Typical and very popular tax haven which includes over 50 small Caribbean islands, which is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom. To the north is the Atlantic Ocean and to the south the Caribbean Sea. Companies do not pay any tax on income from anywhere in the world and are not obliged to submit financial statement to the offices. Recently, establishing a company has become complicated because of the increased requirements of BVI offices for detailed checks of clients.

An offshore company registered in the British Virgin Islands must have at least one director who may be of any nationality. If you do not want to be the company director for any reason, you can use the services of a nominee director.

Shares can be registered or anonymous bearer shares. With bearer shares, the originals of the share certificates must be in the custody of the registration agent in the British Virgin Islands. A company with bearer shares can be used for anonymously holding shares in other (e.g. British or American) companies. The disadvantage of bearer shares is the problem of opening a bank account - most banks refuse to open an account. If a bank account is a necessity but you do not want to appear in the company as a shareholder, you can use the services of a nominee shareholder.

In addition to the British Virgin Islands, bearer shares are permitted only in Marshall Islands (without restriction), Belize and Panama (the share certificates must be in the custody of the registration agent).

The costs of establishing BVI offshore companies, including a registered office, registration agent, standard company documents verified by a notary and Apostille, share certificates, stamp and delivery by courier are EUR 1,800.

The fees for additional years (registered office, registration agent, flat tax) are EUR 1,600.

Optional services to keep directors and shareholders anonymous:

Nominee director - natural person EUR 650 per year (including one general Power of attorney verified by a Notary with Apostilleand an undated resignation)

Nominee shareholder - corporate body EUR 650 a year (including a Declaration of Trust, verified by a Notary with Apostille)

Custody of bearer shares EUR 400 a year.

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