- Land ownership in Liberia is tied to citizenship.
- Acquisition of public land by foreigners is possible through leasehold.
- Leases are ordinarily for 25-50 years, but exceptions are permitted by law.
- The ownership, leasing, and use of land are governed by both statutory and customary law.
There are basically three kinds of land in Liberia: public, private, and tribal (or communal). Verification of land titles is
conducted at the National Archives.
The Land Commission, which was established in March 2010, is responsible for reforming land policy, laws, and programs,
and will be developing Liberia’s urban land policy. For additional information on the Land Commission.
For industrial purposes, land is also available through the Monrovia Industrial Park (MIP), which is a track of land set aside
by the National Legislature. The MIP is situated? in Gardnersville on 1,110 acres (450 hectares) of land and has several
functioning factories on it, including an old refinery. The Liberia National Investment Commission (LNIC) is responsible for
managing this asset and is creating a plan for it to be redeveloped as a functioning industrial park. As the LNIC concludes
the development of the park, foreign direct investments and public private partnerships are encouraged.
Choosing the right location for your investment is key. Please contact the Liberia National Investment Commission for
Reserve a Unique Company Name: Liberia Business Registry
The applicant can search the name online or at the Liberian Business Registry (LBR) helpdesk. The reservation of the name lasts for 120 days at the cost of about USD15.00.
Register At The Liberia Business Registry: Liberia Business Registry
The entrepreneur submits the company registration application to the Liberia Business Registry (LBR) office. The application must include the following documents:
Consolidated application for a limited liability company contains:
1. Registration Form (RF – 001)
2. Articles of incorporation
3. Copy of ID documents as attachments to forms A or B
4. Additional parts:
- Empowered person form (A) or Registered agent form (B) in case of a company representative - Incorporator(s) form (E)
- Shares and shareholder(s) form (F)
- Information for TAX authority form (Q)
LBR officers review the application and request the Tax Identification Number (TIN) and BPS from the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning on behalf of the entrepreneur.
Pay Fees And Obtain Proof Of Payment: Liberia Business Registry (Central Bank window)
The entrepreneur proceeds to the bank window in order to pay the associated registration fees. Upon payment of the fee, the Bank officer issues a flag receipt of the Government of Liberia as proof of payment. This receipt has to be returned to the initial officer who accepted the application.
Receive The Business Registration Certificate: Agency: Liberia Business Registry
The entrepreneur returns to the Liberia Business Registry office to submit the proof of fee payment. The officer then journalizes the dossier and provides the entrepreneur with the receipt slip, thereby approving the dossier for processing. The entrepreneur can track the status of the application online; and upon approval, the company receives a Business Registration Certificate. This process can take between 48-72 hour