General Registry, which includes the Registrar of Companies, has extended its operating hours on Thursdays to better accommodate resident companies needing to sign up on its online portal, the Cayman Business Portal (CBP), to file their annual returns and pay their annual fees.

As of 24 January, Registry began extending its hours of operation until 7pm every Thursday. The final day for the extended hours is Thursday, 28 March. Registry's offices are located on the ground floor of the Government Administration Building. Outside of the extension, the usual 8:30am-5pm office hours will be in effect on Mondays to Wednesdays and on Fridays.

'We have typically seen increased traffic from our clients due to the fact that annual fees, annual returns and beneficial ownership information are due in January of each year', said Deputy Registrar General Donnell Dixon. 'Invariably, there have been entities that were not able to attend our offices during regular office hours. Signing up on CBP will provide an effective and efficient tool that will help local companies fulfil their obligations'.

To facilitate a smooth CBP registration process, persons are reminded to present valid, government-issued photo identification – such as a driver's licence, passport, or voter's registration card – that corresponds to the business owner.

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