Company Administration Guidelines

Share Capital:

  • The minimum paid in and issued in capital may be one share which is fully paid
  • Shares may be issued with or without par value
  • Shares may be issued in bearer form and transferable by delivery (adding to the confidentiality) and may be issued in any currency
  • Shares may be paid up through the transfer
  • Only one shareholder is required, does not need to be a local and can be an individual or corporate body
  • A director and shareholder may be the same person
  • May use a nominee to protect privacy

Directors:

  • Only one director required, does not need to be a local and can be an individual or a corporate body
  • A director and shareholder may be the same person
  • May use a nominee to protect privacy

Restrictions on Name & Activity:

  • A Belize IBC is restricted from doing business with Belize residents or Belize Corporations
  • The name of the company must contain one of the following; Limited, Ltd, Corporation, Incorporated, Society Anonyme

Local Requirements:

  • A Belize IBC must have a registered office in Belize. Eltoma can provide a registered office
  • Is permitted to maintain a staff and conduct business incidental to its existence if required but must actively engage in business in Belize
  • There is no requirement for a secretary in Belize
  • There is no requirement for shareholders and directors meetings

Confidentiality:

  • The documents for Belize Offshore Incorporation do not carry the name or identity of the beneficial director or shareholder. The names of the beneficial owners do not appear on public record
  • Nominee directors and shareholders are permitted to ensure confidentiality

Timescale:

  • The approximate timescale for company incorporation is 5 days

Take the next step, we are here to help.

Register a Belize company.
Open a Belize bank account.

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