Nevis LLC

Want to set up a firm in Nevis? We can assist you in starting a business or in buying a shelf company in Nevis with a full package of necessary documents, legal advice and follow-up support. Incorporation of a firm in Nevis includes provision of a registered office (for at least 1 year in any of our service plans), an apostilled set of constitutional documents, secretarial services and assistance with compliance fee and pre-approval for opening an account in banks of Nevis. The total price of company formation in Nevis includes all necessary fees and charges for the first year of operation, as well as full one-year nominee service (package Optimum).

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Company registration
Legal address per year
Secretarial services for the first year
Fees and duties for the first year
Apostilled bound set of incorporation documents
Nominee service per year
Bank Account Pre-approval
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Legal system

Nevis is sometimes called the “Delaware of the Caribbean”, for its legal system is based both on English Common Law and American Corporate Law.

The island focuses on offshore asset protection and has its own offshore legislation in place. Since the Nevisian offshore legislation is different from that of the Federation, companies in Nevis can choose between Federation and Nevis forms, while St Kitts’s companies are only allowed to use Federation forms.

Types of entity

The principal forms of business organization in Nevis are:

  • Nevis Business Corporation (NBCO);
  • Limited Liability Company (NLLCO);
  • International Exempt Trust (NIETO);
  • Multiform Foundations (MFO).

One of the most popular forms is a limited liability company (LLC).


Company name

There is a range of requirements to the company name in Nevis:

  • The company name must contain the words indicating the legal form of the company (LLC).
  • It shall not be the same as the name of an existing corporation or company, or a name as similar to any such name as to tend to confuse or deceive.
  • A name that in the opinion of the Registrar is undesirable or suggests an illegal activity is not permitted.
  • A name that may imply government patronage is not acceptable.
  • A name requires consent or a license if it contains the following words or their foreign language equivalents: Bank, Building Society, Savings, Loans, Insurance, Assurance, Fund Management, Investment Fund, Municipal, Chamber of Commerce, and University.
  • Company names may be expressed in any language using the Latin alphabet.
  • Names in Cyrillic alphabet are not allowed.


To register an LLC in Nevis, one must engage a local registered agent/corporate service provider with a registered office (which may further serve as the office of the Company, since the registered office address must be located in Nevis).

The Registered agent shall first reserve the name for a customer’s IBC through the Nevis online registration module or by calling to the registry. Upon that, the articles of incorporation may be filed with the Registrar of Companies. If the documents are in order, the Registrar will issue a certificate of incorporation. The whole procedure of IBC’s formation takes about 24 hours.

The timescale for a new turnkey entity is about 10 days (including document shipping).

Restriction on Activities

Being international, LLC may conduct business in more than one country, but for tax exemption purposes they are not permitted to do business in Nevis.

No corporation shall be considered to be doing business in Nevis solely because it engages in one or more of the following activities:

  • maintaining bank accounts in Nevis;
  • holding meetings of directors or shareholders in Nevis;
  • maintaining corporate or financial records in Nevis;
  • maintaining an administrative or managerial office in Nevis with respect to assets or activities outside of Nevis;
  • maintaining a registered agent in Nevis; and
  • investing in stocks or entities of Nevis corporations or being a partner in Nevis partnership or a beneficiary of a Nevis trust or estate;
  • acquires real property in a local industrial or tourist facility provided always that such property shall be situated in a project or development approved and authorized by the Nevis Island Administration.

Local registered office

A LLC registered in Nevis is required to maintain a registered agent at all times and a registered office in Nevis. The legislation permits the office of the registered agent to act as the office of the company. A registered agent must be licensed by the Minister of Finance, and may be either a Barrister or Solicitor admitted to practice in St. Kitts and Nevis or a trust company or a local company having a paid-in capital of at least USD 500 000. Additionally, qualified accountants and such other persons as the Minister of Finance prescribes may be allowed to obtain licenses as registered agents.


There are no statutory requirements to have a company seal.


The redomiciliation of companies to or from Nevis is permitted.

Company structure


Every non-visa LLC must have at least 1 director.

A director may be of any residence or nationality, either corporate or a natural person. There are no restrictions on how often or where directors’ meetings should be held.

