Belize

Belize, formerly British Honduras, is an independent country on the eastern coast of Central America. Belize is bordered by Mexico, Guatemala, and the Caribbean Sea.

The International Business Companies Act (IBC Act) provides for the formation of international business companies. These companies are often referred to as Belize IBCs or Belize offshore companies. These are companies that are set up to take advantage of Belize's emerging reputation as a well regulated and international financial centre. IBC's are 100% tax free and subject to favourable reporting and filing requirements.

The official language is English and the currency is Belize dollar (BZD).


Company Incorporation and local Requirements

Minimum Number of Directors

One

Corporate Directors Permitted

Yes

Local Directors

No

Government Register of Directors

No

Shelf Companies Available

Yes

Minimum Share Capital

No minimum

Bearer Shares Allowed

Yes

Minimum Number of Shareholders

One

Government Register of Shareholders

No

Registered Office/Agent

Yes

Local Meetings

No

Company Secretary Required

No

Local Secretary

No

 

COMPANIES FEE SCHEDULE

 

Basic package

Company formation fee – 1.500 USD


Annual fees

Registered office/agent – 650 USD

Annual license fee for standard authorized capital – 150 USD

Acting as company secretary (optional) – 650 USD

 

Confidential package

Acting as corporate director – 600 USD

Acting as physical director – 2.000 USD

Acting as corporate shareholder – 400 USD

Acting as physical shareholder – 1.400 USD


COMPANY RELATED COSTS

Notary and Apostille (per document) – 200 USD

Corporate documents Apostille as one set (including notary) – 250 USD