Cypriot ready shelf companies
With a ready-made shelf company in Cyprus or any other available jurisdiction, the entity is already registered and formed, ready to begin trading.
Available jurisdictions: popular jurisdictions for ready-made shelf companies, also available via Investment Gateway's various service providers, include: Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands (BVI), Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Panama, Seychelles, Singapore, and the UK.
Cyprus ready-made shelf company explained: a ready-made shelf company is a legally established corporate entity that has already been created and registered, but never utilised, i.e. never traded or undertaken any activity. In a sense, the company has been sitting ideal on the shelf, waiting to be purchased. This company is pre-named by the agent selling the entity, and has an existing legal company address in Cyprus (or whatever other jurisdiction is chosen) for receiving mail and other official correspondence. Post transaction, ownership of the shelf company instantaneously transfers from the agent to the client making the purchase. The company goes live and the client can then immediately commence trading activity.
Key benefits to a ready-made shelf company in Cyprus and other jurisdictions: a ready-made shelf company offers express registration and set-up of a company; Cyprus based or in another popular jurisdiction. It is a quick, easy and affordable solution. It is particularly beneficial when a company might sometimes require urgent registration and can not waste any time with the standard company incorporation process. This is usually the case when a company registration number is needed immediately in order to complete an important contract bid or tender – meanwhile, certain tenders and project applications are only open to companies of a certain age (e.g. minimum four years old). The purchase of a ready-made shelf company (registered at an earlier date) might also be required for administrative reasons.
Ready-made shelf companies are completely safe and have not been used prior to their purchase. They are completely legal, and very popular due to minimising time spent on the company registration process, as well as presenting company registration back-dating benefits. Cyprus is one of the few major financial centres in the world that also offers ready-made shelf company formations. Vintage ready-made shelf companies are also available in Cyprus. Other available jurisdictions via Investment Gateway's service providers include: Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands (BVI), Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Panama, Seychelles, Singapore, and the UK.
- Faster method for creating a company in Cyprus (or any other jurisdiction that offers ready-made shelf companies). Only takes 1 day, as the company is already formed.
- A much easier way to form a company in Cyprus.
- Company name that has already been accepted by the Cyprus Company Registry.
- Appearance of company longevity, dating back to a given pre-registered date. Vintage companies offer an extension to this advantage, able to date back to a longer period, as well as for company prestige, i.e. like an age-old bottle of fine red wine. Vintage shelf companies (appear) older and more reputable.
- Annual returns and accounts for the shelf company have been correctly submitted by the agent during its time registered.
- VAT numbers can be set up and provided once the shelf company begins its activities.
- Shelf companies in Cyprus (and other jurisdictions) with subsequent bank accounts.
Please note: the cost of a ready-made Cyprus shelf company is generally more expensive then a new company creation. This is because a ready-made shelf company not only includes the standard registration fees, but also payments made by the agent since the company was first incorporated, i.e. annual company maintenance fees and taxation for each year of the company's existence. There might also be company maturity fees included (especially in older company formations); in other words, paying for the company's age prestige and benefits.
VAT numbers with Cyprus shelf companies: it is not possible to register and incorporate companies in Cyprus with the VAT Authorities in advance, only until the company begins its activities and achieves a threshold of approximately €15,000. VAT number with Cyprus shelf companies can only be obtained when an actual client exists, hence taxable activities can be identified. Consult with an expert for more information and how this may apply in your situation. Read more about the Cyprus VAT registration procedure for companies and individuals
Investment Gateway's associates have a comprehensive list of ready-made and pre-named Cyprus shelf companies, including both Private and Public company formations. These shelf companies come complete with all documents required to begin trading, such as memorandum & articles of association, company register minutes book and certificate of company incorporation. Of course, other subsequent professional services can also be provided with these shelf companies, such as VAT registration, bank accounts, legal and accounting services. Ready-made shelf companies are also available for other popular jurisdictions, such as Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands (BVI), Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Panama, Seychelles, Singapore, and the UK.
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