A non-profit company, incorporated under the Companies Act, Ch. 81:01, is an association, society, body or other group formed to achieve some useful object, without gain to its members, which has been established 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 for the objects for which it was formed.
The Non-Profit Organisations Act (No. 7 of 2019, “the NPO Act”), which stipulates that no one may operate a non-profit organisation in Trinidad and Tobago unless it is registered with the Registrar General, deems a non-profit company so incorporated to be registered under the NPO Act. The requirements which the non-profit company must meet, in order to be issued with a Certificate of Registration of Non-Profit Organisation, are included in the incorporation process set out below.
The non-profit company must be incorporated online using the TTBizlink e-Company Registration Service. To enrol for the TTBizlink e-Company Registration Service, visit the TTConnect website to complete and submit one of the following forms:
For assistance with this process, please email the TTBizLink Help Desk at email@example.com.
Using the TTBizlink e-Company Registration Service the non-profit company incorporation process must be completed as follows.
Processing time: Within seventy- two (72) hours.
Once the proposed non-profit company name is available the application will be approved and 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.
Note: Step 2 must be completed within forty-five (45) days i.e., before the name reservation expires.
Please note carefully the date of expiry.
Upon submission of the application, you will be required to:
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.
The Registrar General's Department,
AGLA Tower, Government Plaza,
Corner of London and Richmond Streets,
Port of Spain.
The Certificate of Incorporation, with the forms attached, will be couriered in the self-addressed envelope via TTPost.
Electronic Payment can be made online, with a valid credit card or visa debit card, using the Companies Registry Payment Portal
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).