Belize Payment Processing License

Setting up a payment processing company in Belize is regulated by the Belize International Financial Services Commission (IFSC) which is responsible for licensing and regulating.


Key Features

  • A domestic Belize company is required with its’ Memorandum of Association being specifically drafted to operate as a Forex Broker.
  • The Company/Applicant has to deposit a minimum amount of US$ 50,000 to a local bank in Belize and remain therein as paid up share capital.
  • A Resident Director is mandatory.
  • No interview is required and there is no need to travel to Belize.


Legal Requirements




  • Corporate  vehicle permitted

Cayman Company or Trust

  • Application fee

USD 500

  • Annual license fee

USD 5,000

  • Local physical office required


Share capital or equivalent

  • Minimum paid-up capital

USD 50,000


  • Minimum number


  • Corporate directorship allowed


  • Local director required



  • Minimum number


  • Corporate shareholders allowed


  • Local  shareholders required


Service Providers Required

  • Company Secretary



Tax Treatment

  • Minimum or zero tax on capital gains, incomes, profits and dividends that accrue to the Fund.
  • Minimum or zero tax on fees, commissions and profits earned.


Duration to Set Up

Around 3 months


Distinctive Benefits of Licence

  • Minimal or no-tax status on income and profits, capital gains and dividends.
  • The commissions, fees and profits are also either liable to minimal taxation or exempted from tax.
  • There are no exchange controls or restrictions on financial transfers that apply.


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