Part IV of the NBCO deals with the incorporation of IBCs and sets out the guidelines to follow.

The incorporation of a Nevis IBC must be carried out by a duly licensed registered agent.

  1. The name of the corporation may be reserved.
  2. The registered agent files the Articles of Incorporation with the Registrar of Corporations.
  3. The Articles of Incorporation must include the following:
    1. the name of the corporation;
    2. the authenticated translation of the name of the corporation, if it is so registered;
    3. a statement that the corporation is incorporated under this Ordinance;
    4. the succession of the corporation if other than perpetual;
    5. the purpose or purposes for which the corporation is incorporated;
    6. the name of the registered agent of the corporation;
    7. the registered office of the corporation in Nevis which shall be the address of its registered agent;
    8. the aggregate number of shares which the corporation shall have authority to issue; description and par value if any to be included;
    9. if the initial directors are to be named in the Articles of Incorporation, the names and addresses of the persons who are to serve as directors;
    10. the name and address of each incorporator;
    11. The articles must be signed by the incorporator(s), execution of which is to be done in accordance with Section 4.
Articles of Incorporation675.00250.00
Articles of Incorporation with Bylaws  810.00 300.00
Certificate of Incorporation27.0010.00
Endorsement Certificate 27.0010.00
Articles of Amendment432.00160.00
Annual Renewal Fee675.00250.00
Articles of Merger or Consolidation/Conversion932.00345.00
Re-stated Articles of Incorporation  311.00115.00
Articles of Dissolution405.00150.00
Certificate of Dissolution 27.00 10.00
Certificate of Renewal27.0010.00
Certificate of Correction270.00100.00
Certificate of Good Standing95.0035.00
Voluntary Filings108.0040.00
Name Reservation 80.0030.00
Renewal of Name Reservation 80.0030.00
Certified True Copies of Filed Documents  
(Including first 3 pages)         
    -Each Additional Page  2.00 0.75
Copies of Filed Documents (per page)2.00 0.75
Certificate Certifying True Copy of Filed Documents68.0025.00
Filing Notice of Change of Registered Office/Agent100.0037.00
Transfer of Domicile to Nevis702.00260.00
Certificate of Departure702.00260.00
Emergency Transfer of Domicile to Nevis932.00345.00
Tax Exemption Letter176.0065.00
Any other Certificate68.0025.00
Penalty for late filing of Annual Fees
 -(First six months)311.00115.00
 -(After six months)675.00250.00
Reinstatement/Restoration Fee540.00200.00
Miscellaneous Letter135.0050.00
Corporation Search (inspection only)27.0010.00
Corporation Search Report55.0020.00
Administrative Fee (rush request, re-application of fees requests etc).80.0030.00
Acceptance of Service by Registrar162.0060.00
Application for Registration of a Charge540.00200.00
Application for Variation of Registered Charge432.00160.00
Registration of Satisfaction of Registered Charge  270.00  100.00
Filing Notice of Resignation of Registered Agent100.00 37.00
Certificate of Continuation27.0010.00
Application fee for licence for administrative office5,400.002,000.00
Issuing a Statement/Declaration of Involuntary Dissolution27.0010.00
Annual renewal of licence for administrative office5,400.002,000.00
Failure to obtain or designate a new Registered Agent1,350.00500.00