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 Dec 2022).

 

NEW FEES AND CHARGES EFFECTIVE 1ST JANUARY, 2023

UNIT COST 

TOTAL

S/N 

DESCRIPTION 

GHC 

GHC 

1.
a.

BUSINESS NAME/SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP 

58.00 
Registration of Business Name  12.00 
Form A (Original True Copy)  30.00  100.00 
b.  Certified True Copy (CTC)  400.00 
Registration of Business Name (VIP Service) Additional Fee  100.00  500.00 
c.  Registration Fee  30.00 
Filing of Form D  30.00  60.00 
d.  Certified True Copy (CTC)  30.00 
e.  Annual Renewal  30.00 
f.  Certified True Copy (CTC)  30.00
Notification of change  30.00 60.00 
g.  Certified True Copy (CTC)  30.00
h. Search in any Register  200.00
(VIP Service) for all Filing and changes – Additional Fee 
2.
a.

SUBSIDIARY BUSINESS NAMES 

58.00
Registration of Subsidiary Business Names  12.00 
Form C (Original True Copy)  30.00  100.00 
b. Certified True Copy (CTC)  400.00
Registration of Subsidiary Business Names (VIP Service) Additional Fee  100.00 500.00
c. Registration fee  30.00 
Filing of Form D 30.00  60.00 
d. Certified True Copy (CTC)  30.00 
e. Annual Renewal  30.00 
f. Certified True Copy (CTC)  200.00 
(VIP Service) for all Filing and changes Additional Fee
3.

LIMITED BY SHARES 

270.00 
a. Registration of Company limited by Shares/Unlimited Company  30.00 
Constitution 60.00 
Form 3 & Beneficial Ownership Form  90.00  450.00 
Certified copy of Constitution, Form 3 & BO Profile  1% on Stated Capital
b. Stamp Duty  1,000.00
Registration of Company limited by Shares/Unlimited Company (VIP Service) Additional Fee  450.00  1,450.00 
Registration of Company, Constitution, Form 3 & BO Profile  1% on Stated Capital 
c. Stamp Duty  30.00 
d. Certified Copy  60.00
e. Filing of Annual Returns yearly  310.00
Conversion of a Company limited by shares to limited by Guarantee  90.00 400.00 
f. certified copy of Constitution, Form 3 & BO Profile  700.00
Conversion of a Company limited by shares to limited by Guarantee (VIP Service) Additional Fee 400.00  1,100.00 
i. Fee for Conversion of a Company limited by shares to by Guarantee  500.00 
Change of name otherwise than on conversion of a Company limited by shares to Company limited by Guarantee for registration of new name and issue of certificate  60.00  620.00 
Form 3B & Regulations (Original True Copy 60.00 
j.  Certified Copies  810.00
For registration of Statement in lieu of Prospectus  30.00
Certified True Copy (CTC)  60.00 900.00 
k. Filing  1,380.00 
l.  To obtain the consent of the Registrar to make the invitation for the deposit pursuant to section 316 of Act 992 including the registration of any advertisement or circular in connection with it  2,000.00 
To obtain the consent of the Registrar to make the invitation for the deposit pursuant to section 316 of Act 992 including the registration of any advertisement or circular in connection with it (VIP Service) Additional Fee
4.
a.

LIMITED BY GUARANTEE 

250.00 
Registration of Company Limited by Guarantee 90.00 
Constitution & Form 3 & BO Profile 90.00  430.00 
b. Certified copies 700.00
Registration of Company Limited by Guarantee (VIP Services) Additional fee  430.00  1,130.00 
c Registration Fee Limited by Guarantee  60.00 
d. Filing of Annual Returns Yearly  300.00 
Conversion of a Company limited by shares to limited by Guarantee 60.00
Form 38 & Regulations (Original True Copy)  60.00  420.00 
e. Certified copies  700.00 
Conversion of a Company limited by shares to limited by Guarantee (VIP Service) Additional Fee  420.00  1,120.00 
Registration Fee for Conversion from Limited to Guarantee 
5.
a.

