Jamaica Company Formations

We can provide a full range of professional services in Jamaica including company formations, registered office service, company secretarial services and company documents.

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 founder members birth certificates
  • Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN) and the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) reference number
  • National Insurance Scheme (NIS) reference number from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security
  • Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association - which we draft for you

These Jamaica companies must be registered with Registrar Of Companies in Jamaica and receive a company number and lodge several documents before it is considered a Jamaican company.

Once all incorporation documents have been submitted, the new company should be incorporated in approximately 1-2 weeks.

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.

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

Jamaica Company Name

The Companies Office of Jamaica must approve all company name proposals and may refuse any name which it deems to closely resemble another name already on the Register of Companies. Names may also be rejected on the basis of the proposed company name implying a connection to Royalty or Political party, unless justified and names implying the profession of the business such as "Medical", "Accountants", etc must also be justified by a professional certificate stating the indicated profession in the name corresponds to the business activities.

Company Incorporation Documents

Once incorporated we provide a set of corporate documents for your Jamaica 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.

Registered Office

A Jamaican company must have a registered office to which all documents may be legally serviced - we can provide a registered office in Jamaica. Notice and details of the address must be given at the date of incorporation, or within seven days of any change of situation.

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.

Shareholder and Director Meetings

A Jamaican company must hold a general meeting each year, with no longer than 15 months elapsing between the date of one meeting and the next. If the first annual general meeting is held within 18 months of incorporation, another is not required for the year of incorporation or in the following year.

A company limited by shares or guarantee and having a share capital shall hold a general meeting of the company members, called the Statutory Meeting, between one and three months from when the company begins to commence business.

Jamaica Company Incorporation

We can incorporate your Jamaica company, according to your specifications, please click "Incorporate Now" for our fees and a timescale.

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Jamaica Advantages
  • Time - only 1-2 weeks to incorporate your Jamaican company
  • Directors - only 1 director of any nationality is necessary for your company
  • Share Capital - the minimum share capital requirement is J$500,000 (€5000)
  • Shareholders - only 2 shareholders are required
  • Company Secretary - a resident company secretary is required
  • Registered Office - your company requires a registered office in Jamaica, which we can provide
  • Support - using our 20 years experience we guide you throughout every step of the company formation process