Incorporate in Cyprus
Set up a Cyprus Limited Liability Company
Cyprus has one of the lowest corporate tax rates across the European Union (12.5%). Due to its favorable tax regime, Cyprus is the gateway to the European common market chosen by many non-EU companies and a portal for investment from the West into Russia, Middle-east, Asia and South America. It is also a shipping hub, the Cypriot-registered vessel fleet is the fourth largest in the world.
In addition, dividends received by Cyprus companies are exempt from all taxes, with the exception of foreign-source dividends that are deductible for tax purposes for the paying company, being an interesting option for holding companies. Cyprus companies are also commonly used for international trading and for the provision of investment business services.
Learn more about incorporating in Cyprus
Cyprus Limited Company Formation and First-Year Fees – USD 3,900.00 (All included)
Note that our incorporation and annual fees are all “all-included fees”, and cover all the required services, duties, disbursements, and procedures to incorporate a Cyprus private limited company, and keep it in good standing.
- All applicable Registration and Government Fees (Registrar of Companies)
- Preparing the Memorandum of Association & Articles of Association in both Greek and English language
- Preparing Letter of Appointment of Shareholder
- Filing incorporation documents with the ROC
- Providing Certificate of Incorporation, ROC-stamped M&AA, Certificate of Registered Office, Certificate of Corporate of Officers, and Certificate of Shareholders
- Providing Certified Translated Copies of the Certificate of Incorporation, M&AA, Certificate of Registered Office, Certificate of Corporate of Officers, and Certificate of Shareholder
- Preparing Shareholders’ Resolution resolving the Appointment of Director(s)
- Preparing Board Resolution resolving the Appointment of Director(s), Secretary, Registered Office and other related matters
- Preparing Board Resolution resolving the Opening of a Bank Account and the Appointment of Signatories
- Registering the company with the Inland Revenue Department for Corporate and Value-added tax purposes;
- Obtaining an EORI number with the Customs and Excise Department, if required
- Preparing and maintaining Share Registers
- Preparing Share Certificates
- Providing Registered Office Services, including Registered Address, for one year
- Appointing a Cyprus Resident Secretary and providing Corporate Secretary Services for one year
- Delivery of Corporate Documents, inclusive of Courier Fees
Time to form
Setting up the company generally takes between 2 to 3 weeks. We will prepare the Memorandum & Articles of Association, Letters of Appointment, Nominee Services Agreement (if applicable), and other related documentation within 1-2 days. The subscribers of the Memorandum (Shareholders) will need to print and sign the documents and post them to our offices. Once we receive the signed documentation, we will proceed with filing the company with the Registrar. At that point, it may take between 5 to 10 business days
for the Registrar to include the new Company in the Online Registry, and issue and release the certificates.
Bank Account Opening Services (Optional)
We assist you in opening a bank account in Cyprus.
Cyprus Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Cyprus Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsAlpha BankN/AYesMulticurrencyNoAstro BankN/AYesMulticurrencyYesBank of CyprusN/AYesMulticurrencyYesSupports large Cypriot and international groups, preferably operating from Cyprus and international companies in their expansion and operations in Cyprus.Cyprus Development BankN/AYesMulticurrencyYesHellenic BankN/AYesMulticurrencyYesThere is no minimum deposit, however, sufficient funds must be transferred into the account soon after opening, in order to cover the relative maintenance fees and/or relative transactions/products requested.RCB BankN/AYesMulticurrencyNo
Note that we can also open overseas bank accounts for Cyprus companies in the following offshore jurisdictions:
Andorra Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Andorra Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsMorabancUSD 500,000YesUSD, EUR, CHF, CAD, AUD, SEK, NOK, NZDYesPrivate Bank with focus on wealth management. If they open a corporate account for an active company, they would need that either the account has a substantial amount on the account, or that the UBO himself opens an account for wealth management.
Antigua Bank Account - USD $ 300.00Antigua Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsDBankUSD 10,000YesUSD, EURYesIn euros DBank processes only via SEPA. In dollars at the moment only with correspondents in the US, through FEDWIRE (not ACH at the moment). Cash Secured Visa Credit Card available.Global Bank of CommerceUSD 25,000YesUSD, EUR, GBPYesCash Secured Visa Credit CardNorth International BankUSD 5,000YesUSD, EURYesUnionPay Cards work without inconvenience in the USA.
