The age of the internet has allowed many to quit their day jobs and start one of their own; with the number of people constantly online at this age, it was only reasonable that the Registrar General Department (RGD) did the same. This new online business registration in Ghana allows organizations and businesses to register their business online with ease.
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This is a 24-hour online service provided by the Registrar-General's Department (RGD) in Ghana to promote the electronic submission of applications for individuals who wish to register their businesses online via the portal. This means all companies that register under the RGD in Ghana will operate under the legal requirements of the GDR and the laws of Ghana.
Registering your business online can be summed down to four (4) simple steps
This is quite simple as all you have to do is to log into the RGD portal, fill out the required forms; for the payment, you can do it by either going to the GRA office in Accra or you could also make the payment of GHC 60 online via the Ghana National Data’s Ghana Electronic payment platform: here. Mode of payments under this includes MasterCard, VISA Card, Mobile Money payment on all networks, Bank transfer and e-Transact.
To begin the process of online business registration there is a list of documents required for the process. Tax Identification Number (TIN). and if you don’t have your TIN you are allowed to use any scanned copy of your Government-issued photo identification like your National ID Card.
These are Business licenses issued by government agencies in Ghana specifically issued by the metropolitan assembly your business is based in; it allows you to conduct business within Ghana’s geographical jurisdiction. To get for business operating permit in Ghana are enquired to have
Registering your business in Ghana should take you about 7 to 21 business days.
In Ghana, you can register your business at the Registrar General Department. They currently have different branches in Ghana, with their head office in Accra. There is always another option if you are unable to head to any of these offices, this is the Online Business registration in Ghana, via the RGD link.
P.O.Box 118 Accra
Tel: +233 302 664 691-93
Fax: +233 302 662043
Digital Address: GA-143-4647
Opposite Hotel Gandolfo Asafo PMB, Kumasi
Tel: +233 322 083 151 / 322 042 152
P.O.Box 251 Ministries, Sekondi
Tel:: +233 312 482 58
Fax: : +233 312 48258
Digital Address: WS-001-7903
Tel:: +233 372 023 715
Digital Address: NT-0066-0976
The form of business registration you do in Ghana is determined by the type of business entity you are operating under; this means that there are different fees for different business entities in Ghana
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The Fees for the year 2021 is shown below;
|Sole Proprietorship||¢60.00 + ¢50.00|
|Partnership||¢160.00 + ¢50.00|
|Company Limited by Shares||¢230.00 + ¢50.00+ ¢50.00|
|Company Limited by Guarantee||¢270.00 + ¢50.00 + ¢50.00|
|Unlimited Liability Company||¢230.00 + ¢100.00|
|External Company||$1200.00 + $600.00|
This is a very important step to take after you are done with the business registration requirements.
Follow the steps below to find out if your company is registered in Ghana:
You can also opt to go to your regional clerk’s office in any of the RGD offices listed above to request a thorough search of a business name to find out if your business name or the business name you desire has been registered.
With online business registration in Ghana, companies can save more time and money because they can operate and register their businesses on a mostly remote basis as this registration process excludes the need for printing applications, compiling reports, travelling to a specific place, and so on.
Registration of your business, product or services is a vital step in legitimizing it that is why Bizaccess promises to help our clients understand the local laws, business regulations and certification requirements so that they are better able to comply with them and navigate the overly complex regulatory labyrinth of Ghana’s legal system. We hope you found this article on online business registration in Ghana very useful.