A Guide to the Use of Belize Companies

We have a soft spot for Belize but on its own merit, Belize is simply a great jurisdiction.

Belize offers reasonable government fees, and frankly speaking why pay the added cost?


Not your usual 'go-to' jurisdiction but it is just as useful and solid as any other.


Truth be told, Belize companies are of useful world-wide interest and clients should know that.  Belize boasts an excellent reputation and it is readily accepted in banks in Hong Kong, China, Singapore and major banks around the world.  Belize is a clean, reputable jurisdiction that meets international standards of best practice.

Due to the competitive and reasonable government fees, Belize is the jurisdiction of choice for anyone who wishes to conduct business or simply hold assets.


Recently, Belize has introduced legislation about limited liability companies (LLC).  This type of company has almost always been registered in the United States but now, Belize is offering it in addition to its world famous IBC. 


Belize is also an extraordinary jurisdiction for the settlement of asset protection trusts and other types of trusts.  More recently, Belize has introduced the Private Interest Foundation.


Please write us directly at to enquire about trust and foundation services from Belize.


Government & Political Stability

Excellent Belize has a long history of peace, stability and democracy.  It is an independent country, member of the Commonwealth and CARICOM.


Caribbean Belize is located on the Eastern seaboard of Central America.  It is bordered Guatemala to the West and to the North by the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.

Type of Law

  English Common Law.


English Registration of Chinese name and issuance of M&A in Chinese, available.

Level of Confidentiality


Type of Company

IBC Limited Duration Companies (LDC) and Limited Liability Companies (LLC) and Foundations are also available.

Tax on Offshore Profits

No No form of local taxation.

Local Registered Office & Agent


Minimum Director


Local Director Required


Corporate Directors Allowed


Minimum number of Shareholders


Corporate Shareholders Permitted


Company Secretary Required


Bearer Shares

Yes Beneficial owner information must be kept by professional intermediary.

Annual Return Filing


Audited Accounts


Shelf Companies Available

Yes English names only.

Certificate of Incumbency available in Hong Kong

Yes We have been authorized by the Registered Agent to issue certificates of incumbencies (registered agent certificates).



The Belize Trusts Act is based on the Guernsey Trusts Law of 1989 with various amendments and innovations.  Belize trusts are exempt from all local taxation including duties charged on the death of the settlor or beneficiaries.


Trustee services available.

Bank accounts, Visa debit cards, on-line banking and other banking services

Yes Service available for approved Belize IBC's.







Aspen Global Incorporations Limited assists in offshore company formation & international business structures; virtual offices, company management, and secretarial services.  Formation and administration of trusts & foundations.  We can assist in the development of efficient international tax planning.  We make banking  referrals; provide accounting & audit services, and more in Belize.








Schedule of fees available upon request. 

Contact us today for Belize companies and trusts.  We are located at Suite 2302-3 Pacific Plaza, 410 Des Voeux Road West, Hong Kong.  

Tel: (852) 3175 8758

Fax: (852) 3175 8456