Is Vanuatu right for my business?
The business legislation in Vanuatu is broadly similar to what you’ll find in Australia, New Zealand, USA, and UK. Local businesses are able to operate through the following legal entities: as sole traders, partnerships, trusts, and companies.
We help international businesses with:
We can register your company on your behalf. We'll just need to know what structure to follow, such as whether it's a partnership or joint venture.
Trust Account Services
iCOUNT is able to organise funds in a trust for beneficiaries, whether this involves local or international people.
Foreign Direct Investment (V.I.P.A) approval
VIPA (Vanuatu Investment Promotion Authority) is necessary for any foreigners wanting to invest in Vanuatu. At iCOUNT, we can get you VIPA Approval quickly and easily – it normally takes around one or two weeks.
Offshore accounting service
International companies with turnover in excess of Vt20,000,000 need to have external audits done, and our experienced Vanuatu Chartered Accountants are able to do this for you. We can also do due diligence duties for people wanting to invest.
Immigration and residency permits
To make use of Vanuatu's International Finance Center status, you first need to become a resident. Once you've been granted VIPA approval, then your residency permits can be issued. This part of the process typically takes about one month.
Securities Dealers License Services
iCOUNT has experience in facilitating Security Dealers license application and representation services. This includes establishment of your International company and full assistance for compliance application to be issued with a Securities Dealers License. The license allows approved Finance professionals to establish fund management services such as Hedge funds, FOREX Trading, Commodities, Equities, Precious Metals, Currencies and all forms of Securities investment.
Captive Insurance Services
Vanuatu has very effective captive insurance legislation and a dedicated Insurance regulator. iCOUNT can assist the structuring, formation and ongoing operations for companies wishing to utilise Captive Insurance.
International Banking Licenses
The Professional team at ICOUNT are available to Professionally assist the preparation and formal application of International Bank License Application with the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu.