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Cayman Islands Company Registration Procedures and Fees

Cayman Islands Company Registration Procedures and Fees

Unless otherwise indicated, the company mentioned in this quotation refers to an Exempted Company formed and registered in accordance with the Companies Law (Revised) (Companies Law) of the Cayman Islands.


Our fees for the formation and registration of an Exempted Company in the Cayman Islands are USD4,050 (HKD31,600). The fees quoted include our professional registration service, provision of a registered agent and registered office service for one year and the payment of official filing fees to the Cayman Islands Government. In short, our fees cover all formalities to bring a Cayman Islands exempted company into existence.

For the purpose of registration of an Exempted Company,  you will need to provide the amount of registered capital, identity and residential address proof of each person who will be the shareholder and director, a duly completed Know Your Client form provided by Kaizen. The identification documents of the shareholder and director need to be verified by Kaizen or by a lawyer or a recognised attesting officer.

The registration of an Exempted Company in Cayman Islands can be completed in around 20 days.

Following the year of registration and thereafter, you are required to pay an Annual Renewal fee of USD3,350 (HKD26,130) before 31 October to maintain your Exempted Company in good standing. Kaizen will send our notice of annual renewal to clients 2 months before the due date of payment.

Our fees quoted here do not cover the application for special permit or licence. If your Exempted Company will be engaging in business activities that require licence or permit, Kaizen can provide such services and our fees will be quoted separately.

Important Note: please note that the fees quoted here are for reference only and are subject to change from time to time.

Cayman Islands Exempted Company Incorporation Fees

Incorporation Service Fees

Our fees for handling the registration of an exempted company with standard authorised capital of USD50,000 and with standard Memorandum and Articles of Association are USD4,050 (or HKD31,600).

In particular, our fees cover the following services:
(a)  Advices regarding the registration of company in the Cayman Islands;
(b)  Name availability search and reservation;
(c)  Preparation of incorporation documents and forms;
(d)  Statutory annual licence fee;
(e)  Annual fee for registered office;
(f)   Annual fee for registered agent;
(g)  Fee for initial filing of register of ultimate beneficial owners;
(h)  Disbursements.

If there are more than two shareholders and two directors, an extra service fee of USD200 will be charged for each additional shareholder/director.

Company with a capital of more than USD50,000 will be subject to higher annual licence fee; extra service fees will be charged for tailor-made Memorandum and Articles of Association.

Our service fee quoted above does not cover courier charge. Delivery inside Hong Kong, Singapore, Mainland China and Taiwan is free of charge.

Optional Services



Fee (USD)


Chinese company



Certificate of Incumbency



Tax Exemption Certificate



Certificate of Good Standing



Economic Substance Declaration/Filing



Cayman Islands bank account open service(Note 1)



CPA certification of incorporation documents



Notarisation and legalisation


Our services are limited to acting as coordinator between you and the bank, providing advices to you regarding the materials required by the bank, preparing some of the documents required by the bank, such as CPA certification and submitting required document to the bank and act as the point of contact to facilitate the opening of the account. We can also assist you to open a corporate account in Hong Kong and Singapore. Fees for this service will be quoted upon request.

Time of Billing and Payment Methods

Upon receipt of your confirmation of engagement, we will issue an invoice to you for your settlement. We require full payment in advance. Payment methods will be provided upon confirmation of engagement.

If China or Taiwan official tax invoice is required, Value-Added Tax or Business Tax at the prevailing rate in the respective jurisdiction will be charged.

4. Time Frame to Incorporate

The registration of an Exempted Company in Cayman Islands normally takes anywhere from 14 to 20 working days in a smooth case. The following table shows the time required for each of the steps:





Kaizen coordinates with you regarding the provision of required materials

Client’s schedule


Kaizen reviews the due diligence documents provided by you



Kaizen performs name availability search and reservation



Kaizen prepares incorporation documents and forms and arranges to have the incorporation documents signed by you or the shareholder and director



Kaizen and/or its associates files of application documents with the Companies Registrar in the Cayman Islands



The Registrar reviews the application and issues Certificate of Incorporation upon approval



Delivery of corporate documents to you

Subject to courier



5. Materials Required for Incorporation

At the time of confirmation of order, client should scan and email the following materials to us for preliminary review and then deliver the original copy to us:

Incorporation Order Form (to be provided by Kaizen);

(2) Due diligence documents, including passport copy and residential address proof of each shareholder and director. If the shareholder is a corporation, the registration documents of the corporation is required (Schedule 1);

(3) Questionnaire (Schedule 2).

These form and schedules will be provided upon confirmation of engagement.

Registration Documents Returned to Client after Registration

After the company is officially registered, Kaizen will return the following documents and materials for retention:

One original copy of Certificate of Incorporation;

Minutes/written resolutions of the shareholder and/or director;

Statutory records including members register, directors register and share register;

3 printed copy of Memorandum and Articles of Association;

10 copies of blank share certificate;

One company chop and one Common Seal;

Annual Fees for Second and Subsequent Years

The annual maintenance costs for the second and subsequent years of a standard Cayman Islands exempted company (share capital no more than USD50,000) are USD3,350 (HKD26,130). The annual maintenance costs include annual franchise or license fees, annual registered office and registered agent fee. Annual renewal fees are due for payment before 31 October every year. The abovementioned annual maintenance fees do not include the annual Economic Substance declaration which depends on the company’s activities.

We will send the notice of annual renewal to you by email two months in advance. Please kindly contact us if you do not receive any email from us by 30 September.


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If you wish to obtain more information or assistance, please visit the official website of Kaizen CPA Limited at or contact us through the following and talk to our professionals:

Tel: +852 2341 1444
Mobile : +852 5616 4140, +86 152 1943 4614
WhatsApp/ Line/ Wechat: +852 5616 4140
Skype: kaizencpa

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