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Offshore company registration services.

Acclime offers a tailored offshore company registration and administration services in the world’s major jurisdictions. Whether you wish to incorporate in Europe, the USA, Asia, the Middle East, Africa or onshore, our end-to-end services ensure a robust and comprehensive solution to meet your international tax planning requirements.

Offshore company registration service

Set up your offshore business with confidence.

Expert guidance

Our team will support you throughout the company registration process, providing full guidance and strategic advice at each step. 

Global coverage

Engage with our team throughout multiple offices around the world. Most of our services are offered in all offices and jurisdictions.

Transparent pricing

Get a quote and a clear picture of your costs before you start with our upfront and affordable pricing. No hidden fees around the corner.

Offshore jurisdictions & structures

Find the best jurisdiction and structure for your business.

Choosing the right jurisdiction and entity type is crucial as it can significantly impact your business operations and tax implications down the road. We can reliably help you find the most favourable jurisdiction and entity type that suits your specific needs and set up an offshore company in 18 major offshore financial centres.

International business companies (IBCs).

Ideal for both local and foreign entities seeking a versatile and fiscally transparent business structure.

  • Light maintenance entity
  • One shareholder and one director
  • Thin capitalisation
  • Unrestricted in activities
  • Subject to local compliance

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Limited liability companies
(LLCs).

Ideal for most local and foreign entities as it offers a fiscally transparent and liability-protected vehicle.

  • Holding partnerships
  • 1+ general partner and 1+ limited partner
  • Thin capitalisation
  • Unrestricted in activities
  • Subject to local compliance

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International trade & tax planning entities.

Ideal for professionals, such as lawyers or financial advisors, and private equity funds with a limited number of investors.

  • Global schemes
  • 1+ manager, 2+ partners
  • Capital dependent on the business activity
  • Unrestricted in activities
  • Subject to local compliance

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Unsure about which offshore structure is right for you?

Get clarity on setting up your offshore company by scheduling a free 30-minute discovery call with our experts. We can advise you on anything from selecting the optimal business structure and jurisdiction for your use case to utilising double tax treaties and more.

Confidentiality & privacy

Safeguarding your privacy.

In adherence to international regulations against drug trafficking and money laundering, Acclime strictly follows anti-money laundering procedures aligned with local laws. While respecting privacy, we are dedicated to thorough due diligence on client identities and the nature of the business. Understanding the purpose and operation of corporate or trust structures is crucial for both Acclime and clients.

We prioritise client confidentiality and will not share information without written consent. However, confidentiality may not apply if required by law or in the absence of client instructions, deeming it in clients’ best interest to disclose information.

Offshore company solutions

Explore different solutions and offshore company use cases.

Investment holding

BVI, Cayman Island, Mauritius or Seychelles entities can be used as an investment holding company to own a share of any subsidiaries worldwide.

Trading

International Business Companies are used mainly by clients engaged in import and export trading activities.

Property investment

Mauritius GBCs are used for asset management and property holding. These properties, such as a house, apartment, yacht, ship, etc., can be immovable and moveable, such as shares, bonds, rights, etc.

Financing

International trade and tax planning vehicles can be used to private financial transactions between entities.

Patent, royalty and copyright holding

Hong Kong, Singapore and Mauritius are commonly used to hold trademarks and copyrights in a licensing and franchising model.

Entertainment, consultancy and professional services

Mauritius ACs and Seychelles IBCs are used for companies designed mainly for expatriates providing professional or consultancy services.

Ship management and yacht owning

Registering a vessel through a Mauritius GBC company with Acclime Mauritius offers numerous advantages, given their expertise in the field.

Tax planning vehicle

Mauritius GBC companies enable tax planning with a low profit tax rate (3%/15%), no withholding tax, and no capital gains tax. Leveraging double tax avoidance treaties helps minimise overall taxation.

End-to-end offshore business services

Everything you need to set up and manage your offshore company.

We provide a full suite of flexible offshore company formation and administration services, including incorporation, document filing with the appropriate authorities, registered office facilities, post-registration compliance and more.

We also provide resident directors and shareholders if needed. If desired, we can administer your offshore company from another jurisdiction. For example, a company incorporated in the Seychelles can be administered in Mauritius.

Core offshore formation services.

  • Market entry advisory

    Acclime will work with your professional advisors to develop and implement strategies that meet your unique needs and protecting your intellectual property through trademarks, patents or copyright.

  • Company incorporation

    We handle all aspects, from reserving your company name to structuring it according to your needs. Our team assists in filling statutory forms, liaises with local authorities and lawyers for legal certificates, and prepares essential documents such as the Constitution (M&A).

  • Bank account opening

    We will assist in opening your corporate bank account and provision of bank account signatories, if required.

  • Directors

    We can provide professional individual and corporate directors. Since our directors have the same liabilities as any other, we require clear insights into your business activities to effectively oversee and manage them daily.

