Marshall Islands Company Documents

We have experience working with the Marshall Islands International Registry and are able to conduct comprehensive company searches and retrieve registry copies of official company documents.

The Marshall Islands are renowned for their minimum reporting and filing requirements. This means certain information may not be available, such as details of shareholders and directors or a copy of the company's financial accounts. Despite this, official company documents such as the incorporation certificate are available from the International Registry along with documents providing basic company information.

Marshall Islands Corporate Registry

The International Registries Inc. supports the Republic of the Marshall Islands Corporate Registry. The registry offers Limited Liability Companies in addition to the more traditional International Business Corporations, Partnerships and Limited Partnerships.

All non-resident companies registered in the Republic of the Marshall Islands are governed by the Marshall Islands Associations Law which includes the Limited Liability Company Act and Business Corporations Act.

Marshall Islands Company Search

A company search will return all information held at the Marshall Islands International Registry on the target company. Generally, a company search will return the following information:

  • Confirmation of the company/ entity name
  • Confirmation of company's legal existence
  • Company/ entity registration number
  • Date of Incorporation
  • Business objects/ business activities
  • Company status - active, annulled, dissolved, transferred
  • Company/ entity type - International Business Company (IBC), Limited Liability Company (LLC), Limited Partnership
  • Registered agent and contact details - where available
  • Registered office
  • Non-registry company information - if available
  • Company Amendments - if available
  • Any other information the company has chosen to file with the Registry

Under the Republic of the Marshall Islands law, a lot of company information does not need to be filed with the Registry. There are no public registers of directors or shareholders and no requirement to file annual company accounts. Therefore, this information is generally not available and is not included in a Marshall Islands company search. Only if the company chooses to file this information, for example through filing a certificate of company directors, is this information available.

Marshall Islands Company Search Report - Timescale

The search reporting will be delivered by email in 2 - 3 business days.

Marshall Islands Certificate of Good Standing

The Certificate of Good Standing is issued by the International Registry in the Marshall Islands, and confirms the company is in a state of good standing with the registry and any other relevant government authorities. A company in good standing has filed all necessary documentation and has paid all required government and registration fees. We can provide this document Apostilled by the Marshall Island registry.

Marshall Islands Certificate of Good Standing

Marshall Islands Certificate of Incorporation

Upon incorporation of a company in the Marshall Islands the International Registry will issue a Certificate of Incorporation. This certificate is an official document that states the company name, company identification number, date of incorporation and confirms the company is incorporated under the relevant companies act. We can provide a Certificate of Incorporation prepared by the Marshall Islands International Registry, which includes details of any previous names.

Marshall Islands Certificate of Incorporation

Articles of Incorporation

The Articles of Association form the company's constitution which outlines the duties of directors and defines the type of business to be undertaken, among other things. We are able to provide a registry certified copy of the target company's Articles of Association.

Certificate of Annulment

We can supply a proclamation of annulment for the Marshall islands company if the company has been dissolved, this is a Certificate Certified by the Marshall Islands registry.

Company Register

All companies registered in the Republic of the Marshall Islands must keep the register of shareholders, including personal details, number of shares each shareholder owns and dates at which this individual became a shareholder. A register of company directors must also be kept. Both these registers must be kept at the registered office of the company but are not filed with the authorities and not available for public inspection.

Certified - Apostille - Legalisation

We can usually provide apostille company documents for companies including the Certificate of Incorporation, Certificate of Good Standing, Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association.

Marshall Islands Company Documents

Please complete our enquiry form, so we can assist with your company documents requirements.

Marshall Islands Company Features

  • Only 1 director of any nationality, is necessary for your company
  • A company secretary must be appointed
  • No minimum share capital requirements
  • Tax exempt status
  • No requirements to hold annual general meetings
  • No public disclosure of shareholder and director information
  • No requirements to file accounting records and financial statements
  • No auditing requirements

Company Type - International Business Company (IBC)

An International Business Company is the most popular form of incorporation in the Marshall Islands.

Share Capital

There is no minimum share capital requirements for a company in the Marshall Islands. Share capital can be expressed in any currency with the standard share capital being either 500 shares without par value or capital with a stated par value up to US$50,000

Company Shareholders

Only one shareholder is required for a Marshall Islands company, with no restrictions on nationality or residency. Furthermore, official registers of shareholders and their details are not required therby offering high levels of confidentiality and offer anonymity for the company shareholders. Shareholders may be an individual or corporate, with no limit on the maximum number of shareholders and with directors being permitted as shareholders if necessary.

Company Directors

Only a single director is required for a company registered in the Marshall Islands, with no restrictions on nationality or residency. Nominee directors are permitted. A corporate register detailing the information of the company directors is not available for public inspection offering confidentiality and anonymity to the company directors.

Annual Return and Tax Returns

There are no requirements to file annual returns in this jurisdiction.

Non-resident offshore companies registered in the Marshall Islands not engaging in business activity in the Marshall Islands, are exempt from corporate taxation and as such there are no requirements for a company to file a tax return.

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Marshall Islands Document Fees
  • Company Search Report - by email £148
  • Apostilled Certificate of Good Standing - £360
  • Apostilled Certificate of Incorporation - £360
  • Certified Proclamation of Annullment - £390
  • Express Documents - an additional £75 per document