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BVI Company. BVI Company Registration.

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BVI Company - General Information

The British Virgin Islands, or BVI for short, is a group of fifty islands in the Caribbean forming a British Overseas Territory. The main islands within this group are called Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke. They have been autonomous from Britain since 1967. While the official name is the Virgin Islands, they are usually called the British Virgin Islands to separate them from the nearby American Virgin Islands.

Advantages of BVI Company Formation

Forming a company in the BVI means setting up a so-called BVI Business Company or BVI BC. These are the most popular form of offshore companies in the world. They are available to residents of any country in the world and can be formed as a continuation of another company in another part of the world. There are many benefits to a BVI BC:

  • 0% corporate tax
  • 0% capital gains tax
  • 0% profit tax
  • 0% gift tax
  • 0% sales tax / Value Added Tax
  • 0% inheritance tax
  • No stamp duty except for land transactions in the British Virgin Islands itself
  • No restrictions on doing business anywhere in the world
  • Ability to transfer and repatriate money without fees
  • No currency exchange fees or limitations
  • A minimum of one shareholder is required for a BVI company formation
  • A minimum of one director is required for a BVI company formation
  • Corporate directors and shareholders are permitted
  • No need to publicise company directors, officers, owners or shareholders

BVI Company Formation. Legislation

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 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
A BVI Offshore Company cannot trade within the BVI or own real estate there. Banking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance, fund management, collective investment schemes, trust management, trusteeship business provision are not permitted.

Registered Agent Required
Each BVI Company must have a Licenced Registered Agent in the BVI.

Registered Office Required
Each BVI Company must have a Registered Office in the BVI, provided by a Licenced Registered Agent.

Directors
A BVI Company requires a minimum of one director. Director can be of any nationality and need not be resident in the BVI. Corporate directors are permitted.

Shareholders
A BVI Company requires a minimum of one shareholder.

Publicly Accessible Records
No.

Nominee Shareholders and Nominee Directors
Allowed.

Location of Meetings of Directors and Shareholders
Anywhere.

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.

Time required for BVI Company Formation
Two days.

BVI Company Formation - Name of a Company

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.

BVI Company Registration - Cost

Starting from just $790 (excl. Government Fees $350)

Ready-Made (Shelf) BVI Company

World's Largest Selection of Shelf BVI Companies with Prestigious Names:

BVI SHELF COMPANIES
DINAMIX INTERNATIONAL LTD Under Registration 950 USD
BARONA BUSINESS LTD Under Registration 950 USD
PROFITCOM GROUP LTD Under Registration 950 USD
ATLANTUS TRADING LTD 20.01.2016 999 USD
DIMIRA GROUP LTD 01.07.2015 999 USD
ADONIS ALLIANCE LTD 24.03.2015 999 USD
BERLONA TRADING LTD 11.11.2013 3490 USD
BERFORD INVESTING LTD 11.11.2013 3490 USD
WENTURA COMMERCE LTD 16.09.2013 3490 USD
WENTURA ALLIANCE LTD 16.09.2013 3490 USD
NEXXUS CONSULTING LTD 16.09.2013 3490 USD
ARONEX CAPITAL LTD 23.04.2013 3490 USD
RENSBERG TRADING LTD 20.03.2013 3490 USD
ENORA PARTNERS LTD 20.03.2013 3490 USD
TIBERA COMMERCE LTD 30.11.2012 4290 USD
ARTUS COMMERCE LTD 17.10.2012 4290 USD
COVENT COMMERCE LTD 03.10.2011 5090 USD
ALFARE CONSULTING LTD 03.10.2011 5090 USD
CORLEON COMMERCE LTD 23.06.2011 5090 USD
LANTANA CONSULTING LTD 06.05.2011 5090 USD
NOTTING PARTNERS LTD 04.05.2011 5090 USD
SOLMARA ALLIANCE LTD 19.11.2008 7490 USD
ALMIDA GROUP LTD 11.09.2008 7490 USD
HERROLD GROUP INC 27.06.2006 9990 USD

 

Services related BVI Company | BVI Company Registration

Worldwide Incorporation Services provides the following services related BVI Company Formation:

  • BVI Company Formation
  • Registered Office and Agent Services
  • BVI Company Secretarial Services
  • Nominee Shareholder/Nominee Director
  • Opening of Bank Accounts
  • Full BVI Company Administration Services
  • Mailing Address in the BVI
  • Trademark Registration
  • Yacht Registration in the BVI

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How to proceed

It could not be easier to proceed with BVI Company formation online with Worldwide Incorporation Services. Simply press “Incorporate Now!”, add any services you may require, check out and take 5 minutes to complete your details. It usually takes 1-2 working days to get your new BVI company formation approved by Registrar; however, in some cases it may take longer. As soon as set of your BVI company is ready the documents will be shipped to you. Shelf BVI companies are available for immediate purchase, please choose the name from the list and press “Buy now!” to proceed.

Worldwide Incorporation Services is one of the world’s leading BVI company formation agents providing clients with online BVI company formation, registered office services, professional directors / shareholders, mail forwarding, virtual office, bank account introduction, bookkeeping and many other related services.

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