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Anguilla - Apply for a Business Licence

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Introduction

Following is a procedure on how to register a business in Anguilla.

Eligibility

All persons operating a business are required to apply to the Ministry of Finance for a business licence.

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Instructions

Applications to obtain a business licence are submitted to and reviewed by the Ministry of Finance.

Required Information

  • Name of business
  • Type of business
  • Location (Full address)
  • Form of Business:
    • Individual/Sole Proprietor
    • Partnership/Joint Venture
    • Company
  • Applicant's details:
    • Full Name
    • Postal Address
    • Date and place of Birth
    • Nationality
    • Social Security No.
    • Status in Anguilla: Belonger or Non-Belonger
    • Contact numbers
    • Position held
  • Company information:
    • Percentage of shares held
    • For Firms or Corporations: Date of incorporation, officers, shareholders
    • Business details: number of persons to be employed, floor space, source of financing

Procedure

  1. Complete a Business Licence Application Form
  2. Submit the completed form along with all other required documents.
  3. Once the application is approved the required fee is sent to the Inland Revenue Department for payment.
  4. After payment of the fee, IRD issues a business certificate; which the business owner is required to display in the place of business.

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Required Documents

Local Businesses/ Investors:

  • Completed application form (Form A - Application for Business Licence in accordance with Sections 5 of the Trades, Businesses, Occupations and Professions Licensing Act T40 of 2000)
  • Business Plan must be done for Technical Businesses
  • Qualifications must be provided for Technical Businesses
  • If Company, provide Certificates and Articles of Incorporation
  • If Business involves sale of food, Environmental Health approval must be indicated.


Overseas Investors :

  • Completed application form (Form A – Application for Business Licence in accordance with Sections 5 of the Trades, Businesses, Occupations and Professions Licensing Act T40 of 2000)
  • Business Plans
  • Qualifications and Resume
  • If Company, provide Certificates and Articles of Incorporation
  • Police Record no later than 6 months
  • Passport Information including pictures
Due Diligence will have to be done using passport information
  • At least 3 Character References or Testimonials other than family members
  • Statement of Financial Ability/ Bank Letter

Fees

Application fees vary according to the nature of the business and are affected by factors such as stock value.

Validity

Business licences are valid until December 31st of the year the license was issued.

Documents to Use

Business Licence Application Form

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

Ministry of Finance, Economic Development, Investment, Commerce & Tourism
P.O. Box 60
Secretariat Second Floor West
The Valley, Anguilla
Telephone: 264 497 2547
Fax: 264 497 3761
Website

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links

  • Anguilla Government Website:
http://www.gov.ai/businesslicence.php

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