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Belize, a former colony of the British Empire, gained independence in 1981. It is a member of the UN, and ten years later became a member of the Organization of American States, along with the United States, Brazil and Argentina. In Belize, the British political system based has survived to this day, while English remained the official language. Foreign investment is a strategic priority for the Belize government.

Company Registration in Belize – Prices

Basic

449
  • Company registration, including payment of fees
  • Legal address
  • Set of registration documents
  • Registered agent
  • Stamp of the company
  • Apostille of documents

Standard

699
  • Company registration, including payment of fees
  • Legal address
  • Set of registration documents
  • Registered agent
  • Stamp of the company
  • Apostille of documents

Premium

999
  • Company registration, including payment of fees
  • Legal address
  • Set of registration documents
  • Registered agent
  • Stamp of the company
  • Apostille of documents
  • Nominee Shareholder
  • Nominee Director
  • The release of a general power of attorney

Premium+

1199
  • Company registration, including payment of fees
  • Legal address
  • Set of registration documents
  • Registered agent
  • Stamp of the company
  • Apostille of documents
  • Nominee Shareholder
  • Nominee Director
  • The release of a general power of attorney
  • Opening a current account in Rietumu Banka
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Belize offshore companies are often formed for property management bond to protect information about their owners. The earnings of a Belize company are fully tax exempt and there is no requirement to file annual financial statements. The standard authorized share capital is USD 50 000. A Belize offshore company needs to have one Director and a shareholder. A shareholder and Director may be one person, a citizen of any country. The secretary is not a requirement. A Belize offshore companies must have a local registered agent and a local office address.
The main advantages of this offshore zone:

  • In Belize, offshore trusts with international companies are allowed. It enables a high level of confidentiality, since third parties can only receive information about the Belizean company itself, but not about the trust or its owners.
  • A Belize company may not carry on insurance business, brokerage and banking activities, unless a special permission has been obtained.
  • The company does not pay any taxes if they do not carry on business in Belize.
  • Nominee service is allowed to ensure confidentiality of beneficiaries.
How to register an offshore company in Belize?

1. Choose a corporate name in Belize

The name of the company in Belize must be unique and not similar to existing names. Typically, a few versions of the corporate name are submitted to the Registrar. Checking the company name in the Register usually takes a day. The name of an offshore company can be in any language, but it should be written in Latin letters. It is recommended that an offshore name will include one of the following words: Limited, Corporation, Incorporated, Societe Anonyme, Sociedad Anonima, or the abbreviations Ltd, Corp., Inc., S.A.

2. Choose the corporate structure of the offshore company in Belize

At this stage, you can choose to use the nominee service, or appoint directors and shareholders. The founders of the company may be either a physical person or a legal entity and of any nationality.

3. Collect supporting documents for company registration in Belize

The Belize documents of incorporation will include:
for natural persons:

  • Passport (scan copy)
  • Proof of address (scan copy, confirming the place of residence, for example: stamp of registration, utility bill or a copy of a similar document)

from legal entities:

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Constituent documents (Articles and Memorandum of Association)

4. Registration of company in Belize

The documents are submitted for registration in the Belize business register. Company registration usually takes up to 3 business days.

5. Apostilled set of incorporation documents of the Belize company

Statutory documents can be apostilled. Apostille on documents is required in case the company’s documents will be used abroad, for example, to open a bank account, open a representative office of an offshore company, enter into an agreement with partners.

What you get

After opening the company in Belize, the registration documents are transferred to the client. The package includes:

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Minutes of the First Meeting
  • Consent to act as a Director
  • Resolution of issuing share certificate
  • Share Certificate
  • Registers of Directors and Shareholders
  • Nominee Agreement*
  • Resolution of issuing Power of Attorney*
  • Power of Attorney*
  • Declaration of Trust*

* Provided in case of using a nominee service

The Belize offshore company is perfect for:

  • asset management, where a Belize company acts as a principal, and a company from a “white” jurisdiction, for example Canada, the United Kingdom or South Africa is its agent.
  • a trading company, if payment for the goods comes from the buyer, and the Belize company pays the seller. The goods, in turn, are delivered directly from the seller to the buyer. As a result, profits earned by a Belize company are not taxable.
  • vessel and yacht ownership. The Belize company may act as the owner of the vessel.