Form BN1 "Registration of Business Names Act Application for Registration by Sole Proprietor" - Jamaica

Form BN1 is a Companies Office of Jamaica form also known as the "Registration Of Business Names Act Application For Registration By Sole Proprietor". The latest edition of the form was released in January 1, 2011 and is available for digital filing.

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FORM BN 1
Rev 1.2011
REGISTRATION OF BUSINESS NAMES ACT
APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION BY SOLE PROPRIETOR
(Pursuant to Section 3)
Form should be completed in BLOCK CAPITALS only.
SECTION A. BUSINESS INFORMATION
(Not a future date)
1. NAME OF THE BUSINESS
2. DATE OF COMMENCEMENT
DD
MM
YY
1B
ITEM 1
OTHER PROPOSED NAMES OF THE BUSINESS ( IF THE NAME AT
IS REFUSED)
#
REGISTRATION
(FOR RENEWALS)
1C. OTHER
THIS NAME WILL ALSO APPEAR ON THE CERTIFICATE
BUSINESS NAME UNDER WHICH BUSINESS WILL BE CARRIED OUT:
(Where applicable)
3. JUSTIFICATION OF PROPOSED BUSINESS NAME (where applicable)
4. GENERAL NATURE OF BUSINESS:
4A. Sale of:
OR
4B. Type of Service:
5. PRINCIPAL ADDRESS OF THE BUSINESS:
Street/District/
Shop #/ Plaza
Post Office
City/Town
Parish
6. CONTACT NUMBERS:
Tel #
-
Tel #2
-
Fax#
-
7. BRANCHES FOR THE BUSINESS: Are there branches from which the business will be/ is being conducted?
YES
NO
(If yes, provide particulars for the first branch at 7a, 7b and 7c
. If there are Additional Branches provide this required information on a schedule).
7A. Name under which branch will operate
7b Address where branch will conduct trade
Street/District/
Shop #/ Plaza
Post office
Town
Parish
7c. Nature of business to be conducted by branch
SECTION B. CERTIFICATION
Only to be completed by applicants required to present certification from a Professional or Regulatory body when certain words referring to a trade, profession or,
occupation form part of the business name.
(E.G.
“MEDICAL”, “UNIVERSITY”, CAMBIO,” “LEGAL,”DENTAL”, ‘BANK’, ‘PHARMACY”, “ENGINEER/ENGINEERING”, “DAYCARE”, “ACCOUNTING”)
Field or profession:
Expiry Date: dd/mm/yy
Certifying Body:
Certification # (optional)
Have you provided the relevant certification as a part of your application?
Yes
No
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FORM BN 1
Rev 1.2011
REGISTRATION OF BUSINESS NAMES ACT
APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION BY SOLE PROPRIETOR
(Pursuant to Section 3)
Form should be completed in BLOCK CAPITALS only.
SECTION A. BUSINESS INFORMATION
(Not a future date)
1. NAME OF THE BUSINESS
2. DATE OF COMMENCEMENT
DD
MM
YY
1B
ITEM 1
OTHER PROPOSED NAMES OF THE BUSINESS ( IF THE NAME AT
IS REFUSED)
#
REGISTRATION
(FOR RENEWALS)
1C. OTHER
THIS NAME WILL ALSO APPEAR ON THE CERTIFICATE
BUSINESS NAME UNDER WHICH BUSINESS WILL BE CARRIED OUT:
(Where applicable)
3. JUSTIFICATION OF PROPOSED BUSINESS NAME (where applicable)
4. GENERAL NATURE OF BUSINESS:
4A. Sale of:
OR
4B. Type of Service:
5. PRINCIPAL ADDRESS OF THE BUSINESS:
Street/District/
Shop #/ Plaza
Post Office
City/Town
Parish
6. CONTACT NUMBERS:
Tel #
-
Tel #2
-
Fax#
-
7. BRANCHES FOR THE BUSINESS: Are there branches from which the business will be/ is being conducted?
YES
NO
(If yes, provide particulars for the first branch at 7a, 7b and 7c
. If there are Additional Branches provide this required information on a schedule).
7A. Name under which branch will operate
7b Address where branch will conduct trade
Street/District/
Shop #/ Plaza
Post office
Town
Parish
7c. Nature of business to be conducted by branch
SECTION B. CERTIFICATION
Only to be completed by applicants required to present certification from a Professional or Regulatory body when certain words referring to a trade, profession or,
occupation form part of the business name.
(E.G.
“MEDICAL”, “UNIVERSITY”, CAMBIO,” “LEGAL,”DENTAL”, ‘BANK’, ‘PHARMACY”, “ENGINEER/ENGINEERING”, “DAYCARE”, “ACCOUNTING”)
Field or profession:
Expiry Date: dd/mm/yy
Certifying Body:
Certification # (optional)
Have you provided the relevant certification as a part of your application?
