How much time and money are involved in setting up a Jamaican company?  Where do I begin?  If you have these questions, the following table published by the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank is what you are looking for.

No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
1  Ascertain from the Registrar of Companies whether the desired name is available and acceptable 1 day JMD 500
2 Have company documents stamped by the Stamp Commissioner 1 day JMD 500
3 File the company deeds to the Registrar of Companies 1 day with expedited service JMD 15,000 (registration fee) + JMD 3,000 for each additional document of which there are three:(a) Notice of Registered Office, Notice of Appointment of Directors and Notice of Appointment of Company Secretary; an additional JMD 6,000 for expedition service (same day)
4 Obtain national insurance scheme (NIS) reference number from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security 2 days no charge
5 Obtain taxpayer registration number (TRN) from Collector of Taxes 1 day no charge
6 Obtain general consumption tax (GCT) registration 1 day no charge

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The Registrar of Companies

Obtaining a Stamp Commissioner’s Certificate

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security

Collector of Taxes