Gibraltar Offshore International Business Company Information

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Gibraltar Offshore International Business Company Information

  • Key Features
  • Setup & Maintenance Costs
  • Compliance
  • General Information
  • Company Information

Key Company Features

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Key Company Features

Type of entity

Non resident

Type of law


Shelf company availability


Our time to establish a new company

7 days

Minimum government fees (excluding taxation)


Corporate taxation


Double taxation treaty access


Share capital or equivalent

Standard currency


Permitted currencies


Minimum paid up


Usual authorised


Directors or Managers

Minimum number


Local required


Publicly accessible records


Location of meetings




Publicly accessable records


Company Secretary





Local or Qualified


Requirement to prepare


Audit requirements


Requirement to file accounts


Publicly accessible accounts



Requirement to file annual return


Change in domicile permitted


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Setup and Maintenance Costs

Incorporation (Setup) Costs - US$1600(+ US700 if nominee director required)

The fee is all inclusive, no hidden costs.

Our company kits are always delivered with the same documents but may vary slightly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
Our corporate kits are delivered with the following documents:-
- Articles of Incorporation in English (Notarized and legalized by Apostille)
- Appointment of First Directors / Nominee Directors (if applicable)
- Nominee shareholders (if applicable)
- Shareholder certificates
- Minute Books
- Share registry books
- 1 Power of Attorney (Notarized and legalized by Apostille)
- Certificate of Incorporation
- Trust agreement (when applicable)
- Minutes and / or board resolutions when requested.

Annual Maintenance Costs

Annual Maintenance Costs - US$600(+ US700 if nominee director required)

The fee is payable after the first year and covers annual taxes, registered agent and nominees. No hidden costs.

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Authorised and Issued Share Capital.

Normally L2,000 divided in to 2,000 shares of L1 each. This being the maximum authorised share capital for the minimum capital duty payable upon incorporation. The authorised share capital may be expressed in any currency. The minimum issued capital is L2.

Classes of Shares Permitted.

Registered shares, bearer shares (impractical - must be deposited in Gibraltar), preference shares and redeemable shares or shares with or without voting rights.


A Gibraltar Non-resident Company is exempted from local taxation.

Double Taxation Agreements

Gibraltar is not a party to any double tax treaties

Licence Fees

Nil, the company only pays a GBP 30 annual filing fee to the Registrar of Companies, payable at the time of filing of the Annual Return.

Financial Statement Requirements

There is no requirement to file financial statements, but a company must keep records to reflect its financial affairs.


The minimum number of directors is one, who may be a natural persons or a body corporate. They may be of any nationality, and must not be resident of Gibraltar.

Company Secretary

All Gibraltar companies must appoint a resident company secretary, who may be a natural person or body corporate.


The minimum number of shareholders is one.

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General Information

Gibraltar is a peninsula at the southern tip of Spain with an area of approximately 7 sq km. It is adjacent to Africa yet within Europe, and has an historically strategic position at the junction of the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.


The population of Gibraltar is approximately 30,000 although a substantial number of the working population commutes daily from homes nearby in Spain. A number of Moroccan, British and Indian expatriates live in Gibraltar.

Political Structure

Gibraltar is a British Dependent Territory and is a Crown Colony with internal self-government. It has its own elected House of Assembly, which legislates on domestic matters. The United Kingdom is responsible for defence, foreign affairs, financial stability and internal security. Gibraltar is a member of the European Union by virtue of Article 227 paragraph 4 of the Treaty of Rome in its capacity as a territory for whose external relations a Member State (the United Kingdom) is responsible. Gibraltar enjoys special status within the Community and is exempted from the Common Customs Tariff, the Common Agricultural Policy and Value Added Taxation. Gibraltar is politically stable and the current Government actively promotes Gibraltar as a first-class international financial centre.

Infrastructure And Economy

Since the opening of the border with Spain in 1985, the level of tourism and investment has increased dramatically. Several international banks and insurance companies have offices in Gibraltar. Gibraltar has excellent modern postal and telecommunications systems. Thanks to a joint venture between the Gibraltar Government and the Nynex Corporation of the USA, Gibraltar enjoys the latest in digital and fibre-optic telecommunications. There are daily flights between Gibraltar and London and frequent scheduled air services to Manchester, Luton and Tangier. Although it is not at present possible to fly direct from Gibraltar to Spain and other destinations the airports at Seville, Jerez and Malaga can easily be reached by road and provide direct services to many international destinations. The Port of Gibraltar enjoys free port status and hosts frequent calls from many of the world's shipping lines, both passenger and freight.


The official and spoken language is English although because of Gibraltar's close proximity to Spain, Spanish is spoken widely.


UK Pound. Local notes and coins are produced but UK Currency is accepted, as is the Euro, with most shops displaying dual currency price tags.

Exchange Control


Type of Law

Common Law based on English Common Law.

Principal Corporate Legislation

Companies Ordinance 1984 (as amended).

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Company Information

Type of Company for International Trade and Investment

Non-resident Company.

Procedure to Incorporate

Filing of Memorandum and Articles of Association, Statement of the Situation of Registered Office, a statement declaring the Authorised Share Capital and a Declaration of Compliance

Restrictions on Trading

Cannot trade within Gibraltar or undertake the business of banking, deposit taking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance, fund management, asset management or any other activity associated with the finance industry.

Language of Legislation and Corporate Documents


Registered Office Required.

Yes, must be maintained in Gibraltar.

Shelf Companies Available


Time to Incorporate

Subject to name approval, a company can be incorporated within seven working days.

Name Restrictions

Any name that is identical or similar to an existing company. Any name which, in the opinion of the Registrar, is undesirable or offensive. Any name that suggests royal or government patronage. Any English name, or their foreign language equivalent, which may imply a field of activity associated with the banking or finance industry.

Language of Name

The name can be in any language that uses the Latin alphabet, but must be accompanied by a translation to ensure that the name is not prohibited or licensable.

Suffixes to Denote Limited Liability

Limited or Ltd.

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