Nevis

Nevis Companies @ Eur 1,699

Please be advised that we can offer you Nevis International Business Companies (IBCs) at a cost of Eur 1.699 (which includes the following: Incorporation, Government Fees, First Year Annual Fees, Registered Agent/Office, Nominee Directors & Shareholders, Apostilles, Certificate of Good Standing, DHL Delivery)

CORPORATE FEATURES

GENERAL
Type of Company
NBCO
Political Stability
Good
Common or Civil Law
Common
Disclosure of Beneficial Owner
No
Migration of Domicile Permitted
Yes
Tax on Offshore Profits
No
Language of Name
Latin alphabet
CORPORATE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum Number of Shareholders
One
Minimum Number of Directors
One
Bearer Shares Allowed
Yes
Corporate Directors Permitted
Yes
Company Secretary Required
Yes
Standard Authorised Share Capital
US$ 100,000
LOCAL REQUIREMENTS
Registered Office/Agent
Agent only
Company Secretary
No
Local Directors
No
Local Meetings
No
Government Register of Directors
No
Government Register of Shareholders
No
ANNUAL REQUIREMENTS
Annual Return
No
Submit Accounts
No
RECURRING GOVERNMENT COSTS
Minimum Annual Tax/Licence Fee
US$ 200
Annual Return Filing Fee
N/A

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Nevis is situated at 17 north latitude and 52 west longitude and is located in the Leeward Islands approximately 2,000 km south-east of Miami. Mount Nevis lies in the centre of the 92 sq. km Island and towers 985 metres. Columbus sighted and named the Island on his second voyage in 1493. The climate is nearly perfect and the variation in altitude and soil conditions creates a natural garden of tropical vegetation ranging from rain to near desert.

POPULATION

The population of Nevis is 8,500 with 35,000 residents in the neighbouring island of St. Kitts.

POLITICAL STRUCTURE

Nevis was a British colony from 1628 until 1983 when it became independent and joined the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. The Federation is an active member of the British Commonwealth. Nevis is a vigorous democracy based upon the British Parliamentary system with an elected local assembly. An independent study has ranked the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis as one of the ten freest nations in the world for seven years running.

INFRASTRUCTURE AND ECONOMY

Excellent communications facilities offer direct dialling from the US, Canada and Europe. World-wide telex, facsimile and telegraph services are operated by Cable and Wireless. Direct air services to North America are provided by BWIA and Air Canada on a scheduled basis. LIAT, WINAIR and American Eagle link Nevis with other Caribbean Islands. From Europe, service is provided by British Airways, Lufthansa, Air France and Iberia via stops in neighbouring Islands.

Nevis does not have a deep-water port; however, it has an important mooring basin for yachts.

The economy has traditionally depended on the growing and processing of sugar cane; decreasing world prices have hurt the industry in recent years. Tourism and export oriented manufacturing have begun to assume larger roles, although they still only represent approximately 7% and 4% respectively of GDP. Growth in the construction and tourism sectors has spurred the economic expansion of the Island. Most food is imported.

LANGUAGE

English is the official and commercial language of the Island. Nevis enjoys a literacy rate of 96%, one of the highest in the Western Hemisphere.

CURRENCY

Eastern Caribbean Dollar, which is fixed to the US Dollar.

EXCHANGE CONTROL

None.

TYPE OF LAW

Common Law based on English Common Law.

PRINCIPAL CORPORATE LEGISLATION

Nevis Business Corporation Ordinance 1984.

COMPANY INFORMATION:

TYPE OF COMPANY FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INVESTMENT

Offshore Exempt Company (NBCO).

PROCEDURE TO INCORPORATE

By submission of the Articles of Incorporation to the Registrar of Companies, together with the appropriate fee.

RESTRICTIONS ON TRADING

A Nevis company incorporated under the Business Corporation Ordinance 1984 may not trade within Nevis, or own real estate there. A company incorporated under the said Act may not engage in the business of banking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance, fund management, collective investment schemes or any other activity that would suggest an association with the banking or Insurance industries.

LANGUAGE OF LEGISLATION AND CORPORATE DOCUMENTS

English.

NAME APPROVAL REQUIRED

Yes.

SHELF COMPANIES AVAILABLE

Yes.

TIME TO INCORPORATE

Two days, but allow five days for delivery of documentation.

NAME RESTRICTIONS

Any name that is identical to or similar to an existing company. Any name that in the opinion of the Registrar is undesirable or suggests an illegal activity or any name that may imply government patronage.

LANGUAGE OF NAME

May be in any language that uses the Latin alphabet. The Registrar may request an English translation if a foreign language name is used.

NAMES REQUIRING CONSENT OR LICENCE

Bank, building society, savings, loans, insurance, assurance, reinsurance, fund management, investment fund, municipal, Chamber of Commerce, university or their foreign language equivalent..

SUFFIXES TO DENOTE LIMITED LIABILITY

Limited, Company, Corporation, Incorporated, Sociedad Anonima, Gesellschaft mit beshränkter Haftung or their abbreviations.

DISCLOSURE OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP TO AUTHORITIES

None.

COMPLIANCE:

AUTHORISED SHARE CAPITAL

Normally the authorised share capital is either 1,000 no par value shares or US$ 100,000 par value shares. The minimum issued capital is one share of no par value or one share of par value.

CLASSES OF SHARES PERMITTED

Registered shares, bearer shares, preference shares, redeemable shares and shares with or without par value..

BEARER SHARES PERMITTED

No.

TAXATION

A Nevis offshore exempt company is exempt from local taxation.

DOUBLE TAXATION AGREEMENTS

Although Nevis does have double tax agreements, a company incorporated under the Nevis Business Corporation Ordinance 1984 cannot obtain any treaty relief through them.

LICENCE FEES

There is an annual registration fee of US$ 200 payable to the Minister of Finance

FINANCIAL STATEMENT REQUIREMENTS

Whilst there is no requirement to submit or file audited financial statements, a Nevis company is required to maintain financial records to reflect the financial position of the company

DIRECTORS

The minimum number of directors is three if the number of shareholders is three. If fewer than three, the number of directors may be equal to the number of shareholders. The directors may be natural persons or bodies corporate and may be of any nationality and need not be residents of Nevis.

COMPANY SECRETARY

A Nevis exempt company must appoint a company secretary, who may be a natural person or a body corporate may be of any nationality and need not be resident in Nevis.

SHAREHOLDERS

The minimum number of shareholders is one.

Nevis Companies @ Eur 1.699

Package includes Incorporation, Government Fees, First Year Annual Fees, Registered Agent/Office, Nominee Directors & Shareholders, Apostilles, Certificate of Good Standing, DHL Delivery

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