Incorporating a Profit Company

Introduction

A company, incorporated under the Companies Act, Ch. 81:01, is an association, society, body or other group, formed for the purpose of carrying on business for gain, which has been established as a body corporate with the authority, among other things, to regulate its own business, contract in its corporate name and acquire and hold real and personal property.

The Incorporation Process

The company must be incorporated online using the TTBizlink e-Company Registration Service. To enroll for the TTBizlink e-Company Registration Service, visit the TTConnect website to complete and submit one of the following forms:

  • Form A - for natural persons conducting their own transactions
  • Form B - for companies/corporations authorising employees to transact their business

For assistance, email the TTBizLink Help Desk at support.ttbizlink@gov.tt. Using the TTBizlink e-Company Registration Service, the company incorporation process must be completed as follows.

Step 1: Check availability of Company Name
  • Complete and submit electronically the Application for Name Approval/Name Reservation.
  • Pay the prescribed fee of twenty five TT dollars ($25.00).

Processing time: Within seventy- two (72) hours.

Once the proposed company name is available, the application will be approved and a notification of the decision of the Registrar of Companies(“the Registrar”) will be sent via email. This information can also be received via text message at a cost of one TT dollar ($1.00), VAT exclusive.

Note: Step 2 must be completed within forty-five (45) days i.e., before the name reservation expires.

Please note the date of expiry.

Step 2: Obtain approval for filing the Incorporation documents
  • Complete and submit electronically, the following:
    • Articles of Incorporation
    • Notice of Address
    • Notice of Directors

The incorporation particulars will be pre-checked and approved-in-principle by the Registrar. A notification of the decision of the Registrar will be sent via email. This information can also be received via text message, at a cost of one TT dollar ($1.00), VAT exclusive.

Processing time: Within forty-eight (48) hours.

Step 3: Pay the Cost of Incorporating
  • Pay the prescribed fee of five hundred and twenty TT dollars ($520.00).
Step 4: Deliver the Incorporation documents to the Registrar
  • Print and sign duplicate originals of the following forms
    • Articles of Incorporation
    • Notice of Address
    • Notice of Directors
  • Print the payment receipt
  • Visit a TTPost office and purchase two legal- sized track packs; one self-addressed and one addressed to:
    The Registrar General's Department,
    Companies Registry,
    AGLA Tower, Government Plaza,
    Corner of London and Richmond Streets,
    Port of Spain.
  • Enclose the following in the envelope addressed to the Registrar General's Department and mail it:
    • the self-addressed envelope
    • the duplicate original forms
    • the copy of the payment receipt
    The Certificate of Incorporation will be couriered in the self-addressed envelope via TTPost.

Payment Methods

  • E-Payment
    Electronic Payment can be made online, with a valid credit card or visa debit card, using the Companies Registry Payment Portal.
  • Subscription Account Payment
    Subscription Account Payment can be made by selecting this payment option when completing the Name Approval/Name Reservation or Company Incorporation Application online (as applicable).