Company type: Limited Liability Company (LTD).
Applicable law: The Cyprus Companies Law, CAP.113.
Company name: Desirable names are submitted to the Registrar of Companies for approval. It can take between 2-5 working days to get a name approved. Name application can be rejected due to similarity with Company names already registered. Company names must end with the suffix LTD or LIMITED.
Incorporation timescale: After name approval, it usually takes 5-10 working days, depending on the workload of the Cyprus Registrar of Companies.
Shelf companies: Yes, available.
Registered office: Yes, it is a requirement. A physical address is needed, and not a P.O. Box.
Company secretary: Yes, it is a requirement and can either be a natural person or a legal entity, preferably Cyprus resident, but can be of any nationality.
Company director: Yes, it is a requirement and can either be a natural person or a legal entity. Must be a resident of Cyprus in order to meet residency criteria for tax purposes.
Annual Returns requirement: Yes.
Financial Statements requirement: Yes.
Shareholders: Minimum 1 Shareholder, maximum 50. Same person or legal entity can act as Shareholder, Director and Secretary.
Details filed with the Registrar of Companies and found on public record: Memorandum & Articles of Association, Shareholder, Director, Secretary and Registered Office. The identity of the Beneficial Owner can be protected through the use of Nominees.
Minimum share capital: Usually 1000 shares of EUR1 each.
Anti-money laundering legislation in place? Yes.
Double Taxation Agreements in place? Yes, please contact us for a full list of countries with which Cyprus has entered into Agreements for the avoidance of Double-Taxation.
Corporate tax: Uniform 12.5% on profits.
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We can complete your Cyprus company formation in about 8 days. A Cyprus company can open a bank account in any jurisdiction and we provide assistance if needed.