Ghana has one of the fastest growing economies in Africa so it is not strange to find out that several people are seeking ways to register a new business or company in Ghana.

Before starting a business it is important to register it legally. In fact, this is the first step to starting a business that you expect to stand the test of time and below are the easy step by step guide to help you out.

REGISTRATION PROCESS / PROCEDURE (Walk-in procedure)

  • 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

REGISTER ONLINE

  • Go to www.rgdeservices.com
  • 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

Source: rgd.gov.gh

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