Offshore Services
Republic of Cyprus is a Eurasian island country in the Eastern Mediterranean. It is surrounded by Greece to the east, Turkey to the west, Syria to the south and Egypt in the north making it a strategic jurisdiction to conduct business from.

Its sound political and banking system makes it an ideal jurisdiction to set up an offshore entity.

General Information:
Cyprus IBC companies are taxed at a rate of 10% on their net profits. It also enjoys double tax treaties with over 30 countries including USA, UK, India, China, Russia and South Africa.

Requirements:

  • Authorised share capital is EUR 5000 and the minimum issued share capital is EUR 1000.
  • Minimum one shareholder and a corporate entity can be a shareholder
  • One director required and a local qualified director is preferred for taxation purpose.
  • Company secretary required by law. Local secretary preferred.
  • IBC must maintain a registered office in Cyprus.
  • IBC must have a registered agent who must be a designated registered agent
  • Statutory books of the IBC should be kept at the registered office in Cyprus.
  • Annual returns to be filled
  • Annual audited accounts are to be prepared and the books of accounts must be audited by a local auditor.

Incorporation Package will include the following:
Memorandum and Articles of Association
Certificate of Incorporation
Register of Directors
Share Certificates
Register of Shareholders
1st year registered office
1st year registered agent
1st year Government fees
Minutes of the Board meeting
Resolutions as per requirement
Corporate Seal

Any additional documents required will be provided upon request.

Carefully setup Offshore Structure must provide the following:
  • An offshore structure allows you to trade internationally without any major restrictions.
  • An offshore structure has a legal tax exempt status and therefore the company would not be paying any corporation tax.
  • An offshore structure would preserve anonymity for which professional chartered
  • accountants and lawyers are appointed as nominee directors and shareholders.
  • Limited Liability with no requirement of the share capital being paid up.
  • No requirement to prepare accounts, file account and other financial statements or to get the accounts audited.
  • Asset protection.

Due Diligence and KYC Requirement:


To comply with Money Laundering Regulations we are required to undertake due diligence on each beneficial owner and director who intend to undertake our services.

The documents which are required are as follows:
Certified Passport Copy
Recent Utility Bill (no older than 3 months)
Professional Reference (e.g. prepared by a Chartered Accountant or Lawyer)
Bank Reference

Please note the due diligence documents can be obtained whilst your company is being incorporated. To expedite the incorporation process you can send the scanned copies of the documents via email and the originals can be posted via recorded delivery.

If you are unable to provide any one of these documents then a suitable replacement for the same will have to be provided seeking our consent.

Kindly note that we will not release any company documents prior to the receipt of these original documents.

For further information on the incorporation procedure, kindly contact us at +44 207 096 0245 or alternatively email us at info@asarpota+sammut.com and we would ensure that you receive the most rapid and professional service possible. We appreciate your business.

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the details contained herein are correct and updated, it does not constitute legal or professional advice of any kind. Kindly consult a professional lawyer or Chartered Accountant before making any decisions. Asarpota+Sammut International do not accept any responsibility, legal or otherwise, for any errors or omission.

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