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BVI Company

General Information

Advantages of Incorporating in the BVI

  • Exemption from all local taxes and stamp duty
  • Maximum confidentiality and anonymity
  • Ease of operation, maintenance and control
  • Asset security
  • No disclosure or minimum capital requirements
  • The minimum number of shareholders is one
  • The minimum number of directors is one
  • Corporate directors and shareholders are permitted
  • Incorporations within one or two days
  • Excellent and flexible post-incorporation follow-up services
  • No statutory requirement to hold annual general meetings
  • Highly competitive fees and costs

Principal Corporate Legislation
The BVI Business Companies Act, 2004 ("the Act") as amended.

Type of Law
Common.

Language of Legislation and Corporate Documents
English.

Type of Company for International Trade, Investment & Tax Planning
BVI BC (Business Company).

BVI Business Company

Share Capital
There is no concept of authorised share capital in the Act.
Standard authorised share capital is US$50,000. Minimum paid up share capital is US$1.

Classes of Share Available
Registered shares, shares of no par value, bearer shares, preference shares, redeemable shares and shares with or without voting rights. Bearer shares will be subject to anti-money laundering and due diligence obligations and a company which is authorised to issue bearer shares pays higher incorporation and annual fees.

Bearer Shares
Permitted.

Restrictions on Trading
Cannot trade within the BVI. Banking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance, fund management, collective investment schemes, trust management, trusteeship business provision are not permitted.

Registered Office Required
Yes, must be maintained in the BVI.

Directors
The minimum number of directors is one. Director can be of any nationality and need not be resident in the BVI. Corporate directors are permitted.

Shareholders
The minimum number of shareholders is one.

Publicly Accessible Records
No.

Nominee Shareholders and Nominee Directors
Allowed.

Location of Meetings of Directors and Shareholders
Anywhere.

Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership to Authorities
No.

Personal Presence Required
No.

Taxation
Nil.

Double Taxation Treaty Access
None.

Requirements to File Accounts
None.

Requirement to File Annual Return
None.

Audit Requirements
None.

Currency
US Dollar.

Exchange Control
None.

Language of Name
English.

Restricted Words
Words such as "Assurance", "Bank", "Building Society", "Royal", "Trust Company", "Trustee Company" etc. will require justification.

Name of a BVI Company
The words "Limited", "Corporation", "Incorporated", "Societe Anonyme", "Sociedad Anonima" or Ltd, Corp., Inc., S.A. must be part of the name of every BVI Company.

Time to Incorporate
Two days.

Cost of Formation

British Virgin Islands
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Services

W.I.S. provides the following services in the BVI:

  • BVI Company Incorporation

  • Registered Office and Agent Services

  • Company Secretarial Services

  • Nominee Shareholder/Nominee Director

  • Opening of Bank Accounts

  • Full Company Administration Services

  • Mailing Address

  • Virtual Office

  • Trademark Registration

  • Yacht Registration


How to proceed

To purchase a shelf BVI Company or to incorporate a new one please contact one of our offices.

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