Jamaica Company Documents

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

Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Technology

The Companies Office of Jamaica falls under the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Technology and is responsible for overseeing all companies that are registered in Jamaica. This is the central agency where all accounting and reporting documents produced by companies must be submitted.

Jamaica Company Search

The Jamaica Company Search is a summary of the latest information filed at Companies Office of Jamaica, confirms the existence of the company and provides further company details disclosed by the company.

We can conduct searches at the Companies Office of Jamaica on any Jamaica registered company.

The contents of a Belize company search report will include:

  • Company Name
  • Company name if registered in additional language - where applicable
  • Company Registration Number
  • Company Type
  • Date of Incorporation
  • Company Status - Renewed, Closed, Registered, Removed - Under section 337 of the Companies Act 2004, The Registrar has authority to strike a company from the Register where the Registrar has reasonable cause to believe that the company is not in operation
  • Registered Office Address
  • Director/Secretary/Shareholders details - where available

Jamaica Company Search Report - Timescale

The search report will be ordered from the Companies Office of Jamaica and is delivered by email in 3 - 5 days.

General Meetings

A company registered in Jamaica is obliged to hold an annual general meeting each year, with the first meeting being held within 18 months of incorporation and another not being required for the year of incorporation or the following year. Thereafter a meeting must be held each year, with no more than 15 months elapsing between meeting dates.

Jamaica Certificate of Incorporation

The Jamaica Certificate of Incorporation is issued by the Companies Office of Jamaica and 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.

Jamaica Certificate of Incorporation

Jamaica Certificate of Good Standing - Letter of Good Standing

A Letter of Good Standing issued by Companies Office of Jamaica, certifies that a company is compliant with the companies act, having satisfied all the filling requirements.

Memorandum of Association and Articles of Incorporation

We can provide copies of the 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 Jamaican company. The Articles of Incorporation deals with the management of the company

Company Registration Information Required

To incorporate a Jamaica company the following is required for the Companies Office of Jamaica:

  • Proposed Company Name
  • Brief Description of Company Activities
  • Shareholders Details
  • Company Directors Details
  • Jamaica Registered Office Address
  • Amount of Share Capital
  • Document verifying the founders address - passport, driving license or utility bill
  • Two passport-size photographs, signed by the Justice of the Peace
  • Copy of the founders birth certificates
  • Taxpayer Registration Number and the National Insurance Scheme reference number
  • National Insurance Scheme reference number from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security
  • Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association

Company Directors

Only one director is required for a private company in Jamaica. The Companies Act allows either individuals or companies to be appointed directors. The Registrar of Companies must be notified of any modification in the particulars of directors within fourteen days of the change.

Share Capital

The minimum share capital is J$500,000 (€5000)

Company Shareholders

For private companies the minimum number of shareholders is two, with a maximum of 20 and no restrictions placed upon nationality or residency.

Accounting and Reporting

Companies registered in Jamaica are required to produce financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. In Jamaica there are standard accounting and reporting standards which include filing an annual return signed by a director, preparing accounts, balance sheet and the profit and loss account.

Private companies with individuals as shareholders are not required to file financial statements. Private companies with body corporate as shareholders, must file annual Financial statements.

Annual Return

All companies registered in Jamaica under the Companies Act must file an annual return each year with the Office of the Registrar of Companies.

The annual return must be filed within 28 days of the company's incorporation anniversary date.

In Jamaica Annual Returns are filed with the Companies Office because the Annual returns are important in identifying changes in the ownership or management structure of a company during the period for which the return is made and returns are also important in identifying changes in the value of shares and share transactions during the period for which the return is made.

Jamaica Company Documents

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