Sint Eustatius is an island in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean. It is an autonomous “public body” (openbaar lichaam) and one of the constituent countries that form the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Head of state is the King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander, represented here by the Lieutenant Governor. Local currency is the US dollar. Official languages are Dutch and English.
Sint Eustatius used to be a part of the constituent country of the Netherlands Antilles until its dissolution in 2010. Apart from Sint Eustatius, Netherlands Antilles consisted of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, and Sint Maarten – and collectively comprised an offshore zone that had not applied taxation standards required by the OECD. On its own, Sint Eustatius is not considered a tax haven, but still is not fully compliant with the OECD tax cooperation requirements.
The core of local economy is tourism. The largest employer on the island is the government.
Business activities in Sint Eustatius are regulated by the Dutch legislation with certain local adjustments.
Main types of businesses in Sint Eustatius
- Besloten vennootschap (BV) – private company
- Naamloze vennootschap (NV) – public corporation
- Commanditaire vennootschap – limited partnership
- Maatschap – general partnership
- Vennootschap onder firma – full partnership
- Eenmanszaak – single proprietor firm
- Stichting – fund
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.
Commercial register of Sint Eustatius is managed by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Sint Eustatius and Saba. The register can be accessed online and is available in Dutch and English. It is also an advisory body to the local government and Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Contents of the commercial register of Sint Eustatius
Main extract available from the commercial register of Sint Eustatius is a company profile. It comes in Dutch or English and contains information about a company, relevant at the moment of the request.
- Full legal name
- Registration number and date
- Legal address
- Type of business
- Registered capital
- Status (active or inactive)
- Contact details
- Tax reports
- Main activities
- Information about directors (including date and place of birth)
- Branches and subsidiaries
- Corporate statistics
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
An extract from the business register of Sint Eustatius 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
Sint Eustatius acceded to the The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents on 1 March 1967, as a part of Kingdom of Netherlands.
Therefore, the documents issued in Sint Eustatius 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 Dutch or English.
We provide extracts from the register in strict compliance with the legislation of the Kingdom of Netherlands 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 119,00 €||from 100,00 €|
|Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping||from 714,00 €||from 600,00 €|