What we can do for you

  • We do all paperwork on forming the company in Costa Rica
  • Formation is completely remote
  • Can act as Secretary or Treasury
  • Provide nominee Directors/Shareholders
  • Assist with opening a bank account
  • Registration for Taxes, VAT & EORI
  • Develop a website for your business
  • Create a logo of your brand

How we can assist you further

  • Provide with full company administration services
  • Arrange a mailing address for your business
  • Arrange a virtual office for your company
  • Telephone answering service
  • Book keeping, audit & reporting
  • Preparing and submitting VAT return
  • Dealing with local authority
  • Trademark registration

Costa Rica Company Formation. Costa Rica Offshore Company. Costa Rica Stock Corporation

Main Characteristics and the basic rules of Company registration in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Company Formation Financial Advantages
Taxation: No taxes
Double Taxation Treaty Access: Yes, Treaty Access (USA)
Costa Rica Tax Information Exchange Agreements: Yes, Costa Rica signed Exchange Agreements
Account Filing Requirements: No accounting / reporting requirements
Annual Return Filing Requirements: Yes annual return/ reporting requirements
Audit Requirements: No audit required.
Costa Rica Company Formation Registration Requirements
Share Capital: CRC10,000 (divided in to 100 shares of CRC100). Minimum paid up share capital: CRC2,500.
Classes of Share Available for Costa Rica 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 Costa Rica.
Shareholders: Minimum number is one
Directors: Minimum number is three. Can be any nationality and need not be resident in Costa Rica. Corporate directors are allowed.
Your Company language: Latin alphabet. The Registrar requires a Spanish translation
Name of your Company must be ended: “Sociedad Anonima” /”S.A.”
Documents required for Costa Rica company formation: A certified copy of your passport or ID and proof of your residential address dated less than 3 months.
Costa Rica Company Formation Restrictions
For Costa Rica 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: None
Not permitted without a licence: Fund management, insurance, Banking, reinsurance, assurance, trust management, collective investment schemes, trusteeship business provision.
Costa Rica Company Formation Confidentiality and Security
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 strengthening reputation.
About Costa Rica Costa Rica Company Formation
Capital city: San José
Region: A country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and Ecuador to the south of Cocos Island.
Political System: Presidential System
Government: Republic
Governing corporate legislation: The Commercial Code, Law No. 3284
Type of Law: Civil
Currency: Costa Rican Colón (CRC)
Exchange Control: None
Language of Legislation and Corporate Documents: Spanish
Time Zone: GMT-6

Costa Rica Company Formation – Benefits

  • IBCs in Costa Rica allow hiring nominee services from lawyers
  • Costa Rican IBCs can be conducted from any place of the world.
  • There is an online platform to create a business in Costa Rica.
  • CR offers a high degree of privacy and anonymity.
  • Shareholders do not appear on public record.
  • The company only pays taxes according to the income generated in Costa Rica.
  • There are no reporting or accounting requirements.
  • Costa Rica is not considered an offshore entity
  • CR has number of Free Trade Agreements with US, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Dominican Republic and the Caribbean.

Our team of consultants are on hand to find out about your specific requirements and take you through the process from start to finish.