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Set your business in Vanuatu

An excellent Asia Pacific option for international trade.

Director meetings anywhere
Fixed Government
Fee
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High level of privacy and confidentiality

Packages & Prices

Vanuatu
Incorporation Service Fee
US$1,595

Select the services as most suitable for your personal business needs and build your own package – start your business project now!

Why register your company with us?

We make incorporating a company as easy as possible, so you can focus on the important things.

We have a full suite of startup services, like banking, bookkeeping and tax planning consultancy, which means Eurofinanzza not only helps you get started, but supports you in your continued success as your one-stop shop.

Tell us about your
business

We’ve taken the complexity out of forming your business company. Our online form can be completed in less than 10 minutes.

We take care of the
paperwork

Based on the information you provide, we prepare all required documents and file them directly to the appropriate entity.

Receive your
documents

Once your incorporation documents have been approved by the state, you’ll receive your completed company package by email.

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How to incorporate your business company in Vanuatu

Vanuatu International Company (VIC)

Vanuatu comprises a chain of approximately 80 islands situated some 2,250 km north-east of Sydney, Australia and 800 km west of Fiji. The country lies between the latitudes of 13° and 21° and climate varies between tropical in the north to sub-tropical in the south. The total land area is approximately 12,190 sq. km. The capital is Port Vila situated on the Island of Efate. Population approximately 218,000.

Vanuatu is a parliamentary democracy, the head of state being the President elected by an electoral college. The position is mainly titular and has very few executive powers. The legislature consists of a single chamber, a 52-member parliament, for which general elections are held every four years.

There are two international airports in Vanuatu. There are regular flights to Australia, New Zealand and neighbouring islands. The country has a dualistic economy with a large smallholder subsistence agricultural sector and a small-monetised sector.

The development of the offshore financial centre in 1971 added new dimensions to the economy and it now contributes considerably to Government revenue through the payment of annual registration fees for all companies, business license fees, insurance, banking and trust company license fees, stamp duties and other smaller fees.

The offshore financial centre has also brought to the country increased employment opportunities, and an excellent infrastructure of telecommunications, banking, legal, accounting and other financial and commercial services.

Advantages to register in Vanuatu
Vanuatu is one of the few countries that, so far, did not sign and did not express any expected date to sign the AEOI – Automatic Exchange of Information.
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May carry on business anywhere in the world except Vanuatu.
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May carry on any business pursuant to Vanuatu International Companies Act Cap.222 except to the limitation of the jurisdiction the business is carried, e.g. banking, insurance.
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Company name may end with Limited, Incorporated, Corporation, Sendirian Berhad, Responsabilite Limitee, Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung, Besloten Vennootschap or their abbreviations.
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Director and shareholder may be natural person or corporate entity, (1) no specific requirement on residence or citizenship, (2) minimum number is 1, (3) sole director may also be the sole shareholder.
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Director meeting and shareholder meeting may be held anywhere.
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Meetings via telephone, facsimile, conference calls, electronic means are acceptable.
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May not require an authorized capital.
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Government fee is fixed disregard the amount of capital.
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Limited by shares or guarantee or both.
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Bearer shares are allowed but shares can only be held by an authorized custodian not by the owner.
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No audit on financial statements.
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No annual returns, filing required.
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Except the constitution filed with the Commission Registry, the company’s statutory registers will be maintained only with the registered agent.
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No need to file with governmental authorities in respect of company structure.
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Company search not entertained unless authorized by the international company.
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High level of privacy and confidentiality.
Type of company for International Trade and Investment
Exempt Company incorporated under the Companies Act (Cap 191) or the International Company “IC” incorporated under the International Companies Act 1992 (No. 32). The International Company provides for greater flexibility and minimal compliance.
Key Corporate Features

General

  • Type of Company – International
  • Shelf company availability – Yes
  • Our time to establish a new company – 2 days
  • Political Stability – Good
  • Common or Civil Law – Common
  • Disclosure of Beneficial Owner – No
  • Migration of Domicile Permitted – Yes
  • Corporate Taxation– Nil
  • Double Taxation Treaty Access – None
  • Language of Name – Latin and other alphabets

Corporate requirements

  • Minimum Number of Shareholders / Members – One
  • Minimum Number of Directors / Managers – One
  • Corporate Directors / Managers Permitted – Yes
  • Company Secretary Required – No
  • Usual Authorised Capital – None

Local requirements

  • Registered Office – Yes
  • Registered Agent – Yes
  • Company Secretary – No
  • Local Directors – No
  • Local Meetings – No
  • Government Register of Directors / Managers – No
  • Government Register of Shareholders / Members – No

Annual requirements

  • Annual Return – No
  • Annual Return Filing Fe – No
  • Annual Audit – No

Recurring Government costs

  • Minimum Annual Tax / Licence Fee – US$300
  • Annual Return Filing Fee – N/A

Have any questions?

There is a dedicated team in our Head Office available to deal with your enquiries regarding any of our five offices.
We aim to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours.