Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands are the four islands in the Pacific Ocean forming the self-governing British Overseas Territory known collectively as the Pitcairn Islands. With only 50 people living on the island of Pitcairn, this is the least populous national jurisdiction in the world. This is the only dependency of the British Crown in the Pacific. Head of State is Queen Elizabeth II, represented here by the Governor, who is also the High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to New Zealand. Head of the Pitcairn government is the directly elected mayor. Local currency is the New Zealand dollar. Official languages are English and Pitkern (Pitcairnese).
80% of the annual revenue of the Pitcairn Islands is generated by tourism. Other major sectors are agriculture and fishing.
Pitcairn Islands are not considered an offshore jurisdiction or a tax haven. However, some experts believe this territory is a tax haven like almost all other British Overseas Territories.
Local legislation is based on the English law. Business activities are regulated by the British Company and Business Names Act 1999, the local Registration of Business Names Ordinance of 2014 and other relevant laws.
Main types of businesses in Pitcairn Islands
- Sole proprietors
Contents of the register
Main extract available from the commercial register of Pitcairn Islands 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
- Legal address
- Date of incumbency
- Type of business
- Place of registration
- Main activities
- Owners and directors
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
Copies of statutory documents can be obtained as well.
An extract from the business register of Pitcairn Islands can be used in order to:
- Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
- Negotiate foreign trade agreements
- File legal claims
Pitcairn Islands acceded to the The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents on 24 February 1965 as a part of the United Kingdom.
Therefore, the documents issued in Pitcairn Islands 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 Pitcairn Islands, United Kingdom, 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.
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 238,00 €||from 200,00 €|
|Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping||from 476,00 €||from 400,00 €|