COJ express services remain suspended


December 04, 2015
Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ), Shellie Leon, details changes to the Security Interests in Personal Property (SIPP) Registry at a recent JIS Think Tank.

Customers registering businesses and companies with the Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ) will continue to experience longer processing time as the agency's express services will remain suspended beyond the previously stated date of December 7.

According to a release sent to THE WEEKEND STAR, persons registering companies and businesses will experience a seven and five day turnaround time, respectively. The agency's express and guaranteed service times are expected to be restored within the next three to four weeks.


Shellie Leon, deputy CEO,

stated, "The COJ apologises for the disruption in service and the short notice provided to our customers, but we wish to assure you that the agency and the TAJ are working assiduously to implement the necessary system adjustment in the shortest possible time"

The extension is as a result of the unavailability of the agency's web service platform to generate Tax Registration Numbers (TRN) and Tax Compliance Certificates following the launch of

the Tax Administration of

Jamaica's Revenue Administration

Information System (RAiS) Phase Two.

The release further stated that to continue facilitating registration, customers are being asked to present their TRNs or drivers' licence when conducting


The web service is used by the COJ as a part of a 'one-stop business registration service'. A list of affected services can be viewed via the agency's website and social media pages.

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