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5 simple steps are needed to incorporate your company in Delaware

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Complete our order form and make the payment for your chosen services. You will then be assigned a client manager to assist you through the incorporation process.
Upload your documents
Your account manager will ask you for official documents which are required for your company formation.
Incorporate your company successfully
Once your documents have been processed your company will be successfully incorporated subject to local authority approval.
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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Delaware Offshore Company Formation

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Delaware General Corporation Law, which forms the basis of the Delaware Courts' opinions, is widely regarded as giving great flexibility to corporations to manage their affairs. For these reasons, Delaware is considered to have the most business-friendly legal system in the United States, thus a great number of companies are incorporated in Delaware, including 60% of the companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Delaware offshore companies are not allowed to operate in the USA. If you would like to use your Delaware Company in the USA, please refer to the following link

Main Characteristics of a Delaware Offshore Company

Company type
Limited Liability Company (LLC).
All corporations incorporated under this particular legislation must use LLC at the end of their name.
Governing corporate legislation
The Delaware Secretary of State is the governing authority and companies are regulated under the Delaware Corporation and business law.
Information published relating to company officers
There is no public register of company officers.
Accounting requirement
No accounting/reporting requirements, provided that there are no transactions in the United States or with US persons.
No tax of any kind provided that there are no transactions in the United States and that its owners are not US Persons.
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.
Modern offshore legislation.
Standard currency
Time to form
Delaware has an efficient Registry: 2 days formation time (upon validation of your identification documents).
Stable jurisdiction with an excellent reputation (USA).
Efficient communication means.
Time zone
Convenient world time zone: GMT-4
Secretary required
Paid up capital requirement
No paid up capital requirement.
Renewal Date
June 1st / each year
Basis of legal System
Under Common Law.
Minimum directors/shareholders
Minimum of 1 director and 1 shareholder
Bearer shares
Bearer shares not permitted
Documents Required
for the Creation of a Delaware 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 Delaware

  • Can I form a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Delaware if I live in a different country?

    Yes, you don’t need to live in the United States to form an LLC in Delaware. The only physical requirement is that the LLC must have a registered agent in Delaware. Kindly contact us to know more.
  • What type of company do you register in Delaware?

    The type of companies that we form in Delaware are known as Limited Liability Company (LLC), commonly known as a hybrid between a corporation and a partnership that allows for management and ownership to be structured efficiently and is an excellent choice for running businesses or owning assets.
  • Will my name be public once I setup a Delaware company?

    The names of the members/managers are not on public records. However such information may be revealed in the event of legal proceedings or at the request of law enforcement.
  • Will my company be subject to taxes if I setup a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Delaware?

    There is no tax of any kind provided that there are no transactions in the United States and that its members/managers are not US Persons.

    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 Delaware?

    Delaware does not require LLCs to file annual reports, provided that there are no transactions in the United States or with US persons.
  • Do I need to obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN) for a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Delaware?

    An EIN number is required if your LLC will be operating in the United States and/or you are planning to open a bank account in the United States.
  • Do I need to travel at any stage to form a company or to open a bank account in Delaware?

    While the Delaware LLC can be registered remotely, it is mandatory to travel to the United States to meet the bank personally for the bank account opening process. Kindly contact us to know more.
  • Do I need to be resident in the United States to open a bank account for my Delaware company?

    You do not need to be resident in the US to be eligible for a bank account opening however you would need to have a personal address in the US. Kindly contact us to know more.

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Delaware is a state with a tax friendly business climate, making it a popular choice for incorporation. Companies incorporated in Delaware are allowed to trade inside and outside of the United States, with over 60% of the New York Stock Exchange’s companies being registered in the state. SFM provide international company formation assistance and can help you register a company in Delaware, in as little as 2 working days.

Delaware offers unique tax incentives compared to other states in the USA, earning it its reputation as a leading company formation jurisdiction. Residency is not required when registering a company in the state and non-residential shareholders do not pay tax on their shares in the state, provided that there are no transactions in the United States and that its owners are not US Persons. Additionally, the state's strong privacy laws add an extra layer of protection for companies and their shareholders.

Delaware requires a local agent (which SFM can provide) to conduct all filings and handle most documentation.

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