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Bahamas Offshore Company

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Steps to company formation - Bahamas
 
 
Upload your documents
Your account manager will ask you for official documents which are required for your company formation.
 
Register your company successfully
Once your documents have been processed your company will be successfully registered.
 
Process any additional services
Your account manager will guide you through the steps of completing your request of additional services such as bank accounts.
 
Manage Your company via our client portal
Our client portal will give you immediate access to all your documents as well as display your company structure.
 
 

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Bahamas Company
Good to Know
Bahamian IBCs are allowed to make and maintain contact with professional firms, maintain books and records, hold meetings of directors or members, and lease real estate for use as an office in the Bahamas. It is also possible to obtain a license from the Minister of Finance to carry out other types of business activities on the island, if he considers that they are in the interest of the Bahamas.
Main Characteristics
Company type
International Business Company (IBC).
Governing corporate legislation
Companies in Bahamas are regulated under the IBC Act 200. The Securities Commission of the Bahamas is the governing authority.
Information published relating to company officers
The names of company officers appear on public record. Nominee officers can be used to avoid the client's name appearing.
Accounting requirement
No accounting / reporting requirements.
N.B. As per Section 67. (1) of the IBC Act, a company shall keep such financial statements, accounts and records as the directors consider necessary or desirable in order to reflect the financial position of the company
Taxation
No Taxes of any sort.
While the company may not be liable to pay taxes, please consult with a tax/legal advisor in your country of residence, to determine your own tax liability.
Standard currency
US$
Time to form
Bahamas has a fast and efficient registry.
Stability
Very stable jurisdiction with an excellent reputation.
Communication
Good communication means.
Time zone
Convenient world time zone: GMT-5
Secretary required
No
Paid up capital requirement
Minimum share capital: $50,000.
(No paid up capital requirement)
Renewal Date
Anniversary date of the company / Each Year
Basis of legal System
Under Common Law.
Minimum directors/shareholders
Minimum of 1 director and 1 shareholder.
Bearer shares
Bearer shares are not permitted.
Documents Required
for the Creation of the Company
A certified copy Certification of a passport can be made by a notary, an attorney-at-law, a bank, a public officer, or in accordance with SFM indications. Kindly consult your dedicated account manager at SFM to obtain precise information. of your passport (or identity card), as well as proof of domicile dated less than three months.**






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* Subject to the constraints of the due diligence procedure.
** Documents must be provided for every person related to the company.
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05-Sep-2014
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04-Sep-2014
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26-Aug-2014
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24-Aug-2014
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20-Aug-2014
The service was professional, however it took a bit too long to get quick answers to important questions. A push from my side was always necessary in order to get feedback. But all in all I was satisfied and I will recommend SFM. Michael Rennschmied
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