We can register Curacao companies with the Commercial Registry of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
In Curacao there are several types of companies:
One of the most common ways of doing business in Curaçao used to be through the formation of a N.V Limited Liability company, whether for domestic trading or for offshore purposes, the key features are:
The Besloten Vennootschap company is similar to the Naamloze Vennootschap, the key features are:
The BV is incorporated before a civil law notary in Curaçao.The Articles of Incorporation are submitted to the Ministry of Justice before the BV can be incorporated. The Articles of Association (which we draft for you) may be in any language, with a Dutch or English translated copy.
Once the company has been incorporated it will be registered with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Commercial Register, details required for this registration include:
The government of Curacao introduced a law (National Ordinance Agreements by Electronic Means) to stimulate economic activities. Companies that register themselves within the E-zone and whose activities are directed to markets outside the Dutch Antilles are, till 2026, guaranteed to pay only 2% corporate tax.
All companies are obliged to hold an annual general meeting at least once a year within 8 months following the end of the company's financial year. Unless state otherwise in the Articles of Association this meeting must be held in Curacao but attendance by proxy is permitted and written resolutions may be adopted outside of a meeting providing all shareholders have voted.
There are no requirements to file annual returns for Curaçao BV companies.
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.
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.
Only one director is required for your Curacao company and at least one managing director must however be a resident of Curacao.
We check that your Curacao company name is acceptable and is not already incorporated, certain company names are prohibited, such as names suggesting the patronage of any government or country. Prior approval by the Curacao authorities is required.
Once incorporated we provide a set of corporate documents for your Curaçao company which, includes the Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum of Association the Articles of Association and Share Certificates. Copies of the company incorporation documents are sent via email and the originals from the companies registry are sent to you in a corporate folder.
A BV company must have a registered office in Curacao where documents may be legally served and must be maintained at the address of a licenses management company. We can provide a registered office in Curacao.
A company looking to obtain a gaming license from Curacao is not required to be registered in the jurisdiction. For example a company registered in Belize can successfully apply for a Curaçao e-gaming license as long as it fulfils the criteria
Curacao has one advantage over other jurisdictions for online gambling or casino companies - One license covers full range of activities such as casino, betting and poker.
Curacao can provide e-gaming license's for the activity of online gambling. Curaçao has been providing Curaçao e-gaming licenses since 1996.
When obtaining an e-gaming license through Curacao, you have 2 options a full license or a sub-license both of which allow you to operate as a provider, as an operator/supplier. The only difference between a full license and a sub-license is the fact that with a full license in hand, you will be able to offer sub-licenses to others. If you have opted for a sub-license, then you cannot offer more licenses to others. Of course, if you are setting up a Casino and not feeling sure it will fully work, there is no need to go for a full-license.
The requirements to qualify for e-gaming license:
The Gaming Company can be used to: