Gibraltar Limited Company (Ltd)

A Limited Company (Ltd) in Gibraltar is similar to a UK Ltd or a GmbH in Germany, in that it is a legal entity which is separate and distinct from the individuals who run it. For sole traders or individuals in partnerships, their personal assets are at risk in the case of a claim against the organisation but shareholders in a Limited company are liable to lose only the value of the share capital to which they subscribe.

Company Name

A company registered in Gibraltar must have a unique name. There are restrictions on certain sensitive words. Please submit your proposed name to us and if there are any problems we shall identify them. The company must end with the suffix Ltd.

Registered Agent

A Gibraltar company must have a registered agent who is required to keep information about the company directors and shareholders, and a registered address where all official correspondence will be sent. These are both included as part of our standard incorporation package.

Directors

A Gibraltar company only requires one person to act as a director. This person may be of any nationality, additional directors may be corporate bodies.

Shareholders

Only one shareholder is required in a Gibraltar company.

Company Secretary

A Gibraltar limited company must have a Company Secretary. A sole director is not allowed to act as Company Secretary. We will provide the company secretary as part of our Corporate Administration service.

Share Capital

There is no minimum share capital but two shares must be issued. Companies are usually incorporated with 5000 authorised ordinary shares of £1 nominal value.

Timescale

A Gibraltar company can be incorporated in five days, once all information and proof of identity has been received.

Gibraltar Company Formation Fees

Gibraltar Limited Liability Company – 5 days

  • Reserving your Company Name
  • Liaise with the local registrar and relevant authorities
  • Structuring the company as per your requirements
  • Prepare your Company Registration Forms
  • Drafting the Articles of Association / Statutes
  • File the documents with the Gibraltar Registrar of Companies
  • Appoint the Directors
  • Minutes appointing first Directors
  • Preparation of the first minutes of Board Meeting
  • Initial Government licence fee payable on incorporation
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Issue of shares and production of Share Certificates
  • All documents and certificates supplied in a professional folder
  • Delivery of documents by FedEx / DHL courier
  • Registration Duty to Register of Companies
  • 0.5% capital duty on standard authorised capital
£740
Additional Services
Company Administration & Registered Office (required)£550
Company Secretarial Services (required)£220
Tax Identification Number (required one off fee)£220
Annual Renewal Fees
Company Administration

  • Provision of the Registered Office in Gibraltar
  • Company Secretarial Services
  • Compliance with local domicile requirements
  • Maintaining statutory records
  • Preparation and filing of Annual return
  • Preparation and filing of returns to include the registered office, directors, allotments of shares and an Annual Return  (Gibraltar companies must submit an annual return to the Gibraltar authorities whether or not the company has traded.)
  • Corporate Books held at Registered Office (Non-resident companies must have a registered office in Gibraltar where the statutory book of the company must be kept)
  • Maintenance of Shareholder Register
  • Maintenance of Director Register
  • Statutory Due-Diligence
  • 12 months basic consultation
  • Ensuring that your company is kept in good standing through payment of the annual government fee and filing of annual documents
  • Statutory Due-Diligence
  • 12 months basic consultation
  • Ensuring that your company is kept in good standing through payment of the annual government fee and filing of annual documents
£500
Maintenance of Director Register£175
Annual compliance£200

Your company will be incorporated using your chosen name and we will ensure that the procedure is as simple as possible.

The whole incorporation process can be completed online and we will administer the preparation and filing of all registration forms on your behalf.

Filing Requirements

A Gibraltar company must file an annual return and accounts every year. Our corporate administration service can assist with this.

Proof of Identity

As part of our due diligence we require proof of identity in the form of a certified passport copy for all directors and shareholders and up to date certified proof of residency.

Travel

You do not have to travel to Gibraltar.

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