The Office of the Registrar General is tasked with facilitating investment through developing and maintaining a world-class efficient business register and promoting a business-friendly regulatory framework. In particular, the Office of the Registrar General has the responsibility to initiate, implement and follow up the activities relating to registering and striking from the register; businesses secured transactions and intellectual property rights.


Registrar General

The Office of Registrar General has the following responsibilities:

Some of the services offered by ORG are the following:

Services related to business registration are delivered within 6 hours when the application complies with the requirements, services related to the secured transaction are delivered within 24 hours when the application complies with the requirements and the service of Intellectual property are delivered as follows:

  • Patent: 12 Months (minimum period)
  • Utility Model: 12 months (maximum period)
  • Trade Mark: 3 months
  • Industrial Design: 6 months
  • Copyright: 1 week

Registration of business activities, secured transactions and Intellectual Property rights are mandatory for all Rwandans and foreigners intending to do or already doing business in Rwanda.

Registration spells many benefits, for instance, ensuring that your business benefits from the protections provided for by the business laws, such as limited liability; gaining access to credit from financial institutions; protecting the owners of intellectual property from unauthorized use of their creations, etc...

It is important for the development of our country to register your business because this will enable the transition of our economy from predominantly informal to formal. Further, it inspires trust in your customers because it is proof that you are an approved trader.