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Apply for Business License
(last modified: 25/05/2020)

Timeframe ( see details )

Waiting time until next step

10 mn  -  3h 15 mn
1 day  -  2 days

Contact details

Entity in charge

Ministry of Revenue

Level 4, Development Bank Building, Beach Rd , Apia
Tel: 685-20411
Tel. 1: 685-20414
Email: info_services@revenue.gov.ws
Website: www.revenue.gov.ws
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

MFR - Taxpayers Services Division

Mon: 09:00 - 17:00
Tue: 09:00 - 17:00
Wed: 09:00 - 17:00
Thu: 09:00 - 17:00
Fri: 09:00 - 17:00
Sat: closed
Sun: closed

Person in charge

MfR Officer

Tel: +685/20411 ext. 235 / +685/20411 ext. 309

Expected results

Requirements

All applicants
1. Application for Business Licence
Application for Business Licence (original)
filled
or Application Business Licence - Sole Trader
Application Business Licence - Sole Trader (original)
filled only for applications as Sole Trader
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
National I.D. - Copy of Passport/Driver´s License (Simple copy)
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Evidence of capital or funding of business (Simple copy)
Different capital requirements apply
4. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Site map of business location (Simple copy)
printed or drawn
Company
Foreign Investors
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Foreign Investment Certificate (Simple copy)
Partnership
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Partnership Agreement (Simple copy)
indicating shares of different partners
Trust
1.
Deed of Trust (Simple copy)
Non-Profit Organization
1.
Non-Profit Organization Incorporation Certificate (Simple copy)
Commercial Traveller

Time frame

On the 15th and 21th of every month queues are longer, thus pick another day for submitting your application (if possible). Applications for business licences for retail stores take several days longer as a site inspection will be conducted after the submission of the application
Waiting time in queue: min   5mn - max  3h.
Attention at counter: min   5mn - max   15mn
Waiting time until next step: min   1 day - max   2 days

Legal justification

1. Business Licences Act, 1998

Additional information

Make sure to bring all the required documentation for your application to be processed.

Applications for business licences for retail stores take several days longer as a site inspection will be conducted after the submission of the application.

For additional information see the attached document below.
Additional information Business Licence Additional information Business Licence

Complaints: Ministry of Revenue

Entity in charge

Ministry of Revenue

Level 4, Development Bank Building, Beach Rd , Apia
Tel: 685-20411
Tel. 1: 685-20414
Email: info_services@revenue.gov.ws
Website: www.revenue.gov.ws
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

MFR - Taxpayers Services Division

Mon: 09:00 - 17:00
Tue: 09:00 - 17:00
Wed: 09:00 - 17:00
Thu: 09:00 - 17:00
Fri: 09:00 - 17:00
Sat: closed
Sun: closed

Person in charge

Michael Maua

Assistant Chief Executive Officer - Taxpayer Services
Tel: +685-20411
Email: mmaua@revenue.gov.ws
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