How to Incorporate
If you would like to incorporate an international company in an independent jurisdiction, you should consider forming a Nevis Business Corporation, which is also commonly named as Nevis International Business Company (IBC).
Advantages of a Nevis IBC
Inexpensive annual support
No requirements of a minimum paid up capital
Information about corporate directors, officers, shareholders and beneficial owners is not filed with the Nevis Registrar of Companies and not available to the public
Any individual and legal entity may become a shareholder, director and officer
No foreign exchange control
Information about Nevis IBC’s
Nevis IBC is incorporated under the Nevis Business Corporation(amendment) Ordinance, 2019. The document is based on the corporate legislation of the US State of Delaware.
The name of Nevis IBC must end in one of the following: “Corporation”, “Incorporated”, “Company”, “Limited” or other words or an abbreviation of one of such or other words as will clearly indicate that it is a corporation as distinguished from a natural person or partnership.
The name must be different from an already existing or reserved corporate name in Nevis.
Registered office address must be located in Nevis. Each company must also have a local registered agent authorized by the Nevis government to represent the company.
Principal office address (business address) may be in any country.
Our incorporation fee includes a Nevis registered office address and registered agent for the first year.
Shares of a Nevis IBC may be issued to individuals or companies, who are residents of any country.
A minimum of one shareholder is required. A minimum of one share of US$1.00 must be issued to that shareholder.
If you need a nominee shareholder, our company is able to provides such service.
A resident of any country individual or legal entity (such as a Corporation, LLC, Trust, etc.) may be appointed as Director of a Nevis IBC.
A minimum of three directors is required. However, if a Nevis company has fewer than 3 shareholders it is allowed to have less than 3 directors. Therefore, one person may create a company being a sole director and shareholder.
Officers such as President and Treasurer shall be individuals. Secretary may be an individual or corporation. Officers may be a resident of any country.
One individual may be appointed as Director, President, Secretary and Treasurer.
If you need a nominee director and shareholder, our company is able to provide nominees. However, in most cases it’s preferable to be appointed as a director of your own Nevis Corporation. It simplifies dealing with banks, suppliers and customers and makes the annual renewal fee cheaper.
Authorized capital of US$50,000 divided into 50,000 registered shares of US$1.00 each is considered as the standard authorized capital. Such capital keeps the incorporation and annual cost of Nevis international company at a minimum level and perfectly fits business needs of 99% of our clients.
Authorized capital is the amount, which the company may receive from its shareholders in consideration for the issued shares. For example, if a company has an authorized capital of US$50,000 divided into 50,000 registered shares of US$1.00 each, the company is allowed to issue up to 50,000 registered shares and receive from its shareholders not less that US$1.00 for each issued share.
Nevis IBC is not obliged to issue all its shares for the total amount of authorized capital in any mandatory time frames. The company could issue just one share to a single shareholder and remaining shares or any part of them issue any time in the future or not issue at all.
All issued shares must be paid up by shareholders. It means, if a company issued one share of US$1.00, the shareholder must pay into his company US$1.00.
Total confidentiality and anonymity; no requirements to disclose beneficial owners, shareholders and directors.
The Articles of Incorporation is the only document filed with the Nevis Registrar of Companies. This documents does not include any information about corporate directors, officers, shareholders and beneficial owners. It lists only name of the Nevis registered agent and registered office address. Our company provides Nevis registered agent and registered office at no extra cost for our clients.
We also offer Nominee services, as an extra layer of privacy protection.
There are no statutory requirements of accounting and audit for Nevis international companies. It’s totally up to the corporate directors, what kind of records they would like to keep.
Annual meetings are not required. Board of directors may decide to conduct an annual meeting of shareholders in any place inside and outside of Nevis.
We incorporate Nevis Business Corporations in 2 to 4 business days. Preparation of all internal documents takes an additional 2 to 4 business days.
We usually incorporate Nevis companies and keep them in our office as shelf companies for convenience of our clients. All shelf companies do not have any previous business transactions. When a client buys a shelf company of any age, he may be absolutely confident that he is the first owner of it.
Shelf companies are available immediately. If the documents are required legalization with Apostille, it usually takes 2 to 3 business days. To select a shelf company please view our Shelf Company List.