The Board of Directors manages all corporate affairs and exercises all corporate powers, save for the action, which shall be authorized or approved by the shareholders. The articles of incorporation may require that directors have special qualifications. Alternate or substitute directors may be appointed, upon the terms and conditions set forth in the articles of incorporation (bylaws). The number of directors may be increased or decreased by amendment of the bylaws, by the shareholders, or by action of the board under the specific provisions of a bylaw.


The presence of a secretary is not required.


All Nevisian companies must have at least one shareholder.

The shareholder may be of any residence or nationality, either corporate or a natural person.

All companies must every year hold an annual general meeting. The place of the meeting may be anywhere in the world.

Shareholders' information do not appear on public profile.


Under the AMLR and ATR and FSIISR, all regulated entities, businesses or persons are required to obtain and maintain information establishing the ownership, control and structure of the legal person and arrangement and identify the beneficial owner(s) prior to establishing a business relationship with that legal person or arrangement.

The beneficial owners are subject to ongoing monitoring procedures to ensure that identity information is up to date.

Share capital and shares

There are no minimum requirements for share capital of NBC.

All issued shares must be paid up by shareholders. It means, if a company issued one share of USD 1.00, the shareholder must pay into his company USD 1.00.

With respect to Bearer Shares, they have been restricted. Bearer shares are only permitted with the approval of the Registrar of Companies or the Regulator. The Registered Agent must maintain custody of the bearer share certificate on behalf of the beneficial owner and must maintain a register of each bearer share.

Frequently Asked Questions about LLC Registration in Nevis

How much does a Nevis LLC cost?
The cost of forming a Nevis LLC (Limited Liability Company) can vary depending on various factors, such as the type of services needed and the complexity of the business structure. The minimum package of services costs USD 2650.
What are the benefits of Nevis LLC?
A Nevis LLC (Limited Liability Company) has several benefits for those looking to incorporate in Nevis - 1) Tax efficiency: Nevis has a zero corporate tax regime, meaning that an LLC in Nevis is not subject to corporate income tax. 2) Privacy and confidentiality - Nevis has strict bank secrecy laws, making it difficult for foreign authorities to access company information. 3) Easy and flexible management - Nevis LLCs can be managed by individuals who are not residents of Nevis, and they can be structured to meet the specific needs of the business. 4) Low maintenance costs - Nevis LLCs are relatively cheap and easy to maintain, with low fees for annual renewals and government fees. 5) International recognition - Nevis LLCs are recognized globally, making them a suitable option for businesses that conduct international trade. 6) Political stability - Nevis is a politically stable country with a well-established legal system, making it a reliable and secure place to incorporate a business.
Can you form an LLC as a foreigner?
Yes, in most cases, a foreign individual or entity can form an LLC in a jurisdiction that allows for foreign ownership of LLCs. The process of forming an LLC as a foreigner may involve additional requirements, such as obtaining a local registered agent or providing proof of identity and residency.

Core Services


Price2 450 USD

including the preparation and provision of the originals of the company's founding documents and apostilled copies of such documents, documents formalizing the issue of shares, as well as the company's seal, not including the Compliance fee

Annual government fees


Corporate legal services

Price1 665 USD

including the provision of legal address, not including the Compliance fee

Delivery of documents by courier mail

Price250 USD

DHL or TNT, at cost of a Courier Service

Nominee Director

Price640 USD

Paid-up “nominee director” set includes the following documents

Nominee Shareholder

Price480 USD

Paid-up “nominee shareholder” set includes the following documents

Compliance fee

Compliance fee is payable in the cases of: incorporation of a company, renewal of a company, liquidation of a company, transfer out of a company, issue of a power of attorney to a new attorney, change of director / shareholder / BO (except the change to a nominee director / shareholder), signing of documents


Price150 USD

simple company structure with only 1 physical person

For legal entity in structure under GSL administration

Price50 USD

additional compliance fee for legal entity in structure under GSL administration (per 1 entity)

For legal entity in structure not under GSL administration

Price100 USD

additional compliance fee for legal entity in structure NOT under GSL administration (per 1 entity)

For client with high risk Status

Price250 USD

Signing of documents

Price100 USD

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