New Zealand Company Formations

Benefits of a New Zealand Company

  • We offer our clients a reliable company formation service in New Zealand
  • It is not necessary to visit New Zealand to complete your incorporation
  • Our companies incorporation system comply with the Companies Office in New Zealand

Registration Information Required

To incorporate a New Zealand company the following is required for the Companies Office:

  • Proposed Company Name
  • Brief Description of Company Activities
  • Shareholders Details
  • Company Directors Details
  • New Zealand Registered Office Address - three address required, registered office, service address and communication address
  • Amount of capital
  • Share allocation
  • Indicate if the company wishes to register with the tax authorities
  • Identify annual return filing month
  • Shareholder/director proof of address (eg. utility bill)
  • Verified copy of passports of directors and shareholders
  • Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association - which we draft for you

New Zealand Company Type

The main form of business entity in New Zealand: Private Limited Liability - Is the most simple and proven to be the most popular and the most successful form of business structure. It offers limited liability to its shareholders and is limited by share that cannot be publicly traded.


New Zealand Company Name

A company name, once approved by the Companies Office is reserved for two months, in which time if the company is not incorporated the name is no longer reserved and can be requested by another person.

We check that your company name is acceptable and is not already incorporated with the Companies Office, certain company names are prohibited, such as names suggesting patronage or royal connections.

Share Capital

There is no minimum capital requirements for a company in New Zealand.

Company Shareholders

Only one shareholder is required for a company in New Zealand, with a maximum of fifty and no restriction placed upon nationality or residency.

Company Directors

It is only necessary to have one director, who may be of any nationality and residency. Only individuals are allowed and not corporate bodies.

Registered Office

The address' must be a physical address in New Zealand - not a post office box or DX address.

Company Incorporation Documents

Once incorporated we provide a set of corporate documents for your New Zealand company which, includes the Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum of Association the Articles of Association and share certificates. Copies of the company incorporation documents are sent via email and the originals from the companies registry are sent to you in a corporate folder.

Shareholder and Director Meetings

Every company in New Zealand is required to hold an annual meeting of shareholders once every calendar year. Annual meetings may be held anywhere and annual meetings can be avoided if all matters are done by resolution in writing. Companies may be exempt from the obligation to hold an annual general meeting if the shareholders vote in favour of this, and if all matters can be done by resolution in writing.

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New Zealand Fees to Incorporate
  • Company Formation - £760
  • Provision of Registered Office - £420
New Zealand Annual Miantenance Fees
  • Provision of Registered Office - £420
  • Directors Register Maintenance¬†- £150
New Zealand Advantages
  • Time - 1 to 2 days to incorporate your New Zealand company
  • Directors - only 1 director of any nationality is necessary for your company
  • Shareholders - only 1 shareholder is required
  • Share Capital - there are no minimum share capital requirement
  • Registered Office - your company requires a registered office in New Zealand, which we can provide
  • Support - using our 20 years experience we guide you throughout every step of the company formation process
Required to Proceed
  • Company Name - so we can check your company name is available
  • Documents - proof of address and copy of your passport
  • Form - complete this form
  • Upload - proof of address & copy passport can be uploaded here