Armenia Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Armenia Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsOJSC UnibankUSD 50,000YesEUR, USD, RUB, AMDYesBusiness connection to Armenia is required. The annual outgoing turnover of the client should be at least 10 mln USD per year. The annual number of outgoing transfers should be at least 60 per year. Note that the banks considers smaller companies is well on case-by-case basis, but they could charges additional fees.
Bahamas Bank Account - USD $ 500.00Bahamas Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsCapital Union BankUSD 1,000,000NoUSDYesFamily Offices, Fund Managers and Asset Managers only.DeltecUSD 1,000,000YesMulticurrencyYesCredit Card available on a case by case basis.EFG BankUSD 1,000,000YesMulticurrencyYesRemote account opening is possible, but the bank will visit the client within first year after opening.Equity BankUSD 500,000YesUSD, EURYesPrepaid debit card available.
Belize Bank Account - USD $ 300.00Belize Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsBelize Bank InternationalUSD 4,000YesEUR, GBP, USDYesCaye BankUSD 1,000YesUSD, EUR, GBP, CAD, CHF, AUD, AED, CNY, SEK, NOKYesPrepaid Visa cards available.Heritage BankUSD 3,000YesMulticurrencyYes
BVI Bank Account - USD $ 900.00BVI Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsBank of AsiaUSD 20,000NoUSD, GBP, HKDYesBank of Asia does not onboard corporations who have a connection in US and Russia.VP BankUSD 500,000NoMulticurrencyYesVP Bank offers services to local BVI residents as well as international clients who have BVI companies, trusts or fund structures. It is primarily focused on financing, investment management, custodial and securities trading accounts. No Commercial Activity, only for asset management business.
Cayman Islands Bank Account - USD $ 900.00Cayman Islands Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsCayman National BankUSD 250,000YesUSD, EUR, GBP, CAD, AUD, JPY, SEK, CHFYesNCB Cayman LimitedUSD 100,000YesUSD, EUR, CAD, GBP, AUD, MulticurrencyYesNCB Cayman Bank offers trading, private and investment bank accounts
Cook Islands Bank Account - USD $ 600.00Cook Islands Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsCapital Security BankUSD 250,000YesUSD, EUR, GBP, CAD, NZD, AUD, SGD, HKDYesClients can have a corporate account for operational purposes only if they open an investment account as well.
Curaçao Bank Account - USD $ 500.00Curaçao Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsExprinter International Bank N.V.USD 100,000NoMulticurrencyYesInternet Banking only for viewing the account, not for operating
Dominica Bank Account - USD $ 300.00Dominica Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsBanfers International Private Bank (former Ferz Global Bank)USD 35,000-50,000YesUSD, EUR, GBP, CHFYesMinimum initial deposit 35.000 USD, 50.000 USD - depending on the risk and account typesEqiBankUSD 15,000YesUSD, EUR, GBPYesKingdom BankN/ANoEUR, USDYesSWIFT transactions are carried out only through a pool account in the name of the bank.
Gibraltar Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Gibraltar Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsMoneycorp Bank Limitedcase-by-caseNoMulticurrencyYesTuricum Private BankUSD 200,000NoUSD, EUR, GBPYes
Hong Kong Bank Account - USD $ 1,400.00Hong Kong Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsDBS BankHKD 200,000YesHKD, USD, MulticurrencyYesA business nexus in Hong Kong is strictly required, in the form of clients, suppliers, employees or other counterparties.
Isle of Man Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Isle of Man Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsCapital International BankN/ANoUSD, AUD, EUR, CZK, DKK, HUF, SGD, JPY, NOK, GBP, ZAR, ILS, NZD, PLN, CHF, SEK, CAD, BGNYesPreferred industries: Asset Holding Entities, e-sports, yachting, aviation, e-commerce, internet sales and trading, business consultancy, advertising and marketing, property development and management.
Labuan Bank Account - USD $ 500.00Labuan Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsBank IslamUSD 10,000NoUSD, JPY, SGD, EUR, GBPYesCitibankUSD 250,000NoMulticurrencyYesMayBank International Labuan BranchUSD 25,000NoUSD, EUR, CAD, CHF, GBP, HKD, SGD, JPY, THB, AEDYesThey focus more on Labuan incorporated entities.