Yes
No
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FORM BN 1
Rev 1.2011
SECTION C. PARTICULARS OF APPLICANT
==============================================================================================================
1. Name of Applicant
Christian
Middle
Surname
1a. Any Former Christian or surname
First/ Christian Name:
Last Name/Surname:
Marriage
Deed poll
2. Place of residence (Verification required)
Street/District
Post Office
Town
Parish
3. Contact Numbers
4. Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN)
Tel #
-
Tel #2
-
-
-
5. Other business occupation (if any):
6. Present Nationality*
6a. Nationality of origin* (if different from present nationality)
* Except for nationals of the Caricom Single Market Economy member states, all non- Jamaican nationals are required to present a valid work permit along with
the application)
7. I, the undersigned, hereby apply for registration pursuant to the provisions of the Registration of Business Names (Amendment) Act
2006 , and for that purpose declare all statement of particulars furnished on this form to be true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
Signature ___________________________________________________________Date _____________________________________________________
==============================================================================================================
SECTION D: Particulars of individual/company filing form with the Registrar
Name
Address
Contact
Email address
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
Valid Identification
Type ________________
Proof of residential address
Verification of TRN
Proof of certification
Attached
Not required
Work Permit
Attached
To be provided
Not required
Other. ___________________________
COJ Officer ( Signature/stamp) __________________________________ Date ___________________________________
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FORM BN 1
Rev 1.2011
INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETION OF BN 1
This form is to be used for registration by an individual wishing to register or renew his/her business as a sole proprietor.
GENERAL INFORMATION:
All the fields on the form are to be filled out with the relevant information except where not applicable, the words “NONE” or “N/A” should be
written. If the space provided is insufficient to contain all the required information, the remaining information must be set out in a schedule. Each
schedule should be numbered sequentially.
Any document lodged with the Registrar must:
Be on clean, white, good quality letter size paper 8.5 in. x 11in with 0.5 in. margins at the top, bottom and both sides.
Be typewritten in minimum font size 12 or handwritten clearly in block capital with black or blue permanent ink.
Be fastened securely at the top left hand corner.
Free of correction fluid. Any errors should be struck through once and initialled by the applicant.
SECTION A: PARTICULARS OF BUSINESS
In this section, set out particulars relating to the business
.
1.
The proposed business names: The Registrar will refuse to register any name that is identical or similar to another name used by an
individual/ trader registered under the Business Name Act or company registered under the Companies Act. Additionally if the name is
profane, undesirable, offensive or uses obscene words, or infringes on a registered trademark, it may also be refused by the Registrar.
1a. Other names under which the business is carried out: If the business is carried out under a different name this should be presented.
2.
Date of commencement: A business is required to be registered within 14 days after the individual has commenced any business. NOTE: It
should not be a future date
Registration # : Where an individual is requesting renewal of a business name registration, the registration number should be provided. This is
the number assigned by the Registrar of Companies and can be found on issued Certificate of Registration.
NOTE: Every registration and every renewal for registration is valid for three years after the issued date on the Certificate of Registration.
An application for renewal of registration should be made at least fourteen (14) days before the expiration of the current period of
registration.
3.
Justification of proposed business names: The use of certain words that suggests a connection with the Crown or members of the Royal
patronage, for example “Royal”, “King”, “Princess”, “Prince” or “Crown”, or suggests a connection with a Government Department, Statutory
undertaking, local authority or with Commonwealth or foreign Government must be justified to the satisfaction of the Registrar prior to
registration.
4A. General nature of the business: e.g. sales of computers and accessories, wholesale of dry goods.
4B. General nature of the business: e.g. catering services, courier services.
5.
Principal address must include a street/district/ plaza & shop #, post office and parish.
6.
Contact number – telephone and fax number
7.
A business may form one or more branches. The particulars of the first branch should be written in at 7A & 7B. You are required to
provide the information regarding each additional branch by annexing schedule.
SECTION B: CERTIFICATION
The use of certain words in a proposed business name which refer to a profession, occupation or other activities may require the applicant to produce
evidence of certification from the relevant professional or regulatory body upon submission of application. These words include but are not limited
to: “Engineer” “Medical” “Dental” “Bank” “Cambio” “Pharmacy” “University”. In the case of an individual who is registered under another
enactment as a prerequisite to practicing his profession or conducting of his trade, proof of such registration must be supplied with the prescribed
form.
SECTION C: PARTICULARS OF APPLICANTS
Set out the particulars in respect to the individual:
1.
Applicant’s full name: include Christian name and middle name and surname
1A. Any former Christian or surnames.
2.
Residential address: must include a street/district, post office and parish. Every applicant must submit a document verifying his current place
of address. Verification may be made by way of a valid drivers’ license, passport or utility bill.
3.
Contact number- home & mobile
4.
Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN)
5.
Occupation (if other than business owner)
6.
Present nationality: Where non-Jamaica national is making an application under these rules, he must furnish, in addition to satisfying the other
provisions of these rules, a permit from the Ministry of Labour indicating he is allowed to engaged in work within the country. This however
does not apply to Nationals of the Caricom Single Market and Economy members States.
6A. Nationality of origin if different from above: Non- Jamaican must present Naturalization papers or Marriage Certificate.
7. The applicant is required to certify that the information provided in the form is accurate.
This form must in all cases (whether new or renewal) be signed by the individual applying for registration and must be sent by post, electronic means
or delivered along with supporting documents and prescribed fees to:
Companies Office of Jamaica
1 Grenada Way
Kingston 5
www.orcjamaica.com
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