Registration and operations services



Registration of small and medium enterprises (SMEs)

Why do I need to do this?

Follow this user guide if you need to register your business under any one of the three categories (micro, small or medium) defined in the SME Act.

Where can I apply for the service?

You can apply in person at MED

How long will the process take?

Next working day (Day 2) from date of application (Day 1)


What are the fees and charges involved?


Which documents do I need to submit?



Check for:


SME registration application form

§  All required fields filled correctly

§  All documents listed in the application form are submitted

§  Number of employees in enterprise

§  Estimated income receivable in an year

§  Signature of authorised person


Taxpayer registration form

§  Completed and signed taxpayer registration form of MIRA



Registration certificate copy

§  Copy of the business’s registration certificate


National Identification Card copy

§  Clear and complete NIC copies of authorised responsible person1


1Responsible person is determined by:

-     The director’s Board if Applicant is a company;

-     The partners, if Applicant is a partnership

-     The steering committee/board, if Applicant is a cooperative society

-     The owner, if Applicant is a sole proprietor



How do I apply for the service?

Day 1:

1. Lodge application at counter.

2. If any information is missing, provide the required information.


*If the application is in order, the Ministry will instruct to collect certificate the following day.

*If there are any issues with approval, Ministry will notify via phone and instruct to amend if applicable.


Day 2:

3. Collect original of the registration certificate from Ministry counter.

What would I receive at the end of the process?

§  Original registration certificate




§ SME Regulation


§ User guide on registration of companies


§ User guide on registration of partnerships


§ User guide on registration of cooperative societies


§ User guide on registration of sole proprietorships