External Company

 An external company is a body corporate formed outside the Republic which, has an established place of business in the country. It is a branch of an existing company usually registered by a local manager on behalf of a company registered outside the jurisdiction of Ghana. The Local Manager must at all times be resident in Ghana.

Procedure for registration

  • The Name and Objects  have to be the same as the one  Incorporated in the country of origin
  • Applicant may purchase and complete Forms 20 and 21 or download online
  • A copy of the Certificate of Incorporation and where applicable a copy of the Constitution, Charter, Statutes, Regulations, Memorandum and Articles, or any other instrument constituting or defining the constitution of the company.
  • All documents must be translated into the English language and notarized. 

NB: All these documents must be notarized by a Notary Public or duly endorsed by the Ghana Mission in the country, if any or the nearest country where Ghana Mission exists

  • A Power of Attorney appointing the Local Manager  must be attached
  • A  Process Agent may be  appointed to receive all correspondence on behave of the company
  • Submit the completed Forms at any ORC office or submit application  online
  • Pay prescribed fee of USD1380 or Cedi equivalent.
  • VIP service cost of USD 2000 in addition to the processing fees (optional)
  • Registrar Examines, Approves & Issues:      
    • Certificate of Registration
    • Form 20 & 21 
  • Mandatory Filling of group accounts each year at USD690 or Cedi equivalent