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Business Registration

 

Step 1: Business Registration at Registrar General's Department (RGD)

All Limited Liability companies are expected to fill out the relevant Application Forms, which serve as the Company’s Regulations. All companies must have an auditor, who must be a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, but should not be an officer or servant of the company or be an employee or partner of such persons. When all such forms have been filled satisfactorily and relevant fees paid, a Certificate of Incorporation and a Certificate to Commence Business are issued.

Click to access basic Costs and Fees applicable at the Registrar General's Department office.

 

 

Step 2: Register with the Centre (GIPC)

The GIPC is responsible for registering all Enterprises in Ghana.  

Application Procedure: Investors are required to complete Investor Registration Forms (Form GIPC/R1) in triplicate. Within five (5) days from the date of orderly receipt of these forms (and its attachments) the GIPC will formally register the investment.

Below are the relevant fees and costs applicable at GIPC (effective 15th June 2015):

 

   

CATEGORY

*GH ¢

REGISTRATION

 

a)    Wholly Ghanaian Owned Business (Trading)

10,500

b)    Wholly Ghanaian Owned Business (Others)

1,050

c)    Joint-venture (i.e. $200,000 minimum foreign equity)

10,500

d)    Wholly Foreign (i.e. $500,000 minimum foreign equity)

16,800

e)    Manufacturing/Export Trading

21,000

f)     General Trading (i.e. $1,000,000 minimum foreign equity)

31,500

g)    Renewal (Every 2 years) – Joint Venture & Foreign Owned

2,730

h)    Renewal (Every 2 years) – Wholly Ghanaian Owned

630

i)      Liaison Office

42,000

j)     Certificate Replacement

630

k)    Certified True Copy (Certificate, Letters, documents, etc.)

420

l)      Additional Certificates for Branches

2,520

STRATEGIC PROJECTS

 

a)    Processing Fee for Strategic Projects

21,000

b)    All Strategic Investment Approvals

105,000

EXEMPTIONS

 

a)    Invoice Value up to $100,000

2,100

b)    Invoice Value up to $250,000

4,200

c)    Invoice Value up to $500,000

6,300

d)    Invoice Value up to $750,000

10,500

e)    Invoice Value up to $1,000,000

12,600

f)     Invoice Value up to $1,500,000

14,700

g)    Invoice Value up to $2,000,000

21,000

h)    Invoice Value greater than $2,000,000

31,500

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFERS

 Initial application (Max. 10 years); Renewals (Max. 5 years)

 

a)    Processing Fee

8,400

b)    Renewal Fee

12,600

c)    Transfer Value up to $500,000 per annum

12,600

d)    Transfer Value up to $750,000 per annum

25,200

e)    Transfer Value up to $1,000,000 per annum

37,800

f)     Transfer Value up to $1,500,000 per annum

50,400

g)    Transfer Value up to $2,000,000 per annum

75,600

h)    Transfer Value up to $3,000,000 per annum

100,800

i)      Transfer Value greater than $3,000,000 per annum

126,000

QUOTA/WORK PERMITS

 

a) Automatic Quota

3,150

b) Replacement of Automatic Quota

3,150

c) Substitution of Quota Letters (Automatic & Short-term Permit)

1,050

d) Short-term permit: 1 year & below

10,500

e) Short-term permit: 2-3 years

14,700

f) Short-term permit: 4-5 years

21,000

 
   
   
   
   

CATEGORY

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DATA SERVICES/REQUESTS

 

a)    List of Registered Companies

 

(i)       Investor Name, Contact Information & Sector of Operation (subscribers for 4 requests per annum)

1,176

       (ii) Investor Name, Contact Information & Sector of Operation (for any request per time)

1,050

b)    Due Diligence

2,352

c)    Copy of TTA/Certified True Copy of Agreement & Certificate

588

d)    Trend of Investment Analysis

2,940

e)    FDI Information

1,176

 e)    Request for Certified True Copies of Documents per set

357

 f)    Project Catalogue (Red Book) per copy

126

GENERAL APPEALS

 

a)    Appeals against Decisions of the Centre

12,600

 
   

  * Note: The fee is payable by Banker’s Draft only, in the name of Ghana Investment Promotion Centre.               

  Fees may be changed by the Centre without any prior notice