Trading & Holding Companies

Trading & Holding Company Fees

US Dollars US Dollars US Dollars
European Trust Incorporation fee (covering) 500 500 500
Non-recurring items -
Pre-incorporation correspondence
First Directors’ Meeting
Common Seal
Statutory Registers
Share Certificates
Declaration(s) of Trust
Minute Binder
Notice Board Listing
Company Letterheads
Annual Government Registration Fee 300 500 250
Recurring Annual Services (payable before incorporation and each anniversary thereafter):-
- Provision of Registered Office and Registered Agent 250 250 250
- Provision of each Nominee Shareholder 200 200 200
- Provision of Company Secretary 300 300 300
- Provision of each Director and/or Alternate Director (Note 1) 500 500 500
- Compiling and Lodging of all Statutory Returns (Note 1) time/cost time/cost time/cost
- Holding and Minuting of Directors’ Meeting to accept Annual Accounts (Note 1) time/cost time/cost time/cost
- Giving Notice to all Shareholders of the Annual General Meeting (Note 1) time/cost time/cost time/cost
- Holding and Minuting of Annual General Meeting (Note 1) time/cost time/cost time/cost
Maintenance of:
Register of Allotments
Register of Charges
Register of Directors
Register of Transfers
Register of Directors’ Shareholding
Register of Members
Register of Secretaries
Register of Substantial Shareholders
(Note 1) time/cost time/cost time/cost
Payment Bond (payable on incorporation 300 * 300 * 300 *


  1. European Trust Co. Ltd. will prepare at no charge if European Trust Co. Ltd. is providing shareholders and directors.
  2. Time charges not relating to the above services are on a time-spent basis, including all management, accounting, and correspondence work in respect of a Company, Trust or Nominee account not covered by other specific charges. Time spent at the request of clients, outside normal business hours, will be charged at 1.5 times normal rates.
  3. Local companies are allowed to do business within Vanuatu
  4. International and Exempt companies are not allowed to do business within Vanuatu.
  5. International, Exempt and some local companies are not subject to audit.

* Payable only if continuing services other than Registered Office and Registered Agent are taken.


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