Step-by-Step Guide on Registering a Business in Ghana


Did you know you must register your business if you are trading under a business name?

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Step 1:  Applicant may pick up a prescribed Form A from the in-house bank or download

Step 2: Submit filled forms at the Businessnames Registration Counter for Verification and    Capturing or via Online

Step 3:Pay processing fee of GHS60.00 at the in-house bank or via Online

Step 4:Registrar Examines, Approves and issues Business name Registration Certificate


Renewal each year at GH 25 cedis.


    • Provide 3 business/company name for search for availability of a name

    • Buy or download required Entity Registration form>

    • Complete the Entity Form

    • Pick a ticket per the Entity Type

    • Wait till your ticket number is called

    • Submit the completed form with all the supporting document for validation by inspector

    • Payment slip is generated for payment to be made

    • Document is left at the in-house Bank for onward process

    • Decision is made to Approve, Query or Reject

    • Certificate and other supporting documents are issued when approval is given


  • Search for the availability of your Business Name by clicking on Name Search

  • Download forms of the Entity Type you want to register

  • Print, fill, sign and scan the form and other supporting documents

  • Create an account as a portal user

  • Login with the user name and password given after the account creation

  • Select Entity Registration link on the welcome page

  • Select Entity Registration link again on the left pane

  • Click on ‘Create New’ button if name has not been reserved or click on ‘Create From Name Reservation’ button if business name has been reserved

  • Select entity type from the dropdown list

  • Type business Name under Entity Name and click on Proceed button

  • Certificate and other supporting documents are issued when approval is given

  • Input data, upload scanned and signed document and follow the instructions

  • Pay online by clicking on ‘make payment online’ link

  • The status of the registration will be communicated via SMS

  • Click on eCertificate link to save or print certificate and other supporting documents after approval is given

Written by Sylvester Dordzi

‘Managing economy not about wearing white and quoting bible verses’ – Jinapor jabs Ofori-Atta

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