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Nevis Offshore Company Registration - Business Setup

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

 
 
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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Nevis Offshore Company Formation

Good to Know
Saint Kitts and Nevis offers citizenship opportunities via a citizenship by investment programme, as well as residency through a citizenship by residency programme. When one takes up a Saint Kitts and Nevis passport no dual-citizenship restrictions apply nor are there any tax requirements for individuals who establish their residence in the country.

Main Characteristics of a Nevis Offshore Company

Company type
Offshore Exempt Company (Nevis Business Corporation Ordinance or NBCO)
Governing corporate legislation
Financial Services Regulatory Commission (FSRC) is the governing authority and offshore exempt companies are regulated under the Business Corporation Ordinance of 1984.
Information published relating to company officers
There is no public register of company officers.
Accounting requirement
No filing of accounts or reporting requirements.
N.B. As per Section 103 of the NBCO 2017, a company should keep proper books and records correctly explaining all transactions, enabling to establish the financial position of the company and allow financial statements to be prepared
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
2 to 3 days (upon validation of your identification documents)
Stability
Stable jurisdiction with an excellent reputation.
Communication
Efficient communication means.
Time zone
GMT -4
Secretary required
Yes
Paid up capital requirement
No paid up capital requirement. The standard share capital is USD 100,000 but can be amended to fit your requirements.
Renewal Date
Anniversary date of the company / Each Year
Basis of legal System
Common Law.
Minimum directors/shareholders
Minimum of 1 director/shareholder
Bearer shares
Bearer shares are permitted, however, SFM does not assist in registering companies with bearer shares.

Documents Required

for the Formation of Nevis Offshore 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 (specific wording required), a certified copy of proof 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 signed curriculum vitae, last 3 months' bank statement, and a signed criminal affidavit. All in original.**








Frequently Asked Questions

Offshore Company Formation in Nevis

  • What type of company do you register in Nevis?

    The type of company that we form in Nevis is known as an International Business Company (IBC), commonly known as offshore companies, and is regulated under the Nevis Business Corporation Ordinance 1984 (2017 Revision). An IBC is a company that is registered in Nevis and conducts its business activity purely outside the island.
  • Is a Nevis Offshore Company (IBC) tax liable?

    No, IBC companies formed in Nevis are exempt from any form of taxation in Nevis as long as the IBC does not conduct its business in Nevis.

    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.
  • Will my name be public once I setup an offshore company in Nevis?

    No, there is no public register of company officers in Nevis.
  • How many directors and shareholders should I appoint to my Nevis IBC?

    A minimum of 1 director and 1 shareholder should be appointed to setup a Nevis International Business Company (IBC).
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  • Do I need to submit accounting records for my IBC company in Nevis?

    No accounting/reporting requirements.

    However, the Nevis Business Corporation Ordinance 2017 requires the company to keep all financial records, which should reflect the financial position of a company and to allow for the preparation of financial statements.
  • Will my liability be limited if I register my company as an International Business Company (IBC) in Nevis?

    The shareholders’ liability in a Nevis IBC is typically limited to the amount of shares respectively held by them.
  • Do I need to deposit the paid up capital for a Nevis IBC?

    No, there is no paid up capital requirement to incorporate a Nevis offshore company. The standard share capital is USD 100,000 but can be amended to fit your requirements.
  • Are bearer shares allowed in Nevis?

    Yes. Bearer shares are permitted, however, SFM does not assist in registering companies with bearer shares.


Nevis Offshore Jurisdiction News


Global Corporate Registries Ban Bearer Shares And Set Them On The Road To Disappearance

24 October 2021
As a form of company shareholding, a bearer share, to put it in basic terms, is equity security which is owned by the holder of the physical stock certificate[..]
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** Documents must be provided for every person related to the company.
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