Offshore company formation in Curacao

How to register a Curacao offshore company: Peculiarities of the jurisdiction

If you are looking for a jurisdiction notable for favorable conditions for registering a foreign company, pay attention to Curacao. It is an island in the Caribbean Sea, which belongs to the Netherlands. The key sectors of the economy are tourism, trade, and gambling. The easy procedure of obtaining gambling licenses, the absence of currency exchange control, and a stable and fast-growing economy are among the advantages that attract foreign businessmen and investors to start a business Curacao.

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Choosing a name for a future company in Curacao

The client needs to provide 3 variant names of the company. We will check the availability of these variants for registration and offer free options for the final choice. If all three names are filled, we will ask for additional ones. Three names provision isn't a mandatory requirement, but will speed up the verification process.

Preparation of documents.

The client needs to prepare personal documents for company registration. Preparation can be carried out in parallel with the first stage. The exact list of documents depends on the characteristics of the future company. Usually, a copy of the passport and confirmation of the address of the company's participants should be provided.

Preparation of registration forms.

A package of documents is formed for submission to the Register based on the data provided by the client.

Submission of documents for registration

The collected package of documents is submitted to the Register. After that, the documents are processed by the registrar and the company is entered into the Register database.

Obtaining confirmation of company registration.

After entering the company into the Register, you can see its registration data in it and if necessary order paper versions of the statutory documents with or without certification. The specialists of our company will help you with all the necessary certification (notarization, apostille) and translations into other languages, if necessary.

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Curacao company formation: Requirements for international firms

Business people interested in starting a business in Curacao must meet certain conditions. The following requirements apply to all firms:

  • There must be at least one director. This person must be a Curacao resident.
  • The company must have at least one shareholder. There are no residency requirements.
  • The local contact person who receives correspondence must be a resident. His/her presence in the company is a mandatory requirement.
  • It is necessary to hold a shareholders' meeting on the Island once a year.

If you plan to engage in the gambling business, it is not necessary to register an office in Curacao. Any gambling companies are taxed at the rate of 2%.

Offshore companies Curacao and their features

International companies in Curacao can be registered in various legal forms. The most common are limited liability companies — NABV. Any such Curacao offshore has certain features, the most notable of which are the following:

  • You can pay less tax if you meet specific conditions. In particular, e-commerce companies pay only 2% of profits.
  • At least 10% of the shares must be registered in the Shareholder Register.
  • There are requirements concerning the maintenance and filing of financial statements.
  • Various audits are mandatory.

Many business people prefer Curaçao company formation in the legal form of BV — a closed company with limited liability. Such enterprises also have certain peculiarities:

  • There are no requirements concerning the minimum amount of the authorized capital.
  • It is obligatory to keep the register of shareholders.
  • Only registered shares may be issued.
  • Shareholders can be the managing body.

Curaçao offshore company: Taxation specifics

Please note: today, the island of Curaçao provides for territorial taxation. That is, firms that trade outside the state do not have to pay income tax. For local companies in Curaçao, the situation is the opposite — they pay tax at a rate of 30%.

It should also be clarified that firms deriving income from e-businesses must pay only 2% tax. An additional surcharge applies as well.

Today, entrepreneurs can not only register a Curaçao offshore company but also buy a business Curaçao. Contact our specialists for a detailed consultation on this and any other issues related to starting a business in Curacao.

Ready-made companies in Curacao have no obligations to the state or third parties. Submit an application, and we will find the most suitable option for your needs. You can easily and quickly buy an offshore company Curacao as we will take care of all bureaucratic procedures and legal issues.

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