Co Formation

St. Kitts and Nevis Offshore Company Formation

The Nevis Business Corporation Ordinance was Nevis' first international financial services legislation, passed in 1984. It was drawn up by US lawyers and based on the model of Delaware Corporation laws. It is Nevis' version of the typical IBC or International Business Corporation and has stood the test of time by offering flexibility and benefits to those seeking a traditional share-based corporate structure for their business or holding operations.


Advantages Of A Nevis Company

  • Tax free
  • No reporting and recordkeeping requirements
  • Highly confidential. No disclosure for shareholders and directors
  • No exchange controls, and easy to pool capital
  • Stable environment


Nevis Company Is A Good Vehicle For 

  • International Trading
  • Holding Co
  • International Investment 
  • Shipping


Three Simple Steps For Incorporating A Nevis Company

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Submit information online or fill the download form.

Our officer will contact you to confirm service,

collect KYC and verify documents. Pay fee.

Prepare incorporation documents and sign registration documents.

Collect incorporation documents.


Documents Required For A Nevis Company

  • Passport or certified copies (if we cannot meet in person) of all the directors/ shareholders/beneficial owners.
  • Residential address proof or certified copies of all the directors/ shareholders/beneficial owners (must be in English or English translation).
  • Our due diligence form.

Attractive Cost For Nevis Company Formation


Nevis Company Formation Fee

From US$1000


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St. Kitts and Nevis Company Fact Sheet




Purpose and business restriction

1.   Nevis BC may be organized for any lawful business purposes, including, without limitation, the rendering of professional services by or through its members, managers, officers or agents, subject to and licensing or registration requirements applicable in any jurisdiction in which the services are rendered or in which such persons are licensed or registered.

2.   Company should not conduct banking, trust, insurance, mutual fund business unless it was properly licensed.

3.   Nevis BC can be used as a private Trust company (PTC) in – trustee in a Nevis Trust

4.   Company should not conduct any business within the jurisdiction of Nevis.

5.   There are no restrictions on doing business outside of Nevis except illegal activities or such activities that require additional licenses.


Powers of Company. A Cayman Islands Exempt company has all the powers of a natural person.


Legal System.  The legal system of Nevis is founded on English Common Law. However its corporate law is based on both Common Law and on the corporate legislation of Delaware (USA).   Nevis company law is Nevis Business Corporation Ordinance of 1984.


Registered Office Required. The company must maintain a registered agent on the island, who must be licensed by the Financial Services Regulatory Commission to provide such services.   A registered office address is also required.


Name Restrictions.  Name may be registered in any language, with your choice of suffix such as Inc, S.A., Limited, BV, SARL, KFT etc. BC name has to be in Latin characters.  The name may not be the same as or confusingly similar to an existing company.  Special permission is required for certain names, typically those implying a connection with financial services.


Suffixes to Denote Limited Liability.  There is no requirement to utilise a suffix to denote limited liability, although normally companies are incorporated to include the suffixes Limited, Incorporated, Corporation or their abbreviations.


Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership to Authorities.  No requirement.


Authorised and Issued Share Capital.  Nevis BC can issue registered shares, shares of no par value, bearer shares, preference shares, redeemable shares and shares with or without voting rights.


Nevis BC shares with par value may be denominated in any currency. Standard authorized capital of Nevis BC is US$100,000. However, there are no restrictions on the minimum or maximum authorized capital amount.


Managing Director.   Nevis BC managing directors may be only natural persons of any nationality and residency.


Directors.  Nevis BC directors may be either natural or legal persons of any nationality and domicile.


Secretary.  Nevis BC secretaries may be either natural or legal persons of any nationality and domicile.


Shareholders.  Nevis BC shareholders may be either natural or legal persons of any nationality and dmicile.


Taxation.  All BC's are tax exempt. There are no Nevisian taxes on dividends, income or capital distribution or wages whatsoever. Moreover, unlike many onshore jurisdictions, Nevis does not tax a BC for accumulated (but undistributed) earnings. The wealth of your BC can grow continually and will be free from Nevisian tax.


Financial Statements Required. 

Nevis BC must keep reports, including, where applicable, contracts and invoices. Reporting must reflect:


1.    All amounts received or expended by the company, and the reasons of income or expense.

2.    All purchase and sale transactions, as well as other transactions, assets and liabilities of the company.

3.    Reports of the Company must.

4.    Correctly explain all the transactions.

5.    Allow to determine the company's financial condition at any time and with sufficient accuracy.

6.    Allow to prepare complete reports.


Reporting should be kept for 5 years from the date of its preparation.


Reporting of the Company must be kept at the office of registered agent or in any other place.


The Company shall keep all minutes of meetings of shareholders, and records of actions taken by the decision of shareholders, minutes of directors' meetings and records of actions taken by them.


Reports should be kept in written or any other form, which can be converted into written within a reasonable period.


Audit is not required.


Economic Substance Requirements.  There is no economic substance requirements.


Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the details contained herein are correct and up-to-date, it does not constitute legal or other professional advice. We do not accept any responsibility, legal or otherwise, for any error omission.


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St. Kitts and Nevis Company Frequently Asked Question

What are the advantages of setting up a company in the St. Kitts and Nevis ?

If properly structured, a St. Kitts and Nevis company can legitimately conduct tax-exempt international business.   Set up of a St. Kitts and Nevis company is simple and easy.

Will I have to travel to St. Kitts and Nevis to register an offshore company ?

You do not have to travel to St. Kitts and Nevis to register a Nevis company .

Can I own the St. Kitts and Nevis company 100% ?

Yes, you can own the St. Kitts and Nevis company 100%.

Are there any restrictions on foreign ownership of a St. Kitts and Nevis company ?

There are no restrictions.  A St. Kitts and Nevis company can be 100% foreign owned.

Are they any restrictions on the business activities of a St. Kitts and Nevis company ?

A St. Kitts and Nevis company can carry out any legal activities.  However, activities such as banking, insurance, investment advice, trust management require a license.

What are the minimum capital requirements for a St. Kitts and Nevis company ?

There are no minimum capital requirements for a St. Kitts and Nevis company.

What is the minimum number of directors required for a St. Kitts and Nevis company ?

There is only one director required for a St. Kitts and Nevis company.

What is the minimum number of shareholders required for a St. Kitts and Nevis company ?

Only one shareholder is required for a St. Kitts and Nevis company.

Is a St. Kitts and Nevis company subject to an annual audit ?

No.  A St.  Kitts and Nevis company does not for annual audit.

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