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Vanuatu Company Formation

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Vanuatu company formation

Vanuatu company formation – stable jurisdiction and exceptionally good reputation.

There are two popular Vanuatu company types:

  1. International Company and 
  2. Exempt Company.

Time of a Vanuatu company formation takes 2-3 days

Advantages of Vanuatu company formation:

  • You allowed to use any language of the company name with a requirement to translate it into English or French;
  • Vanuatu company formation capital may be in any currency and any amount. No minimum and no maximum of share capital is required;
  • No need to hold annual general meetings or file annual returns;
  • Vanuatu company formation can be formed with bearer shares;
  • Offshore companies may keep its accounts or registers at any place in the world;
  • Minimum of one director and one shareholder are required for Vanuatu company formation. Corporate entities are allowed;
  • You can use nominee directors and nominee shareholders to ensure maximum security and confidentially;
  • No taxation within 20 years for offshore companies;
  • Offshore Vanuatu company formation takes 2-3 business days.

Vanuatu Company Formation

Important information

  • Publicly Accessible Records: No public register of company officers (Directors, Shareholders, Secretary)
  • Nominee Shareholders and Nominee Directors: Yes, Allowed
  • Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership to Authorities: No
  • Meetings of Directors and Shareholders to be held: Anywhere
  • Stability: Stable jurisdiction and exceptionally good reputation. 

  • Taxation: No taxes
  • Double Taxation Treaty Access: Treaty Access (some countries)
  • Account Filing Requirements: No accounting / reporting requirements
  • Annual Return Filing Requirements: No annual return/ reporting requirements
  • Audit Requirements: No audit required.

  • Share Capital: Standard authorised share capital US$10,000.
  • Classes of Share Available for a Vanuatu company formation: Shares with or without voting rights, redeemable shares,  registered shares, preference shares, shares of no par value
  • Bearer Shares: Not Allowed
  • Registered Office Required: Yes required and must be maintained in Vanuatu
  • Shareholders: Minimum number is one
  • Directors: Minimum number is one.  Can be any nationality and need not be resident in Vanuatu. Corporate directors are allowed.
  • Your Company language: English
  • Name of your Company must be ended: Limited, Ltd, Corporation, Corp, Incorporated, Inc, Pty Ltd, Sendirian Berhad, Sdn Bhd, Societe a Responsabilite Limitee, SARL, Besloten Vennootschap, B.V., or Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung, GmbH;
  • Documents required for a Vanuatu company formation: A certified copy of your passport or ID and proof of your residential address dated less than 3 months. 

  • For a Vanuatu company formation you cannot use words in your company names without justification: “Bank”, “Trustee Company”, “Assurance”, “Building Society”,  “Trust Company”, “Royal” etc.
  • Restrictions on Trading: Not permitted to trade within Vanuatu
  • Not permitted without a licence: Fund management, insurance,  Banking, reinsurance, assurance,  trust management, collective investment schemes, trusteeship business provision. 
  • Capital: Pota Vila
  • Region: Vanuatu is a group of islands which are in the shape of a Y, located in the South Pacific Ocean
  • Political System: Parliamentary
  • Government: Republic
  • Governing corporate legislation: The Companies Act (Cap 191), The International Companies Act 1992 (No. 32)
  • Type of Law: Common
  • Currency: Vanuatu vatu (VUV)
  • Exchange Control: None
  • Language of Legislation and Corporate Documents: English
  • Time zone: GMT+11
  • Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA): Australia, Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Greenland, Grenada, Iceland, Ireland, Korea (Republic of), New Zealand, Norway, San Marino, Sweden.

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