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Non-resident company registration in Gibraltar from £1,100


Non-resident company formation in Gibraltar

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This package is particularly attractive to any aspiring entrepreneur starting up a non-resident company in Gibraltar; who need the local registered office address and licensed registered agent for the duration of one year. With this package you will need to appoint your own director, secretary and a shareholder.

Upon a company formation in Gibraltar you will receive the following services and documents:



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This package is particularly attractive to any aspiring entrepreneur starting up a non-resident company in Gibraltar; who need the local registered office address, licensed registered agent and a nominee secretary for the duration of one year. With this package you will need to appoint your own director and a shareholder.

Upon a company registration in Gibraltar you will receive the following services and documents:



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This package is particularly attractive to any aspiring entrepreneur starting up a non-resident company in Gibraltar; who need the local registered office address, licensed registered agent, a nominee secretary and nominee director for the duration of one year. With this package you will need to appoint your own shareholder.

Upon a company start-up in Gibraltar you will receive the following services and documents:



£2150

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This package is particularly attractive to any aspiring entrepreneur starting up a non-resident company in Gibraltar; who need the local registered office address, licensed registered agent and nominee secretary. This is the most popular package for the UK and international small & medium size businesses, who wish to appoint the nominee director in order to maintain the anonymity. This package comes with all corporate documents certified by an appostille stamp.

Upon a company creation in Gibraltar you will receive the following services and documents:




Online company formation in Gibraltar for British & overseas customers

Gibraltar is a self-governing British overseas territory which is located to the south of the Iberian Peninsular, and overlooks the Straight of Gibraltar which links the Atlantic Ocean with the Mediterranean Sea. Its only land border is with Spain to the north. Gibraltar joined the European Union under the British Treaty of Accession in 1973; although a part of the European Union, Gibraltar is exempt from certain European Union policy: the Customs Union and Common Agricultural Policy, for example.

As a former British colony, Gibraltar has political and legal traditions which closely follow those of the United Kingdom. English is the official language of Gibraltar, with Spanish also being widely spoken.

Shipping and tourism are the mainstays of the economy of Gibraltar. Financial services are a growing sector of the economy, and there is strong growth in technology with a large number of betting and gaming companies locating in Gibraltar to take advantage of the low tax regime and excellent telecommunication infrastructure.

Coddan is the London based firm regulated by HMRC, with many years experience in assisting clients with business formations in UK (England, Wales, and Scotland), Ireland (Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland), and as well as with the incorporation of companies in USA (Delaware, New York, Florida, Nevada, etc). We are working with the Gibraltar based licensed agent, and offer fast business start-up there for our worldwide customers. Please note, that we don't work with customers who are residents or nationals of sanctioned or blacklisted by FATCA.

We offer a comprehensive range of options to assist you in forming an offshore entity in Gibraltar. Our company formations in Gibraltar typically take between 5 and 8 working days to effect, and start from just £1,100. We also provide a wide range of related offshore and post-formation services designed to facilitate the efficient running of your business.

 

The advantages to incorporate in Gibraltar

Gibraltar is an attractive offshore location which boasts a stable government and a good history as an effective location for offshore activities. The legal system is based on English law and provides for the creation of many types of business entity; Gibraltar has excellent business infrastructure and good telecommunications infrastructure; with English and Spanish widely spoken and a British based legal system, Gibraltar is an extremely effective and convenient offshore location. It is also the only British offshore centre that can, and will increasingly be able, to provide financial institutions and access to the single European market for financial services.

There is a good range of professional services available in Gibraltar, particularly for the banking, trust management and mutual fund sectors; the government understands the importance of e-commerce for the future of international business and is making a determined attempt to become a centre of e-commerce development.

A non-resident private company, which may be formed with only two members: one director and one shareholder, is only subject to corporation tax in Gibraltar for income derived from, or remitted in, Gibraltar. Two new main taxes have been introduced in Gibraltar: a company payroll tax, and a business property occupation tax. Neither of these taxes need apply to non-resident companies. There is, however, an annual registration fee and various stamp duties. There are no capital gains, withholding, sales, or value added taxes in Gibraltar.

Company formation options in Gibraltar

Gibraltar law allows for the formation of many types of business entity, such as: private companies limited by shares, private companies limited by guarantee, exempt private companies, public companies limited by shares, non-resident companies, Gibraltar branches of foreign companies, general partnerships, limited partnerships, sole proprietorships, foundations and trusts.

Although the above types of business entity can be formed in Gibraltar, the non-resident company is the one most suitable and effective for offshore purposes as it is not subject to any corporation tax in Gibraltar on income earned or remitted outside of Gibraltar.

