Part 7, Section 37 of the NIETO outlines the registration process for Trusts.

The registration of a Trust must be carried out by a registered agent, such as an attorney or local management company. The registration may be achieved in twenty four (24) hours.

An application for entry on the register of International Trusts shall be made in a manner and form prescribed by the Registrar. The application shall be accompanied by:

  1. The prescribed fee
  2. Notice of the name and registered office of the Trust
  3. Undertaking that Trust document has been read and it conforms with NIETO
  4. Name of the Trustee – one of the trustees has to be a corporation incorporated under the NBCO or a trust company doing business in Nevis
  5. A certificate from a trustee company, a barrister or solicitor certifying:-
    1. That the trust upon registration will be an international trust
    2. The date on which the Trust was created, settled or established
    3. In the case of a qualified foreign trust, the law under which the trust was settled
    4. Where the governing law is changed to the law of Nevis, that the trust is registered as a qualified foreign trust and the date of its registration
    5. (a) There has been no changes made to the International Trust
      (b) There is no illegal activity perpetuated by the Trust and/or
      (c) Pending litigation against the Trust
Type of DocumentXCDUSD
Registration Fee (International Exempt Trust)675.00250.00
Registration Fee (Qualified Foreign Trust)675.00250.00
Certificate of Registration 27.00 10.00
Annual Renewal Fee675.00250.00
Certificate of Renewal of Registration 27.00 10.00
Penalty for Late Renewal675.00250.00
Reinstatement/Restoration Fee540.00200.00
Certificate of Good Standing 95.00 35.00
Voluntary Filings108.00 40.00
Termination of Trust135.00 50.00
Apostille 68.00 25.00
Miscellaneous Letter135.00 50.00
Administrative Fee (rush requests, re-application of fees request etc.) 80.00 30.00
Re-registration/Restoration Fee540.00200.00
Filing Notice of Change of Registered Agent and Registered Office100.00 37.00
Filing Notice of Change of Trustee 68.00 25.00
Name Reservation 80.00 30.00
Renewal of Name Reservation 80.00 30.00
Certified True Copies of Filed Documents (Including first 3 pages) 27.00 10.00
Each Additional Page  2.00  0.75
Certificate Certifying True Copy 68.00 25.00
Filing Notice of Change of Name/Amendment405.00150.00