International Companies

About International Companies

International companies cannot do business in Vanuatu except to further their business elsewhere. This category of company provides for more flexibility and simpler administration than the previous form of Exempted Company.

(Note that a TRUST is not a legal entity but something which sets out the terms on which someone holds property on behalf of another. Only a Local Company which holds a valid Trust Company Licence can charge for trustee services.)

International Companies have a public file but such companies do not have to file as many documents as the other  categories of companies nor do they have to file an Annual Return. They have a “Constitution” instead of Rules. They must file the details of their Incorporators, their Registered Office and their Registered Agent and of mortgages and charges on their property.  Filings are done in paper form directly with the VFSC office.