We know it's sometimes a hassle to set up or expand a business in another country, which is why we like to make things easier for you by providing as much assistance as you require throughout the entire process. The main steps to setting up are outlined below.
TTBizLinkConduct business online with our e-business services
3 daysTo incorporate a business in Trinidad and Tobago
Any person who wishes to incorporate a company in Trinidad and Tobago is required by law to register the business. There are several ways to register a business; as a sole proprietorship, partnership, or limited liability company.
Whichever option you choose, InvesTT can guide you through the following requirements:
All new businesses must complete this step which is the reservation of a business name. This process takes 3 working days.
Manual submissions may be completed in duplicate with an attached fee of TT$25.00.
Download the form here
Manual submissions require the following forms in duplicate:
For more information on registering your business, please visit the Ministry of Legal Affairs.
Non-nationals working in Trinidad and Tobago for more than one month must have a work permit. These are generally approved for senior management and technical positions.
The Ministry of Trade and Industry has revolutionized business through TTBizLink. This single electronic window hosts at least 45 transactional e-services administered by 24 government departments across nine separate ministries.
TTBizLink has reduced the need to send duplicate information to many agencies and has improved information sharing among government agencies, resulting in real time approvals for your transactions.
This service allows you to complete the application online which results in the reduction of time taken to conduct several business and trade transactions as such E-Company Registration, E-Permits and Licenses, E-Certificates of Origin, E-Work Permits, E-Import Duty Concessions, E-Fiscal Incentives and more.
|E-Service||Lead Agency||Lead Time|
|E-Company Registration||Ministry of the Attorney General & Legal Affairs||3 days|
|E-Permits & Licenses||Ministry of Trade & Industry
Ministry of Agriculture, Land & Fisheries
|E-Certificates of Origin||exporTTLimited
Trinidad & Tobago Chamber of Industry & Commerce
|E-Work Permits||Ministry of National Security||2.5 weeks|
|E-Import Duty Concessions||Ministry of Trade & Industry||12 days|
|E-Fiscal Incentives||Ministry of Trade & Industry||11 days|
Source: Source: Ministry of Trade & Industry, Trinidad and Tobago
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