The company registry in the Cook Islands is maintained by regulators, the Financial Supervisory Commission. Our relationship with the Companies Registry means we can conduct comprehensive company searches on Cook Island companies.
The Financial Supervisory Commission is responsible for the supervision of regulated financial entities and financial services in the Cook Islands. The Registrar acts as the Registrar of International and Foreign Companies, Limited Liability Companies, International Trusts, International Partnerships and Foundations.
Types of Entities for International Trade, Estate Planning, Investment, Tax Planning and Asset Protection in the Cook Islands are:
We can provide a company search from the Cook Islands company registry including the latest available company information. This will only include the company details which are not confidential.
Client privacy is important in the Cook Islands, so company information is not publicly listed. There is no public registry of LLC's and IBC's' and information can only be obtained with permission from the Company itself.
In the Cook Islands the incorporation documents don't include the name or identify the shareholders or directors.
The Registrar only holds name and address details of the Resident Agent. Shareholder information is only held by the Resident Agent and is confidential.
To search the whole file at the registry on a Cook Island company consent must be obtained from a director of the company.
Trusts are registered in the Cook Islands under the International Trusts Act 1984. Key features of Cook Islands International Trust include:
The Cook Islands law contains a number of features that make the operation of an asset protection trust administratively friendly and highly protective. You would require over $100,000 in liquid funds to set up a Cook Islands International Trust.
International Companies are incorporated in the Cook Islands under the International Companies Act 1981. 1982. Key features of Cook Islands International Business Company include:
Limited Liability Companies in the Cook Islands are incorporated under the Limited Liability Companies Act 2008. Key features of Cook Islands Limited Liability Companies include:
Foundations are established in the Cook Islands under the Foundations Act 2012.
The Documents which are prepared for the registration of a Cook Islands company are:
The annual return fling fee for a Cook islands company depends on the nominal capital of the company. The first annual return must be filed within 12 months of registering the company. Subsequent annual return forms must be filed before the 1st of July of the following year.
Failing to comply with these requirements will result in penalties and then result in steps being taken by this office to have the company struck off the Company Register.
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