Curacao Company Documents

As company incorporation agents our experience and relationship with the Curaçao Chamber of Commerce & Industry who administer access to the Commercial Companies Register means, we can obtain registry copies of company documents and conduct comprehensive Curaçao company searches.

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Certificate of Good Standing/Declaration
  • Articles of Association/Statutes
  • Director's Report & Accounts - only filed for some NV companies
  • Directors - name and nationality

We can provide certified copies of Curacao company documents held at the company register, an Apostille service can also be provided on certified copies of Curacao company documents issued by the Curaçao Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Curacao Company Search

The Curaçao Company Search is a summary of the latest information from the Commercial and Foundations Register. It confirms the existence of the company and provides further company details disclosed to the registry by the company.

The contents of a Curaçao company search report include:

  • Company Name
  • Trade Name - if available
  • Date of Incorporation
  • Legal form - Limited Liability Company
  • Company Registration Number 
  • Date of last amendment to the Articles of Incorporation
  • Registered Office Address
  • Registered Agent Name
  • Registered Agent Address
  • Registered Agent contact details - where available
  • Company Objects/Activities
  • Authorised Share Capital
  • Issued Share capital
  • Fiscal year
  • Principal directors details - names and details including title, nationality and date of birth

Submitting of annual accounts is only compulsory for larger companies in Curaçao so, these will only be included in the company search where available.

It is not mandatory to register shareholder information with the Commercial Register. These details are only included in the search if filed at the registry.

The search report confirms the corporation is duly registered with the Commercial Register held by the Curaçao Chamber of Commerce & Industry and that the corporation still exist under the laws of Curaçao.

Curaçao Company Search Report - Timescale

The search report will be ordered from the Curaçao Chamber of Commerce & Industry and delivered by email in 2 - 3 days.

Company Directors

Companies have a legal obligation to maintain certain company registers, we can provide details of the registered company directors for Curacao companies. These details where available are included in the company search we can provide.

Shareholders

In Curacao the identity of shareholders is kept private and the shareholder register is not available publicly, therefore, a Curaçao company search will not be able to provide information on company.

Historical Registry Excerpt

We can supply a historical excerpt from the Curaçao Chamber of Commerce & Industry. This document from the registry will include changes of the directors since the date of incorporation.

The Curaçao historical company excerpt includes:

  • Changes to the Company Directors from the date of incorporation to now - including start date and date of resignations
  • Date of Incorporation
  • Date of last amendment - Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation
  • Authorised share capital
  • Issued share capital
  • Paid up capital
  • Company Objects
  • Business Address
  • Official Company Name, Company Registration number and company legal form
  • It is not a statutory requirement to register shareholder information with the Commercial Register so, this is not included in the historical extract

The document is stamped and signed by the Head of the Commercial Register at the Curaçao Chamber of Commerce.

Curacao Certificate of Incorporation

The Curacao Certificate of Incorporation is issued by the Curaçao Chamber of Commerce & Industry. we can provide a registry copy of the company incorporation certificate which includes the company name, company number, date of incorporation and states that a company is incorporated under the relevant companies acts.

Certificate of Good Standing/Declaration

Under the local law the Chamber of Commerce does not issue certificates of Good Standing but, can instead provide a declaration stating that the company exists and is duly registered with the Commercial Register according to local law. The Curaçao Chamber of Commerce and Industry is governed by the Ordinance of 1944.

We can provide a Declaration issued by the Curaçao Chamber of Commerce & Industry confirming the Curaçao company is registered and up to date with it's statutory filing requirements.

In the Declaration the Chamber certifies that the Curaçao company located at its registered address, was incorporated and is duly registered, entered under the following registration number and still exist under the laws of Curaçao.

The Curaçao Naamloze Vennootschap (NV

  • The N.V. is incorporated by notarial deed executed by one or more incorporators before a civil law notary in Curacao
  • No minimum capital requirements
  • A management board/ Raad van Bestuur consisting of one or more managing directors/ bestuurders
  • The Articles of Incorporation can be in any language.
  • Shares of a N.V. can only be issued in registered form
  • Not required to publish or audit annual accounts
  • here is no requirement to disclose the identity of shareholders

The Curaçao Besloten Vennootschap (BV)

The Besloten Vennootschap company is similar to the Naamloze Vennootschap, the key features are:

  • No minimum capital requirements
  • The Articles of Incorporation can be in any language
  • A BV can qualify for tax exempt status, depending on the company activities - exemption can be applied for if the activities are investing in debt instruments, securities and deposits
  • The BV has the possibility of company managed by shareholders -  this form of the private limited liability company does not have a Board of Managing Directors as a separate corporate body. The joint shareholders act as management, which simplifies the taking of corporate action and the management of this type of company 

Annual Return

There are no requirements to file annual returns for Curaçao BV companies.

Share Capital

There is no minimum share capital requirement for a BV company. A BV company can only issue registered shares, and the company must keep a register of the shares and the capital may be expressed in any currency.

Company Shareholders

Only one shareholder is required with no restrictions placed on their nationality or residency, and can be an individual or corporate shareholder. The identity of shareholders is not disclosed and the shareholder register is not open for public inspection.

Company Directors

Only one director is required for a Curacao company and at least one director must be resident in Curacao.

Curacao Company Documents

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