Restore a business name

How do I restore a business name to the register?

Business names that have been removed from the register for any reason specified under the Business Names Act 2014, must apply to have the business name restored to the register.  The cost is SBD 150.

You may not carry on business without a valid business name registration, so it is important you take steps to restore your business name as soon as possible.  All outstanding returns must be provided with any application to restore.  All of these steps can be followed online.

In any case, you must apply to restore your name within 6 months of its removal.  After that time, anyone may be able to register a business name using your former name.

Once restored, the business name will be taken to have never been removed from the register.