Located on the Caribbean seaboard of Central America, Belize is an independent democratic Commonwealth. Since its independence from Britain in 1981, it has enjoyed a stable and democratic Government. With the introduction of the International Business Companies Act in 1990, Belize is one of the newest Caribbean jurisdictions to the offshore market. Flexible legislation modelled from the British Virgin Islands has enabled Belize to steadily become a popular offshore corporate domicile.
By virtue of the IBC Act 1990, International Business Companies are exempt from all taxation. The incorporation procedure of an IBC is extremely cost effective and speedy. An IBC in Belize has minimal filing requirements and is not subject to exchange or currency controls. Due to legislation changes, the Registered Agent in Belize or their intermediary must retain bearer shares.
Minimum of 1 directors required, of which 0 must be residents.
Corporate directors are permitted.
Director's meetings are not required
There is not a public director's register
Other notes: none
Minimum of 0 secretaries required, who need not be residents.
Corporate secretaries are permitted.
There is not any requirement for secretaries to hold a professional qualification
Other notes: none
Minimum of 1 shareholders required
Corporate shareholders are permitted.
There is not a public shares register
Bearer shares are permitted.
No par value shares are permitted.
Usually the Authorised share capital is 50000 shares of USD1 each.
Where some or all of the shareholders are nominees, the ultimate beneficial ownership of the shares does not have to be declared to the authorities.
A registered agent is required.
Incorporation Fee: Please see Our Fees Schedule Heading
(The package fee includes government fees, local secretary fees, local agency fees, registered office fees and our service fees, and have the following after incorporation: a) certificate of incorporation b) Original formation documents and minutes c) Five copies of M & A
Opening Offshore Bank Account: Refer to Fee Schedule
Incorporation Time: 1-2 Weeks