Includes license requirements for key professional services that are open to U.S. service providers.
Guyana’s legal system is largely based on the colonial British legal system. Accordingly, local business law differs from U.S. commercial law. The U.S. Embassy strongly encourages companies to retain a local attorney for all transactions. U.S. investors and potential investors may review lawyers which are registered with the Guyana Bar Association. Similarly, accountants are registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants Guyana. To practice medicine in Guyana, medical professionals are required to register with the medical council. The U.S. Embassy does not endorse any association or council.