Business Name Registration

Business Name Registration/ Registration of Business Name in Fiji


Registration of a business name is obligatory if any individual or firm (whether composed of individuals or bodies corporate or any combination of both) or any body corporate carries on business under a name other than their own true names. Its purpose is to make public the identities of those individual(s), firm or corporate bodies being the legal entity behind the business name.

Specifically registration of a business name is required if:

  • An individual uses a business name which differs in any way from his/her true surname. It makes no difference whether the individuals first name or initials are added. So registration is required if, for example, Mr. Stroll Kim traded as Stroll Builders but not if he traded as stroll Kim);
  • a firm uses a business name which differs in any way from the true names of all partners who are individuals and the corporate names of all partners which are bodies corporate;

Things to submit for lodgment

To register a business name, submit online registration form, along with the registration fee:

  • individual registration: $10 (VEP)
  • Firm Registration: $100 (VEP)


Please note issues that may need clarification when an application is submitted:

  • That when registering a business name, the following words are not allowed in a business name – “limited”, “ltd”, “Pte Limited”, “Pte Ltd”, “incorporated”, “inc.” or “company”.
  • When describing the nature of business on the application, where the business is taking place from a residential address, the application may be queried (retail, manufacturing etc.). We would advise to provide specific address of the place of business.


In order to apply online for a business name (available at digitalFIJI website), please see click on link to redirect to website –




Please remember that if your business name application is completed online, payment option is available in the application form in the event online payment cannot be made you may select for offline payment where email notification will be sent with the reference no. To make payment at any of the MOJ registry.