Belize currently offers one of the most competitive and attractive offshore corporation laws in the world, in conjunction with offshore trust legislation, robust secrecy provisions and a competent offshore services sector.
A full range of Belize offshore services are available from Fidelity Overseas Ltd, located in Belize City, Belize. The firm is licensed as Registered Agent in Belize and provides Belize IBC formations and management, Belize trust formations and assistance with licensing of offshore banks and offshore funds in Belize.
This page provides a brief synopsis on Belize, the type of offshore companies and services available there.
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Belize - the offshore jurisdiction that beats the clock
Belize provides same-day offshore incorporations as standard. It will often take only a few hours to register a new IBC in Belize! Moreover, due to its location, it may very well turn back the clock. Belize is 14 hours behind Hong Kong, and 7 hours behind London. So, when the business day has already closed in either Far East or Europe, the day only dawns in Belize. So, when You are really pressed to have your offshore IBC registered TODAY, but your "today" has already expired, you can still get your incorporation done under today`s date - in Belize!
In many other respects, too, Belize beats the competition.
Belize is the only country in Central and South America with English being its official language. A continental country with diversified and robust national economy, Belize does not stand out as a distinct "tax-haven". However, it actually is a tax haven, as good as they come.
Belize has a modern International Business Companies Act, Trusts Act, Mutual Funds Act and Offshore Banking Act, all geared towards providing the best environment and offshore benefits to the international investor and entrepreneur. These laws are supported by an efficient financial services sector.
Belize does not disclose information under any information-exchange agreements to any foreign parties on grounds of suspected tax evasion or similar grounds. Client confidentiality is strongly enshrined in the Belizean business legislation. In these terms, Belize is arguably the most secure and confidential offshore jurisdiction. For more information on the offshore benefits of Belize, please go to Belize offshore company description.
Belize is located in the southeast part of the Yucatan peninsula, on the Caribbean coast. Belize borders with Mexico and Guatemala. The total land area of Belize is 22`806 square kilometres and it easily accomodates its 288 thousand inhabitants. Since 1970, the capital of Belize is Belmopan - a custom designed town in the exact geographic centre of Belize. The old capital of Belize City (80`000) remains the largest city and the main economic hub of Belize.
Belize is an independent nation, part of the British Commonwealth, the United Nations and the Non Aligned-Movement. It`s a parliamentary democracy, with the legal and judiciary system based on the English Common Law. Belize has a perfect record of peace, stability and democracy. Unlike some other states in the region, Belize has never been involved in any conflicts or civil disturbances.
The national currency of Belize is the Belizean dollar, which is tied to the US dollar at a rate of 2:1. The US dollar is also in free circulation in Belize, being a legal tender and thus providing for an outstanding monetary stability.
Belize is one of the most attractive eco-tourism destinations of the world, with superb natural beauty and exotic wildlife. Apart from tourism, the export of timber, marine products and tropical agricultural products (sugar, citrus) constitute a substantial part of the national economy.
For more in-depth coverage of Belize, please click over to the full Belize country description.
Belize International Business Companies
A Belize IBC is formed under the Belize International Business Companies Act, initially adopted in 1990 and further amended in 2000. Belize IBC Act is considered internationally as one of the most modern and attractive pieces of offshore corporation legislation.
Apart from being completely free of tax in Belize, the Belize IBC features super-fast same day incorporation, no requirement for any minimum amount of paid-up capital, no mandatory requirement to file any accounts or reports, no record of directors and shareholders on public file, availability of bearer shares (although immobilised), no information-sharing agreements and stringent confidentiality provisions protected by the law and the judiciary.
A Belize IBC is an ideal instrument for any international trading or services business.
For a complete review of all corporate features of Belize International Business Companies, please follow the link to Belize International Business Company.
A Belize IBC is also a particularly good value for money, with the minimum Government licence fee starting from only $100, and the professional fees for offshore incorporations being among the most competitive in the world. All-in-all, a Belize IBC packs an exceptionally attractive offer, considering the quality of the underlying legislation and the level of service. A premium Belize IBC incorporation package, containing all the most important service options, nominees, legalisation of documents and courier delivery, is priced at a very attractive $1100.
For a complete list of fees and charges in relation to Belize offshore formations, please click away to the Belize IBC pricelist.
Offshore services in Belize
Fidelity Overseas Ltd is an independent Registered Agent firm, licensed by the Belize International Financial Services Commission to provide offshore company formation and management services in and from Belize.
The firm provides Belize IBC registration and administration, registered agent and registered office services, company management and directorship services, shareholding and custodian services, bank introductions and offshore account management, virtual office services, offshore trusts and a full administrative support to Belize offshore companies.
With Fidelity Overseas Ltd, formation of IBC is a fast, straightforward and efficient process. For a full description of the Belize IBC formation procedure, please follow the link to How to register in Belize. Initial contact and placement of Belize IBC formation orders is available online, through the Belize Company Order Form.
The full particulars of Fidelity in Belize are:
Street address: Suite 508, Marina Towers
Newtown Barracks Road, Belize City
Belize, C.A. Telephone: +501 2230 843
Fax: +501 2233 029