Company Register 15% open

Trinidad and Tobago

What data is expected?

List of registered (limited liability) companies. The submissions in this data category do not need to include detailed financial data such as balance sheet, etc. Open data from company registers may be used for many ends: e.g. enabling customers and businesses to see with whom they deal, or to see where a company has registered offices. This definition draws on the work of OpenCorporates.

  • Name of company
  • Company address
  • Unique identifier of the company
  • Register available for entire country

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No
In an open and machine-readable format HTML
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date No
Publicly available No
Available free of charge Yes
findable 4
findable_steps Found the link under the "Online Services" Menu on the Companies Registry - Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs website http://www.legalaffairs.gov.tt/companies.html
Collected by government Yes
usability 1
collector_name Companies Registry - Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs http://www.legalaffairs.gov.tt/companies.html
Controlled access Yes Data are behind a search mask and one needs to know the name of an entity in order to find it.
characteristics Name of company, Company address, Unique identifier of the company, Register available for entire country
location https://rgd.legalaffairs.gov.tt/ - the Companies Registry Online Search Facility
Additional information found on the RGD site "All documents filed at the Companies Registry may be searched by members of the public. Registration number of business name or company must be produced when making request. Identification Card, Driver's Permit or Passport must be produced. Search fee: $20.00 per company file/document." This suggest that the data carries a fee for access and requires in person application

The submitter was under the impression that data were not available online free of charge and without providing a type of identification. Indeed, the cost of downloading a copy of a file is $20.00 TTD (files are in PDF format). However, data are available via the Companies Registry Online Search Facility where one needs to know the name of an entity in order to find it. Results include company name, number, address, date of incorporation, name suffix, and status in .HTML format. Results cannot be downloaded in bulk, and update frequency of the data is unknown.

Meta data

Data location   https://rgd.legalaffairs.gov.tt/ - the Companies Registry Online Search Facility
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   HTML
Reviewer   Evangelia Kampouri
Submitters   Alesha Aris
Last modified   Fri Jan 20 2017 02:05:42 GMT+0000 (UTC)