The plethora of international laws and business structures makes choosing a jurisdiction and company structure an extremely complex decision. If you are unsure of the best course of action for your business, Coddan can advise you on the best location and type of offshore entity, and can tailor a solution to your needs. If you wish to retain Coddan in a professional capacity, you can apply for an initial consultation appointment by following the link below.

Book an initial consultation: use this form to request an initial consultation with one of our specialists

Coddan also offers free consultations via e-mail, phone and messenger: a free on-line service which allows you to ask general questions regarding our range of services and provides help in navigating our website.

Registration of a non-resident private company limited by shares in Gibraltar

Non-resident companies in Gibraltar take the form of a private company limited by shares. A non-resident company is defined as a company which is incorporated in Gibraltar, and which is owned by non-residents of Gibraltar, and which is managed and controlled by directors who reside, and hold all board meetings, outside of Gibraltar.

A qualifying non-resident company is only subject to corporation tax in Gibraltar for income derived from or remitted in Gibraltar. There are some cases where a non-resident company will be exempt from tax on income generated within Gibraltar, for example: income from the ownership, chartering, or operation of any ship, and interest income from bank deposits and tax exempt Government bonds.

Beside an annual registration tax and a 0.5% duty charged on the authorised share capital, no other company tax applies in Gibraltar to non-resident companies.

The statutory requirements for a non-resident company in Gibraltar are as follows:

  • It must have at least two members, who may be individuals or corporate;
  • It must have at least one director, secretary and one shareholder;
  • It must have a registered office address, where records are kept, and a registered agent in Gibraltar;
  • It must not be owned by residents of Gibraltar;
  • It must not be managed or controlled by resident directors;
  • It must not exceed a maximum of 50 members;
  • It must file annual returns with the Registrar;
  • It must file annual accounts and tax return.

It is important to note that a non-resident company in Gibraltar must disclose its capital structure and the details of its shareholders, and that this information is held on the public record. If you do not wish the beneficial shareholder's details to be available to the public, you can use the nominee shareholder service.

Otherwise, it is relatively simple to operate and maintain a non-resident company in Gibraltar: members may be of any nationality.

Our non-resident private limited company formation packages

Coddan offers four packages for the formation of a non-resident private company limited by shares in Gibraltar, which are designed to meet the varying needs of our clients. All of our packages include a local registered (licensed) and regulated by Gibraltar Financial Services Commission agent, who provides a local registered office address, both of which are statutory requirements. Our first package is perfect for those wishing to establish a company with their own officers.

If you do not have the requisite minimum officers, for an example a secretary, our second package is the perfect solution. With our third package, your local registered agent will appoint a nominee director for your company. In addition to a nominee director, our fourth package includes certification of all documents by an apostille stamp and allows you to meet all of the statutory requirements.

First non-resident private limited company start-up package for just £1,100

The first non-resident private limited company formation package is a fast and easy offshore option. It is ideal for small to medium businesses who wish to appoint their own members. It includes:

  • The submission of your application and the registration of your company with the registrar of companies;
  • The payment of the first year's legal and initiation fees;
  • Certified copy of Certificate of Incorporation;
  • Certified copy of Bound copies of the Memorandum and Articles of Association;
  • Certified copy of Minutes of the First Meeting of the Board of Directors;
  • Registration of directors, secretary, and shareholders;
  • Share Certificates.

All of the documents included in this package are sent directly to you by courier. The originals of your company documents will keep at the registered office address in Gibraltar, which is the statutory requirements.

This option allows you to immediately appoint your own directors, secretary, and shareholder(s). Upon registration these appointees will be recorded as the original company officers. A myriad of equity or debt financing options are available to companies that are registered in a person’s name where that person is responsible for the operations of the company.

This package also includes the first year's fees for a local registered office address and a local registered agent, both of which are statutory requirements in Gibraltar. The yearly renewal fee for this package is £1,000, which includes the cost of a registered office address and registered agent.

Different types of company require different combinations of officers; a private company in Gibraltar must have at least two members: a shareholder, who can also be appointed as a director and you also need to appoint a secretary If you do not have the requisite officers, you can use nominee officer services provided by the local registered agent in Gibraltar.

The first package can be upgraded with the addition of many complementary services, including: commercial and investment banking introductions, management services, registration of shipping vessels, administrative services, local domain name registration, additional sets of corporate documents, nominee officer services, book keeping and accounting services, notarisation and apostille services.

For more information: email info@coddan.co.uk or call. Call between 9:30am-6:00pm Monday to Friday by telephoning + 44 (0) 207.935.5171 or (0) 330.808.0089 (great for mobiles - just like calling a UK Landline).

