Extract from commercial register of Gibraltar

Schmidt & Schmidt provides extracts from the commercial register of Gibraltar with a translation and an apostille.

Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory and, according to the Gibraltar Constitution of 2006, “part of Her Majesty’s dominions and Her Majesty’s Government”. Queen Elizabeth II is locally represented by the Governor.

Gibraltar has been a part of the European Union since 1973. As a result of the “Brexit” vote, it is due to leave the EU with the rest of the United Kingdom in 2019. Local currency is the Gibraltar pound.

Gibraltar is a popular offshore centre, with financial services making up 20% of its GDP. There are more than 90 000 companies registered in the area of less than 7 square kilometres.

Gibraltar does not disclose information about registered businesses. However, it is not presented in the EU blacklist of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes.

Business activities in Gibraltar are regulated by, inter alia, Ordnance Factories and Military Services Act 1984. The law allows to register joint-stock companies, limited liability companies, partnerships and unlimited companies.

According to the local legislation, residents of the dominion are not allowed to make a profit from shares in offshore companies, except for nominee shareholders. Moreover, offshore companies are not allowed to do business in Gibraltar itself.

Current Extracts from the commercial register of Gibraltar

Current Extract from the commercial register of Gibraltar (Company Search Report) is main extract from the business register of Gibraltar is a company profile document called Company Search Report. It comes in the English language and contains relevant information about a business.

Current Extract from the commercial register of Gibraltar contains following information:
  • Full legal name
  • Registration number
  • Registration date
  • Type of business
  • Date of submission of the latest annual report
  • Date of submission of balance sheets
  • Legal address
  • Company status
  • Registered capital
  • Shareholders
  • Key management and secretaries
  • Encumbrance information

NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable.

Inquiries are processed from 30 minutes

Service Price incl. German VAT 19% Price excl. VAT
Price for an Electronic Extract from 53,55 from 45,00
Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping from 357,00 from 300,00

Other documents from commercial register of Gibraltar

You can get following documents from commercial register of Gibraltar:

  • Certificate of Good Standing is a confirmation of a company’s trustworthiness and its right to do business in Gibraltar. This certificate is only issued when a company meets all requirements when it comes to submission of financial reports and tax payments.
  • Certificate of Incorporation is certificate of company’s registration in Gibraltar. This document contains the registration date and confirms the company’s existence.
  • Annual Returns are annual financial reports, including information about founders, shareholders and registered capital.
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association in form of copy. Document contains full legal name of a company, its main activities and charter.

Inquiries are processed from 30 minutes.

Service Price incl. German VAT 19% Price excl. VAT
Price for an Electronic Extract from 53,55 from 45,00
Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping from 357,00 from 300,00

The commercial register of Gibraltar has been run by Companies House Gibraltar since 1993. Information about shareholders and company managers is available to the public, so real management keep their confidentiality by appointing nominee directors and shareholders.

Companies registered in Gibraltar are obliged to submit annual financial statements and pass an audit. Small businesses (with the turnover of less than 4,8 million GBP and less than 50 employees) submit their reports by a simplified procedure. Unlimited companies do not submit any financial information in the register.

To get a required document, we will need the following information about a company:

  • Full legal name
  • Registration number

You can also check availability of a company in the European Business Register.

Search is the register is not free of charge. Search results are sent to you the following working day after request submission.

An extract from the business register of Gibraltar can be used in order to:

  • Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
  • Negotiate foreign trade agreements
  • File legal claims

We provide extracts from the register in strict compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation.

Inquiries are processed within one working day. Courier delivery of apostilled documents is paid separately by courier service tariffs.

Main types of businesses in Gibraltar

Non-Resident Company – owned by a non-resident of Gibraltar and controlled from outside of it

Exempt Companies – the most common type of organisation in Gibraltar. This company does not pay taxes, appoints a Gibraltar resident as director and opens a local bank account.

Private Company Limited By Shares.

Private Unlimited Company.

Company Limited By Guarantees.

Public Company Limited By Shares.

The Gibraltar 1992 Company – pays 5% tax on all profits except on received dividend income.

The Qualifying Company – pays tax on profits at beneficial rates (from 1% to 35%, while 35% is the standard rate).


Foundation – closed fund.

Apostille for extracts from Gibraltar

Gibraltar acceded to the The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents on 24 February 1965, under the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom.

Therefore, the documents issued in Gibraltar are subject to a simplified apostilling procedure, thus the documents gain full legal value in Convention member states after notarised translation.

NB: Gibraltar is the subject of a territorial claim by Spain. It means that the legal force of documents issued in Gibraltar (including apostilled ones) might not be recognised by Spanish authorities.

Apostilling usually takes about two weeks.

In addition, you can order notarised translation from the English language.

Apostille from commercial register of Gibraltar

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In our video we explain the definition and function of a commercial register and how you can verify the reliability and solvency of your foreign business partner.

Should you wish to check the sincerity of your foreign business partner’s request, Schmidt&Schmidt will gladly assist you.

We offer extracts from the commercial registers of more than 100 different registers in countries spread all around the globe. Additionally, we offer annual statements for a variety of companies. The original extract from any commercial register can be sent to you by mail or as a pdf-file via e-mail. Besides that, commercial register extracts can be authenticated with an apostille.

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