How to search

What does it cost?

Most searches are free and you don’t need to log on (or even be a registered user) to search the register.

We do recommend that you log on before starting your search if you intend to update the register.

How do you get a certificate of incorporation?

When you search the register for a company you can see and even download or email a copy of the certificate of incorporation.

The quick steps:

  • Begin by searching for the company by going to “Do It Online” and clicking on Search for a Company
  • From the ‘Company Details’ screen select the Certificate of incorporation option (near the top of the screen).
  • You can print or email a copy of the certificate of incorporation without incurring a fee.

Searching for a director or shareholder

Using the Director Search tool you can determine whether an individual is, or has been, a director of a company. The Shareholder Search tool does the same regarding owners of a company.

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Searching for a company

Using the search the register option you can find details of companies – both Samoa and overseas companies registered in Samoa.

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Understanding my search results

Click on the link below to read more detail about your search results.

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Does the company have loans or borrowings secured by its assets?

This section explains how to check if the company you are searching for has any borrowings and has promised some of its assets as collateral for the loan.

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