Latvia Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Latvia Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsLPB Bankcase-by-caseNoEUR, PLN, CNY, HUFYesThe company should have a substance in EU or UK. Personal accounts only for persons residing/working in Latvia.
Liechtenstein Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Liechtenstein Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsBendura BankUSD 500,000NoMulticurrencyYesEvery active NFE needs to have a substance.
Luxembourg Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Luxembourg Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsEast West United BankN/ANoUSD, EUR, GBP, RUB, CHFYesCompanies conducting commercial activities are expected to conduct at least 30 incoming / outgoing transactions per month.
Mauritius Bank Account - USD $ 600.00Mauritius Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsBank OneUSD 50,000NoMulticurrencyYesInvestecUSD 50,000YesMulticurrencyYes
Nevis Bank Account - USD $ 300.00Nevis Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsBONIUSD 10,000NoUSD, EUR, GBP, Multicurrency, CHF, CADYesHamilton Reserve BankUSD 100,000NoUSD, EUR, GBP, CHF, AUD, CAD, AED, JPY, SGD, HKDYesIMBLUSD 25,000NoMulticurrencyYes
Panama Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Panama Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsCapital BankUSD 20,000YesUSDYesCredicorpUSD 50,000YesUSD, EURYesMMG BankUSD 10,000YesUSD, EUR, CHF, GBP, CADYes
Puerto Rico Bank Account - USD $ 300.00Puerto Rico Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsStrategic BankUSD 150,000NoUSDYesArival BankN/ANoUSDYesCB International Bank LLCN/AYesMulticurrencyYesUnionpay Merchant service for clients.
Saint Lucia Bank Account - USD $ 300.00Saint Lucia Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsPROVEN BANK (Former BOSLIL)USD 5,000YesUSD, EUR, GBP, HKD, Multicurrency, CAD, CHF, AED, AUD, NZD, NOK, SEK, THB, JPY, ZARYes
Seychelles Bank Account - USD $ 500.00Seychelles Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsAl SalamUSD 25,000NoUSDYesInternet banking is in view mode only, all transactions are carried out via email or by phone.
Singapore Bank Account - USD $ 900.00Singapore Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsOCBC BankUSD 30,000NoUSD, SGD, AUD, CAD, HKD, NZD, GBP, EUR, JPY, CHFYesNexus in the form of client/supplier/partner/contractor in Singapore required.RHBSGD/USD 30,000NoMulticurrencyYesNexus in the form of client/supplier/partner/contractor in Singapore required.DBS BankSGD 250,000NoMulticurrencyYesNexus in the form of client/supplier/partner/contractor in Singapore required.UOB BankSGD 250,000NoMulticurrencyYesNexus in the form of client/supplier/partner/contractor in Singapore required.Credit SuisseUSD 3,000,000NoUSD, SGDYesBank of ChinaSGD 100,000NoUSD, SGD, EUR, GBP, NZD, RMB, AUD, JPY, HKD, CHF, CADYesNexus in the form of client/supplier/partner/contractor in Singapore required.HSBCSGD/USD 30,000NoSGD, AUD, CAD, RMB, EUR, HKD, JPY, NZD, GBP, USDYesNexus in the form of client/supplier/partner/contractor in Singapore required.
Switzerland Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Switzerland Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsMaerki BaumannCHF 500,000YesMulticurrencyYesCIM BanqueUSD 10,000YesMulticurrencyYesCompanies must have a business presence in the country where they are incorporated or tax resident in the form of offices and/or employees.mbaerCHF 5,000NoMulticurrencyYesCompanies must have an expected turnover of at least CHF 3,000,000.SygnumCHF 3,000,000NoMulticurrencyYesDeposit must be maintained in crypto assets held through the bank's custody services. Minimum Average Balance for high risk jurisdictions should be 1-2Mio CHF.Credit SuisseCHF 1,000,000NoMulticurrencyYesSEBA BankCHF 500,000YesEUR, GBP, CHF, CAD, AUD, JPY, SGD, PLN, HKD, NOK, SEK, ILS, MXN, DKK, TRL, NZD, AEDYesSEBA Bank does not open accounts with a pure transactional business nexus.
