Gibraltar Company RegistrationDownload as PDF
The key features of a Gibraltar Company Registration are:
- Gibraltar has a very good reputation and is a stable jurisdiction
- There is no VAT in Gibraltar – companies are VAT Exempt
- A Gibraltar company registration is completed remotely, no visits are required
- Having a director and shareholder who is resident in Gibraltar is not a requirement for a Gibraltar company formation
- There is no minimum capital requirement
- A minimum of one director, one secretary and one shareholder must be appointed. A sole director cannot be appointed as sole secretary of the same company, however, if the company has two directors, one of them can be appointed as secretary as well
To request a free consultation about your Gibraltar company formation with our experienced team, please call us on +44 (0)1302 729041 or email [email protected] Alternatively, use the live chat facility on our website.
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What’s included for £948.00
- Please see Company Maintenance Payment below
- Gibraltar Company Formation
- Gibraltar Government Registration Fees
- Tax Identification Number (TIN)
- Registered Office for 1 Year
- Registered Agent for 1 Year
- Certificate of Incorporation
- Memorandum and Articles of Association
- Register of Directors
- Register of Members
- Share Certificates
- Resolution of First Subscribers
- Director and Secretary consent letters
- Stock Transfer Form
- Resolution of Director
- Register of Secretaries
- Register of Allotments
Company Maintenance Payment
Our Gibraltar office have introduced a one-off Company Maintenance Payment per company, the cost will be £110.00
The charge will be added to your Shopping Basket, along with the incorporation of your company.
Once we have received all the required identification documents, the Gibraltar company formation process takes approximately 5 working days.
Please note that in depth compliance checks are made, which may affect the timescale of the company formation.
Offshore Bank Account
After your Gibraltar company registration, you may wish to open an Offshore Business Bank Account. CFS International Formations has a close working relationship with a major bank in Gibraltar.
The bank we have chosen to work with meets our high standards of confidentiality, has a great reputation and offers a wide range of banking services which we believe will best suit your requirements for a Gibraltar company registration.
To apply for an offshore bank account in Gibraltar, 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.
Listed below are the accounts we are able to offer you for your Gibraltar company formation:
Why Form a Company in Gibraltar?
Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory and a self-governing, self-financing democracy within the EU.
Gibraltar is part of Europe, it is not an island and is located at the southernmost tip of Spain, allowing easy access to Spain, Portugal and the rest of Europe. Forming a company in Gibraltar is a very popular location for Offshore Companies.
Its EU membership provides passporting rights in banking, investment services, insurance, insurance mediation and reinsurance across all 30 EU and European Economic Area countries and access to a market of 500 million people – perfect for the creation of a new company. A Gibraltar company formation can be completed within 3 – 5 days.
During the formation process, we will apply for a tax identification number (TIN) for your company. This is a unique number which is issued to each company which is registered in Gibraltar, it is a requirement that all Gibraltar Companies have a TIN.
With a state-of-the art international airport, Gibraltar offers flights to and from various UK destinations daily.
Tax information for your Gibraltar Company Formation
The law of Gibraltar is based on English law but is separate from the UK Legal System. Non-resident businesses do not pay income tax unless the source of income is in Gibraltar. There is also no tax on capital income.
Another great advantage of a company formed in Gibraltar is that there is no Capital Gains Tax, Wealth Tax, Sales Tax or Value Added Tax (VAT). The main tax in Gibraltar is Corporation Tax (around 10%) and Social Insurance contributions. There can also be stamp duties on certain transactions and property taxes.
When choosing a company name for a Gibraltar company formation, you must ensure that all words within the name are in English. The company name must be unique and must end with either Limited or the abbreviation LTD.
Directors, Shareholders and Secretary
A minimum of one director, one shareholder and one secretary is required for a Gibraltar company formation and they can reside from anywhere in the world. If the director and shareholder are the same person, a different secretary must be appointed for a Gibraltar company registration.
The directors and shareholders are shown on public records, so if you are looking for maximum privacy we do offer nominee director, nominee secretary and nominee shareholders services.
Please note that if the Gibraltar Company consists of 3 or more officers, an additional compliance fee may apply.
The standard currency for a Gibraltar company formation is GBP, and the minimum share share capital is 1 Share worth 1.00GBP each.
