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Get experts' total assistance in opening your bank account for your company in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) remotely. Leverage our expertise in the complex and uncertain process of dealing with banks worldwide.

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Bank Account Opening for BVI Companies

Bank Account Opening Service

Remote

Remote

A bank account can be opened online from anywhere.

Expertise

Expertise

A complex and uncertain process is demystified for you.

Documentation

Documentation

Guided document collection and organization

Affordable

Affordable

Premium bank account opening service at very low cost.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

Documents required to open a bank account

Find out the documents required in order to apply for your BVI company's business bank account opening

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Company Setup Documents

These include your company's certificate of incorporation, memorandum, and articles of association. They establish the legal existence and structure of your BVI entity.
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Good-Standing Certificate

The Certificate of Good Standing (CGS) confirms that your company is compliant with local laws and regulations and has no pending legal issues or outstanding liabilities.
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Previous Bank Statement

Banks may request statements from your existing business accounts to assess your financial history, cash flow, parties involved, and transaction activities.
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Bank Reference Letter

This letter, provided by your current or previous bank, serves as a testimonial of your company's banking relationship, financial stability, and creditworthiness.
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Identity and Address Proofs

Certified copies of identification documents, such as passports, and address documents like utility bills for each director and shareholder are necessary.
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Detailed Business Plan

This comprehensive document should outline your company's objectives, market analysis, competitive strategy, financial projections, and growth plans.
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Business Trading Proofs

These documents provide evidence of your company's commercial activities, including sales contracts, purchase orders, invoices, and vendor agreements.
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Account Opening Forms

These forms collect essential information about your company, its ownership structure, business activities, and intended banking services, and are to be submitted.
ADVANTAGES

Open your offshore bank account

Find out the benefits and reasons to take advantage of our expertise for your BVI company's bank account opening

Remote Opening

Remote Opening

Our service facilitates the hassle-free opening of offshore bank accounts worldwide, sparing you the need for a physical presence and streamlining the process for international clients seeking banking solutions.

Documentation Clarity

Documentation Clarity

Our experts meticulously gather and organize all required documentation, ensuring clarity and completeness to expedite the bank's review process and enhance the likelihood of successful account openings.

Application Follow-up

Application Follow-up

We provide ongoing support by proactively tracking and following up with banks, promptly addressing any inquiries or requests for clarification, and ensuring a smooth and timely account opening process for our clients.

Valuable Expertise

Valuable Expertise

Benefit from the experience and expertise of our team, who possess in-depth knowledge of offshore and BVI's banking regulations and procedures, to navigate complexities and optimize success rates for account openings.

Affordable Pricing

Affordable Pricing

Our services are competitively priced, offering a one-time fee for multiple bank applications. In the event of initial unsuccessful attempts, we will continue to assist you in applying to alternative banks at no extra cost to you.

Peace of mind

Peace of Mind

Entrust your offshore bank account opening process to our capable hands and experience peace of mind. Focus on your core business while we handle the intricacies of banking procedures with professionalism and diligence.

AVAILABLE BANKS

Available banking options

Check out the available traditional and electronic (online) banking options for your offshore company in the BVI

