Real Time Approvals through E-Services
3 daysE-Company Registration
1 dayE-Permits & Licenses
30 minutesE-Certificates of Origin
12 daysE-Import Duty Concessions
11 daysE-Fiscal Incentives
By providing reliable and timely facilitation and strategic interventions we aim to reduce the time it takes for you to implement an investment project. Our services include:
This includes market information, advice on available incentives and access to financing options related to making an investment decision in Trinidad and Tobago.
We help in setting up initial operations and expansions by obtaining the relevant governmental approvals
This includes identifying available real estate options and assisting clients in their search for real estate. This is facilitated through liaising with e TecK, the Commissioner of State Lands (COSL) and any other relevant agencies to identify appropriate land/ space for clients.
By creating links between clients and local goods and services providers we not only create more efficient supply chains, but allow local firms to grow, enhance their competitiveness and create jobs.
We conduct strategic interventions to resolve problems with acquiring approvals, licenses or permits and escalate issues for intervention as necessary.
Setting up a business in Trinidad and Tobago is quite straight forward. The main steps are outlined below.
You may register a for-profit business as a sole proprietorship, partnership or limited liability company.
Whichever option you choose, InvesTT can guide you through the following requirements:
Business registration normally takes 1 day
TTBizLink single electronic window gives you quick access to over 45 government e-services. By applying online you can speed up your business and trade transactions.
This step is for Limited Liability Companies (Ltd). ) and takes 3 working days.
It must be completed within 20 days of having the business name approved.
To complete this step you will be required to declare the number and names of directors of your company as well as the shareholding and a registered address. Manual submissions require the following forms in duplicate:
For more information on registering your business, please visit the Ministry of Legal Affairs.
Filing Notice of Company Secretary
All incorporated companies are required to file a notice of Company Secretary within 1 year of incorporation. The forms can be found here.
Work Permits for Non-nationals
Non-nationals working in Trinidad and Tobago for more than one month must have a work permit. These are generally approved for senior management and technical positions.