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Welcome to the Belize Companies & Corporate Affairs Registry, the Government of Belize Local Business Registry.

In accordance with the laws of Belize, all firms or individuals conducting business in Belize should register their business with us.

We provide services for the following company types:

  • Local company incorporation (with or without limited liability)
  • Overseas company registration
  • Business Name
  • Limited Liability Partnerships

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Covid-19 Measures

The Belize Company and Corporate Affairs Registry (BCCAR) is aware of the recent COVID-19 protocols established by the Government of Belize. The BCCAR is committed to protecting the well-being of our staff, customers, and the public; therefore, kindly note that we will continue to observe precautionary measures until further notice, in line with the Financial Service Commission’s COVID-19 protocols.

We encourage you to contact us via telephone or email as our services are available online. Our offices are only open to walk-in on Tuesday and Thursdays, and on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for company services by appointment only. Kindly note that to visit our office, you will be required to social distance and wear a mask.

Our team is able and equipped to provide the required services and fulfill your business needs.

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The procedures to request a service via email are as follows:

1. Send email request

Email info@belizecompaniesregistry.gov.bz with a cover letter and the required documentation for vetting and processing. To request new registrations, see the checklist for requirements. Your cover letter should clearly state all the services requested and indicate where you would like to pick up your completed product (Belize Companies and Corporate Affairs Registry in Belmopan or Belize International Corporate Affairs Registry in Belize City).:

Place the name of the business you are requesting the services for in the subject of your email.

 

 

2. Submit Documents

All supporting documents must be in digital form. All scanned copies must be clear and legible, with at least 300 dpi resolution.

Original certificates of registration for any changes (including cessation of business and striking off of company from the Registry) are the only original documents required to be submitted to BCCAR within five (5) working days of the request.

 

3. Make Payment

The applicant will receive an email outlining the total fees with payment instructions. Payment options include bank deposits or online transfers.

Forward the previous email to orders@belizecompaniesregistry.gov.bz and attach a copy of the bank’s deposit slip or online transfer receipt.

 

4. Documents Processed

Once your documents are processed, we will email your product and a copy of your receipt. Original certificates and other documents will be available to be picked up on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the office that you indicated in your cover letter.

 

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Registry Services

1. REGISTRATION

Kindly review the checklist relevant to you to ensure that you meet all the requirements for registry services. Email your order request to info@belizecompaniesregistry.gov.bz following the Request Service procedures .

  • Registration of a company with and without Liability (DOWNLOAD)
  • Business Name Registration (DOWNLOAD)
  • Limited Liability Partnership Registration (DOWNLOAD)

 

2. COMPANY SEARCH

Full search by the BCCAR (by email).
Follow the instructions below to request this service:

  • Email info@belizecompaniesregistry.gov.bz a cover letter with the companies you are interested in researching and any specific particulars. We will respond to you with a quote and payment instructions.
  • Provide proof of payment.
  • You will receive an email with the Full Search Report and your receipt.

Company search by an individual (done in person)
In-person company research require an appointment. The procedures to do so are as follows:

  • Email info@belizecompaniesregistry.gov.bz a cover letter with the companies you are interested in researching and indicate what date you will be coming into our office.
  • We will provide you with a quote with payment instructions and assign you a time slot. On the day of your appointment, you must provide proof of payment.

Kindly note that in-person research is only available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for the Belmopan Office and Monday to Friday for the Belize City Office.

 

3. OTHER SERVICES

Other services offered by the registry include but are not limited to:

  • Changes in Particulars of Business Name - (DOWNLOAD)
  • Annual Declarations
  • Annual Returns
  • Certificate of Good Standing
  • Changes in Business
  • Transfer of Shares
  • Registration of Mortgage or Charge
  • Voluntary Dissolution
  • Restoration of Company
  • Business Name search
  • Reservation of Business Name
  • Duplicate of Certificate

Email us at info@belizecompaniesregistry.gov.bz to request more information about our services.

In order to start and operate a business in Belize, the following processes must be completed:

Step Process Entity Website
1 Business Name Registration or Company Incorporation Belize Companies and Corporate Affairs Registry www.belizecompaniesregistry.gov.bz
2 Registration for Business Tax (TIN) Belize Tax Service www.bts.gov.bz
3 Registration for Trade License The municipality in which your business is located.
The eight municipalities include:
1. Belmopan City
2. Belize City
3. Santa Elena/San Ignacio Town
4. Orange Walk Town
5. Corozal Town
6. San Pedro Town
7. Punta Gorda
8. Dangriga



www.belmopancitycouncil.org
www.belizecitycouncil.org
www.sanpedrotowncouncil.org
www.dangrigatowncouncil.com
www.czltc.bz
4 Registration of Business or Company as an employer with Social Security Social Security Board www.socialsecurity.org.bz

Legislations

Legislations

Laws, amendments and SIs - DOWNLOAD

SI No 109 of 2021 Companies

SI No 109 of 2021 Companies DOWNLOAD

SI No 110 of 2021 Companies

SI No 110 of 2021 Companies DOWNLOAD

Stamp Duties Amendment Act.pdf

Stamp Duties Amendment Act Gazetted 25-Sep-2021
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Forms

All of the forms listed below are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat for viewing.
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Form 1

Business Name - Registration by an Individual -
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Form 2

Business Name - Registration by a Firm (partnership) - DOWNLOAD

Form 3

Business Name - Registration by a Corporation -
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Form 6

Statement of change - Individual - DOWNLOAD

Form 7

Statement of change - Firm - DOWNLOAD

Form 8

Statement of change - Corporation - DOWNLOAD

Form 9

Cessation of Business -
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Form 11

Statutory Declaration -
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NAME AVAILABILITY

NAME AVAILABILITY -
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Statutory Declaration Form

Kindly fill out the Statutory Declaration Form - DOWNLOAD

Sample Forms

Form 1 Sample

Updated Fillable - Max Butchery -
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Form 2 Sample

Registration by a Firm - Self Made Soaps
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Form 3 and Form 11 Sample

Corporation Registering a Business Name - Made With Love Soaps - DOWNLOAD

Fees

Fee Schedule

List of Fees -
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New Fee Schedule Guide

The new fees adjustment guide: -
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Videos

BCCAR Updates November 2020

How to Register a Business Name

How to Incorporate a Company

How to Submit an Annual Return

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Belize Companies and Corporate Affairs Registry

Office hours
Mondays to Thursdays
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Fridays
8:00 am- 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Cashier Hours
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Physical Address
Belmopan
Gian C. Ghandi Building
6130 Iguana Avenue
Mountain View Area, Belmopan City, Cayo District
Belize, Central America

Belize City (for document pick up ONLY)
Keystone Building
Suite 501, 304
Newtown Barracks
Belize City, Belize District
Belize, Central America

Phone number
+501-822-0421

Email Address
info@belizecompaniesregistry.gov.bz