Belize Company Registration
The key features of a Belize company formation are:
- Fast Incorporation usually done within 24 hours
- The company only needs one Director and one Shareholder which can be the same person
- The Director and Shareholder do not need to reside in Belize
- The Director and Shareholder information is kept confidential and is not displayed on public records
- The company is not required to file accounts
- A Belize Company is only required to pay the ‘Yearly Renewal’ on a yearly basis
- A visit to Belize is not required to form your company, everything will be done remotely
- All Belize Companies are exempt from local taxes
- The company cannot trade in Belize
- Cannot undertake the business of banking, insurance, assurance or reinsurance
Belize is a country that is located on the eastern coast of Central America. It is the only country in Central America whose official language is English.
Belize has recently become one of the most popular Offshore Jurisdictions due to its English based systems. The most common type of Belize company formation is an International Business Company (IBC), this type of company cannot trade within Belize or undertake the business of banking, insurance, assurance or reinsurance. An IBC is exempt from paying local taxes. A Belize IBC is typically used by customers that wish to operate internationally from a secure, tax exempt and confidential location.
To request a free consultation about your Belize company formation with our experienced team, please call us on +44 (0)1302 729041 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, use the live chat facility on our website.
What’s included for £469.00
- Incorporation of Company
- Belize Government Registration Fees
- Registered Office for 1 year
- Registered Agent for 1 year
- Certificate of Incorporation
- Memorandum and Articles of Association
- Register of Directors
- Register of Shareholders
- Share Certificates
- Corporate Seal
Offshore Bank Account
After your Belize company formation you may wish to open an Offshore Business Bank Account. CFS International Formations have a close working relationship with a major bank in Belize.
The Bank we have chosen to work with in Belize meet our high standards of confidentiality, has a high reputation and offers a wide range of banking services which we believe will best suit your requirements.
To apply for an Offshore Bank Account in Belize, you will need to comply with the identification requirements. Like us, the Bank must ensure they are complying with the authorities, as this will help to reduce the chances of Money Laundering.
Once we have received all the required identification documents, the company formation process will take approximately 24 hours.
Why Form a Company in Belize?
Belize (formerly called British Honduras) since independence from Britain in 1981 has had an extremely stable and democratic government.
A Belize Company Formation has become an increasingly popular offshore entity due to the speed in which a company can be incorporated. Most companies in Belize are easily formed within 24 hours.
Another reason for the rise in popularity for a Belize company, is that the directors have one of the highest levels of privacy protection. The information for a director and shareholder are kept confidential and the information on directors, shareholders and beneficial owners are not filed with the Belize Company Registrar. Therefore, the information will not be made available to the public and will not be shown on any public documents, giving business owners a high level of confidentiality.
Belize companies are simple to keep in good standing as there are no yearly accounting fees or annual filings.
A Belize company formation attracts many business owners due to its flexibility, only one director and one shareholder is required. The director and shareholder have no requirements to have a physical address in Belize and can reside anywhere in the world. A Belize company has to maintain a registered office address and registered agent in Belize. Most registered agents offer the address as standard.
Due to the flexibility of a Belize Company Formation, it can be incorporated for a number of different reasons and business activities. A Belize Company Formation has features protecting the owners of the company and is not subject to any reporting requirements.
Tax Information for your Belize Company Registration
A great benefit to a Belize Company Formation is that international business companies are exempt from all local taxes. Exemption includes; income tax, dividend tax, capital gain tax, and stamp duty on the transfers of corporate properties and shares.
When choosing a name for a Belize company formation, you must ensure all words are in English. The name must end with a word, phrase or abbreviation such as Limited (LTD), Corporation (Corp), Incorporated (INC), Societe Anonyme (S.A.) or Sociedad Anonima.
Directors, Shareholders and Secretary
For a standard Belize company formation, a minimum of one director and one shareholder is required. They can be the same person allowing you to have a ‘one man’ company. They do not need to reside in Belize and can be any nationality. Officers of a Belize Company can also be corporate bodies. You are able to incorporate a Belize company with a Nominee Director or Shareholder.
The standard Share Capital is USD with an authorized capital of 50,000USD. The minimum paid up share is 1.
Belize offers a great level of flexibility with regards to the shares within a company. Belize companies can have any fixed amount of authorized capital starting from 1.00USD to a single shareholder.
We are able to assist with forming Offshore Trusts. A Trust is usually setup to manage assets, such as money, investments, land or buildings. If you would like more information on setting up a trust, please contact us with your enquiry.
For a Belize company registration, annual requirements are minimal.
There is no requirement to file accounts or a company annual return.
The government fees must be paid annually and are included in the CFS annual renewal fees.
Also included in the renewal fees is the renewal of the Registered Office and Registered Agent.
