How to Renew Sole Trader Registration In Jamaica

Renew Sole Trader Registration In Jamaica By Yourself

  1. You can renew your sole trader registration by submitting a request to the Companies Office of Jamaica.
  2. You can obtain the renewal application form from the COJ’s Office or download it from their website – COJ Forms. Or, you can download the form directly from this link – Sole Proprietor form BN1.
  3. Complete the form exactly as directed.
  4. Attach the supporting documents to the application form.
  5. Pay the renewal fee at cashier at the COJ’s Office and get the payment receipt.
  6. Submit the completed application to the COJ assisting officer at the service section.
  7. After receiving your application, the officer will issue you a notice acknowledging receipt. Your application will then be sent to the appropriate authority for processing and approval.
  8. The COJ will review your application, and if it’s correct, they will approve it. They will also process the necessary renewal documents.
  9. You can collect your renewed business registration certificate by visiting the COJ office at the time indicated on the receipt notice.

Please note that late renewals may incur a J$1000 charge

Required Documents For Renew Sole Trader Registration

  • Complete application form: Sole Proprietor: Form BN1.
  • To be renewed
  • Identification document.
  • Receipt of payment
  • TRN card.

Find Office Locations and Contact

Companies Office of Jamaica Main OfficeAddress at 1 Grenada Way (at Grenada Crescent and Grenada Way), Kingston 5, Jamaica
Customer Service Contact
Telephone: (876) 908-4419-26
Fax: (876) 996-7152
Technical Support Contact
Telephone: (876) 919-1990
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Wednesdays 8:30am – 3:30pm
Thursday through Friday 8:30am – 3 :00pm

Montego Bay Branch
Address: The Annex Unit 3 Annex Plaza AliceEldermire Drive FairviewMontego Bay St. James
Telephone: (876) 276-9558
– Contact details


  • The applicant must be a holder a Business registration certificate, which needs to be renewed.


  • Renewal fees for sole traders are J$2,500


  • The validity of a business registration certificate is for three years. It should be renewed on time to avoid additional renewal fees.

Documents for Use

Processing Time

  • Within two working days, the renewal of your business registration will be completed.

Requirements Information

  • Information for businesses
  • Proprietor Information.
  • Information about the Secretary in particular.
  • GCT Registration
  • Declaration.

You will need the document

  • Valid Business registration certificates prove that you are authorized to run a business in Jamaica, as required by law.

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