Incorporation of Company

Offshore Jurisdictions
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Company formation in Belize is advantageous due to the high level of confidentiality afforded to companies in this jurisdiction and ensures that all the information regarding a Belize Corporation and its shareholders and owners, remains completelyconfidential. The information is not accessible to the public at all. A Belize incorporated company is tax free as long as all of the company’s profits are earned outside of Belize.

Advantages of Incorporating in Belize

  • Exemption from all local taxes and stamp duty
  • Maximum confidentiality and anonymity
  • Ease of operation, maintenance and control
  • Asset security
  • No disclosure or minimum capital requirements
  • Bearer shares are permitted
  • The minimum number of shareholders is one
  • The minimum number of directors is one
  • Corporate directors and shareholders are permitted
  • Incorporations within two or three days
  • Excellent and flexible post-incorporation follow-up services
  • No statutory requirement to hold annual general meetings
  • Highly competitive fees and costs



Principal Corporate Legislation: International Business Companies Act 1990 as amended
Type of Law: Common
Language of Legislation and Corporate Documents: English
Type of Company for International Trade, Investment & Tax Planning: International Business Company (IBC)


Belize - International Business Company

Share Capital
Standard authorised share capital is US$50,000. Minimum paid up share capital is US$1.
Classes of Share Available
Registered shares, shares of no par value, bearer shares, preference shares, redeemable shares and shares with or without voting rights.
Bearer Shares
Restrictions on Trading
Cannot trade within Belize. Banking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance, fund management, collective investment schemes, trust management, trusteeship business provision are not permitted.
Registered Office Required
Yes, must be maintained in Belize.
The minimum number of directors is one. Director can be of any nationality and need not be resident in Belize. Corporate directors are permitted.
The minimum number of shareholders is one.
Publicly Accessible Records
Nominee Shareholders and Nominee Directors
Location of Meetings of Directors and Shareholders
Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership to Authorities
Personal Presence Required
Double Taxation Treaty Access
Requirements to File Accounts
Requirement to File Annual Return
Audit Requirements
Belize Dollar (BZD).
Exchange Control
Language of Name
Restricted Words
Words such as "Assurance", "Bank", "Building Society", "Royal", "Trust Company", "Trustee Company" etc. will require justification.
Name of a Company
The words "Limited", "Corporation", "Incorporated", "SocieteAnonyme", "SociedadAnonima" or Ltd, Corp., Inc., S.A. must be part of the name of every company.
Time to Incorporate
Two days.
Shelf Companies
Belize Shelf companies are available.


Cost of Formation: Request a quotation



Card PMT provides the following services in Belize:

  • Belize Company Incorporation
  • Registered Office and Agent Services
  • Company Secretarial Services
  • Nominee Shareholder/Nominee Director
  • Opening of Bank Accounts
  • Full Company Administration Services
  • Mailing Address
  • Virtual Office
  • Trademark Registration



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