Samoa Offshore Company Registration - Business Setup

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5 simple steps are needed to incorporate your company in Samoa

Complete our application form - Samoa
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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Samoa Offshore Company Formation

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Samoa International Companies are among the most secure offshore structures in the world in terms of asset protection because this jurisdiction has strong legislation prohibiting foreign government court orders.

Main Characteristics of a Samoa Offshore Company

Company type
International Company (IC)
Governing corporate legislation
Samoa International Financial Authority (SIFA) is the governing authority and offshore companies are regulated under the International Companies Act of 1987; the International Trusts Act, 1987; the Offshore Banking Act, 1987; and the International Insurance Act, 1988
Information published relating to company officers
Names of company officers are filed with the Registrar, but are not open to public inspection.
Accounting requirement
No filing of accounts or reporting requirements, however, an IC is required to keep financial records
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.
Modern offshore legislation.
Standard currency
Time to form
1 - 2 days (upon validation of your identification documents).
Stable jurisdiction with an excellent reputation.
Efficient communication means.
Time zone
GMT +14
Secretary required
Paid up capital requirement
No paid up capital requirement. The standard share capital is USD 1, 000,000 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 not permitted.
Documents Required
for the Creation of a Samoa 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 Samoa

  • What type of company do you register in Samoa?

    The type of company that we form in Samoa is known as an International Business Company (IBC), commonly known as offshore companies, and is regulated under the International Companies Act of 1988 and the International Companies Amendment Act 2014 (ICAA). An IBC is a company that is registered in Samoa and conducts its business activity purely outside the island.
  • Is a Samoa Offshore Company (IBC) tax liable?

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

    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 a company in Samoa?

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

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

    No accounting/reporting requirements.

    However, the International Companies Amendment Act 2014 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 Samoa?

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

    No, there is no paid up capital requirement. The standard share capital is USD 1,000,000 but can be amended to fit your requirements.
  • Are bearer shares allowed in Samoa?

    No, bearer shares are not allowed in Samoa and tend to disappear from most jurisdictions.

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Samoa is known for its low-cost, highly skilled labor force, making it an attractive option for businesses seeking to reduce their operating costs. Its simple and efficient company registration process, coupled with a stable political environment and a highly developed financial industry, make it an ideal location for companies looking to establish a presence in the Pacific region.

A streamlined offshore company formation process is provided by SFM in Samoa. From choosing the appropriate jurisdiction to providing all necessary documents, our team of experts will guide you through the company registration process. Your account manager will oversee the entire process with SFM, ensuring it is accurate and up-to-date.

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