Montserrat is a British overseas territory in the Caribbean Sea. It is one of the Lesser Antilles islands, an internally self-governing democratic dependency of the British Crown. Head of State is Queen Elizabeth II, represented here by the appointed Governor. Local currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar. Official language is English.
Economy of Montserrat was severely damaged due to the eruption of Soufrière Hills volcano in 1995. Plymouth, the capital city and centre of political and economic life of Montserrat, was destroyed and since then been abandoned. To this day, half of the island of Montserrat is an exclusion zone. The budget of Montserrat relies on the supplies from the Department for International Development (DFID) of the British government.
Montserrat is not fully dependent on the United Kingdom though. On its own, it is an offshore centre that sets out the favourable regime for the offshore banking (established by the Offshore Banking Act and 2001 Financial Services Commission Act). Montserrat attracts offshore businesses with its confidentiality laws: for instance, public commercial registers do not include any information about owners and shareholders of companies. Montserrat’s tax legislation makes it qualify as a tax haven. Unlike other British offshore zones, Montserrat was not mentioned in any high-profile offshore scandals.
Main types of businesses in Montserrat
- Limited Liability Company
- International Business Companу
- Cooperative Society
- Building Society
- Limited Partnership
What is a commercial register?
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.
Contents of the register
Main extract available from the business register of Montserrat is a company profile. It comes in the English language and contains information about a company, relevant at the moment of the request.
- Full legal name
- Registration number
- Type of business
- Legal address
- Current status (active/inactive)
- Main activities
- Registered capital
- Historical records
NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable.
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
- Address of registration
An extract from the business register of Montserrat can be used in order to:
- Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
- Negotiate foreign trade agreements
- Register legal entities with foreign participation
- File legal claims
Montserrat acceded to the The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents on 24 February 1965, as a part of the United Kingdom.
Therefore, the documents issued in Montserrat are subject to a simplified apostilling procedure, thus the documents gain full legal value in Convention member states after notarised translation.
In addition, you can order notarised translation from English.
We provide extracts from the register in strict compliance with the legislation of the United Kingdom, Montserrat, and the General Data Protection Regulation.
Inquiries are processed within one working day. Courier delivery of apostilled documents is paid separately by courier service tariffs.
Our services can be paid by bank transfer, PayPal or by credit card.
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 119,00 €||from 100,00 €|
|Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping||from 595,00 €||from 500,00 €|