Gibraltar Offshore Company

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Gibraltar Offshore Company


Gibraltar Offshore Company

(Year 2 Price onwards £799.00)

Together with the highly reputable British Isles of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man, the crown colony of Gibraltar belongs to High Disclosure Offshore Centres which provide for greater legal certainty. It is the only British offshore centre that is part of the European Union. It is the only British offshore centre that can and will increasingly be able to provide financial institutions with passporting rights and access to the single European market for financial services.

A number of factors make Gibraltar attractive for offshore business conduct; good geographical location and bilingual (English and Spanish) territory; cost effectiveness and attractive fiscal regime for offshore investors; excellent reputation, stable government and special status within the European Union; excellent infrastructure and communications; favorable tax status for offshore banks; no exchange controls.

Gibraltar also has an attractive trust regime. Trusts created by non-residents that generate overseas income are exempt from Gibraltar income tax.

Why choose a Gibraltar Offshore Company Formation?

Main features of Gibraltar company registration

  • Gibraltar is easily accessible from Europe
  • Gibraltar shelf-companies are available with immediate availability
  • To start-up a Gibraltar International Business Company (IBC) there’s no minimum required authorised share capital
  • Gibraltar International Business Companies (IBCs) require only one shareholder and one director
  • Nominee services are available and legislation protects the identity of the beneficial owner of a Gibraltar International Business Company (IBC)
  • A Gibraltar International Business Company (IBC)is allowed to issue flexible bearer shares
  • No directors’ meetings are required and the annual general meeting of shareholders does not have to be held in Gibraltar

Gibraltar offshore company formation, nominees, bank accounts and mail forwarding

As specialists in Gibraltar offshore company formations, whether you’re looking for a simple offshore company registration or a complex structure (including offshore Trusts), A1 Global Formations can help. We also provide a comprehensive range of admin services for Gibraltar companies, including the provision of nominee director, nominee shareholder, bank account services and mail forwarding.

Our expert Gibraltar company formation and company registration team has established affiliations with local Gibraltar company agents and extensive knowledge of the legal requirements for company formation in Gibraltar. We also guarantee that all company filing documents and fees are up-to-date and will notify you of any compliance changes in Gibraltar.

If you require us to take over the management of your existing Gibraltar offshore company, we can usually do so at no extra cost.

To speak to an expert Gibraltar company formation/registration advisor, please call free +44 0208 371 2440

What’s Included in The Formation Price:

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Certified bound copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Registered office and agent fee for the first year
  • Government fees for the first year
  • Company Secretarial Maintenance for first year
  • Issued Share Certificate
  • Register of Directors
  • Appointment of First Director
  • Consent letters etc
  • Company Share Register
  • Company Seal

Gibraltar Offshore Company


Additional Information for Jersey

Background to Gibraltar Company Registration

Gibraltar offshore company formation/registration

A1 Global Formations is able to incorporate a Gibraltar offshore company. A Gibraltar company formation usually takes four to five days to register. 

Offshore company banking in Gibraltar

A1 Global Formations saves you time and hassle by working closely with a number of banks , so we can incorporate Gibraltar companies with a choice of offshore bank accounts.

Anonymity and disclosure in a Gibraltar offshore company

With a Gibraltar offshore company, the register of directors is publicly accessible and the identity of the shareholders must be listed on the incorporation documents and annual return. Providing the corporate shareholders are engaged to act as the shareholder on behalf of the ultimate beneficial owners, the identity of the beneficial owners of a non-resident Gibraltar company may remain confidential. If you require privacy, A1 Global Formations can supply the use of corporate shareholders and nominee directors. Confidentiality is only maintained however if the company and its ultimate beneficial owners do not participate in any illegal activities.

Gibraltar has implemented the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and is on the OECD white list.

Shares in an offshore Gibraltar company

The maximum authorised share capital for the minimum capital duty payable upon incorporation is £2,000 divided into 2,000 shares of £1 each. This is also usually the standard authorised share capital. The minimum issued capital is £100. The authorised share capital may be expressed in any currency. Preference shares, registered shares, redeemable shares and shares with/without voting rights are all permitted.

Gibraltar Offshore Company Formation

Tax benefits of a Gibraltar offshore company formation

There are several reasons why Gibraltar offers an attractive location for an offshore company registration:

  • Excellent reputation and stable political environment with a special status within the EU
  • Easily accessible from Europe and superb infrastructure
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • Cost-effective and desirable fiscal regime for offshore investors
  • Favourable tax status for offshore banks
  • No exchange controls
  • Trusts created by non-residents that generate income from overseas are exempt from Gibraltar income tax

Gibraltar is the only British offshore centre part of the EU and because the crown colony of Gibraltar belongs to the High Disclosure Offshore Centres, it offers greater legal certainty. Gibraltar is the only British offshore centre that can and will increasingly be able to provide financial institutions with passporting rights and access to the single European market for financial services.

Tax liability of a Gibraltar offshore company registration

A Gibraltar offshore company is not taxable if:

  • It is owned by non-residents
  • Controlled by directors who live and hold board meetings outside Gibraltar
  • It does not trade in Gibraltar or remit income to Gibraltar

In this instance there is:

  • No income tax
  • No estate duty
  • No wealth tax
  • No capital gains tax
  • No gift tax
  • No VAT

Gibraltar does not belong to any double tax treaties.


Type of entity Non resident
Type of law Common
Shelf company availability Yes
Our time to establish a new company 4 – 5 days
Minimum government fees (excluding taxation) £55
Corporate Taxation Nil
Double taxation treaty access No


Standard currency GBP
Permitted currencies Any
Minimum paid up £1
Usual authorised £2,000


Minimum number 1
Local required No
Corporate directors permitted Yes
Publicly accessible records Yes
Location of meetings Anywhere


Minimum number 1
Corporate members permitted Yes
Publicly accessible records Yes
Location of meetings Anywhere


Required Yes
Local or qualified Yes


Requirement to prepare Yes
Audit requirements Not required
Requirement to file accounts Yes
Publicly accessible accounts Yes


Requirement to file annual return Yes
Change in domicile permitted Yes

Administrative Additional Services*

*Please note that some ofthese services may be a requirement for particular jurisdictions. Contact us to learn more.

Professional Director

A Professional Director is a third party, who is appointed to act as a Director of a company.

Professional Shareholder

Professional Shareholders are usually required by clients seeking legitimate confidentiality of ownership..

Telephone Answering

Clients wishing to give the impression that their company is based in the UK or has a UK office.

Mail Forwarding

Enhance your business image whilst at the same time fully protecting your true identity and location

Offshore Banking

Offshore account for your company with our International Banking Partners.

Accounting Services

Provision of accounting services for your offshore company.

Trusts & Foundations

Ensure your assets are passed to beneficiaries of your choice.

Wealth Management

Offshore investment advice. Ensure your offshore funds are invested.

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