As company incorporation agents our experience and relationship with the Financial Supervision Commission who administer access to the Commercial Companies Register means, we can obtain registry copies of company documents and conduct comprehensive Isle of Man company searches.
The Isle of Man Company Search is a summary of the latest information filed at Financial Supervision Commission, confirms the existence of the company and provides further company details disclosed by the company.
The Isle of Man company report includes:
All IOM companies are given a unique reference number when they are incorporated or registered. Each company type has a distinctive suffix to distinguish it, this will be included in the company search. The following suffixes are used:
C = Isle of Man Company
F = Foreign Company
L = Limited Liability Company
B = Business Name
List of the documents filed with the Isle of Man Companies Registry by the company - including document type, document description, date received at the registry and any additional comments.
The use of bearer shares and nominee shareholders and directors makes obtaining information on directors and shareholders difficult, again the information being limited to what the company has filed voluntarily.
The search report will be ordered from the Isle of Man Companies Registry and delivered by email in 2 - 4 days.
The Isle of Man accounting records these do not need to be filed and are not available for public inspection. Similarly, details of the beneficial owners of the company are not available to the public. All companies are obliged to file an annual return.
There are no requirements in the Isle of Man to file annual financial statements. Yearly profit and loss statements, balance statements and directors' reports must be prepared and kept at the registered office despite there being no need to file these documents.
Companies are obliged to keep company registers of directors and shareholders. These are kept at the registered office and do not need to be filed with the authorities. The register is only open to inspection by the directors' and shareholders'.
The general registers that must be kept at the registered office include the Register of Shareholders, Register of Directors, Register of Mortgages and Charges, Register of Debentures, Minutes, Accounting Records, copies of Charges and copies of documents lodged with the FSC.
All companies are required to file an annual return with the FSC which details company information such as directors, members, share capital and various other information. The annual return filing fee must be paid at the point of filing the annual return.
A Certificate of Good Standing issued by Financial Supervision Commission, confirms the company has a status of Good Standing with the registry and is up to date with the statutory filing requirements.
We can supply a Certificate of Good Standing under section 211 of the Isle of Man Companies Act.
The Certificate of Good Standing issued by the Isle Of Man registry will include a summary of the company which, contains the following information:
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 Isle of Man company.
The Memorandum of Association set out:
In the Isle of Man there is no obligations to prepare financial statements or conduct annual audits. However, it is still a requirement to file annual returns with the Financial Supervision Commission and maintain accounting records, although these need not be audited. A Register of Members is kept but not publicly available, only the directors, shareholders, Attorney General and Financial Supervision Commission have access to this register. The annual return submitted to the Financial Supervision Commission must contain details of the directors.
The registry only keep records record for up 12 years once the company is dissolved, after that they get destroyed.
The Isle of Man Certificate of Incorporation is issued by the Financial Supervision Commission 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. Isle of Man companies were re-registered as part of the 2006 Companies Act, therefore companies can also have a re-registration certificate.
The Articles of Association effectively are a contract between the company and its members and sets out the rules for the operation of a company’s internal affairs. Isle of Man Companies may submit their own Articles of Association, or adopt the Model Articles.
An Apostille is a certificate attached to an original Isle of Man company document which, confirms the authenticity of the signature and registry stamp. We can provide legalised Isle of Man company documents, including copies of certificates filed with the Financial Supervision Commission.
To advise on the restoration of your Isle of Man company we would need to order a company search to check the company details with the Financial Supervision Commission. We can then advise on the restoration procedure to get your company back into Good Standing. All outstanding statutory filings will need to be brought up to date and the payment of any unpaid filing fees.
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