As company incorporation agents our experience with the Registrar Generals Department in the Bahamas means we can obtain company reports, certified copies of official company documents held by the registry on registered company.
We can provide copies of company documents and company search reports from the Company's Registry section of the Registrar Generals Department. The Registrar Generals Department is responsible for the Registration of Bahamas Companies and Intellectual Property including Bahamas patents, trademarks and copyright.
We can provide certified copies of Bahamas company documents held at the company register, an Apostille service can also be provided on certified copies of Bahamas company documents issued by the Bahamas Companies Registry.
Information obtained on an IBC company search report from the Registrar General's Department includes:
International Business Companies in the Bahamas are not required to file financial statements and the names of the shareholders and directors are not required to be disclosed under the laws of the Bahamas.
In the Bahamas there is difficulty obtaining company data due to the lack of filing requirements. As such, it is necessary to instruct a lawyer to work with the Registrar General's Department which results in higher cost associated with the company search report. With some older companies we have to wait for the Registrar General's Department to retrieve the company file from the archives which, can take longer.
The company search report will be ordered from the Registrar General's Department and delivered by email in 6 - 9 days.
IBC's are obligated to maintain a Register of Directors and Officers at its Registered Office. Bahamas companies must have one director, and corporate directors are permitted. A copy of the Register of Directors and Officers must now be also filed with the Bahamas Registrar of Companies.
This confidential information is not available in the search report unless, the company has selected to make the director register available.
The director register contains the following information:
The Bahamas Registry are still having many issues with the process of documents, this is causing some delays.
The Bahamas Certificate of Incorporation is issued by the Bahamas Registrar General's Department when a Bahamas company is incorporated. We can provide a registry copy of a Bahamas company incorporation certificate which includes the company name, company number, date of incorporation and states that a company is registered.
We can provide copies of Bahamas companies 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 Bahamas company.
The Company Articles of Association are a statutory company document which form the company's constitution and internal rules under which the Bahamas company will be run.
We can supply a Certificate of Good Standing from the Bahamas Registrar General's Department certifying that the company is in Good Standing.
The certificate states the following:
The certificate is provided from the Bahamas Registrar General's Department with an official stamp, seal and with the signature of an Acting Registrar General.
We can supply the following documents Certified and in additional Apostilled if required.
If a Bahamas company is struck off, the registry, will not issue certified copies of these company documents as the registry will only issue them if the company is in Good Standing.
We can provide from the Registrar of Companies a letter certifying a Bermuda company has been Struck off and Dissolved. The letter confirms the Registrar of Companies by virtue of the powers vested in him under section 261(5) of the Act, struck the Company off the Register.
We can provide copies of official company documents and conduct searches for companies registered in the Bahamas.
Please complete our enquiry form, so we can assist with your Bahamas company documents requirements.