Belize International Business Companies Registry
The International Business Companies Registry is the central governing body for all incorporations in Belize. This registry is where all incorporation documents must be sent and who issues the Certificate of Incorporation certifying the company is fully registered and incorporated. This is where all official company documents and information are held and using our experience with the International Business Companies Registry we are able to obtain copies of company information and official documents held the registry.
The registry is governed by the Belize Companies and Corporate Affairs Registry.
The Belize Companies Registration Office main functions are as follows:
- Incorporation of companies
- Registration of business names
- Registration of company incorporation documents
- Registration of changes in business name particulars
- Enforcement, prosecution and striking companies off the register
- Provision of information to the public
The Companies Registry Office in Belize is the central repository of public statutory information on Belize companies.
We file all applications to incorporate a new company with the Belize Companies and Corporate Affairs Registry and the company is fully registered and incorporated within 2 days.
Belize Company Search & Documents
Statutory information provided by companies to the Belize Companies and Corporate Affairs registry is available.
Whilst there are limited requirements to file documents with the International Business Companies Registry. A company is required to maintain certain records and documents with its Registered Agent, these records must include; Memorandum and Articles of Association, Register of Shareholders, Register of Directors and copies of all notices and documents filed with the Registry.
Obligations of the International Business Companies Registry
The Belize International Business Companies Act requires the Registrar maintain the following information.
|Company Documents||Filed at the Registry|
|Memorandum of Association and any changes||Yes|
|Articles of Association and any changes||Yes|
|Certificate of Incorporation||Yes|
|Certificate of Change of Name (if applicable)||Yes|
|Register of Directors||No|
|Register of Shareholders||No|
|Register of Charges||No, however these are often filed|
|Annual Return listing Directors and Shareholders||No|
Belize Copies of Company Documents
We provide clients with a fast, easy, efficient and cost effective way of conducting comprehensive company searches and obtaining official documents on Belize companies from the International Business Companies Registry.
You can obtain a Certified Copy of the Articles of Incorporation for any existing Belize IBC company provided the company is active and has no outstanding fees.
Official copies of filed Belize documents can be obtained for you from the International Business Companies Registry. This can include copies of:
- Belize company Certificate of Incorporation
- Belize Certificate of Good Standing
- Belize Articles of Association/ Statutes
Establishing the existence of a Belize company and obtaining copies of official company documents held at the company registry may be required for
- Due Diligence – confirmation of a Belize company’s existence
- Legal requirements – certified company documents
Notarised and Apostilled Certificate on Company Documents
An Apostille enables the presenter to bypass further certification and immediately use the documents in the intended country. All Belize Company documents are complete with certification from an authorised body.
This involves the addition of a certificate, either stamped on the document itself or attached to the document which certifies:
- Country of origin of the document
- Name and identity of the signature – Capacity in which a document has been signed
- Official seal – Name of authority which has affixed a seal or stamp to the document
- Place, date and document number
An Apostille certificate can be obtained for most Belize company documents.
Belize Certificate of Good Standing
We are able to obtain a Certificate of Good Standing from the Companies Registrar certifying that a company is of good standing. The Certificate resembles the initial Certificate of Incorporation and is used to formally confirm the company’s continued legal existence. It also confirms that all administrative requirements have been complied with.
This certificate will also state if the company is in voluntary liquidation or proceedings have been started to strike the company off the International Business Companies Registry.