British Virgin Islands Company Formations

BVI Company Incorporation

Once we have submitted the name of your IBC to us, reservation of the company name will be obtained within hours. - Incorporation is two days.

The British Virgin Islands is the most popular offshore jurisdiction with favourable business regulations, a prosperous economy and stable political situation.

Company Registration

We offer a complete incorporation package in the BVI that includes:

  • Reserving your Company Name
  • Structuring the company as per your requirements
  • Prepare your Company Registration Forms
  • Drafting the Articles of Association / Statutes
  • File the documents with the Registry of Corporate Affairs
  • Appoint the Directors
  • Initial Government licence fee payable on incorporation
  • Standard government fee to BVI government
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Issue of shares and production of Share Certificates
  • Delivery of documents by courier

Features of a BVI International Business Company:

  • Directors - only one director of any nationality, is necessary for your company
  • Shareholders - only one shareholder of any nationality, is required
  • Share Capital - there are no minimum share capital requirements
  • Accounts - no requirement to file accounts or financial statements with the public registry
  • Tax - an IBC is exempt from tax in the BVI on income generated outside the BVI
  • Company Name - can end in Ltd, Inc, Corp, SA
  • Confidential - the names of the directors and shareholders do not appear on public records
  • Support - using our 20 years experience we guide you throughout every step of the company formation process
  • Competitive incorporation and maintenance costs and fees
  • Fast incorporation procedures and simple on-going administration
  • Directors, officers and shareholders details remain confidential
  • No limitations as to nationality or residence of company directors or shareholders
  • A company incorporated under the IBC Act requires a registered office in the BVI
  • Full exemption from taxation on any business activity or transaction outside the BVI
  • All dividends, interest, royalties, rents and compensations are exempt from income tax
  • Tax efficiency - exemption from capital gains tax, inheritance tax and death duties
  • Shares may be denominated in any currency
  • No issued share capital requirement
  • No foreign exchange control
  • The only documents required to be filed at the Registry of Corporate Affairs are the incorporation documents showing the registered office and registered agent
  • No requirement for submitting company accounts or filing annual returns
  • The BVI Registry of Corporate Affairs can register foreign language Memorandum and Articles of Association

Documents and Information

To start incorporating a company in the BVI we only require the following:

  • Your proposed Company Name
  • The directors full name, date of birth, address and nationality
  • The shareholders full name and address

Company Name

  • Your company name must end with Limited, Corporation, Incorporated or one of the abbreviations Ltd., Corp., or Inc.
  • A company name check can be carried out free of charge within hours.
  • We can reserve your company name for 5 days.

Authorised and Issued Share Capital

  • No authorised share capital
  • No restriction on a company purchasing its own shares
  • No minimum paid up capital
  • Share Capital may be in any currency
  • Shares may be issued with or without par value.

In the BVI the standard authorised share capital is US$50,000. Upon incorporation and annually thereafter, there is a duty payable on the amount of share capital. US$50,000 is the maximum amount of capital allowed whilst still paying the minimum duty.

Shares can be issued with or without a par value and do not need to be fully paid on issue. The minimum issued capital is one share of no par value or one share of par value.

Company Directors

  • Directors may be of any nationality and may reside anywhere
  • A BVI company only needs one director and one shareholder, who can be the same person
  • The names of directors do not appear in public records
  • A BVI company only needs one director and one shareholder, who can be the same person
  • There is no requirement to appoint a local director

Company Shareholders

  • A BVI company must have one shareholder and one director, who can be the same person
  • Shareholders may be of any nationality and may reside anywhere.
  • Your company only requires one shareholder.

Registered Office - Registered Agent

We can provide you with a registered office and a registered agent for your company.

Taxation of International Business Companies

Your International Business Company is exempt from BVI income tax, capital gains tax and withholding tax. Your company will be exempt from all estate, inheritance or succession tax. Your BVI IBC will be exempt from all stamp duty.

Privacy

Details of the Directors and Shareholders are not on public record. Your company's Register of Members, Register of Directors and all Minutes & Resolutions are only kept at the Registered Office with complete confidentiality.

The Memorandum and Articles of Association of your company are the only documents held on public record in the BVI. These do not include any indication of the actual shareholders or directors of the company.

British Virgin Islands Company Incorporation - Fees

The total cost of incorporating an IBC company in the British Virgin Islands is £1100. The company formation procedure in the BVI normally takes 2-3 days.

To start incorporating your offshore company in the BVI we only require the following:

  • Your proposed Company Name
  • The Director's name, address, date of birth and nationality
  • Shareholder's name and address

British Virgin Islands IBC Company Formation

  • Reserving your Company Name
  • Structuring the company as per your requirements
  • Prepare your Company Registration Forms
  • Drafting the Articles of Association / Statutes
  • File the documents with the Registry of Corporate Affairs
  • Appoint the Directors
  • Initial Government licence fee payable on incorporation
  • Standard government fee to BVI government
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Issue of shares and production of Share Certificates
  • All documents and certificates supplied in a professional folder
  • Delivery of documents by FedEx / DHL courier

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BVI Fees to Incorporate
  • Time - 2 - 3 days to incorporate your BVI company
  • Company Formation - £480
  • Registered Office Fee - £320
  • Government Fee(US$350) - £280
  • Directors Register Maintenance - £140
BVI second year renewal fees
  • Registered Office Fee - £320
  • Government Fee(US$350) - £280
BVI Advantages
  • Company Name - your company name can end in Ltd, Inc, Corp, SA
  • Share Capital - there are no minimum share capital requirement
  • Directors - only 1 director of any nationality is necessary for your company
  • Shareholders - only 1 shareholder is required
  • Accounts - no requirement to file accounts or financial statements with the public registry
  • Tax - an IBC is exempt from tax on income generated outside the BVI
  • Confidential - the names of the directors and shareholders do not appear on public record
  • Support - using our 20 years experience we guide you throughout every step of the company formation process
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