FILINGS 

120.00 
Filing of Change of Name by Special Resolution  30.00 150.00 
b. Certified Copy  60 00 
Filing of Form 17  30.00  90.00 
c. Certified True Copy (CTC) 60.00 
Filing of Form 15  30.00  90.00 
d. Certified True Copy (CIC)  60.00 
Filing of Form 9 30.00  90.00 
e. Certified True Copy (CTC)  60.00 
Fling of Form 13  30.00  90.00 
f. Certified True Copy (CTC)  60.00 
Filing of Special Resolution 30.00 90.00 
g. Certified True Copy (CTC)  60.00 
Filing of Deed of Transfer  30.00 90.00 
h. Certified True Copy (CTC)  60.00 
Filing of Form 6 30.00 90.00 
i. Certified True Copy (CTC)  60.00 
Filing of Form 7 30.00 90.00 
j. Certified True Copy (CTC)  60.00 
Filing of Form B  30.00 90.00 
k. Certified True Copy (CTC)  70.00 
l. Filing of Memorandum of Satisfaction for Registration  60.00 
m. Restoration of a firm to the Register  500.00
n. VIP Service) for all Filing and changes- Additional Fee  500.00 
o.  Annual Returns pursuant to section 7 (3) of Act 152  30.00 
p. Search in any Register  per company 10.00 
g.  Bulk Search in any Register (1-1000)  per company  5.00 
r. Bulk Search in any Register 1000-100.000  per company  2.00
Bulk Search in any Register Above 100.000)
6.
a.

EXTERNAL COMPANY 

$1,380 
b. Registration of External Company  $2,000 
c. Registration of External Company (VIP Services) Additional Fee  $690 
d. Registration of Group Account  $1.000 
e. Registration of Group Account (VIP Services) Additional Fee $250 
f. Filing of Annual Returns  $290 
g. filing of External Company Documents  $500
Filing of External Company Documents (VIP Services) Additional Fee 
7.
a.

PROFESSIONAL BODIES 

1.380.00 
b. Registration of Professional Bodies  580.00 
c.  Annual Returns  130.00
Change of Name  30.00  160.00 
d. certified copy  30.00 
e. Any other Change  500.00 
f. Registration of Professional Body under section 7 (3a) of Act 152  1,000.00 
g. VIP Service for Registration Additional Fee)  500.00 
VIP Service for Filing & Changes(Additional fee)
8.
a.

PARTNERSHIP 

180.00 
Registration of Partnership  60.00  240.00
b. Form C (Original True Copy) 120.00 
Change of Name  30.00 150.00 
c. Certified True Copy (CTC)  60.00 
d. Annual Renewal  60.00 
Filing Particulars of Changes  30.00  90.00
e. Certified True Copy (CTC)  1,000.00 
f. VIP Service for registration (Additional Fees) 500.00
VIP Service for Fling & Change (additional Fees)
9.
a.

OFFICIAL LIQUIDATION 

500.00 
b. Dissolution GazzLimitedeting of Document in the Companies 

Bulletin

500 00 
c. Fee for all Commercial Industrial Bulletin in the Companies Bulletin 800 00
d. Cessation of External Company (Gazzetting)  4.000.00
e. Fee for Registration of insolvency Practitioner  2.000.00 
f. Renewal of License for Insolvency Practitioner  6% of the value of the asset liquidated 
Official Liquidation fee

 

NB: PLEASE NOTE THAT VIP SERVICE WILL COMMENCE FROM MAY, 2023 

 

 

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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.

77 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

  • Anonymous

    May 11, 2022 - 3:50 pm

    Hi, are NGOs required to pay business operating fees? This information seem to be missing on the Municipal Assemblies websites. Would appreciate your response. Thank you

  • Jeffrey

    July 28, 2022 - 12:03 pm

    I am a foreigner, I want to register a farm and if possible Real Estate business. What is the total cost us of registration

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