Nevis Company - Corporate Environment Summary

Nevis is a small island in the Caribbean Sea that forms part of the inner arc of the Leeward Islands chain of the West Indies. It is located near the northern end of the Lesser Antilles archipelago, about 350 km east-southeast of Puerto Rico and 80 km west of Antigua. Its area is 93 km² and capital is Charlestown.

Nevis IBC, is a limited liability company which conducts its trading and business outside the Nevis and is intended for offshore activities. It takes up to 2 days to incorporate a company in the Nevis.

The Directors of the company may be of any nationality and may reside anywhere. At least one director is required and there is no requirement to appoint a local resident director.

The Shareholders of the company may be of any nationality and may reside anywhere. At least one shareholder is required, this can be the same person as the director. There is no upper limit to the number of shareholders and a shareholder can be a person or a corporation

The standard share capital of a Nevis IBC is $1,000 USD. However, only one share of the share capital must be issued and paid up. Your company's share capital can be issued in any currency.

Company Secretary / Registered Office / Registered Agent

The company must have a registered agent and registered office in Nevis. There is no requirement for local secretary.


The details of shareholders and Directors do not appear on public record.

Company Records

The company must maintain accounting records, however it does not have to keep records in the Nevis and there is no requirement to file accounts or a financial statement. There is no requirement for having audited accounts or a corporate tax return.

Corporation and other taxes

There are no corporate taxes for a Nevis IBC, except for annual government levy of USD$250 for standard share capital.

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