Business Registration

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

All enterprises 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 duplicate. 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. 

  

 

 

   CATEGORY

GH ¢

 

    REGISTRATION

 

a)    Wholly Ghanaian Owned Enterprise (Trading)

10,500

b)    Wholly Ghanaian Owned Enterprise (Others)

1,050

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

10,500

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

16,800

e)    Manufacturing/Export Trading Enterprise

21,000

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

31,500

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

2,730

h)    Renewal of Registered Enterprise (Every 2 years) – Wholly Ghanaian Owned

Free

i)     Liaison Office

16,800

j)     GIPC Certificate Replacement

630

k)    Certified True Copy (Certificate, Letters, etc. up to 10 pages)

420

l)     Additional GIPC Registration Certificates for Branches

2,520

STRATEGIC INVESTOR PROJECTS

 

a)    Processing Fee

21,000

b)    Approval Fee

105,000

EXEMPTIONS (PER BILL OF LADING/AIRWAY BILL) 

 

a)    Invoice Value up to $100,000

2,100

b)    Invoice Value up to $200,000

4,200

c)    Invoice Value up to $300,000

6,300

d)    Invoice Value up to $400,000

8,400

e)    Invoice Value up to $500,000

10,500

f)     Invoice Value up to $600,000

14,700

g)    Invoice Value up to $700,000

18,900

  h)   Invoice Value up to $800,000

23,100

i)     Invoice Value up to $900,000

27,300

j)     Invoice Value up to $1,000,000

31,500

k)    Invoice Value exceeding $1,000,000; the excess amount will attract the fee applicable as per schedule (a) to (j)

N/A

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

 

 

Please Note: Service fees are non-refundable.

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