CYPRUS REGISTERED COMPANY SET UP – PRACTICAL STEPS
The approval of the name of a Cyprus registered company can take up to five working days. The general principle of the name should be such that a similar name does not exist; the name is not too general and does not contain words such as international, group, etc.
We suggest that the minimum share capital of a Cyprus registered company is €1.000 for the type of company you require.
Each Cyprus registered company must have as a minimum one shareholder. If the shareholders are more than one, you have to decide on which portion you wish to divide the shares. We need full names, address, nationality and the proportion of holding as well as the documents referred to in paragraph 5 below.
Each Cyprus registered company must have at least one director. For each registered director, we need his full name, address, and nationality as well as the documents referred to in paragraph 5 below.
5.1. Bank reference
For each shareholder and registered director, we require a bank reference the text of which should approximately read:
We confirm that Mr. or Mrs. ……………………… has been our client for more than a year and that he/she carried out his bank account transactions in a very satisfactory manner.
Mr. or Mrs. ……………………… has proved to be creditworthy, respectable and of good financial standing.
This reference must be in the original form and will remain confidential.
5.2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
C.V. of all beneficial owners and registered directors and their respective addresses.
Copies of the passports of all beneficial owners and registered directors.
5.4. Proof of Residential Address – Utility Bills
Copy of the most recent electricity, or water, or gas, or telephone bill, both from beneficial owners and registered directors.
5.5. Companies, Investment Funds as beneficial owner
In the case where the beneficial owner of the cyprus registered company is a company, then we require the following:
Full set of registration documents.
Bank reference and proof of residential address (see 5.1 and 5.4 above) for the company and its ultimate beneficial owner.
Latest available audited financial statements.
5.6 Trusts as beneficial owners
In the case where the beneficial owner of the Cyprus registered company is a Trust, then we require the following:
Full set of registration documents. (ie Trust Settlement etc)
Bank reference and proof of residential address (see 5.1 and 5.4 above) for the Trust, the Settlor, the Trustee and all of the beneficiaries of the Trust.
Latest available audited financial statements of the Trust (if any)
International and Cyprus bank accounts
You may open in any currency a Cyprus bank account or an international bank account.
The Cyprus registered company’s net profit after all expenses is subject to 12.5% Cyprus income tax. Subsequent dividend paid to non-resident shareholders is free from any further Cyprus taxes.
It will take approximately eight working days to register a company in Cyprus.
For setting up of a Company in Cyprus or to receive a quotation please download and complete the ” Cyprus company formation form” above and send by email to [email protected]
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