There are no financial reports or no mandatory audit requirements for a company in Belize, however if you wish to keep a record of any financial reports, the accounts are not submitted to the government but copies must be available if requested. You can keep these records anywhere in the world. There is no requirement to keep any documents in Belize although the director would need to provide a signed document to confirm where accounting records are kept if outside the Belize.
Yearly Renewal £399.00
On a yearly basis, a Belize Company must be renewed with the Registered Agent and Authorities in Belize. By renewing your company this ensures that it is kept in good standing with the authorities in Belize and there are no other accounting requirements for a Belize Company. Any Nominee Officers will require renewing on a yearly basis.
The price for a Belize yearly renewal is £399.00
The following is included in a Belize yearly renewal:
- Registered Agent
- Registered Office
- Government Registration Fees
A Belize Company Formation does not have any accounting requirements. In order to keep the company in good standing, the company must be renewed on an annual basis.
Belize, Formally British Honduras, is an independent country on the eastern coast of Central America. Belize is bordered on the north by Mexico, on the south and west by Guatemala, and on the east by the Caribbean Sea. Its mainland is about two hundred and ninety kilometers long and one hundred and ten kilometers wide.
We offer many Additional Services for a Belize Offshore Company Formation.
The services which are listed below can be ordered whilst you are in the process of entering your company details for your new Belize Company.
If you would like to order any of the below services for a company which has already been formed, please contact us as the prices may vary.
|Additional Services||Price||For more information|
|Belize Offshore Nominee Corporate Director||£169.00||Contact Us|
|Belize Offshore Nominee Individual Director||£229.00||Contact Us|
|Belize Offshore Nominee Corporate Shareholder||£235.95||Contact Us|
|Belize Offshore Nominee Individual Shareholder||£259.00||Contact Us|
|Belize Offshore Nominee Corporate Secretary||£235.95||Contact Us|
|Belize Offshore Nominee Individual Secretary||£287.95||Contact Us|
|Belize Offshore Apostilled Incorporation Documents||£149.95||Contact Us|
|Belize Offshore Certificate of Good Standing||£55.95||Contact Us|
|Belize Offshore Apostilled Certificate of Incorporation||£96.95||Contact Us|
|Belize Offshore Apostilled Power of Attorney (if nominees used)||£149.95||Contact Us|
Ready-Made Offshore Companies
A Ready-Made Company is a company which has previously been formed and been stored as a non-trading company. By purchasing a Ready-Made Company, you can:
- Boost your business with an established company
Appear to be a reliable company that has been in business for several years
- Establish Business Relationships Easily
Business and Banking relationships are easily established with an older previously registered company
- Gain Confidence from customers
New and existing clients will feel more confident in dealing with you as your company has a history
- Be Reassured
All our Ready-Made Companies are non trading companies, are totally clean and clear of any business debts and liabilities
Please click here to view more information about Offshore Ready-Made Companies and how they may benefit you. You will also be able to view a list of the countries where we can offer Offshore Ready-Made Companies. Unfortunately, the list of company names is always changing due to customer purchases. Therefore, we are unable to provide an exact list of the available company names on our website. To obtain the most recent list of available companies, please contact us.
Why use CFS for your Belize Company Registration
CFS has been dealing with Belize company formations for over 9 years and we pride ourselves on not only the speed in which we can incorporate but also the efficiency of the service we provide.All work carried out by our specialist teams for your Belize company registration is done with the utmost confidentiality.
Our Belize company formation package includes the registered agent and registered office and we have one of the lowest annual renewal prices.
We also have an easy online order form which can be used for a Belize company registration which reduces the need for lengthy forms to be completed.
Once you place an order you will have a dedicated business administrator who will deal with all the necessary requirements of the Belize company formation on your behalf.
Are there any additional documents required apart from my Due Diligence?
You will be required to provide an additional 2 documents when incorporating a company in Belize.
The documents are:
- Beneficial Owners Declaration Form
- Accounting Records Declaration
We will require these with your Due Diligence documents to be able to incorporate the company.
If I become a director of a Company in Belize, will my details be shown on public records?
No, Belize have one of the highest levels of confidentiality of any Jurisdiction.
The director and shareholder information are kept away from any company records kept with the authorities.
Is it easy to open a Belize Bank Account for a Belize Company?
Yes, we have a great relationship with two of the main banks in Belize.
Our dedicated account managers are on hand to assist and process all accounts as quickly and efficiently as possible. Bank Accounts are generally easier to organize and open when a company has just been incorporated.
‘Our Belize company was incorporated in no time at all, we were provided with lots of information on what was required to start a company to what was needed on a yearly basis, this support helped us make our decision to go with a Belize Incorporation. We would definitely recommend CFS and use them again for our Offshore Formations.’
Solicitor – UK