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Hong Kong Company Formation

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HK Harbour

Offshore Company Formation - Samoa

  

Background

Location                                                         

Located south of the equator, about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand in the Polynesian region of the Pacific Ocean

Official Language

English, Samoan

Legal System

English Common Law

Currency Samoa tala 
Exchange Control

None

Time Zone

GMT -11



Key Corporate Features

General

Type of company:

International Companies

Principal corporate legislation:

International Companies Act 1987

Shelf company availabe:

Yes  View Now

Corporate taxation: 

Nil

Share capital or equivalent

Standard currency:

USD

Minimum paid up: 

US$ 1

Standard authorised capital:

US$ 1,000,000

Directors 
Minimium number:

1

Local required:

No

Publicly accessible records: 

No

Shareholders
Minimum number:

1

Publicly accessible records: 

No

Company Secretary 
Required:

Yes

Local required:

No

Annual Requirements
Annual Return: 

No

Audit requirements:

No

Requirement to file accounts: 

No

Publicly accessible accounts:

No

Other
Govt filing of Register of Directors:

Optional

Govt filing of Register of Shareholders:

Optional



Advantages of Samoa Companies

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Totally exempt from Samoa income tax (if no business in Samoa).

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No disclosure of shareholders or directors to the public or the government. 

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Only one shareholder and director is required.

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Minimum issued and paid up share capital required is US$ 1.

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No mandatory requirement for annual return / accounts filing.

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Allow Chinese characters in company names.

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Low Govt fees for re-domiciliation.



Restrictions on Samoa Companies

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Prohibit from carrying on any business with persons residing in Samoa.

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Prohibit from carrying on business that is associated with the banking or insurance industries without obtaining the appropriate license.

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Prohibit from owning an interest in real property in Samoa. 



Samoa Companies Setup Requirement

Share Capital

Minimum US$ 1 issued and allotted share capital.

Director

At least one, no nationality limitation, individual or corporate is also allowed. 

Shareholder

At least one, no nationality limitation, individual or corporate is also allowed.

Company Secretary

Optional.

Registered Agency /Address

Require one local authorized registration agency.

Registered office must be maintained in Samoa.

Processing Time

Tailor-made company, about 8 - 10 working days.

Ready-made company, 2 - 3 working days



Samoa Companies Setup Procedure

Tailor-made Company
Step 1             
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Suggest at least 3 company names for the proposed company.

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We will conduct name search to ensure the proposed names have not yet been registered. 

Step 2 
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Provide basic information about directors and shareholders (including address, nationality and passport or ID card copy).

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Confirm company structure and share allocation.

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Fill in the related order form and provide identification documents together with the first 50% payment.

Step 3

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We will prepare incorporation / registration documents and send to you by email for your signature.

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You will need to sign incorporation / registration documents and send back to us together with the final payment .

Step 4

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We will collect Certificate of Incorporation (CI) upon approval of registration and prepare company kit for the new company.

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Upon completion, you will receive full set of incorporation / registration documents and company kit by courier.


Ready-made Company
Step 1             
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Choose a preferred company name from the Ready Made Companies List.

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Provide basic information about directors and shareholders (including address, nationality and passport or ID card copy). 

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Fill in the related order form and provide identification documents together with the first 50% payment. 

Step 2 
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We will prepare relevant incorporation / registration documents and send to you by email for your signature.

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You will need to sign the incorporation / registration documents and pass them back to us together with the final payment.

Step 3

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We will send copy of CI to you for confirmation and prepare the company kit.

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You will receive full set of incorporation / registration documents and company kit by courier upon completion.

 

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