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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 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. 

  

CATEGORY

      

 REGISTRATION

   GH¢

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, etc.)

420

l)     Additional Certificates for Branches

2,520

 STRATEGIC PROJECTS

GH¢ 

a)    Processing Fee for Strategic Projects

21,000

b)    All Strategic Investment Approvals

105,000

EXEMPTIONS (PER BILL OF LADING/AIRWAY BILL)

  GH¢ 

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

10,500

e)    Invoice Value up to $500,000

12,600

f)     Invoice Value up to $600,000

14,700

g)    Invoice Value up to $700,000

21,000

  h)  Invoice Value up to $800,000

31,500

 QUOTA/WORK PERMITS

  GH¢ 

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

 

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFERS

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

   GH¢

a. Processing Fee

11,760

b. Renewal Fee

17,640

c. Transfer value up to $500,000 per       annum

17,640

d. Transfer value up to $750,000 per     annum

24,696

e. Transfer value up to $1,000,000         per annum

34,574

f. Transfer value up to $1,250,000        per annum

48,404

g. Transfer value up to $1,500,000         per annum

67,765

h. Transfer value up to $1,750,000         per annum

94,872

i. Transfer value up to $2,000,000        per annum

132,821

j. Transfer value up to $2,500,000        per annum

172,667

k. Transfer value up to $3,000,000         per annum

224,468

l. Transfer value up to $3,500,000        per annum

291,808

m. Transfer value up to $4,000,000        per annum

379,350

n. Transfer value up to $4,500,000         per annum

493,155

o. Transfer value up to $5,000,000        per annum

641,102

p. Transfer value up to $5,500,000         per annum

769,322

q. Transfer value up to $6,000,000         per annum

923,186

r. Transfer value up to $7,000,000        per annum

1,107,824

s. Transfer value up to $8,000,000         per annum

1,329,388

t. Transfer value up to $9,000,000        per annum

1,595,266

u. Transfer value up to $10,000,000       per annum

1,914,319

v. Transfer value greater than                 $10,000,000 per annum

2,297,183

 

DATA SERVICES/REQUESTS

      GH¢

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

f. Request for Certified True Copies of Documents per set

420

g. Project Catalogue (Red Book) per copy

126

GENERAL APPEALS

  GH¢ 

Appeals against Decisions of the Centre

12,600

 

Please Note: Service fees are non-refundable.

               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.