Second non-resident private limited company registration package for just £1,350

The second non-resident private limited company registration package is a fast and easy offshore option. It is ideal for small to medium businesses who wish to appoint a nominee secretary. It includes:

  • The submission of your application and the registration of your company with the registrar of companies
  • The payment of the first year's legal and initiation fees;
  • Certified copy of Certificate of Incorporation;
  • Certified copy of Bound copies of the Memorandum and Articles of Association;
  • Certified copy of Minutes of the First Meeting of the Board of Directors;
  • The appointment of a nominee secretary;
  • Registration of directors, secretary, and shareholders;
  • Share Certificates.

All of the documents included in this package are sent directly to you by courier. While using the nominee secretary service that is included in this package, you will retain full control and ownership of the company.

This package also includes the first year's fees for a local registered office address and a local registered agent, both of which are statutory requirements in Gibraltar. The yearly renewal fee for this package is £1,250, which includes the cost of a registered office address, a registered agent, and a nominee secretary.

The second incorporation package can be upgraded with the addition of many complementary services, including: commercial and investment banking introductions, management services, registration of shipping vessels, administrative services, domain name registration, additional sets of corporate documents, nominee officer services, book keeping and accounting services, notarisation and apostille services.

For more information: email info@coddan.co.uk or call. Call between 9:30am-6:00pm Monday to Friday by telephoning + 44 (0) 207.935.5171 or (0) 330.808.0089 (great for mobiles - just like calling a UK Landline).

The third non-resident private limited company formation package for just £1,750

The third non-resident private limited company set-up package is a fast and easy offshore option. It is ideal for small to medium businesses who wish to appoint a nominee director and a nominee secretary. It includes:

  • The submission of your application and the registration of your company with the registrar of companies
  • The payment of the first year's legal and initiation fees;
  • Certified copy of Certificate of Incorporation;
  • Certified copy of Bound copies of the Memorandum and Articles of Association;
  • Certified copy of Minutes of the First Meeting of the Board of Directors;
  • The appointment of a nominee secretary and nominee director;
  • Registration of directors, secretary, and shareholders;
  • Share Certificates;
  • General power of attorney;
  • An agreement for the provision of a nominee service.

All of the documents included in this package are sent directly to you by courier.

While using the nominee director and nominee secretary services that are included in this package, you will retain full control and ownership of the company and of the shares by virtue of a special agreement. You will also benefit from increased anonymity as the details of the nominee director will appear on the public record.

This incorporation package also includes the first year's fees for a local registered office address and a local registered agent, both of which are statutory requirements in Gibraltar. The yearly renewal fee for this package is £1,650, which includes the cost of a registered office address, a registered agent, a nominee director, and a nominee secretary.

The third package can be upgraded with the addition of many complementary services, including: commercial and investment banking introductions, management services, registration of shipping vessels, administrative services, domain name registration, registration for the corporation tax, additional sets of corporate documents, nominee officer services, book keeping and accounting services, notarisation and apostille services.

For more information: email info@coddan.co.uk or call. Call between 9:30am-6:00pm Monday to Friday by telephoning + 44 (0) 207.935.5171 or (0) 330.808.0089 (great for mobiles - just like calling a UK Landline).

The fourth non-resident private limited company registration package for just £2,150

The fourth non-resident private limited company set-up package is a fast and easy offshore option. It is ideal for small to medium businesses who wish to appoint a nominee director and a nominee secretary and get all corporate documents certify by a public notary and verify by an apostille stamp. It includes:

  • The submission of your application and the registration of your company with the registrar of companies
  • The payment of the first year's legal and initiation fees;
  • Certified copy of Certificate of Incorporation;
  • Certified copy of Bound copies of the Memorandum and Articles of Association;
  • Certified copy of Minutes of the First Meeting of the Board of Directors;
  • The appointment of a nominee secretary and nominee director;
  • Registration of directors, secretary, and shareholders;
  • Share Certificates;
  • General power of attorney;
  • An agreement for the provision of a nominee service;
  • Verification of all corporate documents by a notary public and apostille stamp.

All of the documents included in this package are sent directly to you by courier.

The fourth package can be upgraded with the addition of many complementary services, including: commercial and investment banking introductions, management services, registration of shipping vessels, administrative services, domain name registration, registration for the corporation tax, additional sets of corporate documents, book keeping and accounting services.

For more information: email info@coddan.co.uk or call. Call between 9:30am-6:00pm Monday to Friday by telephoning + 44 (0) 207.935.5171 or (0) 330.808.0089 (great for mobiles - just like calling a UK Landline).

Related and post-formation services

Companies require ongoing maintenance and must meet certain local reporting and statutory requirements, although these are generally less rigorous for offshore companies. There are additional difficulties for those who are uninitiated to the law and practicalities of Gibraltar.

