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Gibraltar Company Registration – Onshore Business Setup

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5 simple steps are needed to incorporate your company in Gibraltar

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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Gibraltar Offshore Company Formation

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In Gibraltar there is no capital gains tax, wealth tax, sales tax, Estate duty, or value added tax and Non-Resident companies can take advantage of a number of offshore regimes. Additionally, no tax is payable on dividends, on interest paid to resident individuals, on interest paid to non-residents, and on dividends between Gibraltar companies: More Details

Main Characteristics of a Gibraltar Offshore Company

Company type
Private Company Limited by shares.
Governing corporate legislation
Gibraltar companies are regulated under the Gibraltar Companies Ordinance 1930. The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission is the governing authority.
Information published relating to company officers
The names of company officers appear on public record.
Accounting requirement
Accounts and tax filing must be submitted every year.
The tax rate is 10% as from 1st of January 2011. This rate of tax will be levied on company profits which derive in or accrue in Gibraltar.
Modern offshore legislation.
Standard currency
Time to form
Gibraltar has a fast and efficient registry: 1 week formation time (upon validation of your identification documents).
Very stable jurisdiction with an excellent reputation.
Efficient communication means.
Time zone
Convenient time zone: GMT+1
Secretary required
Paid up capital requirement
No paid up capital requirement. The standard share capital is GBP 2,000 but can be amended to fit your requirements.
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 a Gibraltar 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, 2 certified proofs of domicile dated less than three months, an original professional reference letter (from lawyer, accountant, or notary) and an original bank reference letter dated less than three months, a signed business plan, a curriculum vitae, as well as last 3 months' bank statement. All in original.**

Frequently Asked Questions
Offshore Company Formation in Gibraltar

  • What type of company do you register in Gibraltar?

    The type of company that we form in Gibraltar is known as a Private Company Limited by shares and it is regulated under the Companies Act 2014. A private company limited by shares is the most commonly used Gibraltar company type for commercial and private businesses in Gibraltar.
  • Is a Gibraltar Limited Company tax liable?

    Please refer to our complete guide about a Gibraltar limited company taxation.
  • Do I need to submit accounts for a Gibraltar Limited Company?

    Yes, an annual return must be filed annually with the Companies Registration Office regardless of whether the company has traded or not. SFM, through its partners' local accountants can take care of this formality for you.

    We will contact you in due course and ask you for documents to be able to produce accounts on your behalf. Documents requested are generally bank statements, invoices, and receipts.
  • Will my data be publicly available in Gibraltar?

    Yes, Gibraltar company officers’ names are publicly available to check online.
  • How many directors and shareholders should I appoint to my Private Company Limited by shares in Gibraltar?

    A minimum of 1 director and 1 shareholder should be appointed to setup a Gibraltar limited company.
  • Will my liability be limited if I register my company as a Private Company Limited by shares in Gibraltar?

    The shareholders’ liability in a Gibraltar limited company is limited to the amount of shares respectively held by them. However, additional payments may be imposed if and when required to cover losses or debts due to mismanagement of the business.
  • What is the VAT rate in Gibraltar while registering a Private Company Limited by shares?

    No VAT is imposed in Gibraltar. However, a customs duty may apply to goods imported into Gibraltar. We highly recommend seeking professional advice if you plan to carry out a business activity inside Gibraltar territory.
  • Do I need to deposit the paid up capital while registering a Gibraltar Limited Company?

    No, there is no paid up capital requirement. The standard share capital is GBP 2,000 but can be amended to fit your requirements.

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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.

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Our client relationship manager was very helpful in helping us navigate the pre-incorporation due diligence process, and our inquiries were answered in a timely manner.
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Company formation in Gibraltar offers many benefits. It is a stable jurisdiction with reduced taxes on capital gains, wealth, sales, and estate duty. The region's laws are based on the common law system, making it highly accessible to English-speaking individuals and associated businesses.

If you are interested in registering a company online in Gibraltar, simply follow our streamlined 5-step process. Our team can guide you through the process, which will allow you to set up your company with minimal hassle.

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