Sierra Leone Company Documents

We have over the years incorporated companies in more than 40 countries and obtained company documents from more than 75 countries.

We can supply a company search report and company documents from the Office of the Administrator and Registrar General, the documents we can usually provide include:

Document Type
Sierra Leone Company Search Company Search
Memorandum and Articles of Association
Certificate Of Incorporation

Sierra Leone Company Search

We can provide a Company Search, with the latest filed information from the Office of Administrator and Registrar General in Sierra Leone. The Business Registry processes applications for the registration of sole proprietorship, partnership, companies and other businesses in Sierra Leone.

The Laws governing the registration of businesses are the Companies Act 2009, the Business Names Registration Act, Cap 257, the Business Names 1983 as amended by the Registration of Business Act, 2007, and the General Law (Business Start Up) (Amendment Act)2007.

The contents of a Sierra Leone company search report include the following:

  • Company Name
  • Company Registration Number
  • Date of Incorporation - date registered with the Office of the Administrator and Registrar General (OARG) at Roxy Building, Walpole Street, Freetown
  • Company Type - limited liability company,
  • Tax Identification Number - A company is issued Tax Identification Number (TIN) as soon as registered in Sierra Leone - where available
  • Registered Office Address
  • Principal Directors names
  • Receiver -A receiver is someone appointed by the company to receive documents on behalf of the company especially when the directors are not residing in Sierra Leone most times receivers are solicitors that helped registered the company - where available
  • Shareholders details - including name, address and number shares held
  • Share Capital - where available. The Minimum share capital requirement for registering a company in Sierra Leone is Le 1,000,000.00.
  • Agent - Incorporated company - where available
  • Agent contact details - where available
  • Company contact details - where available
  • Additional Details not from the Sierra Leone Registry - where available

Sierra Leone Company Search Report - Timescale

The company search report will be ordered from the Office of the Administrator and Registrar General and delivered by email in 5 -7 days.

Sierra Leone Certificate of Incorporation

The Certificate of Incorporation is issued by the Sierra Leone companies registry when a company is incorporated.

We can provide a registry copy of a Sierra Leone company incorporation certificate which includes the company name, company number, date of incorporation and states that a company is registered.

Sierra Leone Certificate of Incorporation

Sierra Leone Certificate of Good Standing

A company which is registered with the registry, is said to be in good standing if it has filed and continued to file all statutory filings and paid all annual fees which are due. The Registry do issue certificate of good standing which, we can provide. Many companies in Sierra Leone fail to submit annual returns of their operations to the registry.

Memorandum of Association

We can provide on request a scanned copy of the Memorandum of Association for a registered Sierra Leone company.

The Memorandum of a Sierra Leone company:

  • States the name of the company
  • That the registered office of the company shall be situated in Sierra Leone
  • Nature of the business or businesses which the company is authorised to carry on
  • Restriction on the powers of the company
  • Liability of its members is limited by shares or by guarantee
  • If the company has a share capital the memorandum shall also state the amount of share capital

Filing Requirements

A Sierra Leone incorporated company has certain reporting obligations to the OARG. The following changes in the company must be reported in writing within 14 days after occurrence:

  • Change of Name
  • Change of Address
  • Transfer of Shares
  • Increase or decrease of Share Capital
  • Closure of Business
  • The company’s account must be audited at least once a year, and an annual general meeting of Shareholders

Sierra Leone Company Formations

All companies in Sierra Leone are required to be registered, and a certificate issued, that must be displayed in the principal place of the business. When a company is incorporated the following Statutory Notices are submitted - Registered office of the company, share capital, shareholders declaration, list of directors, consent of Directors to act as Director, Memorandum and Articles of Association.

Key features of a Sierra Leone company:

  • Directors - every company registered after the commencement of the amended Act shall have at least two directors
  • Share Capital - the minimum share capital requirement for registering a company in Sierra Leone is Le 1,000,000.00
  • Issued with a Tax Identification Number (TIN) as soon as your company is registered
  • The company must submit annual returns

If you have a requirement for a Sierra Leone company incorporation, please contact us.

Sierra Leone Company Documents

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