The Dutch Antilles are located in the Caribbean Sea, close to Curacao and are made up of two groups of islands: Leeward and Windward. The official language in the Antilles is Dutch, as their name says, however English and Spanish are also spoken by the locals: English because of the business environment and Spanish because the islands are located to South American countries.
We mentioned earlier the business environment of the Netherlands Antilles, so foreign investors should know that the most prolific industries here are the financial, touristic and trading ones.
If you are interested in starting a business in the Dutch Antilles, our company registration agents in the Netherlands can explain the requirements.
The Dutch Commercial Code is the main law governing the formation procedure of a company in the Antilles. However, the incorporation documents must be prepared in English.
With respect to the type of companies which can be registered in the Netherlands Antilles, these are:
The offshore company (IBC) is also one of the preferred choices of foreign investors interested in opening a company in the Dutch Antilles.
Our Dutch company formation consultants can explain the requirements related to starting a business in the Antilles.
Entrepreneurs who want to create companies in the Netherlands Antilles must first consider the following:
Once these requirements are complied with, the Dutch Antilles company formation process will imply:
It should be noted that foreign companies can change into NV companies in the Dutch Antilles.
For full information or assistance in registering a company in the Dutch Antilles, please contact our company registration advisors.