There is no minimum capital requirement in a Gibraltar company formation. You are able to add a certain number of shares within the company and only allocate a certain number of shares to a shareholder. For example, your company could have 2000 shares, and you can issue only 100 to the shareholder. The remaining shares would be classed as ‘floating shares’.
Annual Requirements for a Gibraltar Company Formation
For a Gibraltar company registration, annual requirements are vital and certain requirements must be met in order to keep your company in good standing. Gibraltar Incorporated Companies are exempt from local taxation, non-resident companies are also tax exempt and there is no VAT in Gibraltar - all companies are VAT Exempt.
Gibraltar companies are required to pay a yearly renewal fee, which includes the registered office, agent, renewal fees and the requirement to file a yearly annual return. Companies incorporated in Gibraltar are also required to file accounts on a yearly basis, along with a CT1 (also known as a tax return).
You don’t need to worry about the annual requirements as we will ensure that all legal requirements are met, by meeting the legal requirements this will ensure that your Gibraltar company is kept in good standing.
We are able to assist with re-domiciling a company to Gibraltar. Please contact us for more information.
Please note that only specific locations can re-domicile to Gibraltar.
Re-domiciliation is the process which is taken by a company that wishes to move from one location to another by changing the country under whose laws it is registered or incorporated, whilst maintaining the same legal identity.
Yearly Renewal £695.00
On a yearly basis, a Gibraltar company formation must be renewed with the registered agent and authorities in Gibraltar. Renewing your company ensures that it is kept in good standing with the authorities in Gibraltar. Please note, nominee officers will require renewing on an annual basis.
The price for a Gibraltar yearly renewal is £695.00
The following is included in a Gibraltar yearly renewal:
- Registered Agent
- Registered Office
- Filing of Annual Return
A Gibraltar Company Formation is required to file an annual return, annual accounts and also a CT1 (tax return) in order to keep in good standing each year. The cost to file the annual return is included in our yearly renewal fee. We can also assist with filing the annual accounts and CT1 for an additional charge.
Company Maintenance Payment for Renewals
Our Gibraltar office have introduced a one-off Company Maintenance Payment per company, the cost will be £110.00
The charge will be added to your Shopping Basket, along with the renewal of your company.
Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory and headland, on Spain's south coast. It’s dominated by the Rock of Gibraltar, a 426m-high limestone ridge. First settled by the Moors in the Middle Ages and later ruled by Spain, the outpost was ceded to the British in 1713. Layers of fortifications include the remains of a 14th-century Moorish Castle and the 18th century Great Siege Tunnels, which were expanded in WWII.
We offer many additional services for a Gibraltar company formation.
The services which are listed below can be ordered whilst you are in the process of completing your Gibraltar company registration.
The nominee officers we offer for a Gibraltar company registration are based in the country.
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|
|Gibraltar Offshore Nominee Corporate Director||£225.00||Contact Us|
|Gibraltar Offshore Nominee Corporate Shareholder||£225.00||Contact Us|
|Gibraltar Offshore Apostilled Incorporation Documents||£280.00||Contact Us|
|Gibraltar Offshore Nominee Secretary||£200.00||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 Gibraltar Company Registration?
CFS has been dealing with Gibraltar 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 team for your Gibraltar company registration is done with the utmost confidentiality and urgency.
Our Gibraltar company formation package includes the requirement of a registered agent and registered office in the Gibraltar. We also provide fully completed company documents confirming the existence of the company. We have one of the lowest prices for the annual renewal of the company.
We have an easy to use online order form which can be used for a Gibraltar company registration, this 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 Gibraltar company formation on your behalf.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Identification (Due Diligence) documents are required for each company officer and beneficial owner?
- Certified Passport Copy
- Certified Utility Bill dating within the last 3 months
- CV or access to full LinkedIn profile
- Source of Wealth – Pay slip/bank statement confirming where the funds have come from in order to start and maintain the company
How will I know when my company is due for renewal?
The company is usually due for renewal 12 months after the incorporation date. We will send email reminders notifying you a few weeks before the renewal is due to ensure your company is kept in good standing.
Please note: The Directors are responsible to ensure the company is renewed on time
Do I need to provide original Due Diligence Documents?
To Incorporate the Company quickly we will be able to accept scanned copies of the certified Due Diligence Documents.
However, in order to release the Company Documents to you, we will require your original certified documents posting to us.
“I wanted to set up a new company in Gibraltar and came across CFS International Formations. They made my Gibraltar company registration so easy. The company formation took just 3 days.”
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