In addition to providing business entity formation in Gibraltar, you can get a host of services designed to support your business offshore and to help you meet the statutory requirements. This comprehensive range of services includes:

  • A nominee director service;
  • A nominee secretary service;
  • A nominee shareholder service;
  • Commercial and investment banking introductions;
  • A registered office address service;
  • A registered agent service;
  • Management services;
  • Registration of shipping vessels;
  • Administrative services;
  • Accounting and book keeping services;
  • Notary and apostille services;
  • Restoration of companies;
  • Certificate of good standing, legal opinion, etc.

You can order most of these services at the same time as you order your Gibraltar formation. If you require any other services or assistance, contact us e-mail or phone.

Scope of corporation tax

Corporation (income) tax is levied under the Companies (Taxation and Concessions) Ordinance. Ordinarily resident companies pay income tax on their worldwide income. As applied to a company, 'ordinarily resident' means: a company the management and control of whose business is exercised in Gibraltar; or a company which carries on business in Gibraltar and the management and control of which is exercised outside Gibraltar by persons ordinarily resident there within the meaning of the Ordinance; or in the case of an investment company (i.e. whose income mainly arises other than from the gains or profits derived from any trade, business or employment), which is domiciled anywhere outside Gibraltar, where control of the company, through shares or voting powers, is exercised by persons ordinarily resident in Gibraltar.

A non-resident company is defined as: a company which is incorporated in Gibraltar (whether or not exempt), owned by non-residents of Gibraltar and managed and controlled by directors who reside and hold board meetings outside Gibraltar. A non-resident company pays Gibraltar corporation tax only on its income derived from or remitted to Gibraltar.

Withholding tax

Resident companies must deduct withholding tax at 35% from dividends paid out; if the tax deducted is more than the company's mainstream tax bill, the excess is payable; if the tax deducted is less than the company's mainstream tax bill, the difference is carried forward and set off against any future excess. Interest payments made by a company in respect of a mortgage, debenture or loan of a capital nature, payments made to non-residents for management consultancy or similar services, and royalty payments are subject to the deduction of tax at the standard rate applicable to the recipient, i.e. 30% for individuals and 35% for companies.

Private companies limited by shares

Gibraltar Limited Companies are incorporated under the Gibraltar Companies Ordinance 1930 which is based on the English Companies Act 1929. The basic rules are as follows: a private company limited by shares is required to have at least two members, who can be individuals or companies; one shareholder can be a nominee company holding a share on trust for the other shareholder; the maximum number of members is 50; the Memorandum and Articles of Incorporation state that the company is private, restrict the transfer of shares, and prohibit public offerings of the shares.

Annual returns must be made to the Registrar, and details of the shareholders and capital structure are held on the public files. Only one director is required; secretaries are not mandatory, and they may be corporate. There must be a registered office in Gibraltar where the statutory books are kept. There is no requirement for accounts to be filed; tax-resident companies however have to submit accounts to the tax authorities.

There is a 0.5% duty on authorised share capital (minimum duty £G10). There is an annual tax of £G225 payable by a limited company.

Companies limited by guarantee

The Company Limited by Guarantee, and its sibling, the Company Limited by Guarantee and having Shares, have the nature of mutual companies, and as such have normally been used essentially for charitable and non-profit purposes. Lately they have come to be used sometimes for private family foundations in place of discretionary trusts. In addition, they have been used for proprietary and members' clubs in the international leisure and time share resort industry, where they meet all the requirements of modern European Union (and Spanish) law.

Confidentiality

Confidentiality in Gibraltar is taken extremely seriously and the beneficial ownership of all Gibraltar Companies is not disclosed. The identity of the Beneficiaries must, under Gibraltar Law, be kept strictly confidential by all persons and officials concerned with the Company or its management. However, the Supreme Court of Gibraltar can make an order requiring any such person to make any disclosure as to this where it is suspected that the company is involved in any serious criminal activity.

Gibraltar incorporation procedures and approval of company names

To incorporate a company first of all a name has to be chosen. Our firm always has several shelf companies available, which have already been incorporated from which one can be chosen. Alternatively, you can suggest a name and this can be checked at the Company Registry and approved in less than 24 hours sometimes even within minutes. It is not necessary to physically come to Gibraltar to incorporate a company.

The service our firm provides is fast and efficient with incorporation and the preparation of supporting documents taking no more than a week. Where a company is required urgently it is possible to have everything ready within 48 hours and shelf companies can be supplied immediately. We have highly qualified personnel who deal with all matters in a professional and efficient manner. The costs are extremely competitive in comparison to other jurisdictions.