Gibraltar Company Formations

Gibraltar Company Incorporation

We are an established company formation agent with over 20 years experience in incorporating Gibraltar companies.

To start incorporating a company for you in Gibraltar we only initially require the following details:

  • Your proposed Company Name
  • The Directors full name, date of birth, address and nationality
  • The Shareholders full name and address

Once these details have been received we ensure your proposed name is available at Companies House and begin preparing the necessary documentation.

Private Limited Company (Ltd)

We will prepare your Memorandum and Articles of Association and other mandatory documents required to register your Gibraltar company. We pay the capital duties and registration fees, and the documents will then be lodged with the Gibraltar Registrar of Companies. We will also provide you with a Registered Office and resident Company Secretary for your Gibraltar company. These services are mandatory in order to comply with the minimum local presence rules.

Documents

The set of corporate documents for a Gibraltar company will always include: the original Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association, First Minutes (showing all appointments of officers and allocations of shares), Share Certificates. Additional documentation may include share transfer forms or declarations, special powers of attorney, additional corporate resolutions.

Company Name

Your company name can be in any language, as long as the relevant translation is approved first. Your name will need to end with Ltd. Certain words are prohibited, such as names suggesting the patronage of any government or country. The company name approval process takes less than thirty minutes.

Directors

  • A director can be of any nationality
  • Only one director is required

Shareholders

  • The shareholder can be any nationality
  • Only one shareholder is required
  • The shareholder can be a corporation

Company Secretary

All Gibraltar companies must appoint a Company Secretary, who may be an individual or corporate body.

Share Capital

The standard share capital is GBP £2000. Greater amounts can be agreed, with small increases in the payable share capital tax. There is no minimum share capital, and the authorised share capital may be expressed in any currency.

Registered Office

Companies incorporated in Gibraltar under the Companies Act must have a registered office address in Gibraltar, where statutory communication and notices are sent. A first notice of the situation of the Registered Office of a Gibraltar company is delivered to the Registrar with the company Incorporation documents.

Private Limited Company LTD
Tax in Gibraltar Not taxable if has non-resident company characteristics
Currency of capital £, € or US$
Standard authorised capital £2000
Resident directors Not required
Company Secretary Required (we can organise this)
Minimum number of shareholders One

Non-Resident Company Registration

A non-resident company can be incorporated within five days, the requirements for incorporating a limited company are:

  • Your company must be owned by persons who are not resident in Gibraltar.
  • Your company may not trade or carry on business in Gibraltar with residents of Gibraltar.
  • Your company must maintain its Company Register, Registered Office in Gibraltar.
  • Your company may have a bank account in Gibraltar and still not be classed as tax resident.
  • Your company name must not be similar to any existing company registered in Gibraltar.
  • The Registered Office and Shareholder Register must be in Gibraltar.
  • Documents to be filed at the Companies Registry are the Memorandum and Articles of Association, the registered office address and the names and addresses of directors and shareholders.

To qualify as non-resident, it must:

  • Have foreign beneficial owners only
  • Not trade locally in Gibraltar
  • Not remit its income into Gibraltar

As from January 2016, all companies incorporated in Gibraltar will have to register with the tax authority and will have to lodge annual tax returns.

Income accrued in or derived from Gibraltar will be subject to Corporation Tax of 10%. Income derived from elsewhere will not be subject to Corporation Tax in Gibraltar. Therefore a company incorporated in Gibraltar, but without a presence there, will file a nil return"

Gibraltar fees to Incorporate
  • Time - 5 days to incorporate your Gibraltar company
  • Company Formation - £580
  • Registered Office Fee - £480
  • Company Secretary required - £240
Gibraltar Advantages
  • Company Name - your company name can be in any language
  • Share Capital - the standard share capital is £2000 - minimum share capital is £1
  • Directors - only 1 director of any nationality is necessary for your company
  • Shareholders - only 1 shareholder is required
  • Company Secretary - a resident company secretary is required
  • Accounts - Companies must lodge accounts and tax returns
  • Tax - no tax is payable in Gibraltar if there has been no activity there
  • Registered Office - a registered agent and registered office in Gibraltar is required, we can provide these services
  • Support - using our 20 years experience we guide you throughout every step of the company formation process