To register your business name you will first need to set up an account. It is free. Click on “Logon/Register” in the top right corner of the page and follow the registration process for a new user.
Each step of the registration process is outlined here:
1. General Details
Simply complete the general details on this screen. If there is an * this means you MUST fill in this section, or you will not be able to complete your application.
Think carefully about the business name you wish to use. The registrar will only approve the name if it meets the requirements of the Business Names Act 2014. If you click on ‘Check Name’ it can tell you if there is already an exact match of the name you wish to use.
Carefully choose your email address, as this will be the main way Company Haus will contact you in the future, including sending reminders to submit your return.
Please put in the principal place you will conduct your business. This is different to the postal address, which must be somewhere mail can be delivered (such as a PO Box).
The owners of the business name may be one or more individuals, companies or other types of legal entity. For example, a business name may be owned by both one person and one company. You can choose an existing Solomon Islands company from the Company Haus list.
You must declare that the information you’ve provided is correct.
5. Review, Pay and Submit
You then review your application. If any details are missing or incorrect, you will see a red triangle with an “!” mark.
Once properly completed, you will be able to Save and Exit your application if you wish.
You must make your payment at the Treasury Counter or provincial cashier, and present the receipt to Company Haus. They will top up your account, and you will then be able to submit your application, passing through a payment screen. You may download a copy of the receipt at the payment screen.
6. Successful applications
When your application has been assessed and finalised, Company Haus will send you an email, attaching a copy of your certificate. You can obtain copies of your certificate online as well by simply searching for your business name registration, or accessing it through your dashboard.
7. Returned applications
Company Haus staff may return applications by email if they have not been correctly completed. You should check your email account regularly and respond quickly to any questions raised.