How to Open an Offshore Company in Cayman Islands

Located in the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands is  home to one of the main offshore jurisdictions on the planet. One reason behind its popularity is the versatility of the "Company Law" of the Cayman Islands, motivating offshore business owners to invest in the area.

The Cayman Islands is one of the Caribbean Sea jurisdictions that provides several appealing tax breaks, a mature and stable economy, and friendly business support for a variety of sectors. Some significant industries of the Cayman Islands offshore business environment include trust management, law, insurance, banking, accounting, and mutual funds.The Cayman Islands also have a presence from the Big Four.The Cayman Islands is recognized as a tax haven since there is no income tax and it is simple for foreign owners to incorporate. Because of its secrecy and Cayman tax-free features, the Cayman Tax Exempt Company has become a popular alternative for international businesspeople looking to open an offshore bank account.

The Companies Act of 1961 governs Cayman Islands corporations. Their corporation legislation is appealing to international investors, and many of them prefer to incorporate in their jurisdiction. Many people choose to incorporate in the Cayman Islands because it has a sophisticated and stable economy with help from trust firms, attorneys, banks, insurance regulators, accountants, administrators, and mutual fund managers. Furthermore, firms can acquire local support services to help them run their offshore operations more successfully.

1. Benefits of incorporating in Cayman Islands:

Positive tax haven

The Cayman Islands, unlike many other ostensibly "tax havens," are subject to international tax legislation, which prevents them from being included in the International Financial Action Task Force and the International Economic Organization. OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development).

Political stability

The Cayman Islands are an attractive offshore jurisdiction for international investors to build their enterprises because to its stable government (it's the UK's abroad) and economy.

People and environment

The Cayman Islands were a British Empire colony before becoming a British Overseas Territory. The Cayman Islands' principal language is English. The country's legal system has traditionally been based on English common law. The Cayman Islands has a favorable business climate for its investors because of its i) stable macroeconomic and political environment, which contributes to low inflation rates, ii) world-class infrastructure, and iii) excellent communications system, which includes a secure fiber-optical network.


Corporate papers relating to business, such as the register of shareholders or meeting minutes, do not need to be registered with Cayman Islands authorities and can be held anywhere in the globe. Furthermore, there is no necessity for an annual shareholder meeting or audit. The public is not permitted to examine the Registers of Directors and Officers or Shareholders. Furthermore, corporate finances in this jurisdiction remain secret.

2. Types of company in Cayman Islands:

Cayman Islands has different sorts of business entities adapting to its economy:

  • Exempt company
  • Foundation company
  • Limited liability company
  • Non-resident company
  • Resident company
  • Overseas company
  • Special economic zone company
  • Unlimited company
  • Association not for profit

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However, exempted companies and LLC a.k.a limited liability companies are the most prevalent and friendly forms of company for foreigners to establish in the Marshall Islands.

3. Requirements to form Cayman Islands business companies

Company member At least one director (corporate) can also act as secretary, 1 UBO (person), or at least 1 shareholder(corporate). At least one member and one manager
Taxation Tax free if the company operates out of the country Tax free if the company operates out of the country
Economic Substance filing Required Required
Annual return  Required Required

4. Services after incorporation:

Bank account opening

In order to meet compliance, you need to open a bank account. Based on your business entity, business industry, business type,etc , we will help you to choose the best types of bank and brand. For later steps, we will guide you in detail as the procedures are different based on different banks.


Businesses’ stable development requires proper cash flow management without violating the government’s laws and regulations. Therefore, our team will accompany you with a professional bookkeeping service to maintain financial data accuracy.

The advantages when outsourcing a specialized team of compliance services: Provide a cost-effective solution for businesses that save more time & resources than manual bookkeeping work. And you should engage in bookkeeping to keep financial records ready for year end returns requirements.

5. How Much Does It Cost to Incorporate a Cayman Islands Company?

In the Cayman Islands, forming a business necessitates a plethora of sophisticated documentation and processes. It is also worth noting that foreigners are required by Cayman Company Law to engage the services of a licensed corporate service provider. CONTACT G.O.C RIGHT NOW to receive the greatest offer and save time. 

Disclaimer: This guide serves as a reference tool and should not substitute legal advice. For tailored guidance, consult G.O.C's customer services.

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