St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha is a British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic Ocean. The islands are part of the british constitutional monarchy, with Queen Elisabeth II as head of state, represented by a governor. Local currency is the Saint Helena Pound (SHP), the official language is English.
The main pillars of the economy are fishing, lobstering, agriculture and tourism. Financially, the territory is largely dependant on the support of Great-Britain. With little infrastructural development, there are few opportunities for corporate practice. Many of the countries inhabitants prefer working in Great-Britain or on the Falkland islands. However, the opening of an airport in 2016 may be what the islands need to finally attract a few companies.
Corporate practice is regulated in the Decree on Companies of 2004 and other legal statutes.
St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha are members of the Common-Law-family.
Main types of businesses:
- Private company limited by shares
- Private company limited by guarantee
- Public company
Additionally, foreign branch offices and registered merchants may operate in St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.
The commercial register of St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha is managed by a specifically authorised registrar. His practice is regulated by article 215 of the Decree on Companies. Appeals on behalf of the registrar's decisions are to be submitted to court.
Contents of the register:
- Full legal name
- Director and proprietors
- Current status (active/inactive)
- Type of business
- Full address
- Additional data
NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable, or available for a fee.
Search in the register is not free of charge. Search results are sent to you within 7-14 days after request submission.
To get a required document, we will need the following information about a company:
- Full legal name
- Registration number
St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha acceded to The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents.
Therefore, the documents issued in Ceuta are subject to a simplified apostilling procedure, thus the documents gain full legal value in Convention member states after notarised translation.
An extract from the business register of St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha can be used in order to:
- Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
- Negotiate foreign trade agreements
- File legal claims
- Register legal entities with foreign participation
- Check potential employers
You can order an extract without mandatory registration or subscription. Just complete our form and our employees will investigate for missing information, provide you with the extract, translate it to English and deliver the original, the translation as well as the bill for our services to you via mail.
There is no risk involved for you as we provide you with the documents in question on a fixed price. If requested, we will have the extract verified and apostilled. The documents are sent to you by mail. Special fees for the apostille apply.
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We verify whether a commercial register contains information about the company you are interested in, free of charge. Order a preliminary extract and you will receive the following information:
- Availability of an entry in a commercial register
- Cost of extract from a commercial register
- Other available documents
- Deadline for discharge
- Cost of apostille
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You can order free preliminary availability check of required information on our website.
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an Electronic Extract from St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha||from 178,05 €||from 100,00 €|
|Price for the translation of an Extract from St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha||from 41,65€||from 35,00€|
|Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping||from 714,00 €||from 600,00 €|