The Ethiopian Ministry of Trade and Industry introduced online services in order to make its services easily accessible to its customers. Online Trade Registration and Licensing System

The Ethiopian Ministry of Trade and Industry is pleased to introduce online services in order to make its services easily accessible to its customers. Online Trade Registration and Licensing System

The Ethiopian Ministry of Trade and Industry  introduced online services in order to make its services easily accessible to its customers. Online Trade Registration and Licensing System
The Ethiopian Ministry of Trade and Industry  introduced online services in order to make its services easily accessible to its customers. Online Trade Registration and Licensing System

The Ministry of Trade and Industry introduced online services in order to make its services easily accessible to its customers. Online Trade Registration and Licensing System (OTRLS)

Commercial Registration

1 - General Information

In General Information form you are expected to choose your legal status, the system will provide you with form depending on the legal status you choose.

You can choose one or more sectors for your registration.

Make sure you provide all the information required, incomplete information will be highlighted with red.

After filling the information click on Save button. If you get a success message you can proceeced to Address or Branch step by clicking Next button.

2 - Address

In the Address step, the first form you will see is the address form, for the first time by default the system will make the address the main address. fill every required information and click Save.

You can save one or more addresses for your registration. You can also change the main address and edit any address you saved by clicking the button with the pencil sign.

Make sure you provide all the information required, incomplete information will be highlighted with red.

If you are done adding the address you can proceed to the Prerequisite step by clicking the Next button.

In case you want to go back to General Information form to make changes you can click the Previous button.

3 - Manager

Depending on the legal status you chose you can add manager.

For legal status other than Private or Commercial Representative you can add up to three managers, for Private and Commercial Representative you are only required to add one manger.

You can edit or delete mangers by clicking the pencil and trash button respectively.

If your are done adding managers click Finish button to submit your request.

4 - Prerequisites

In Prerequisites form you are required to upload all required documents.

Required documents are labeled with a red text saying Is Required. You have the right not to upload optional documents.

In order to upload a document, you need to click the arrow cloud button and select the document you want to upload. If document uploading is successful you will see a success message.

After your done uploading your document click Next button to submit your request.

If you want to go back to Manager, you can click the Return button

Commercial Registration Amendment

Application Guide

General Information

In General Information form you will see the previous information on the left and the changes to be made on the right.

In this form, you are expected to change capital and sectors.

In case you do not want to make changes on this form you can skip it and move on to Address form by clicking the Skip button.


Make sure you provide all the information required, incomplete information will be highlighted with red.

After filling the information click on the Save button. If you get a success message you can proceeced to the Address or Branch step by clicking the Next button.

2 - Address

In the Address step, what you will see first is a list of previous addresses. In this form you can either delete or edit the previous addresses.

You can always skip address form if you do not want to make changes.

If you want to edit an address click on the edit button with a pencil symbol, the system will show you the current detail of the address on the left and a form on the right for you to make changes.

You can also add new address by clicking the Add button with the plus sign.

Make sure you provide all the information required, incomplete information will be highlighted with red.

If you are done adding and editing the address you can proceed to the Manager step by clicking the Next button.

In case you want to go back to the General Information form to make changes, you can click the Previous button.

3 - Manager

You can edit or delete mangers by clicking the pencil and trash button respectively.

For Private and Private Limited Company you can only edit the current information, for the rest of Legal Status, you can also add a new manager.

If you are done adding and editing managers click the Finish button to proceed to the Prerequisite form.

If you do not want to make any changes you can click the Next button and move on to the Prerequisite form. Also if you want to go back to previous forms you can do so by clicking Previous button.

4 - Prerequisites

In Prerequisites form you are required to upload all required documents.

Required documents are labeled with a red text saying Is Required. You have the right not to upload optional documents.

In order to upload a document, you need to click the arrow cloud button and select the document you want to upload. If document uploading is successful you will see a success message.

After your done uploading your document click Next button to submit your request.

If you want to go back to Manager, you can click the Return button

Commercial Registration Replacement

Application Guide

1 - General Information

In General Information you are only expected to review your Commercial Registration information.

If the information yous see is correct you can proceeced to Prerequisite step by clicking Next button.

2 - Prerequisites

In Prerequisites form you are required to upload all required documents.

Required documents are labeled with a red text saying Is Required. You have the right not to upload optional documents.

In order to upload a document, you need to click the arrow cloud button and select the document you want to upload. If document uploading is successful you will see a success message.

After your done uploading your document click Next button to proceed to Manager form.

New Trade License

Application Guide

1 - General Information

In General Information form you will be prompted with uneditable fields like company name and capital. You are expected to choose the business sectors.

You can choose one or more sectors for your registration.

Make sure you provide all the information required, incomplete information will be highlighted with red.

After filling the information click on Save button. If you get a success message you can proceeced to Address or Branch step by clicking Next button.

2 - Address

In the Address step, you will see is a list of addresses that were added on Commercial Registration. Select only one Address for your Business license from the list of Addresses.

Make sure you select at least one address in ordert to proceed to next step.

If you are done selecting the address you can proceed to the Prerequisite step by clicking the Next button.

In case you want to go back to General Information form to make changes you can click the Previous button.

3 - Prerequisites

In Prerequisites form you are required to upload all required documents.

Required documents are labeled with a red text saying Is Required. You have the right not to upload optional documents.

In order to upload a document, you need to click the arrow cloud button and select the document you want to upload. If document uploading is successful you will see a success message.

After your done uploading your document click Next button to submit your request.

If you want to go back to Manager, you can click the Return button

Renewal of Trade License

Customers can renew their Trade License every year using our online service application.

Application Guide

1 - General Information

In General Information you will see the list of your business licenses. You are expected to select the license you want to renew.

After selecting the business license you can proceed to the Prerequisite step by clicking Next button.

2 - Prerequisites

In Prerequisites form you are required to upload all required documents.

Required documents are labeled with a red text saying Is Required. You have the right not to upload optional documents.

In order to upload a document, you need to click the arrow cloud button and select the document you want to upload. If document uploading is successful you will see a success message.

After your done uploading your document click Next button to proceed to Manager form.