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How can I register a company in Cyprus?

Please provide us with 3 names of your preference to check availability. Shelf companies are also available in some jurisdictions if you need a company immediately.

Shelf companies are regular companies and as such the same as companies to be incorporated, except that shelf companies have already been incorporated previously and are ready to engage in business immediately. We can provide you with a list of shelf companies upon request.

Company Activity:Resume of the company activity with sufficient information on the company, including information regarding main business activity, expected turnover, expected movements on the bank account etc.

Personal Information:

  • Some basic information about your current company and its activities;
  • Full name and addresses of the beneficial owners/shareholders;
  • Full name and addresses of directors if you will provide your own;
  • Copies of passports of all beneficial owners/shareholders, directors, and bank account signatories validated by a ALC officer or a notary public.

Utility Bill:

original of utility bill (electricity, water, telephone, cable TV or gas) confirming client's current address (less than 3 months old).

Personal Bank Reference Letter:

A financial reference letter from a bank. The letter should be on the financial institution's letterhead, and should include the signature of an official, and the contact information (address, telephone, fax, email etc.).

If a bank account is requested:

  • Name of the bank with which you wish to open an account (a list with our banking partners can be provided upon request);
  • Currency and type of account;
  • Names of the signatories to the account, and the way in which they will sign (jointly, solely, etc.).

These documents are solely for ALCuse and will be kept secure and confidential. This request is for compliance purposes only and our clients reputation is not being questioned. According to the international regulations on the prevention of drug trafficking and money laundering, ALC strictly implements Due Diligence guidelines and complies with the industry standard of Know Your Client.


A standard ready company package takes around one week to prepare and deliver, alsodepending on the jurisdiction. Bank accounts will take up to three weeks to become fully operational. Custom orders take 3-8 weeks to complete depending on jurisdiction.If you wish to receive further information on company formation please contact one of our offices or fill in the contact form.

Why using a foreign holding or trading company?

Some of the motivations for individuals and corporations to utilise foreign holding or trading companies include the desire to:


  • Reduce tax;
  • Protect assets;
  • Manage risk;
  • Maintain privacy;
  • Avoid bureaucracy.

Reasons and advantages

More broadly, the reasons for choosing certain countries for the establishment of holding-, trading- or other kind of companies include:

  • Anonymity and confidentiality;
  • Low or no taxation;
  • Exchange control, free remittance of profits and capital;
  • Secure banking systems;
  • Banking privacy;
  • Access to double tax treaties;
  • Security of property rights;
  • Access to foreign insurance and reinsurance;
  • Customs and duty exemptions;
  • Foreign investment inducements;
  • Tested legal systems;
  • Higher yields and returns;
  • The availability of sophisticated banking facilities;
  • Political stability.
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