When it comes to offshore businesses and tax havens, Vanuatu ranks among the most popular.  Vanuatu International Companies have been exempt from taxes for over 2 decades. The IBCs were incorporated by the Vanuatu International Companies Act in 1992. This legislation is very similar to other IBC laws around the world. The government is keen in protecting this tax haven industry since as of 2015 it provided about 15% of Vanuatu’s GDP. International Companies don’t pay domestic taxes from their net chargeable profits. The International Companies Act exempts your international business and shareholders from business licence fees, tax on income, capital gains and also stamp duty.

Key Features

Vanuatu International Company

Corporate Details

General

  • Type of Entity

Vanuatu International Company

  • Type of Law

English Common Law

  • Registered Office in Vanuatu

Yes

  • Shelf company availability

No

  • Our time to establish a new company

2  Business days

  • Corporate Taxation

Nil

  • Access to Double Taxation Treaties

None

Share capital or equivalent

  • Standard currency

Vanuatu vatu (VUV

  • Permitted currencies

Any

  • Minimum paid up

N/A

  • Usual authorized

N/A

Directors

  • Minimum number

1

  • Local required

No

  • Publicly accessible records

No

  • Location of meetings

Anywhere

  • Corporate directorship allowed

Yes

Members

  • Minimum number

1

  • Publicly accessible records

No

  • Corporate members allowed

Yes

  • Location of meetings

Anywhere

Company Secretary

  • Required

N/A

  • Local or qualified

N/A

Accounts

  • Requirements to prepare

Yes

  • Audit requirements

No

  • Requirements to file accounts

No

  • Publicly accessible accounts

No

Other

  • Requirement to file annual return

Yes

  • Migration of domicile permitted

Yes

Advantages

  1. Exemption from all local taxes and stamp duty
  2. Maximum confidentiality and anonymity
  3. Ease of operation, maintenance and control
  4. Asset security
  5. No disclosure or minimum capital requirements
  6. Excellent and flexible post-incorporation follow-up services
  7. No statutory requirement to hold annual general meetings
  8. Highly competitive fees and costs

The Valsen Advantage

  • Speedy, Efficient and consistent Services.
  • Relentless effort to obtain bank accounts.
  • Expert advice on structuring options.
  • Dedicated ongoing compliance support.