Costa Rica Company Formation

Worldwide Incorporation Services specializes in Costa Rica company formation and opening bank accounts.

Since 1998, WIS has been a leading corporate service provider of international incorporations.

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Costa Rica Company. Costa Rica Company Formation. Corporate Services in Costa Rica

Worldwide Incorporation Services specializes in corporate services in Costa Rica – Costa Rica Company Formation and opening bank accounts.

Costa Rica – General Information

Location: Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Nicaragua and Panama.

Area: total: 51,100 sq km, land: 51,060 sq km, water: 40 sq km; note: includes Isla del Coco.


Costa Rica Offshore Company – Overview

Principal Corporate Legislation

The Commercial Code, Law No. 3284.

Type of Law


Language of Legislation and Corporate Documents


Type of Company for International Trade, Investment & Tax Planning

Costa Rica Stock Corporation.

Costa Rica Company – Key Facts

Share Capital

Standard authorised share capital is CRC10,000 divided in to 100 shares of CRC100 each. Minimum paid up share capital is CRC2,500.

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

Banking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance, fund management, collective investment schemes, trust management, trusteeship business provision are not permitted.

Registered Office Required

Each Costa Rica Company must have a Registered Office in Costa Rica, provided by a licenced corporate services provider.


A Costa Rica Company requires a minimum of three director. Director can be of any nationality and need not be resident in Costa Rica. Corporate directors are permitted.


A Costa Rica Company requires a minimum of two shareholder.

Publicly Accessible Records


Nominee Shareholders and Nominee Directors


Location of Meetings of Directors and Shareholders


Personal Presence Required




Double Taxation Treaty Access


Requirements to File Accounts


Requirement to File Annual Return


Audit Requirements



Costa Rican Colón (CRC).

Exchange Control


Language of Name

Latin alphabet. The Registrar requires a Spanish translation.

Restricted Words

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

Name of a Company

The words “Sociedad Anonima” or “S.A.” must be part of the name of every Costa Rica Corporation.

Time to Incorporate

Two weeks.

Cost of Formation of a Costa Rica Corporation


Why Choose Worldwide Incorporation Services?

We’ve been helping business owners since 1998
Incorporating your business is our focus
We make a complex process fast and easy
We work closely with Costa Rica Companies Registry to guarantee our service
Fastest offshore companies & accounts – Most competitive pricing worldwide

Formation of a Costa Rica Corporation – Office Addresses


Corporate Services in Costa Rica related Formation of a Costa Rica Company

Worldwide Incorporation Services provides the following corporate services in Costa Rica related formation of a Costa Rica Company or Costa Rica Offshore Company:

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

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