Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) are a British overseas territory in the Atlantic Ocean, located to the north of Haiti and Dominican Republic and to the east of Cuba. This is an internally self-governing dependency of the British Crown that consists of the Turks Islands and the Caicos Islands. Head of State is Queen Elizabeth II, represented here by the appointed Governor. Local currency is the US dollar. Official language is English.
The economy of TCI is based on tourism and offshore financial services. Businesses registered in Turks and Caicos Islands are granted tax exemptions. The key offshore sectors are insurance, trust management, and banking. Since 1999 there have been more that 2 thousand insurance licenses issued in TCI to foreign businesses. Offshore activities account for a large percentage of government revenue.
Turks and Caicos Islands are in the “grey area” of jurisdictions that have made commitments to alter their current taxation regimes and apply necessary requirements. The Islands joined the OECD anti-BEPS (base erosion and profit shifting) Inclusive Framework. Today OECD classifies the TCI as “largely compliant” in tax cooperation matters.
Like other offshore jurisdictions, Turks and Caicos Islands have solid confidentiality regulations, established by the Confidential Relationship Ordinance of 1979. Unlawful disclosure of confidential information may result in serious fines and up to three years in prison. Thus, getting access to certain information can be highly problematic.
Business activities in Turks and Caicos Islands are regulated by the Companies Ordinance of 1981, Trusts Ordinance of 1990 and other relevant laws. Local legislation is based on the English law.
Main types of businesses in Turks and Caicos Islands
Commercial register of Turks and Caicos Islands is managed by the Companies Registry – a department of the Financial Services Commission. The Registry is responsible for incorporation and registration of companies and statutory documents, annual fees collection, and advising the government on commercial matters.
Contents of the register
Main extract available from the business register of Turks and Caicos 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
- Registration number and date
- Type of business
- Current status (active/inactive)
- Registered capital
- Registrar’s details
- External transactions manager
- Registered capital
- Tax reports
Other available documents
Certificate of Good Standing – an official document that confirms a company’s solvency, reliability, and right to do business in TCI. This certificate is only issued to companies that fully comply with the requirements in terms of taxation and financial reports submission.
Certificate of Incorporation – confirms company’s registration in TCI.
Memorandum & Articles of Association.
Accounting and financial statements.
Search in the register is not free of charge. Search results are sent to you within 5-7 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 TCI can be used in order to:
- Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
- Negotiate foreign trade agreements
- File legal claims
Turks and Caicos 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 Turks and Caicos 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 Turks and Caicos 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 119,00 €||from 100,00 €|
|Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping||from 595,00 €||from 500,00 €|