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International Business Companies (IBCs)

We are a registered agent under Dominica’s International Business Companies Act.  As such, we offer a wide range of services including  incorporation, nominee shareholder and director services and drafting of company documents such as resolutions, minutes and powers of attorney.

Our fast offshore business registration means that names can be checked and reserved and your IBC incorporated in 24 hours or less.

You may contact us with your incorporation requests or for a free advice on incorporating your offshore company.
We also offer offshore shelf companies. To request a list of offshore shelf companies available, please contact us.

The following are some of the features of an offshore IBC in Dominica:


Offshore companies formed in Dominica enjoy total exemption from local taxes including:

  • income and capital gains taxes
  • withholding taxes
  • stamp duties


  • no minimum paid up share capital
  • capital may be denominated in any currency
  • capital may be denominated in different currencies


  • a minimum of one share may be issued
  • shares may be registered or issued to bearer
  • shares may be issued with or without par value
  • shares may be denominated in any currency
  • shares may be acquired, re-issued or purchased

Directors and Shareholders

  • only a minimum of one shareholder and one director is required
  • shareholders/directors may be individuals or corporations
  • no annual general meeting of shareholders is required
  • shareholders/directors need not reside in Dominica
  • no business licence is required
  • shareholders/directors meetings are optional
  • meetings may take place outside Dominica


    • re-domiciliation is permitted either into or from Dominica
    • IBC assets may be transferred to Trustees either within or outside Dominica
    • maximum confidentiality is assured

Administration and Registration

  • no annual returns must be filed or published


  • An IBC may not carry on any banking, insurance or other financial activities which would make it a financial institution under Dominican Law.
  • A Dominica incorporated IBC may not carry on business with persons resident or domiciled in Dominica except in limited specified circumstances.
  • An IBC incorporated in Dominica may not carry on any business activities in Dominica save those which are required for the purpose of an office and bank accounts.

Government Registration Fees For International Business Company (IBC)

  • Registration fee: $90.00
  • Certificate of Good Standing: $25.00
  • Apostille: $15.00
  • Renewal: $150.00

Need a copy of an International Business Company (IBC) request form? Click here.