Single Windows Business Registration

The companies division is one of several divisions of the Ministry of Justice responsible for the following:

Registration of Sole proprietorships (individual business) Partnerships (Limited partnership, General partnerships, Firms) Companies (Private limited liability companies-companies limited by shares & Company limited by guarantee),(Public limited liability companies),(Branch of a foreign company-commonly known as External Companies) and (Unlimited companies-Associations, Clubs, Charitable Organizations & Foundations) We register the above mentioned entities and issues them with business certificates and incorporation certificates as the case may be. All this process can be done within a day at our main office in Banjul or at our Sub-station in KMC. The following are the requirements for their registration.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE REGISTRATION OF A SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP BUSINESS (INDIVIDUAL)

Photocopy of Identity card / passport of Proprietor (owner of Business) Individual Tin Card Fill form SWR 3 ( Application Form) Registration fee: D500

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE REGISTRATION OF A PARTNERSHIP BUSINESS

Apply for a name reservation.................D500 Partnership Deed / Agreement Tin Card for the Partnership business Stamp duty at G.R.A........................D 1000 Registration of the partnership deed at the office of The Registrar General, Ministry of Justice :D500 Photocopy of Identity card / Passport of partners & Telephone Numbers Fill form SWR 7 (Application form) Registration fee: D5000 for a general partnership Registration fee: D10000 for a limited partnership

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE REGISTRATION OF A COMPANY

Apply for a name reservation.............D500 Articles & Memorandum od Association Tin Card for the company Photocopy of Identity card or Passport of shareholders / Directors & Telephone Numbers. If any of the shareholders / Direcctors is a non-resident, attach particulars of agent on his/her behalf in The Gambia. Fill form SWR 7 (Application form) Business Registration fee: D1000 Incorporation Fees: Share capital of up to D500,000.......................D10,000 D500,000 to 1,000,000....................................D15,000 D1,000,000 to 10,000,000...............................D20,000 Share capital above D10,000,000....................D25,000 For the registration of a company limited by guarantee......D5000

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE REGISTRATION OF A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION/ASSOCIATION/FOUNDATION

Constitution Last page to constitute name, address,telephone numbers & signatures of executive members Fill CO32 & CO33 form Attach photocopy of passport or ID card of President/Chairman and the Secretary. Fill form SWR 7 (application form) Tin Card for the Association Recommendation letter from BCC, KMC, BAC etc depending on the geographical location of the organization. Registration fee D500 ( if community base) D2000 (if not community based) Other functions of the division also include the general overseeing of companies and business to make sure that they comply with relevant provisions of The Companies Act and The Single Window Business Registration Act.

The Attorney General's Chamber, exists to entrench at the core of the body politic and abiding respect for the Rule of Law and a constant observance of human Rights, to ensure equality of access to Justice and treatment before the Law for all citizens, to promote by law social justice to facilitate the operations of a fair, efficient and transparent legal system and to propagate a culture of due process and legality for these purposes. The Ministry acts as the defender of the constitutional order, the guarantor of the rights and liberties of the citizens, the protector of the state legal interest, the enforcer of the criminal laws, the developer of the human resources of the legal sector and the championing of the rule of law.