Setting up a business in Liberia is easy through the Liberia Business Registry one-stop-shop.

All businesses are required by law to first register before operating as a formal entity. In the past, this entailed interfacing with several government ministries and agencies, which was confusing, lengthy and expensive. The global ranking doing business survey rated in 2008 that it took 99 days to register a business However, today, setting up a business in Liberia has never been easier.

In 2011, the Liberia Business registry was launched as a semi-autonomous government agency that operates as a one-stop-shop to formalize or register enterprises and provide information to the public. Through the LBR, business registration requires only one interface with the government of Liberia, and it now takes approximately 48 hours to register a business through self or assisted registrations.

Self-Registration: this process permits a business applicant to submit a paper based dossier with all required documents electronically.

Assisted-Registration: this process allows the applicant to prepare and submit a paper based dossier with all required supporting documents to the LBR which then handles the registration.

The LBR can formalize the following for you;

  • Limited Liability Corporations

  • Non-for-Profit Corporations

  • Partnerships

  • Limited Partnerships

  • Trusts

  • Foundations

  • Foreign corporation

  • Foreign Maritime Entities

  • Business Corporation

  • Sole Proprietorships

  • Reservation of Business Name