How much does it cost to register a business in Ghana and what other statutory charges are there in maintaining a company’s books? Business registration is the first formal step in starting a business in Ghana. As a going concern, every business has to file its annual returns and may also file other statutory forms and resolutions from time to time as the business grows and changes occur. The Registrar General’s Department of Ghana (RGD), provides sundry services including business registration, marriage certification, trademarks, patents and administration of wills among others. We are happy to share with you a list of key services and the applicable charges (updated 2017).

Cost of registering business in Ghana

BUSINESS TYPE CHARGES
1. SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP  
a.      Registration of Business name

b.     Certified True Copy (CTC)

¢50

¢10

      c.  Filing of form D ¢25
d.     Annual renewal ¢25
2. PARTNERSHIP  
a.      Registration of partnership

b.     CTC

¢150

¢10

c. Annual renewal ¢50
       d. Change of name ¢110
       e. Filing of Form B ¢50
f. Filing of Memorandum of Satisfaction for Registration ¢60
3. COMPANY LIMITED BY SHARES  
a.      Incorporation of a company

b.     CTC

¢200

¢30   

c.       Filing of form 3&4 ¢100
d.     Stamp duty (0.5% on stated capital)  
      e.  Filing of Annual Returns Yearly ¢50
f.  Change of Name by Resolution

g. CTC

¢100

¢10   

      h.  Filing of Form 17

i.  CTC

¢50

¢10   

      j. Filing of Form 15

      k. CTC

¢50

¢10   

      l. Filing of Form 9

      m.   CTC

¢50

¢10    

n. Filing of Form 13

o. CTC

¢50

¢10     

      p. Filing of Special Resolution

q.  CTC

¢50

¢10      

      r. Deed of Transfer

      s. CTC

¢50

¢10    

      t.    Filing of Form 6

      u.  CTC

¢50

¢10     

      v. Filing of Form 7

      w. CTC

¢50

¢10      

      x. Filing of form 8

       y. CTC

¢50

¢10       

       z. Name of Reservation ¢50
       a. Search in the Register ¢25
      b. On any other conversion from Private to Public ,Public to Private, Limited to Unlimited, Unlimited to Limited ¢250
c.       For registration of any statement in lieu of prospectus under section 274 of the Act

d.     CTC

e.      Filing

 

¢700

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62 Comments

  1. Martey Charles February 19, 2018 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    Can I register sole proprietorship on line?

  2. Sheryl Tufuor March 26, 2018 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    Please how much does it cost for the reprint of a business certificate (An Enterprise)

  3. Francis Appiah Kubi March 27, 2018 at 9:03 am - Reply

    Please where will I get my business certificate

  4. Victoria Aane-asaa Kuusangyele April 26, 2018 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    I intend selling shea butter and groundnut paste. Do I have to register, if so what steps should I take. Thank you

  5. Joseph Kofi Ayarega May 13, 2018 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    Solely propietorship is 50.00 regulation only or you have to pay all the list

  6. Tahidu fadila May 18, 2018 at 4:34 am - Reply

    Can one register online

  7. Gail Gaizer May 24, 2018 at 12:29 am - Reply

    can one convert sole proprietorship to an LLC?

    • firmusadmin May 31, 2018 at 6:48 am - Reply

      Yes a sole proprietorship business can be converted into LLC. Thx.
      ALEX

    • Parviz Haghibostanabad October 24, 2018 at 9:20 pm - Reply

      Hello and Regards, I want to register a company in Ghana, and I am a member of Iran, and I want to know the exact amount of the cost to register with the Limited Liability Company. I also have my ID Watssapp :+989357790566

  8. Ayuba Stikman June 12, 2018 at 12:30 am - Reply

    Please how can you help me register my company name, it’s my first time.

  9. Alufu Mark June 14, 2018 at 9:12 am - Reply

    What is the cost of registrating sole proprietorship business in Ghana

  10. James June 18, 2018 at 10:30 am - Reply

    Can a foreigner register a sole proprietorship?

  11. Agbeshie Victor Korku June 27, 2018 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    please i want to know in registering a sole proprietorship, is annual renewal fee also collected for the first time?

  12. Joyce addai July 13, 2018 at 7:38 am - Reply

    When does a person register a business ? Is it when the idea is conceived or wen the idea is put to use and one sees that its can work and its profitable??

  13. Anthony Ackah August 22, 2018 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    What documents do I need to come along with when walking in for Registration of Company name : we are a religious-entertainment group with focus on the (christian) youth. We thought of registring the name of our firm so no one goes for that name, but at the moment we’ve not actively begun operation.

  14. Rosevelt Erbynn August 26, 2018 at 8:13 am - Reply

    Can two people register under limited company

  15. Frank Eboh September 1, 2018 at 10:33 am - Reply

    Can a Nigerian register and own a business in Ghana, any special requirements and also obtain a trademark for his business? Thank you for a good job!

  16. Nelson October 16, 2018 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    what documentations would one need to register a sole proprietorship ?

  17. Sakyi October 24, 2018 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    What business should i register for my mobile phone trading and repairs training for individuals who want to acquire such skill?

  18. ebrahim October 31, 2018 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    how much is cost for 100% foreign ownership

    • firmusadmin November 1, 2018 at 6:25 am - Reply

      Hi, let us know the type of company and the business activities, so we can give you an indication of the cost of incorporation. Thanks.
      Alex

  19. Victor November 7, 2018 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Hi please where do I get the forms to buy? Or is it on the internet to download?

  20. Emmanuel frimpong November 7, 2018 at 11:34 am - Reply

    Pls how much does it cost to register a retail company as a Ghanaian

  21. Gary McKown November 15, 2018 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    We have a 100 acre cocoa farm in Japekrom Ghana and was charge 8,000.00 US Dollars for business license and title deed papers
    The cocoa farm was willed to us because of the death of our father. I looked thru the prices here and I see that something is very wrong with the figures we were charged

    • firmusadmin November 15, 2018 at 4:16 pm - Reply

      Hmmmm….Sadly it happens if you don’t get the right person to hold your hand when starting a business in a new environment. Let us know if we can be of help in any way. Alex

      • Gary McKown November 15, 2018 at 4:21 pm - Reply

        We had our lawyer there and a real estate agent too and no one said nothing about the cost. I was just curious why a government in Ghana wants to rip people off like this.

        • eben January 7, 2020 at 5:44 pm - Reply

          Hello. Please may I know the cost involved in registering a limited liability company with a foreigner. It’s a construction company .

  22. Dominic Mensah November 16, 2018 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    I want to open cashew company in Ghana I from B/A Kintampo living in Germany how much does it cost to open the company
    what about 1D1F too I want to know much about? I have some investors that we won’t invest in Cashew in Ghana.

  23. Margaret Asigbetse November 24, 2018 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    What is the cost to register a company to distribute imported food supplement . Is also known as network marketing company.

  24. Nana Safo December 7, 2018 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    I went to open up MTN mobile money joint and when I went to MTN office they said unless I get business certificate before and I don’t know the process involve in obtaining the business certificate before

  25. Linda Nuamah January 11, 2019 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    Hi,

    How much will it cost to incorporate an ecommerce business via you in Ghana (including cost of your service and government fees for incorporation). The business will focus on exporting African goods (clothes, shoes, bags, accessories and home decoration) globally.

  26. Kelvin Cobbinah January 14, 2019 at 12:53 am - Reply

    my company sells information products online and I wish to register my company. Which type of company will it be classified under and what would be the registration cost for such

  27. Abena Afrane January 18, 2019 at 8:13 am - Reply

    Good morning,

    Please can I submit my filled application form online since I am mostly abroad for other duties.

  28. jaun dsilva January 18, 2019 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    How to open a restaurant in ghana, an Indian restaurant

  29. Justice Annan January 24, 2019 at 10:49 am - Reply

    What do I need to register a LLC

  30. Joseph Kwame Aboagye February 8, 2019 at 10:42 am - Reply

    I’m a young boy of 28 years of age who has started a laundry cleaning service. I want to know how much will it cost me to register my business and were to register it thank you.

  31. Ofori Aboagye Joseph February 16, 2019 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    Hello, please I want to know how much it will cost to register a laundry service and were to go for the registration thank you.

