Honiara has developed economically at a faster rate than other parts of Solomon Islands, having a high concentration of the Solomon Islands’ and international businesses within it’s boundary.
Honiara is Solomon Islands’ springboard for tourism activities. The country’s tourist office, Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau, is on Honiara’s main thoroughfare, Mendana Avenue. Situated between the Yacht Club and the popular Solomon Kitano Mendana Hotel.
You need to fill out the Business Application Form to apply for a business license.
You can get one from the Cashier at the Honiara City Council Finance Division at the cost of $10.00, or you can print it off here through downloading the document from this link – click here.
Business Application Form
The application consists of four parts:
The application is first to be handed to the cashier at the Finance Division, HCC Main Office.
If you are a foreign business, you will need to attach a Foreign investment Board Approval Certification from the Investment Division, Ministry of Commerce, Industries, Labour & Immigration.
After approval, the Business Licensing Officer will create an invoice for the applicant.
The Business License fees depends on the types of Business Activities, which is on Schedule 2 Business License fees. The 2014 Schedule 2 can be accessed here – click here.
After the fees are paid, the Licensing Officer will write up a Business License. This License will be signed by the City Clerk & the Treasurer, before it can be approved & given to customer as a legal document.
Because you are doing different types of business activities, for example doing General Retail, wholesale, import/Export, you have pay three (3) Business License fees.
Business License are renewal annually, every Business license expired at the end of each year.