The Republic of Sierra Leone is a unitary presidential constitutional republic in West Africa. Head of state is the president. Local currency is the Leone (SLL), the official language is English. Sierra Leone is a member of the United Nations (UN) and other international organisations.
Sierra Leone ranks among the poorest countries in the world. Roughly two thirds of the country's GDP (66%) are based on agriculture.
Corporate practice is regulated in the Commercial Code of 2009, the Law on Company Names of 2007 and other legal statutes.
Main types of businesses:
- Company limited by shares
- Company limited by guarantee
- Unlimited company
All companies can be either public or private.
Additionally, registered merchants and associations may operate in Sierra Leone.
What is a commercial register?
In our video we explain the definition and function of a commercial register and how you can verify the reliability and solvency of your foreign business partner.
Should you wish to check the sincerity of your foreign business partner’s request, Schmidt&Schmidt will gladly assist you.
We offer extracts from the commercial registers of more than 100 different registers in countries spread all around the globe. Additionally, we offer annual statements for a variety of companies. The original extract from any commercial register can be sent to you by mail or as a pdf-file via e-mail. Besides that, commercial register extracts can be authenticated with an apostille.
Registration in the commercial register is conducted by the Office of Administrator and Registrar General (OARG). The OARG is also responsible for all other registers.
The Registration process was established in 2009.
Contents of the register:
- Full legal name
- Director and proprietors
- Current status (active/inactive)
- Type of business
- Full address
- Additional data
Information on directors and shareholders of international enterprises is not publicly available, only information on the director and shareholders of local companies will be included in the extract.
NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable, or available for a fee.
Search in the register is not free of charge. Search results are sent to you within 14 days after request submission.
To get a required document, we will need the following information about a company:
- Full legal name
- Registration number
Legalization of extracts from Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone did not accede to The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents in 1966. Therefore, all sierra leonean documents are subject to legalization.
An extract from the business register of Sierra Leone can be used in order to:
- Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
- Negotiate foreign trade agreements
- File legal claims
- Register legal entities with foreign participation
- Check potential employers
You can order an extract without mandatory registration or subscription. Just complete our form and our employees will investigate for missing information, provide you with the extract, translate it to English and deliver the original, the translation as well as the bill for our services to you via mail.
There is no risk involved for you as we provide you with the documents in question on a fixed price. If requested, we will have the extract verified and apostilled. The documents are sent to you by mail. Special fees for the apostille apply.
- Quick and reliable inquiry processing
- Convenient order via online form
- Required document is sent as a PDF-file via e-mail
- Notarised translation
- No charge if required information is unavailable
- Apostille for extracts from commercial registers
- Confidentiality and personal data protection
- Quality service and happy customers
We verify whether a commercial register contains information about the company you are interested in, free of charge. Order a preliminary extract and you will receive the following information:
- Availability of an entry in a commercial register
- Cost of extract from a commercial register
- Other available documents
- Deadline for discharge
- Cost of apostille
- Commercial register extract sample (if available)
You can order free preliminary availability check of required information on our website.
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an Electronic Extract from Sierra Leone||from 119,00 €||from 100,00 €|
|Price for the translation of an Extract from Sierra Leone||from 41,65€||from 35,00€|
|Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping||from 1428,00 €||from 1200,00 €|