Vanuatu

The Republic of Vanuatu is an archipelago in the Southern Pacific Ocean, comprising 83 relatively small islands, to the East of Australia and North of New Zealand.

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Vanuatu

Among offshore tax havens, Vanuatu ranks among those with the most relaxed legal framework, offering great confidentiality just like those in the Caribbean.

A Vanuatu company is not subject to corporate income taxes, capital gains taxes and restrictions on employment policies, provided it does not conduct business locally in Vanuatu.

There are no exchange controls in Vanuatu.

A Vanuatu company is neither required to hold annual general meeting nor to file annual returns.

A Vanuatu company is allowed to keep a set of their accounts that reflect their financial standing, as well as records, minutes or register anywhere in the world.

Details of Shareholders, Directors and Beneficial owners are not part of public record.

The only publicly available information of the company are its Constitution (Memorandum and Articles of Association), registered office address, registered agent name, and any charges against its assets.

With both tax free status and the confidential provisions embodied in the legislation, incorporating in Vanuatu is attractive to businessmen from around the world.

  • Secretary: Optional, although it is customary to have one
  • Registered Agent: Required
  • Registered office: Required
Application Process:

To set up an offshore company in Vanuatu, each of the Directors, Shareholders, Beneficial Owners or Authorized Signatories is required to submit the following documents:

For Each Director , Shareholder & Ultimate Beneficial Owner

  • Notarised / Certified True Copy of Passport
  • Notarised / Certified True Copy of Driving License or National ID
  • Notarised / Certified True Copy of Proof of Address (must be less than 90 days old)
  • Bank or Professional Reference Letter

 

If there are Corporate shareholders, the following documents must be provided:

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Memorandum of Association
  • Articles of Association
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Register of Directors & Shareholding

 

Let us know the nature of your business, so our advisory team can propose to you a suitable type of business entity.

To set up an offshore company in Vanuatu, each of the Directors, Shareholders, Beneficial Owners or Authorized Signatories is required to submit the following documents:

For Each Director , Shareholder & Ultimate Beneficial Owner

  • Notarised / Certified True Copy of Passport
  • Notarised / Certified True Copy of Driving License or National ID
  • Notarised / Certified True Copy of Proof of Address (must be less than 90 days old)
  • Bank or Professional Reference Letter

If there are Corporate shareholders, the following documents must be provided:

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Memorandum of Association
  • Articles of Association
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Register of Directors & Shareholding
Officers from Offshore Tech & Intermediary Services will check the availability of your company name. If the name is already taken, or is similar to the name of an existing Vanuatu company, that in the opinion of the Registrar may lead to confusion, the name will be declined.
The original set of your company documents including Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association etc will be couriered to you. With these documents, you may proceed with other tasks such as bank account opening, trademark registration etc. Alternatively, you may delegate these tasks to us if you prefer so.
Expected Time Frame:
The incorporation of your Vanuatu company can be completed within 5 to 7 business days after all required documents are submitted.
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