registration, if applicable, in the name of the business concern;

  • The prospective member’s business fits within the defined business scope or area of jurisdiction of District Gujranwala as provided in the memorandum and articles of association and under the licence granted by the Federal Government;

  • The application for grant of membership shall be proposed and seconded by existing members of the Gujranwala Chamber of Commerce and Industry; The prospective member has no criminal conviction; and

  • The prospective member has a valid National Tax Number and Sales Tax Registration, if applicable;

  • Membership may be cancelled or disqualified, on the grounds provided under the trade organization’s memorandum and articles of association, if the member breaches any provision of the Trade Ordinance;

  • The membership shall be renewable on annual basis subject to fulfillment of following conditions, namely:-

  • Payment of prescribed subscription within time stipulated in the Memorandum and Articles of Association, which shall not be later than 31st March every year;

  • Proof of filing return of Income Tax and Sales Tax, if applicable, for the preceding year.


Membership Procedure


Documents required for membership if a firm/company is


Proprietorship:

  • Request of Membership on Firm’s Letter Head to the name of The Secretary General

  • National Tax Certificate (NTN) of Firm that indicates proprietor’s name & address (photocopy)

  • In case of old NTN then provide NTN return of current year also

  • Photo copy of CNIC of Proprietor

  • Proprietor’s Picture 4 Nos.

  • Verification from two valid existing members

  • Copy of GST Registration Certificate (For Corporate Class only)

  • IF GST status is Manufacturer then provide last month three GST returns other than provide proof of rupees 50 million turnover (For Corporate Class only)


Partnership:


  • Request of Membership on Firm’s Letter Head to the name of The Secretary General

  • Firm’s National Tax Certificate, In case of old NTN then provide Income Tax return of current year (photocopy)

  • Photocopy of NTN Certificates of Partners indicating firm’s name on and address

  • Photocopy of Partnership Deed on Bond paper of Rs.1000/- (attested by Notary Public)

  • Photocopy of Form ‘C’ issued by Registrar of Firms

  • Copies of C.N.I.C. of partners along with 4 photographs of Representative

  • Verification from two valid existing members

  • Copy of GST Registration Certificate (For Corporate Class only)

  • IF GST status is Manufacturer then provide last month three GST returns other than provide proof of rupees 50 million turnover (For Corporate Class only)


Limited Company:


  • Request of Membership on Firm’s Letter Head to the name of The Secretary General

  • NTN Certificate of Company, if NTN is old then provide current year Income Tax return also

  • NTN Certificates of Directors (Photocopy)

  • Memorandum & Articles of Association of Company attested by SECP

  • Attested Copy of Form 29

  • Copies of C.N.I.C. of Directors along with 4 photographs of Representative

  • Verification from two valid existing members