The Non-Profit Organisations Act No. 7 of 2019 (“the NPO Act”), stipulates that no one may operate a non-profit organisation (as defined in the Act), in Trinidad and Tobago, unless it is registered with the Registrar. This applies to non-profit organisations which are(1) an unincorporated body of persons,(2) incorporated by an Act of Parliament or(3) incorporated under the Companies Act, Ch. 81:01.
While a unincorporated body of persons and a non-profit organisation incorporated by an Act of Parliament must apply for registration, a non-profit company incorporated under the Companies Act, is not required to do so as it is deemed to be registered under the NPO Act. However, the non-profit company must submit the registration particulars set out in the NPO Act before collecting its Certificate of Non-Profit Organisation Registration.
The non-profit organisation must be registered online using the Registrar General’s Department e-Filings Service. Enrol and login to the Registrar General’s Department e-Filings Service, on this website, to complete the non-profit organisation registration process as follows.
Unincorporated Body of Persons and Incorporated by Act of Parliament
A notification of the decision of the Registrar shall be sent via email.
Processing time: Within thirty (30) business days
Incorporated under the Companies Act, Ch. 81:01
Processing time: Within three (3) business days
The Registrar General's Department,
AGLA Tower, Government Plaza,
Corner of London and Richmond Streets,
Port of Spain.
The Certificate of Non-Profit Organisation Registration will be couriered in the self-addressed envelope via TTPost.
Electronic Payment can be made online, with a valid credit card or visa debit card, using the Companies Registry Payment Portal