How to register your business in Ghana online: Company Limited by Guarantee

Most of us would like to legitimise our or organisations or even a fully developed non business venture like clubs, societies, religious organization, etc.

This type of business does not requires payout dividends to shareholders but are liable to damages. Example include Societies, Religious organisations, NGO's etc.

To get this types of businesses registered, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Make these documents available

  • A valid ID card (Voter, passport , Driver's license, NIA)
  • At least two TINs (if you dont have one, find how to obtain one online for free HERE). One for the director of the company (manager or owner) and another person to be an Auditor.

Note: If you already read how to register a sole proprietorship business online, SKIP TO STEP 5.

Step 2: Go to the Egov website CLICK HERE

Step 3: locate signin on the homepage or click on singup if its your first time using the Egov website

After confirming your email, login with the details (username and password).

Now the portal of business registration will be opened for you and you will see 3 options including a profile, click on it.

Step 4: fill the profile  and connect the TIN to the profile

Thats where it gets frustrating because you must input same details on your TIN in other for it to get approved.

I actually used three days to guess my correct details on my first business registration trial. Dont give up on this stage, you can get to any GRA office to get the TIN details in case you forget some.

If you have the correct details, then your application process is just as filling a check. Once you TIN is connected to the account, you can even generate an e-TIN if you want. 

Step 5: Return to the homepage and you will now see four options including Business Registration

Hurry, you are on your way to get it done. Click on it

Fill in the business name of your choice you will be told whether its available. If yes, select the business type. In our example, we will choose company limited by guarantee.

After that, click continue and will automatically save once your inputs are valid.

Step 6: Fill the business type information including business description and code

If you are confused about the business type codes find them here.

Step 7: Fill in the next pages mostly constitute your own details and location followed by the business location

Step 8: Fill the form 3

It constitute the number of shares you will like liability owners, etc.

Step 9: input you TIN as owner of the business

You will be required to attach the Executive(owner) TIN, Secretary (not required) and an Auditor.

Step 10: preview the information and confirmed before submitting the application

At this stage you will be required to submit a picture of your ID, company rules(a downloadable form to sign and a declaration form).

You can download the declaration form and use pdf editor to fill it. Its simply. 

As for sole proprietorship business registration, not much to be submitted. However, you will be required to submit more than the above mentioned forms.

Once submitted, the registration fees will be spelt out which is 250 cedis + 50 cedis Certificate of commerce + a percentage of the stated capital. At least 300 cedis.

Step 11: Go to transactions and fullfil the payment using mobile money

You can choose to receive your business certificate at your doorstep but at a cost (i think it cost at least 20 cedis). This option is only available during payment process. Otherwise, it will be sent to the nearest GRA office foe you to go and collect it there.

Immediately you pay, your certificate will be ready the next business day.

Enjoy your legal business

Remember that this tutorial is for a sole proprietorship type of business.

 Click on the appropriate type of business for their tutorials below:

Sole Proprietorship Registration

Company Limited by Private Shares Registration

Company limited by Public Shares Registration

External company registration

If you are not sure about the type of business you are currently running, check our guide here.

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