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Requirements for Registering as NGO

Requirements for Registering as NGO

All businesses, Non-profit or otherwise must be registered with the Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office (CAIPO) located on Church Street. Along with the Articles of Incorporation, you will need to submit a letter of application containing your particulars. Here’s a small checklist:

  1. FEES: A total of $110 EC covers the cost of a name search, reservation and the cost to register your organization with the Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office (CAIPO)
  2. APPLICATION: You can collect the application form at CAIPO. Fill it out, duplicate it and submit it along with a duplicate of your application letter and the Articles of Incorporation.

During the wait time, develop your By-laws with your directors. These are detailed outlines of the organizations' operations and are necessary guides for any NGO. We’ll discuss this in a separate submission.

In a matter of days, you should receive word that your certificates are approved, signed and ready to be collected. Once that’s done, you’re officially ready to go.