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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
Bahamas enjoys 0% taxation, no auditing and no paid up capital requirement.

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.
Confidentiality
Bahamas offers a high level of anonymity and privacy.
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.
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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** Documents must be provided for every person related to the company.
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29-Sep-2020
We rate our experience with SFM and the SFM employees we dealt with, as EXCELLENT.

We chose SFM from among multiple companies for the following reasons:

1. Professional website, with clear information and data.
2. Competitive pricing.

But that was not enough for us to choose SFM. So, we decided to meet with SFM. Mr Owiss Refaat (Business Development Manager) welcomed us and answered all our questions clearly and transparently, in addition to providing us with additional advice and suggestions as to what could be best for us.

This was our first dealing with a professional SFM employee who knew what he was talking about.

After that meeting, we decided to proceed with SFM.

SFM assigned to us Ms. Myriam Farahoui (Senior Client Relationship Manager) to assist us with the incorporation of our company in Ras Al-Khaimah.

Myriam displayed an excellent combination of professionalism as well as true friendly customer care throughout our communications and during the entire company registration process.

The communication process was excellent. Requirements and processes were being clearly presented to us. Our questions were being answered promptly, and it is important to note that the answers were not rushed out, half answers. Myriam had our best interest in mind. For example, for one of our important questions related to company classification and activity code, she got us the best answer by contacting the authority and getting us their advice and suggestion on what would be best for our company.

Myriam Farahoui: 10/10, 5 Stars *****

SFM: Highly recommended.
17-Jun-2020
Excellent services , rapidité et professionnalisme .Grace aux professionnalisme de Myriam Farahoui tout a était très bien organisé avec rapidité . Personne très compétente .
Merci de vos service .
11-Jun-2020
I would like to thank Myriam for the extremely professional service that she gave me to get everything in order and expedite the formation of the company. I will definitely recommend your company and Myriam to others.
04-Jun-2020
Company creation support is fine. However the support to open a bank account is rather poor.
21-May-2020
Very poor experience, I wired money on January 29th. After many emails asking them to send me documents they just delivered just one document (Apostille) on May 19th. Today is May 21st and I still haven't received other documents such as POA and without it I can not do anything. They kept stalling and excusing with Covid 19 why they can not send by DHL !? When I was including supervisor in email communication, there was no any reaction, no replay...my agony with them last now for approx. 4 months and it is not over yet.
Strongly recommend to avoid this company to cooperate with!
26-Jan-2020
Professional work and Very helpful staff
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