Tel: (852) 2528 9298

2nd Floor, Jonsim Place, 228 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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Tel: (852) 2528 9298

2nd Floor, Jonsim Place, 228 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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        General Information

 

Samoa is an independent group of islands situated in the South Pacific. It is different from other more popular jurisdictions like the Bahamas or the British Virgin Islands in that these are situated in the Caribbean . Samoa has been administrated by Britain , Germany and New Zealand . It now enjoys a peaceful and stable environment. Its legal system is based on English Law and its International Companies Act was amended towards the BVI style.

Company Name

 

We have available “off-the-shelf” companies for your selection. Alternatively, you may choose your own company name and we can arrange to have the name approved by Samoa authorities within 2 days and have the incorporation documents available in 2 – 3 weeks.

The legislation allows the addition of a Chinese name to the English name on the Memorandum and Articles of Association.

Taxation

 

Samoa Company is exempt from income tax as long as it does not carry on business in the Samoa .

Filing Requirement

 

There is no need to file annual returns nor accounts with the Tax Authorities or the Companies Registry.

Structure

 

One director would be sufficient, this director need not be a resident of Samoa . Corporate directors are also permitted. One shareholder would suffice. Again, the shareholder need not be a resident shareholder and the shareholder can also be a corporation. Bearer shares are also permitted and shall be lodged with the trustee company which provides the registered office.

The standard authorized capital is US$1,000,000 as compared to the BVI's standard authorized capital of US$50,000 and Bahamas ' standard authorized capital of US$5,000.

Confidentiality

 

Details of the shareholders are not available on the public file at Companies Registry but a register of shareholders should be kept at the registered office of the Company in Samoa . This Register of Shareholders is not available for public inspection. Details of the directors are not available on the public file at Companies Registry.

Registered Office

 

Samoa companies must maintain a Registered Office and Agent in Samoa .

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