Cyprus offshore company formation

Cyprus is a legally stable country and a popular place for offshore company formation.

Despite various changes in legislation, the Cyprus offshore company incorporation remains a favourable option, offering the benefits of low taxation within the European Union (see also Bulgaria, Lithuania, Estonia).

In addition, an offshore company in Cyprus offers you a high level of anonymity and confidentiality, despite the obligation to register administrators in the public registry, since it is possible to use the services of nominee directors and shareholders.

Cyprus company registration is an ideal option for financial services companies: an investment company (CIF) with a license in Cyprus (CySEC) can be used to provide broker services (see Forex licence) in all EU markets via a simple passporting of your license.


Cyprus is officially called the Republic of Cyprus and is an Eurasian country, an island located in the heart of the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. It is located to the south of Turkey and to the west of Syria and Lebanon. Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and a traditional tourist destination in great demand. It was formerly a British colony, and became independent in 1960, becoming a member of the Commonwealth in 1961.

Companies are governed by Cyprus Companies Law based mainly on the English Companies Law of 1948.

The ease of obtaining an intra-community VAT number along with a 12.5% tax on profits make Cyprus an attractive onshore jurisdiction for foreign investors.

Thanks to its advantageous tax system, Cyprus is proving to be one of the most popular offshore jurisdictions for holding, international trade and service companies.

Cyprus offshore company service fees

100% online.

1-3 working days.

Cyprus offshore company

Cyprus company formation is a popular option in order to carry out international trade around the world (sale of products or services). Even an offshore company with a subsidiary can easily access an EU VAT number given the agreements that Cyprus has recently signed with other offshore countries.

An offshore company in Cyprus is suitable for Forex on behalf of third parties, as long as you obtain a financial services provider license.

A company incorporated in Cyprus is an option for:

  • Commercial Activities
  • Trading House
  • Holding Company
  • International investment Company
  • Asset Protection
  • Financial activities (prior CySec authorization is required )


Mandatory quarterly accounting


VAT rate is 19%, valid EU VAT number available.

Standard Authorized capital

5000 €.


Bank secrecy and privacy

Corporate Tax

Corporate tax rate is 12,5%.
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Cyprus company formation main characteristics

Incorporation time frame 1 – 3 working days
Type of business entityLtd, Lp
Corporate tax12,5%
ISO standardsAvailable
Information concerning ShareholderDisclosed
Information concerning directorsDisclosed
Nominees servicesAvailable
Financial licenseAvailable
Valid EU VATAvailable