International Business Company (IBC)



Belize IBC Companies are incorporated under the International Business Companies Act Chapter 270 (IBC Act), which provides substantial benefits for this corporation that does not do business within Belize.

A Company Registered under the IBC Act must have words ending in “Limited”, “Corporation”, “Incorporation”, “Society Anonyme”, or “Sociedad Anonima” or Aktiengesellschaft” or the abbreviation “Ltd”, “Corp.”, “Inc.”, or “S.A.”, or “A.S.”, “A.G.”.



The main Features of a Belize IBC Company



No information relative to the company will be disclosed by the Companies Registry except that it exists, the location of its registered office and the identity of the resident agent.

No information relative to the company  will be disclosed by the Registered Agent without the written instruction of the company owner(s).

Paid up Capital requirement No minimum paid up capital is required and capital can be in any currency.  The standard share capital is USD$50,000.00 however the capital of the company is at the owners discretion.  Annual renewal fee charged is dependent on the capital of the company
Accounting Requirement No requirement for any filing of Financial Statement of Accounts or records required however if these are prepared they can be kept anywhere in the world the director(s) may determine
Taxation Exemption from any form of taxation including income tax, capital gains or transaction tax
Time to Form
Incorporation within 24 hours
Minimum Shareholders A minimum of one shareholder is required; details of shareholder(s) are not available on the public file
Minimum Directors A minimum of one Director is required; details of director(s) are not available on the public file
Exchange Controls There are none
Share Certificate Permitted Registered Shares and Bearer shares are allowed; Bearer Share Certificates must be lodged with the Registered Agent
Meetings Meetings of Directors/Shareholders can be held anywhere
Filling Limited filing needs to be done at the IBC Registry
Continuation Companies registered under the law of a jurisdiction outside Belize may apply for registration by continuation under the Belize IBC Act



For further information please fill in the Offshore Company Request Form.