Bahamas Company Documents

Bahamas Registrar General's Department

We can provide copies of company documents and company search reports from the Company's Registry section of the Registrar Generals Department. The Registrar Generals Department is responsible for the Registration of Bahamas Companies and Intellectual Property including Bahamas patents, trademarks and copyright.

We can provide certified copies of Bahamas company documents held at the company register, an Apostille service can also be provided on certified copies of Bahamas company documents issued by the Bahamas Companies Registry.

NEWSFLASH - June 2016

The Bahamas Registry has updated their system and are still having many issues with the process of documents, this is causing long delays.

IBC's are obligated to maintain a Register of Directors and Officers at its Registered Office. This confidential information is not available in the search report.

The register contains the following information:

  • The names and addresses of the persons who are directors and officers of the company;
  • The date on which each person whose name is entered in the register was appointed as a director or officer of the company; and
  • The date on which each person as a director or officer ceased to be a director or officer of the company.

NEWSFLASH - December 2016

The Bahamas Registry are still having many issues with the process of documents, this is causing delays

Bahamas Company Search

Information obtained on an IBC company search report from the Registrar General's Department includes:

  • Full Company Name
  • Company Incorporation Number/Registration Number
  • Date of Incorporation
  • Company Status - Good Standing, liquidation, continuation, discontinuation
  • When the Bahamas company is in liquidation, the date this was registered is provided
  • Authorised Share Capital
  • Name of Current Resident Agent
  • Resident Agent Office Address
  • Registered Agent Contact Information
  • List of registered documents - Register of Directors, Register of Members, Register of Officers, Registers of Mortgages and Charges - date filed with the Registrar General's Department - if filed
  • Date of Amendments to the Memorandum and Articles of Association - including change of Company Name, Share Capital increase/decrease, changes to registered office/agent and other changes - date and change filed with the Registrar General's Department - if filed
  • Licence Fee - date of last payment to the Registrar General's Department
  • Company Details - not from the registry - if available

International Business Companies in the Bahamas are not required to file financial statements and the names of the shareholders and directors are not required to be disclosed under the laws of the Bahamas.

In the Bahamas there is difficulty obtaining company data due to the lack of filing requirements. As such, it is necessary to instruct a lawyer to work with the Registrar General's Department which results in higher cost associated with the company search report. With some older companies we have to wait for the registry to retrieve the company file from the archive.

Bahamas Company Search Report - Timescale

The company search report will be ordered from the Registrar General's Department and delivered by email in 6 - 9 days.

Bahamas Certificate of Incorporation

The Bahamas Certificate of Incorporation is issued by the Bahamas Registrar General's Department when a Bahamas company is incorporated. We can provide a registry copy of a Bahamas company incorporation certificate which includes the company name, company number, date of incorporation and states that a company is registered.

Memorandum of Association

We can provide copies of Bahamas companies Memorandum of Association which includes, the company name, registered office, registered agent, business activities, share capital the company is authorised to issue, objects and powers of the Bahamas company.

Articles of Association

The Company Articles of Association are a statutory company document which form the company's constitution and internal rules under which the Bahamas company will be run.

Bahamas Certificate of Good Standing

We can supply a Certificate of Good Standing from the Bahamas Registrar General's Department certifying that the company is in Good Standing.

The certificate states the following:

  • The Company was duly incorporated under the provisions of the International Business Companies Act along with date of incorporation and company number.
  • That the name of the Company is still on the Register of International Companies and the Company has paid all fees, licence fees and penalties due and payable under the provisions of Section 175 and 194 of the International Business Companies Act.
  • The company has not submitted an Article of Merger or Consolidation that have not yet been effective.
  • The Company has not submitted an Article of Arrangement that has not yet become effective.
  • The Company is not in the process of being wound up and dissolved.
  • No proceedings have been instituted to strike the name of the Company off the said Register.
  • That so far as is evidenced by the documents filled with this Office, the Company is in good legal standing.

The certificate is provided from the Bahamas Registrar General's Department with an official stamp, seal and with the signature of an Acting Registrar General.

Click on the image to see what a Bahamas Certificate of Good Standing looks like and what it contains.

Bahamas Certificate of Good Standing

Dissolved Bahamas Company

We can provide from the Registrar of Companies a letter certifying a Bermuda company has been Struck off and Dissolved. The letter confirms the Registrar of Companies by virtue of the powers vested in him under section 261(5) of the Act, struck the Company off the Register.

Bahamas Company Documents

We can provide copies of official company documents and conduct searches for companies registered in the Bahamas.

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Bahamas Document Fees
  • Company Search Report - by email £220
  • Certificate of Good Standing - £220
  • Apostilled Certificate of Good Standing - £390
  • Apostilled Certificate of Incorporation - £390