Frequently Asked Questions
Articles of Incorporation
Certificate of Incorporation
Tax Exempt Certificate
Certificate of Good Standing
Power of Attorney
These documents can be apostilled if required in your country (many European countries require this to be done).
The cost of mailing the documents to you is not included in the setup cost. The cost of sending the documents to you by courier is $80 USD.
The office of the Registered Agent is called “The Registered Office”. This will be the local address of your IBC in the jurisdiction that you choose.
Each name must carry a suffix such as “Limited”, “Ltd.”, “Incorporated”, “Inc “, “S.A.”, “GmBH”, “AG” “Corporation” or “Corp. ”
We can provide you with a list of available names that we have checked with the Authority, from which you can choose a name for your IBC.
You can own an offshore credit card with a paper trail that goes back to the offshore jurisdiction. Your home government is usually most interested in the big-ticket items that you purchase with such cards.
You can invest in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, certificates of deposit, real estate, gold, etc., in any part of the world.
You can handle all the international marketing of a product manufactured at home base though an IBC and reduce operational costs.
You can handle all advertising of a business in your domicile from an offshore IBC and improve your profit margins. You can operate a consulting or management business from an IBC.
You can use an IBC to apply for a banking license or an insurance license. The latter is especially suitable for professionals who wish to reduce the high insurance premiums associated with some professions such as the practice of medicine. You can also use an IBC to apply for a mutual fund license and own your own mutual fund.
- Privacy – It protects your business from the snooping eyes of nosy neighbours.
- Asset Protection – If you live in a country where people are quick to sue, having an IBC will protect you from frivolous lawsuits and from creditors who are trying to relieve you of your assets. It could protect you from being taken to the cleaners by a spouse in the event of a divorce. It is insurance against predators of all kind.
- Investment Opportunities – An IBC is excellent for investment purposes. Many of the best investments are available only outside of the developed countries. Some of these investments will not accept funds from citizens of certain countries. Since an IBC is a separate person, domiciled in an offshore location, you can invest through such a company and be better able to diversify your investments worldwide. As industrialized countries develop more and more repressive and controlling laws, the flood of investment money going offshore will become a veritable torrent.
- Family Asset Protection – An IBC can be used with one or more offshore trusts to protect family assets, saving the money usually associated with probate and inheritance taxes, and to reduce or eliminate capital gains taxes.