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Company Formation in Samoa

The Independent State of Samoa, commonly known as Samoa and, until 1997, known as Western Samoa, with capital city located in Apia, is a unitary parliamentary democracy with eleven administrative divisions. The two main islands are Savai’i and Upolu with four smaller islands surrounding the landmasses.

Member of the Commonwealth of Nations, Samoa offshore was admitted to the United Nations on 15 December 1976. Having gained its independence from Britain in 1962, the company retains a distinctly British legal system and English is the official language of the nation.

An International Company (IC) incorporated in Samoa enjoys many of the typical benefits associated with other offshore company formation jurisdictions including tax benefits, client confidentiality, and non-disclosure agreements, administrative flexibility, no financial reporting requirements, and no language restrictions—all in a stable political and economic environment.

Companies that do not derive any income from sources in Samoa are not subject to tax.

Advantages of company incorporation in Samoa:

Having an English Common Law legal system, with own kind of legislation that seeks to incorporate the unique position that it faces, Samoa offshore appeals with good advantages to the Chinese and the Asian market;

English is the official language and all the workplace, including contracts written and assessed. Company’s name in Chinese (or other languages) can be shown on the certificate of incorporation;

Based on the International Companies Act 1987, a Samoa offshore companyis tax-free if it does not conduct business within its territory;

No taxes of any sort – Corporation tax 0%, Tax on Dividends – 0%, Withholding tax – 0%;

In place of tax, there is a fixed annual government fee, as well as an annual registered agent fee;

There are no restrictions on foreign Directors or Shareholders, individuals or corporate;

Minimum issued and paid up share capital required is US$ 1 with standard authorized capital USD 1 million divided into 1,000,000 shares;

There is no withholding tax on interest, dividends and royalty, no capital gains tax for Samoa offshore;

Interim dividends distribution is allowed. Distribution to foreign entities or individuals are not taxed in Samoa;

Nominee services are available for Samoa company formation;

No requirement for filing of financial accounts or audit;

Board Meetings can be held anywhere in the world.

Summary of Samoa Company and main characteristics:

General Information
Type of companyInternational Business Company (IBC)
Corporate LegislationThe International Companies Act of 1987
TaxationNo taxes of any sort.
Corporation Tax – 0%
Tax on Dividends – 0%

Withholding tax – 0%
CurrencyStandard Currency USD$
Share Capital can be in USD$
Paid up capital requirementNo paid up capital required
Time zoneUTC+13
Minimum no. required1
Local Director requiredNo
Location of MeetingsAnywhere
Minimum no. required1
Location of MeetingsAnywhere
Company Secretary
Local Secretary requiredNo
Registered office requiredYes
Share Capital
Standard CurrencyUSD$
Standard Authorized Capital1.000.000 USD$
Minimum paid up capitalNo
Accounting Requirements
Preparation of accountsNot required
Requirement for auditNo
Accounts public accessibleNo
Requirement to file Annual ReturnNo
Further Information
Bearer sharesNo
Nominee servicesAvailable
Need to travelNo
ApostilleYes, Hague Convention 1961, joined on September 13, 1999
OwnersIndividuals or Corporate

Register your Samoa Company

Company Formation – with all services included for the first year: € 2100

Certificate of Incorporation;

Memorandum and Articles of Association;

Appointment of Director(s), Distribution of Shares, Minutes, Resolutions in accordance with banks requirements;

Share Certificate(s);

Authorized Share Capital of 1,000,000USD$;

Local Registered Office Address;

Registered Agent;

Personal manager assistance for the entire period.

Renewal Fee after one year – with all services included for the next year: € 1750

Local Registered Office Address;

Registered Agent;

Government annual fees;

Personal manager assistance for the entire period.

Nominee Director – Individual or Corporate as per client’s request: € 850

Nominee Shareholder – Individual or Corporate as per client’s request: € 650

Power of Attorney – General / Special PoA Notary Legalized with Apostille, in accordance official institutions and with banks requirements: € 450

Certificate of Good Standing with Apostille, in accordance with official institutions and banks requirements: € 450

Certificate of Incumbency with Apostille, in accordance with official institutions and banks requirements: € 400

Legalization of Documents:

  • Document Notarization per document: € 500
  • Bundle of documents Notarization;
  • Document Apostillation per document;
  • Bundle of documents Apostillation.

Company Seal: € 100

Company Rubber Stamp: € 150

Bank Account opening service – Quotation based on each particular case;

Compliance Service – After Company Incorporation Services – new persons, legal entities, annual compliance review: € 75/hour

Accounting & Bookkeeping – Quotation based on each particular case.

Starting fee: