What is the Cost of Registering a Business in Ghana + Other Fees?

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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

¢10    

¢50

        f. To obtain the consent of the registrar to make the invitation to the public for deposits pursuant to section 289 of Act 179 including the registration of any advertisement or circular in connection with it. ¢1,200
4. COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE  
a.      Incorporation of a company

CTC

Filing of Form 3

¢200

¢20

¢50 

b.     Annual Returns ¢50
c.       Change of Name by special resolution

d.     CTC

¢100

¢10  

e.      On conversion of a company limited by shares to a company limited by guarantee ¢250
f.  Change of Name by Special 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

CTC

¢50

¢10   

     m. Filing of Form 13

CTC

¢50

¢10

     n.  Filing of Special Resolution

     o.     CTC

¢50

¢10   

     p. Deed of transfer

     q.     CTC

¢50

¢10    

     r.  Filing of Form 6

     s.      CTC

¢50

¢10   

     t.   Filing of form 7

     u.     CTC

¢50

¢10

     v.  Filing of form 8

CTC

¢50

¢10   

     w.  Name of Reservation ¢50
     x. Search in the Register ¢25
5. SUBSIDIARY BUSINESS NAME  
a.      Registration of subsidiary Business Name

b.   CTC

¢50

¢10    

      c.   Filing of Form D ¢25
e. Annual Renewal ¢25
6. EXTERNAL COMPANY  
a.      Registration of External Company US$1,200
      b. Registration of Group Accounts of an External Company US$600
c. Filing of External Company Documents US$250
7. PROFESSIONAL BODIES  
a.      Registration of Professional Body ¢1,200
b.     Annual Returns ¢500
8. TRADEMARK  
a.      Trade Mark Search US$110
b.     Trade Mark Application US$200
c.    Trade Mark Certificate US$200
d. Annual Renewal US$390
e. Cancellation US$110
9. PATENT  
a.      Patent Application ¢100
b.     Renewal ¢25
c.       Amendment ¢35
d.     Filing Correction ¢25
e.      International type search ¢25
f.       On request for grant of a utility certificate ¢50

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We trust that you have found this information useful. You can now calculate your budget for the new company you want to register.Payment of any of these services can be made directly at the Fidelity Bank located within the RGD offices. All completed forms must be vetted by company inspectors before payment is made.

75 Comments

  • Martey Charles

    February 19, 2018 - 6:36 pm

    Can I register sole proprietorship on line?

  • Sheryl Tufuor

    March 26, 2018 - 9:55 pm

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

  • Francis Appiah Kubi

    March 27, 2018 - 9:03 am

    Please where will I get my business certificate

  • Victoria Aane-asaa Kuusangyele

    April 26, 2018 - 4:57 pm

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

  • Joseph Kofi Ayarega

    May 13, 2018 - 3:16 pm

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

  • Tahidu fadila

    May 18, 2018 - 4:34 am

    Can one register online

  • Gail Gaizer

    May 24, 2018 - 12:29 am

    can one convert sole proprietorship to an LLC?

    • firmusadmin

      May 31, 2018 - 6:48 am

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

    • Parviz Haghibostanabad

      October 24, 2018 - 9:20 pm

      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

    • Nti Kofi

      July 10, 2020 - 3:51 am

      I intend to do multiple businesses with one name, do I have to register once or several

      • Firmus Advisory

        July 10, 2020 - 8:42 am

        Thank you for your query, kindly use the live chat on our website a compliance rep will attend to you. Thank you.

      • Christian Amoah

        May 18, 2021 - 2:37 pm

        Please what is the requirements for registering a church and how much is involved?

  • Ayuba Stikman

    June 12, 2018 - 12:30 am

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

    • Nana

      July 3, 2020 - 6:17 pm

      I have a sole proprietorship business and it has been for almost 3years now.
      Can I use the starting date of my business to register now or the very date of registration.

      • Firmus Advisory

        July 3, 2020 - 6:41 pm

        Thank you for your query, kindly use the live chat on our website a compliance rep will attend to you. Thank you.

  • Alufu Mark

    June 14, 2018 - 9:12 am

    What is the cost of registrating sole proprietorship business in Ghana

  • James

    June 18, 2018 - 10:30 am

    Can a foreigner register a sole proprietorship?

  • Agbeshie Victor Korku

    June 27, 2018 - 3:40 pm

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

  • Joyce addai

    July 13, 2018 - 7:38 am

    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??

  • Anthony Ackah

    August 22, 2018 - 4:00 pm

    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.

  • Rosevelt Erbynn

    August 26, 2018 - 8:13 am

    Can two people register under limited company

  • Frank Eboh

    September 1, 2018 - 10:33 am

    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!

  • Nelson

    October 16, 2018 - 12:13 pm

    what documentations would one need to register a sole proprietorship ?

  • Sakyi

    October 24, 2018 - 2:33 pm

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

  • ebrahim

    October 31, 2018 - 6:23 pm

    how much is cost for 100% foreign ownership

    • firmusadmin

      November 1, 2018 - 6:25 am

      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

  • Victor

    November 7, 2018 - 9:43 am

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

  • Emmanuel frimpong

    November 7, 2018 - 11:34 am

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

  • Gary McKown

    November 15, 2018 - 3:56 pm

    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 - 4:16 pm

      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 - 4:21 pm

        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 - 5:44 pm

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

  • Dominic Mensah

    November 16, 2018 - 1:34 pm

    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.

  • Margaret Asigbetse

    November 24, 2018 - 1:32 pm

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

  • Nana Safo

    December 7, 2018 - 2:43 pm

    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

  • Linda Nuamah

    January 11, 2019 - 1:29 pm

    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.

  • Kelvin Cobbinah

    January 14, 2019 - 12:53 am

    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

  • Abena Afrane

    January 18, 2019 - 8:13 am

    Good morning,

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

  • jaun dsilva

    January 18, 2019 - 2:04 pm

    How to open a restaurant in ghana, an Indian restaurant

  • Justice Annan

    January 24, 2019 - 10:49 am

    What do I need to register a LLC

  • Joseph Kwame Aboagye

    February 8, 2019 - 10:42 am

    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.

  • Ofori Aboagye Joseph

    February 16, 2019 - 2:04 pm

    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.

  • Dale H. Jones

    February 18, 2019 - 1:34 pm

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

  • Stephen Stephen

    February 22, 2019 - 8:14 pm

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

  • fuglo divine opoku

    February 27, 2019 - 5:18 pm

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

  • Jayesh

    March 16, 2019 - 10:37 pm

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

  • Amuda constant

    March 19, 2019 - 1:13 am

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

  • Elvis obeng

    March 28, 2019 - 6:29 pm

    How much is the cost registering a logo

  • Emma Fiakpornu

    April 9, 2019 - 12:47 pm

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

  • AMANI

    April 15, 2019 - 3:56 pm

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

  • Alhassan saeed

    May 1, 2019 - 10:38 pm

    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

  • Prasanta Kumar Dalbehera

    May 17, 2019 - 12:11 pm

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

  • Benedicta Kwarteng

    May 31, 2019 - 11:13 am

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

  • akobga boniface atibire

    June 11, 2019 - 3:17 am

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

  • Christopher Ramson

    June 12, 2019 - 12:41 pm

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

  • DAVID CANATHY

    June 17, 2019 - 9:09 am

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

  • Kwame Asante

    June 19, 2019 - 8:21 pm

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

  • Prince Nyarko

    June 30, 2019 - 11:41 pm

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

  • Richard aidoo

    July 5, 2019 - 10:55 am

    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

  • Hanson

    July 5, 2019 - 11:06 am

    How do you change your sole proprietorship name?

  • Ibrahim

    July 9, 2019 - 5:59 pm

    Can a bukinabee register restaurant in Ghana and how much

  • Lisa

    July 27, 2019 - 11:59 pm

    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

  • Maxwell

    July 30, 2019 - 3:37 pm

    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?

  • Herbert Nicco-Annan

    August 15, 2019 - 7:51 am

    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.

  • Herbert Nicco-Annan

    August 15, 2019 - 7:56 am

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

  • ALEX

    September 28, 2019 - 12:50 am

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

  • Gyan Daniel

    December 20, 2019 - 11:42 pm

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

  • Tahiru Abdul-Washiru

    May 18, 2020 - 11:18 am

    Please i want to register a company what are the steps and how much will it cost me. thank you.

    • Firmus Advisory

      May 18, 2020 - 2:58 pm

      Our compliance team will revert soon. Thank you

      • Dennis

        June 23, 2020 - 6:22 pm

        I want to register a limited liability company ,how much will be the cost

      • Firmus Advisory

        June 24, 2020 - 7:09 am

        Thank you for your query, kindly use the live chat on our website a compliance rep will attend to you. Thank you.

  • David N Abugre

    June 17, 2020 - 1:00 pm

    What is the current cost of registering sole proprietorship for farming?
    How many days will it take to receive the certificate?

    • Firmus Advisory

      June 17, 2020 - 1:07 pm

      Thank you for your query, kindly use the live chat on our website a compliance rep will attend to you. Thank you.

  • Abubakari Alhassan

    September 7, 2020 - 8:18 am

    I want to start an agro chemicals business and I want to know, can I register it before starting or I have to start before registering?

    • Firmus Advisory

      September 7, 2020 - 9:40 am

      Thank you for your query, kindly use the live chat on our website a compliance rep will attend to you. Thank you

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