  32. Dale H. Jones February 18, 2019 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    I am looking for partnership I live in the states and my fiance is in Accra Ghana how much is total fees?

  33. Stephen Stephen February 22, 2019 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    How much does it cost to change name of a company and to register a new one, ” 2 things here, change and new registration “

  34. fuglo divine opoku February 27, 2019 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    Am starting a business on my own
    pls i want to register the company
    how can i go about it.

  35. Jayesh March 16, 2019 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    How much is cost of foreign company into manufacturing and trading of oil and gas products

  36. Amuda constant March 19, 2019 at 1:13 am - Reply

    Is it possible to have your business certificate done, even when the capital is not ready?

  37. Elvis obeng March 28, 2019 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    How much is the cost registering a logo

  38. Emma Fiakpornu April 9, 2019 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    What happens when i mistakenly paid for my business renewal fee twice in a particular?

  39. AMANI April 15, 2019 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    Hi Sir,
    INCORPORATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES is not list or could i know more about.
    Regards

  40. Alhassan saeed May 1, 2019 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    Pls registered a business in 2014 but did not know I have to renew it annually so have not renew it up till now .what should I do now

  41. Prasanta Kumar Dalbehera May 17, 2019 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    How much will be the fees for court registration/ validation of business documents at acrra high court, ghana

  42. Benedicta Kwarteng May 31, 2019 at 11:13 am - Reply

    I want to know how partnership agreement is obtained? Is it at RGD or by an associate or accounting firm?

  43. akobga boniface atibire June 11, 2019 at 3:17 am - Reply

    i came to ghana rgd today to register my sole proprietorship business name and the took 300 ghana cedis from me, why?

  44. Christopher Ramson June 12, 2019 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    Christopher Ramson
    i want to register for a retail Pharmacy shop, what is the cost of registering

  45. DAVID CANATHY June 17, 2019 at 9:09 am - Reply

    I WANT TO REGISTER MY CONSTRUSTION COMPANY, PLEASE WHAT IS THE WAY FORWARD

  46. Kwame Asante June 19, 2019 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Our business is a food delivery service. My friend and I own this business. Which of the registrations suits ours.

  47. Prince Nyarko June 30, 2019 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    Hi please can one register on online or only in the office and please where can the office be found …. Thank you

  48. Richard aidoo July 5, 2019 at 10:55 am - Reply

    In total, how much do I pay for sole proprietorship business name registration.
    Do I pay CTC, FORM D, RENEWAL together. Please clarify.
    It’s a New business though

  49. Hanson July 5, 2019 at 11:06 am - Reply

    How do you change your sole proprietorship name?

  50. Ibrahim July 9, 2019 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    Can a bukinabee register restaurant in Ghana and how much

  51. Lisa July 27, 2019 at 11:59 pm - Reply

    Hello, how much does it cost for a Ghanaian leaving abroad to open a sartorial clothing company in Ghana ? Wat documents do I need and how much is the tax and the area I can open it in thanks

  52. Maxwell July 30, 2019 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    i want to start an online business. i will order the stuff in bulk and advertise on my website and do deliveries. please how much do you think will cost for registering this business?

  53. Herbert Nicco-Annan August 15, 2019 at 7:51 am - Reply

    I am a Ghanaian citizen who has lived in the US since 2003.In three years time I would be retiring so I plan to register and open a real estate Company to operate in Ghana with some partners.I have very good contacts with some land owners who have hundreds of acres of lands they want me assist them lease out.My Company is to provide vast litigation free lands to mainly African Americans at very favourable tetms for investments like housing estates,schools,sports colleges and stadiums,hospitals,universities etcI I would have thousands of acres of land tosdvertize and allocate.What advice can I get from you and could I get you as consultants for my Company?I already have a set up to provide. me with enough investors to start with but I really want to do my home we’ll to build a very reputable business in time,thank you.

  54. Herbert Nicco-Annan August 15, 2019 at 7:56 am - Reply

    Continuation;
    Correction:…….favourable tetms for investment &
    …land to advertise….

  55. ALEX September 28, 2019 at 12:50 am - Reply

    which other banks can i make my registration payment to aside the one inside RGD?

  56. Gyan Daniel December 20, 2019 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Pls l want to register a construction company how can l do it

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