Re-registering a Solomon Islands company
As at Midnight 30 June 2011, Re-registration is no longer an option for companies. Please see the section "Restoring your company to the register". Every company registered in Solomon Islands prior to 1 July 2010 must re-register with Company Haus by 30 June 2011 (extended from 31 March). Companies failing to re-register within this period will be removed from the Register.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: After midnight 30 June 2011, Re-registration is not an option. You must restore your company to the register. Follow this link for details.
What is re-registration and who must re-register?
The new Companies Act makes it easier to comply with obligations for existing and new companies operating in Solomon Islands. The electronic registry on this website will assist with a more efficient and transparent system.
In order to have a complete and up-to-date record of companies, the new Act requires the re-registration of all Solomon Islands companies already existing on the date of commencement of the new Companies Act, 1 July 2010.
There is no fee for re-registration.
How long do companies have to re-register?
All companies must re-register by 30 June 2011. Overseas companies do not need to re-register.
What does my company need to do?
Re-registration is simple.
- You will first need to create an account on this website. Once you have done this, you will be able to administer all of your company details online. You will need to provide an email address. This will be very important, as it is the main way Company Haus will communicate with you.
- Next, go to the Do It Online section of this website (in orange) and click on 're-register a company'.
- You will find you company name on the list, and then the website will direct you about details of your company. If your name does not appear on the list, please call the Company Haus on (+677) 26812.
- You will need to have ready a scanned a copy of your certificate of incorporation, as well as a copy of your company rules, if they are different from the new model rules under the new Companies Act. Your company rules are probably know as the memorandum and articles of association. If you do not have a scanner, you should use a commercial service to scan in the documents for you.
- The registrar will then review and approve your re-registration. You will then be issued with a certificate of re-registration by email, a new annual return date and a new company number (replacing the old CRO number).
NOTE: A company may not request a change of company name as part of its re-registration.
What happens if the company doesn’t re-register by 30 June 2011?
Companies which fail to re-register will be removed from the register. Fees will apply for restoring the company on the register, and removal may restrict the activities the company can be involved in. The registrar has issued a guidance note available here regarding restoration of companies that have failed to re-register. This form should be used by companies seeking restoration in these circumstances.
Failure to re-register a company is not a short-cut to winding up or liquidating your company, and it will not excuse the company from fulfilling its obligations to third parties.