Businesses now being registered using Companies Office of Jamaica’s new online system

More than 1,180 persons have registered businesses using the Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ) new online system, the electronic Business Registration Form – eBRF.

 Chief Executive Officer of the Companies Office of Jamaica, Judith Ramlogan
Chief Executive Officer of the Companies Office of Jamaica, Judith Ramlogan

Persons can now register a business or company by using the form via the COJ’s website, www.orcjamaica.com, from any location globally.

The online system provides a hassle-free and more convenient option for those seeking to register a business. This project supports the Government’s priority to offer services designed around client needs, by making them more accessible and encouraging investments by creating more efficient processes.

“The eBRF has been a long time coming.”

— CEO of the Companies Office of Jamaica

Chief Executive Officer of the COJ, Judith Ramlogan, said that the online system is “a one-stop-shop for business regulatory agencies.”

“So, what you do is just come to the Companies Office, use the business registration form and be registered, either under the Companies Act 2004 or the Registration of Business Names Act, 1934,” she said, noting that the eBRF eliminates the need to engage multiple government agencies.

“The eBRF has been a long time coming,” she said, noting that the manual business registration form was converted into an electronic version in April 2018.

Prior to the eBRF, Ramlogan said that persons had to visit the COJ to register a business or company, then Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) office to get a TRN, then the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) and other offices to process requirements.