Barbados Company Formation. Barbados IBC.

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General Information about Barbados IBC

Principal Corporate Legislation

The International Business Companies Act (IBC Act) 1991, Companies Act Cap 308 as amended.

Type of Law


Language of Legislation and Corporate Documents


Type of Company for International Trade, Investment & Tax Planning

Barbados IBC – International Business Company.


Barbados IBC – Key Facts

Share Capital

Standard authorised share capital is US$1,000 divided in to 1,000 shares of US$1. Minimum paid up share capital is US$1.

Classes of Share Available

Registered shares, shares of no par value, preference shares, redeemable shares and shares with or without voting rights.

Bearer Shares

Not permitted.

Restrictions on Trading

A Barbados IBC cannot trade within Barbados. Banking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance, fund management, collective investment schemes, trust management, trusteeship business provision are not permitted.

Registered Office Required

Each Barbados Company must have a Registered Office in Barbados, provided by a licenced service provider.


A Barbados IBC requires a minimum of one director. Director can be of any nationality and need not be resident in Barbados. Corporate directors are permitted.


A Barbados IBC requires a minimum of one shareholder.

Publicly Accessible Records


Nominee Shareholders and Nominee Directors


Location of Meetings of Directors and Shareholders


Personal Presence Required



1-2,5% depending on income.

Double Taxation Treaty Access


Requirements to File Accounts


Requirement to File Annual Return


Audit Requirements

Only if income exceed US$500,000.


Barbadian Dollar (BBD).

Exchange Control


Language of Name


Restricted Words

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

Name of a Company

The words “Limited”, “Corporation”, “Incorporated”, “Societe Anonyme”, “Sociedad Anonima” or Ltd, Corp., Inc., S.A. must be part of the name of every Barbados company.

Time to Incorporate

Three weeks.

Barbados IBC – Cost of Barbados Company Formation


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Services related Barbados Company Formation

Worldwide Incorporation Services provides the following services related Barbados Company Registration:

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

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