How to Register a Business in Sierra Leone


  1. Before you go to the Office of the Administrator and Registrar General you will need to conduct a business name search first and complete a combined business application form- LINK.
  2. Simply follow the instructions provided on the online form.
  3. Pay registration fees
  4. Obtain certificate and TIN (Tax Identification Number)

Required Documents

  • Sierra Leonean to provide Photocopy of National ID Number (or passport / drivers license if applicant has one). Non-nationals of Sierra Leone are to provide passport number and residence permit.

Note: You will be expected to produce the original document for verification.

Office Locations & Contacts

Office of the Administrator and Registrar General
Roxy Building, Walpole Street, Freetown
Call +232 25 332396 if you have any difficulties filling any of the forms or e-mail

OARG Offices

  • Bo (1 Fenton Road, Bo)
  • Makeni (34 Frontier Road, Makeni)
  • Kenema (25 Hanga Road, Kenema)


Statutory fees for the Registration of Business and Companies

  • Combined Application Form: No Charge
  • Name search for all Business Entities. Business Name Search: No Charge
  • Business Name Certificate: Le20,000.00
  • Change of Business Name: Le20,000.00
  • Certified copy Business name certificate: Le10,000.00
  • Hard copy of certified Business Name Certificate: Le20,000.00
  • NRA Written Statements for Sole Proprietorship: Le40,000.00
  • NRA Written Statements for Partnership and Company: Le50,000.00
  • Business Registration fees:
    • Sole Proprietorship: Le50,000.00
    • Partnership: Le55,000.00

Processing Time

It will take about a day for your application to be processed.


Applications to register a business are filed with the Office of the Administrator and Registrar General.

Required Information

  • Business name
  • Business location address
  • Postal Address
  • Telephone Number and E-mail Address of Business
  • Activity/Industrial Classification
  • Business Activity/Nature of Business
  • Capital employed in the business (including all Branches of Sierra Leone)

Need for the Document

This procedure provides you information on how can you register a business in Sierra Leone.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

  • It is an offence to operate a business without registering it first.
  • You will be issued Tax Identification Number (TIN) as soon as you register a company

External Links

Office of the Administrator & Registrar General

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