  • Nominee shareholders

    We have formed nominee companies in many jurisdictions around the world and their sole purpose is to hold shares on behalf on your behalf. To protect your interest, the nominee companies enter into to a contract known as a “declaration of trust” with the owners of the company. This prevents the nominee company from acting without instructions from the owners.

  • Registered & process agent

    In some jurisdictions, a qualified resident agent must be appointed. In these cases the resident agent maintains certain information about the company.

  • Communication services

    Provision of communication services, such as telephone and facsimile handling.

  • Registered address

    Provision of a registered office address to the company for one year. Registered office is the place where the company’s books must be maintained and often these books must be available for public inspection at the registered office. It is also the place where official and legal documents will be delivered.

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Additional administrative services.

We also provide one-off and ongoing services to keep your business compliant with all government requirements.

  • Company secretary

    We can provide corporate or individual company secretaries, depending on your chosen jurisdiction.

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  • Accounting & audit

    We can maintain the books of accounts of your company and liaise with the auditors.

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  • Tax compliance

    Reduce your tax burden and keep track of your tax filings.

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  • Payroll

    We provide payroll outsourcing services for your offshore business.

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  • Visas

    We can secure visa for you, your team and their dependants.

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FAQ

Common questions & answers.

What is an offshore company?

An offshore company is essentially the same as any other company – an entity recognised by law as a separate entity with limited liability. It can carry out the same types of business as companies incorporated in onshore areas and it has the option to sell shares, the right to sue and be sued, and has perpetual existence.

The major difference between an onshore company and an offshore company is that the rate of tax applied by the government in the jurisdiction in which an offshore company is incorporated is either very low or zero. Additionally some offshore companies are easier to administer and more confidential than onshore companies.

Of course the rules and regulations surrounding the establishment and management of offshore companies are slightly different in every offshore jurisdiction.

Why incorporate offshore?

There are a number of reasons why businesses and individuals might choose to incorporate offshore:

  • Reduce tax
  • Protect assets
  • Manage or reduce risk
  • Maintain privacy
  • Avoid bureaucracy
  • Reduce costs
  • Enhance assets
  • Global expansion
What are the registered capital requirements?

The capital of the company is the funding provided by the shareholders. In some jurisdictions, the capital of the company must be held in a particular currency. The authorised capital is the maximum amount of capital that may be injected into a company, and the issued capital is the amount that the shareholders have paid up. Shareholders liability is generally limited to the amount of paid-up capital.

In most offshore jurisdictions, the minimum issued capital is low. Increased authorised capital beyond a certain level is often subject to capital taxes. We generally form offshore companies with the maximum amount of authorised capital allowed for the minimum capital taxes.

Where to incorporate an offshore company?

Most offshore jurisdictions are free from foreign exchange controls and have introduced company legislation to cater to diverse international business requirements. It is important to select a jurisdiction that is well-suited to your specific corporate and personal needs.

Schedule a free discovery call to contact a consultant in your chosen office or view detailed jurisdiction information.

In which jurisdictions can Acclime incorporate offshore?

Visit our Jurisdictions page to learn more about each jurisdiction offered.

Advantages offered by GBC and AC Companies?

Mauritius has a useful and expanding network of double taxation treaties. The first International Financial Services Centre within the Indian Ocean Rim, it offers a combination of a low tax environment and a series of advantageous double taxation agreements.

These companies benefit from an advantageous tax regime, and correctly structured, managed, and administered companies may access Mauritius’ extensive double tax treaty network.

Mauritius AC companies – companies holding the Authorised Company status – Such companies are flexible, cost-effective, tax-exempt “offshore” business entities that cannot use Mauritius’ extensive tax treaty network.

Mauritius GBC companies – such companies are tax residents, subject to 15% income but with an automatic partial tax exemption on foreign dividend income and foreign interest income, making the effective rate 3%, and if they are correctly structured and managed, may access Mauritius’ tax treaty network. Neither capital gains nor withholding taxes are levied.

What is a shelf company or ready-made company?

Shelf companies are ready-made, never-used corporations that have been established to meet a client’s immediate needs. We maintain a list of over 200 well-named companies available to trade immediately.

Alternatively, if you require a company with a particular name or a company from a jurisdiction that does not allow for shelf companies, we will obtain name approval and specially incorporate a company for you.

Who will maintain the offshore structure?

We have offices in most major financial centres and can undertake a client’s company administration in accordance with corporate requirements.

In addition, we can arrange accounting, audit and legal services, provide local management and assist clients in obtaining a licence from the regulatory authorities.

Does an offshore company need to be managed in its place of incorporation?

A common misconception is that a company must be administered in its place of incorporation. This is not the case and it is often beneficial to have, for example, a company incorporated in the Seychelles administered in Mauritius.

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Is Acclime right for you?

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