Starting A Business

As an investor or business owner, you will be required to register a legal entity in Fiji before you commence your business. Below is a step-by-step guide to take you through that process. 

Step-by-Step Guide: Registration

Register your Business Name


You are now ready to register your business with the Registrar of Companies. You will need to prepare your ownership details and determine the area of business that you will primarily be engaged in. Click HERE to register your business.




Register for Tax Identification Number (TIN)


Proceed to the Fiji Revenue and Customs Services (FRCS) to register for a Tax Identification Number (TIN). FRCS is the agency responsible for collecting tax and duties on behalf of the government. FRCS also facilitates trade and travel activities across Fijian borders. Click HERE to register for Tax Identification Number (TIN).




Risk-Categorisation


All businesses will be classified as either Low Risk or High Risk. Low Risk businesses are allowed to start operations, and must comply with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements within 6 months of registration. Below are the steps for application for the post registration compliance. (Step-by-Step Guide: Post Registration Compliance) Businesses classified as High Risk, cannot start operating until all the relevant regulatory requirements are complied with. Click HERE to access the Business Risk Categorisation Table. This table highlights the risk categories and post registration compliance for each business type





 

Step-by-Step Guide: Post Registration Compliance

BAHAMAS MINISTRY OF TOURISM


  • Nassau: (242)302-2000
  • Andros: (242) 368-2286
  • Bimini: (242) 347-3529
  • Eleuthera: (242) 322-2142
  • Harbour Island: (242) 333-2621
  • Exuma: (242) 336-2430




BAHAMAS AIR SEA RESCUE


  • Telephone: (242) 325-8864 H.Q. 9a.m.-5p.m.
  • Emergencies only out of office hours
  • FAX: (242) 325-2737
  • VHF: ch 16
  • https://bahamasmarinas.com
  • EMAIL: For memberships, general information, inquiries, etc. contact us at admin@basra.org




ROYAL BAHAMAS DEFENCE FORCE


National Security, Ministry of Coral Harbour Base

  • Web Site: http://www.rbdfmil.com
  • Telephone: (242) – 362-1818
Contacts:
  • Roderick Bowe, Commodore- Royal Bahamas Defence Force
  • Tellis Bethel, Captain – Deputy Commander
  • Clyde Sawyer, Captain
  • Alexis Brown,, Sub Lieutenant,Public Affairs Officer




POLICE


  • Emergency: 911 or 919
  • Tel.: (242) 322-4444




MEDICAL


  • Red Cross (242) 323-7370
  • Med Evac (242) 376-2719
  • Air Ambulance (242) 377-1606 0r 323-2186





For foreign companies, the Foreign Investment Registration Certificate is required, on top of the requirements above.

Step-by-Step Guide: Additional Requirement

Foreign Investment Registration Certificate


If you are not a Fijian citizen or your business is based outside Fiji, you will need to obtain a Foreign Investment Registration Certificate from Investment Fiji. They act as the liaison between the Fijian Government agencies and businesses at the regional and international levels.

Click HERE for more details.





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