British Virgin Islands International Business Company (IBC)

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) offer favourable business regulations, a prosperous economy and a stable political situation. The territory is a particularly popular place to incorporate an IBC as there are numerous benefits for offshore companies and guaranteed privacy. Establishing an IBC in the BVI will secure confidentiality because company registers are not available for public inspection.

  • Company Name

    A BVI company name must be unique. Each company name must end with the suffix Corporation, Limited, Incorporated, Societe Anonyme, Sociedad Anonima or an appropriate abbreviation.

  • Registered Agent / Office

    The company must list a registered office and agent in the BVI, which we provide as part of our services.

  • Directors

    A BVI company requires only a single director. A director may be of any nationality and may be a corporate entity. Individuals must be at least 18 years of age. Director registers are unavailable for public inspection.

  • Shareholders

    Only one shareholder is required. Shareholder details are kept confidential.

  • Share Capital

    Although there is no minimum share capital, the standard authorised share capital is usually $50,000; this may be expressed in any currency.

  • Filing Requirements

    There are no filing or auditing requirements in the BVI, although adequate accounting records must be kept.

  • Timescale

    Once all necessary information has been received, along with proof of identity, the incorporation process takes only two days to complete.

  • Fees

    BVI Company Formation – £1060

    Company Administration & Registered Office – £480

    Shareholder Due Diligence 3 or more – £60 each

    Shareholder & Directors Register Maintenance –  £170


  • Proof of Identity

    As part of our due diligence, we require proof of identity in the form of a passport copy for all directors and shareholders of the company.

  • Travel

    Travelling to the BVI is not required to incorporate a company.

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