SEARCHING BVI BUSINESS COMPANY RECORDS AND DUE DILIGENCE CHECK
The British Virgin Islands is one of the leading, largest and most reputable international financial services center globally. The BVI Financial Services Commission is the only regulator of the financial services in the British Virgin Islands. The BVI FSC is responsible for all registration of BVI Business Companies through the Registry of Corporate Affairs There are over 1 million BVI Business Companies formed since the enactment of the International Business Companies Act, 1984 now changed to the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004. Currently, there is about 450,000 active BVI Business Companies which makes the British Virgin Islands one of the most popular offshore tax haven jurisdiction that has achieved great success for the BVI. A BVI Business Company is tax exempt from all BVI taxes, has limited filings and benefits from a great amount of confidentiality in documents publicly available at the BVI Registry, known as a Company House in places such as the United Kingdom. The BVI Business Companies Act, 2004 requires the BVI Registrar of Corporate Affairs to maintain a Register of BVI Companies at the BVI Registry of Corporate Affairs. A search of a BVI Company will reveal the current status of the Company and documents that are publicly available.
BVI Company Documents Available for Public Inspection
Documents filed by a BVI Business Company are available for public inspection and generally include:
BVI Company Records and Documents Kept at Registered Agent/Registered Office of a BVI Company
Under the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004, a registered agent is required to maintain certain company records at their office which the registered agent would need consent from its client before any documents from its file could be released by request. These documents are listed below:
Certifying of BVI Company Documents by Registrar:
All documents available for inspection can be certified by the Registrar which can then be notarized with apostille.
While you can get a great amount of documents from the BVI Registry, please note that a more complete file is held at the registered agent of the BVI Company. In order for the Registered Agent to release a BVI Business Company records’, permission must be granted from their client.
BVI COMPANY RECORDS AND DUE DILIGENCE CHECK
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