Gibraltar Starting a Business

Step by Step Guide to Incorporating in Gibraltar

Gibraltar Key points

  • Time – 5 days to incorporate your company
  • Directors – only one director of any nationality is necessary for your company
  • Shareholders – only one shareholder is required
  • Share Capital – the standard authorised share capital is only £2000
  • A Gibraltar company must appoint a company secretary
  • Support – using our 20 years experience we guide you throughout every step of the company formation process

Select the company name for your Private Limited Company (Ltd)

First, select a name for your company.

  • Your company name may be in any language.
  • Your company name will need to end with Ltd or similar.
  • A company name check can be carried out free of charge to see if a required name has already been registered.
  • We can reserve your company name for up to ten days.
  • Having submitted the name of your company to us, we obtain approval from Companies House Gibraltar.
  • Ready made companies are available, please review their advantages on our Ready Made page.
  • You are not be allowed to use a name which is either identical or
    deceptively similar to one that is already used by another corporation.

Share Capital

Select the number of shares each shareholder will have.

  • The standard share capital is GBP £2000.
  • There is no minimum share capital.
  • Share capital may be expressed in any currency.
  • There is no minimum issued share capital, but two shares must be issued, and these shares must have a nominal value.
  • Monies do not need to be paid into an account for the shares.

Select Directors

Decide who will be the directors of your company.

  • A director can be of any nationality
  • Only one director is required
  • There is no requirement to appoint a local resident director

Select Shareholders

Select who will be the shareholders of your company.

  • The shareholder can be any nationality
  • Only one shareholder is required
  • The shareholder can be a Corporation
  • Nominee shareholders are allowed. Formacompany can provide a nominee shareholder
  • It is not a requirement to appoint a local resident shareholder

Company Secretary

All Gibraltar companies must appoint a Company Secretary, which we will provide.

Registered Office

An address in Gibraltar is required for your registered office and we will provide this service.

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