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Registering a Business


Any person who wishes to incorporate a company in Trinidad and Tobago is required by law to register the business.  The Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs facilitates the registration of businesses. 




What type of businesses can be registered?

Sole Traders, Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) can be registered as either non-profit or not for profit organizations.

 

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How do I register a business?

To register a business, you must first register for a ttconnect ID and complete a TTBizLink registration which would enable your access to the e-Company Registration module on the Single Electronic Window (SEW) Portal.

The TTBizLink e-Service allows individuals and Attorneys-at-Law practicing in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) to electronically conduct Name Search, Name Reservation, and Registration of a Business and Incorporation of a Company.

Clients are encouraged to utilize the reengineered ttconnect ID processes which have been automated for increased client convenience.
To register a company/business using TTBizLink please follow these steps:

Step 1 – Login to TTBizLink with your ttconnect ID and password

Step 2 – Click on the e-Company Registration (Subscribed) link.  The link will be highlighted in red once the role is subscribed  

Step 3 – Begin your Registration by clicking Name Search 

Step 4 – Once the desired name is not in use proceed to the Name Reservation section and click New Application and proceed to fill out the required fields and click Submit when completed
 
Step 5 – Payment must be made via one of the three available options to trigger review. Please visit Companies Registry Payment Portal to effect online payment for the name reservation. Applicants will need to have access to their TTBizLink Application Reference Number and a valid credit card to complete their transaction
 
Step 6 – Applicants will receive an email approving the name reservation which instructs them to proceed to Register/Incorporate their Business/Company. Upon receipt of approval for the Name Reservation, applicants must click New Application in either the Business Registration (Sole Trader and Partnerships) or Company Incorporation (limited liability companies).  Fill out all required fields.

Step 7 – Applicants will receive an email indicating that the Business Registration/Company Incorporation is approved. Applicants are required to print the approved application and payment acknowledgement, before proceeding to make final payment and collect the certificate. An online appointment is required to visit the Ministry of Attorney General and Legal Affairs' Online Appointment System 

After you login, click on e-Company Registration (Subscribed). Once you enter the service you will see on the left panel, a menu as shown below. Click on “Search Applications/Drafts” under the relevant section (Business Registration/Company Incorporation) seen in the image below.

Do not enter any search criteria, simply click on the grey Search button.
 
You will be able to locate your application, 
 
  • For an Individual Business: 
    • Click on the Reference number to open
    • Locate the Print Application and Print Acknowledgement links to the top right of the screen
    • Print each document on a letter sized page, portrait, single sided.
 
  • For a Partnership Business:
    • Click on the Reference number to open
    • Locate the Print Application and Print Acknowledgement links to the top right of the screen
    • Print the acknowledgement on a letter sized page, portrait, single sided.
    • Print the application on a letter sized page, landscape, single sided
 
 
  • For a Limited Liability Company: 
    • Generate your notices and articles using page 16 of the attached
    • Articles of Incorporation: on a letter sized page, portrait, double sided, in duplicate
    • Notice of Directors: on a letter sized page, portrait, single sided, in duplicate
    • Notice of Address: on a letter sized page, portrait, single sided, in duplicate
    • Click on the Reference number to open
    • Locate the Print Acknowledgement link to the top right of the screen
    • Print the acknowledgement on a letter sized page, portrait, single sided.
 
Note that if payment was made online, you would need to print a copy of your online payment receipt.

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Where can I find more information?

TTBizLink
Ministry of Trade and Industry
Level 9, 11-17 
Nicholas Tower 
Port-of-Spain
Tel: 800-4739
Email: support@ttbizlink.gov.tt 


Registrar General’s Department – Companies Registry 
Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs

AGLA Tower, Government Campus Plaza
Corner of London & Richmond Streets
Port of Spain
223-AGLA (2452)

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