USA Bank Account - USD $ 1,400.00USA Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsUSA Bank AccountUSD 100,000NoUSDYesmin deposit USD 100k and more AND/OR with revenues of USD 1MUSA Bank AccountUSD 5,000YesUSDYesThe company should trade in Asia and the USA.USA Bank AccountTypically USD 25,000 - USD 50,000, for high risk USD 500,000YesUSDYesAt least one US based signatory is required. Purpose to open an account in US is required.USA Bank Accountfrom 10,000 but preferred 250K-300KYesUSD, MulticurrencyYesThey tend to focus more on technology/startup companies that are focused on growing and scaling through future equity raises and subsequent debt facilities.
Vanuatu Bank Account - USD $ 500.00Vanuatu Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsPacific Private Bank1,500 EURNoEUR, GBP, USDYesOutgoing USD transactions cannot be facilitated.
EMI Account - USD $ 300.00EMI AccountsEMIMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteDNBC (CA) (former DSBC)N/ANoEUR, CAD, GBP, CHF, HKDYesAirwallexN/AYesMulticurrencyYesCurrenxieN/AYesMulticurrencyNoPayoneerN/AYesMulticurrencyYesStatrysN/AYesMulticurrencyYesCollect & PayDepending on category.NoMulticurrencyYesBankeraN/AYesEURYesConnect PayN/AYesMulticurrencyYesGurupayN/ANoEURYesIBSettleN/ANoEURYesMistertangoN/AYesEURYesSettleDeskN/ANoEURYesValyuzN/AYesEUR, USD, GBP, SEK, JPY, HKDYesVerifoN/ANoEURYesVialetN/AYesEURYesFinductiveN/ANoEURYesAspireN/AYesSGD, USDYesBilderlingsN/AYesEUR, GBPYesCashaaN/ANoEUR, GBPYesIFXN/ANoEUR, GBPYesInterpolitan MoneyDepending on category.NoMulticurrency, USD, EUR, GBPYesMoneviumN/ANoEURYesMontifyN/ANoMulticurrencyYesRationalFXN/ANoMulticurrencyYes
Our bank account opening service is not just a mere introduction to the bank. We assist you in filling out the business plan forms appropriately and help you understand and provide business details, commercial information, and purpose/use of the bank account that a given bank wants to know in order to approve your account application.
Banks want certainty and clarity on how the account will be used. Everything must be watertight. We will work with you to make sure there is minimal ‘back and forth’ and a smooth account opening process.
Directorship Services (Optional)
The appointment of a Cyprus resident director is not legally required. However, having the majority of Board Members being local directors will entitle the company to obtain a Tax Residence Certificate, and access double-tax agreement benefits.
- One (1) Local Director – USD 2,000.00 p.a.
- Two (2) Local Directors – USD 3,000.00 p.a.
- Nominee Shareholder – USD 1,200.00 p.a., including a Deed of Trust to assign beneficial interest to the ultimate beneficial owner
Cyprus Company Annual Fees – USD 2,100.00 (payable one year after incorporation and annually thereafter)
- Providing Registered Office Services, including Registered Address, for one year
- Providing Cyprus Resident Secretary and Secretarial Services for one year
- ROC Annual Fees
- Preparing and Filing the Annual Return
- Annual Levy (EUR 380, payable in June)
Annual Accounting, Audit and Tax Services (Optional, Starting Prices)
- Accounting Services (setting up the company general ledger and Trial Balance and preparation of Financial Statements) – starting at USD 880.00 per annum
- Filing Quarterly VAT returns with the VAT Authority – starting at USD 275.00 per quarter (if applicable, on an ongoing basis)
- Auditing of annual accounts and preparing and submitting annual tax return – starting at USD 1,650.00 per annum, starting one year after incorporation
Other Services (Optional)
- Physical Office and Internet and Utility Services for verification of operating address purposes
- Employment Permits for non-EU citizens
- Establishment of Trusts, and provision of Trustee Services
- CySEC licensing and registration of Investment Firms (CIS) and Investment Funds
- Central Bank of Cyprus licensing of Payment Institutions and Electronic Money Institutions
Please, contact us for further information.