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Belize Offshore Company Registration - Business Setup

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5 simple steps are needed to register an offshore company in Belize

 
 
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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Belize Offshore Company Formation

Good to Know
Belize is the first offshore jurisdiction in Central America, partly thanks to its fast registry which allows incorporation in 24 hours.

Main Characteristics of a Belize Offshore Company

Company type
Limited Liability Company (LLC).
Governing corporate legislation
The Belize International Financial Service Commission is the governing authority and companies are regulated under the INTERNATIONAL LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES ACT, 2011.
Information published relating to company officers
There is no public register of company officers. No name is disclosed upon incorporation.
Accounting requirement
No accounting / reporting requirements.
N.B. LLC should maintain such accounts and records as necessary or desirable to reflect its financial situation.
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.
Legislation
Modern offshore legislation.
Standard currency
US$
Time to form
Belize has a fast and efficient registry: company registration takes only 1-2 days (upon validation of your identification documents).
Stability
Stable jurisdiction with a very good reputation.
Communication
Efficient communication means.
Time zone
Convenient world time zone: GMT-6
Secretary required
No
Paid up capital requirement
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/shareholder.
Bearer shares
Bearer shares are not permitted.

Documents Required

for the Creation of a Belize 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, a certified copy of proof of domicile dated less than three months, a curriculum vitae, as well as last 3 months' bank statement. All in original.**






Frequently Asked Questions

Offshore Company Formation in Belize

  • What is the difference between an International Business Company (IBC) and a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Belize?

    • The owners of an IBC are known as “shareholders” whose ownership percentages reflect the number of shares they own.
      It is relatively easy for a corporation to authorize additional shares, or for shareholders to transfer their shares to someone else.
    • The owners of an LLC are called “members”. Each member owns a percentage, or “membership interest” in the business.
      The ownership of an LLC is outlined in the operating agreement—other details include the percentage each member owns, how the business is run, and how the company will deal with a new or departing member. Without an operating agreement, the LLC operates according to the International Limited Liabilities Act.
  • Will my company be subject to taxes if I setup my company in Belize?

    An IBC will be subject to taxation in Belize and the percentage of tax to be paid will depend on the business activity of the company. Kindly contact us to know more. However, there are no taxes to be paid if your company is registered as an LLC in Belize.

    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.
  • Is there any obligation to file accounts while registering a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Belize?

    Yes, accounting records must be kept in Belize or the location where accounts are kept must be declared.
  • Do you assist to register an International Business Company (IBC) or a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Belize?

    Generally speaking, we assist in registering a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Belize.
    However, if you are interested in registering an IBC in Belize, we recommend you to contact us and our team will assist you accordingly.
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  • Do I need to obtain a Tax Identification Number (TIN) for my Belize Offshore Company?

    Following the adoption of the Economic Substance Act, IBC companies incorporated in Belize need to obtain a Tax Identification Number (TIN) from the Belize International Corporate Affairs Registry. However, if you setup your company as an LLC, then a TIN number is not required in Belize.
  • Will my Limited Liability Company (LLC) be subject to Economic Substance Regulations (ESR) in Belize?

    The Economic Substance Act, was enacted to ensure improved provisions for substantial economic presence to be fulfilled by IBC companies that are registered and/or conduct business in Belize. However, if you setup your company as an LLC, then your company is not subject to ESR requirements in Belize.
  • Will my liability be limited if I register my company as a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Belize?

    An LLC limits the liability of its members to the extent of the contributions made by them to the Company.
  • Do I need to travel at any stage to form a company or to open a bank account in Belize?

    No, everything can be processed remotely.


Belize Offshore Jurisdiction News


Enactment of the Belize Companies Act, 2022

26 September 2022
The Financial Services Commission (FSC) of Belize announced the passage of the Belize Companies Act, 2022 (No. 11 of 2022) (the Act). The Act is now law, however, only its administrative provisions are currently in force.[..]
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25 May 2021
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Belize is removed from the EU Blacklist

10 March 2020
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* Subject to the constraints of the due diligence procedure.
** Documents must be provided for every person related to the company.
Disclaimer: Nothing on this webpage shall be construed as a contractual commitment or as a warranty. Services conditions are governed by the applicable terms and conditions.

Our Client Reviews

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Overall Rating
96% Customer satisfaction rate, testimonials verified by Feefo.com
01-Oct-2014
I believe the service is good. However, there are some points that can improve, including:
- Speed ​​in the process;
- When there are changes in the incorporations should always be updated, so that means there is conflicting information that exists on the website or when communicating by mail;
- Should always provide feedback as to why the time-consuming process, and not the client to constantly contact to know the current situation;
- Streamline the process.
29-Sep-2014
I am fully satisfied : the service was quick and very professional. Moreover, SFM assists you when a complication arises : this is the kind of behavior that inspires confidence. Greatly recommended !
23-Sep-2014
Todo muy correcto y muy claro. Saben lo que hacen. Lo único es que los plazos de creación de la sociedad no son tan rápidos. Requieren uno o dos meses. Pero todo lo demás es perfecto. Repetiré con SFM si tengo que volver a realizar otra gestión.
12-Sep-2014
Bonjour,
C'est en toute honnêteté que je peux témoigner de l'efficacité de la gestion de mes deux sociétés par SFM, et ce depuis 5 ans.
En plus d'un accueil très cordial et réactif, j'apprécie fortement la qualité d'écoute et de compréhension face à mes demandes.
Merci pour votre patience à mon égard, et pour tous vos conseils qui font qu'aujourd'hui j'ai un montage UK clair, simple et sécurisé.
M.N.
11-Sep-2014
Overall I considered the service very good and if I need to create another off-shore company I will use SFM services again.
The only small glitch was that the company was created with only one share of one dollar value. As I needed a higher capital that took some extra time and extra money. But it was a particular situation related to my personal needs.
11-Sep-2014
It is good and easy to work with SFM team as you can always get in touch with them when there is an issue or questions. I also visited their office for twice, it is a serious company with a professional team. Thanks to Ms. Zehra as she is handling my account since the beginning.
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