Bank's LocationBank NamePersonal Visit Required?Initial Deposit RequiredOnline Banking Available?
BelizeBelize BankNot requiredUS$ 4,000Yes, available
BelizeCaye International Bank Ltd.Not requiredUS$ 1,000Yes, available
BelizeHeritage BankNot requiredUS$ 3,000Yes, available
British Virgin IslandsBank of AsiaNot requiredUS$ 20,000Yes, available
British Virgin IslandsFirst Caribbean International BankNot requiredUS$ 25,000Yes, available
Cayman IslandsFirstCaribbean International BankNot requiredUS$ 10,000Yes, available
Hong KongBank of ChinaPerson visit is requiredHKD 300,000Yes, available
MalaysiaStandard Chartered Bank (Malaysia)Person visit is requiredUS$ 20,000Yes, available
MauritiusMauritius Commercial BankNot requiredUS$ 50,000Yes, available
MauritiusInvestec BankNot requiredUS$ 50,000Yes, available
MauritiusMauBank LtdNot requiredUS$ 5,000Yes, available
MauritiusBank OneNot requiredUS$ 5,000Yes, available
St. Kitts & NevisBank of Nevis InternationalNot requiredUS$ 10,000Yes, available
St. Kitts & NevisInternational Merchant BankNot requiredUS$ 25,000Yes, available
St. LuciaPROVEN BankNot requiredUS$ 5,000Yes, available
SingaporeDBSPerson visit is requiredSGD 250,000Yes, available
SingaporeHSBCPerson visit is requiredUS$ 200,000Yes, available
SingaporeOCBC BankPerson visit is requiredSGD 30,000Yes, available
SingaporeUnited Overseas Bank (UOB)Person visit is requiredUS$ 100,000Yes, available
United Aarab EmiratesEmirates Islamic BankPerson visit is requiredAED 10,000Yes, available
United Aarab EmiratesRAK BankPerson visit is requiredUS$ 10,000Yes, available
VanuatuPacific Private BankNot requiredUS$ 1,500Yes, available

Electronic Money Institutions

Electronic Money Institutions (EMIs) are digital banks catering to offshore companies, offering online banking services. They provide faster transactions, lower fees, and innovative financial products compared to traditional banks, making them ideal for efficient and flexible offshore banking solutions for your BVI company.

LocationInstitution NamePersonal Visit Required?Initial Deposit RequiredOnline Banking Available?
Hong KongAirwallexNot requiredNot requiredYes, available
Hong KongCurrenxieNot requiredNot requiredYes, available
Hong KongRapydNot requiredNot requiredYes, available
Hong KongStatrysNot requiredNot requiredYes, available
SingaporeAspireNot requiredNot requiredYes, available
SingaporeWallexNot requiredNot requiredYes, available
United KingdomMultiPassNot requiredNot requiredYes, available
United StatesMercuryNot requiredNot requiredYes, available
United StatesPayoneerNot requiredNot requiredYes, available
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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions on opening a company bank account for your offshore company in the BVI

Are there any restrictions on the types of businesses that can open a bank account in the BVI?

In the British Virgin Islands (BVI), most legitimate businesses can open bank accounts, but certain high-risk industries, such as gambling or cryptocurrency, may face additional scrutiny or restrictions. Banks in the BVI adhere to strict compliance standards and may assess the risk profile of businesses before approving account openings. However, for most standard commercial enterprises, there should be no significant obstacles in opening accounts.

Banks may have policies in place to monitor and report certain transactions, such as large cash deposits or withdrawals, international wire transfers, or transactions involving high-risk jurisdictions or industries. Additionally, offshore companies must comply with local and international regulations governing financial transactions, including sanctions, anti-money laundering (AML), and counter-terrorism financing (CTF) measures, to avoid potential compliance issues or regulatory penalties.

Can I open a bank account for my offshore company remotely?

Physical presence may not always be required, whereas some banks may prefer or mandate an in-person visit for identity verification purposes, especially for higher-risk transactions or accounts. However, many offshore banks offer remote account opening services in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), allowing you to complete the process online or through authorized representatives.

Some banks known to offer completely remote account opening services for offshore companies in the BVI include Euro Pacific Bank in Puerto Rico, Caye International Bank in Belize, Neat in Hong Kong, and OCBC Bank in Singapore. These banks typically allow you to complete the account opening process online or through authorized representatives without the need for a physical visit to the bank's branch.

Are there any restrictions on the currencies I can use with my offshore company bank account?

Offshore banks in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) typically support major currencies such as USD, EUR, GBP, and sometimes others like CAD or AUD, providing flexibility for international transactions. Some banks may also offer multi-currency accounts, allowing businesses to hold and transact in multiple currencies within a single account, facilitating seamless global operations and currency diversification strategies.

What types of offshore company structures are eligible to open bank accounts in the BVI?

Various offshore company structures, including business companies, limited partnerships, and trusts, are eligible to open bank accounts in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). The specific requirements and documentation may vary based on the type of entity and the bank's policies.

Are there any minimum deposit requirements for opening a bank account for BVI companies?

Yes, there are minimum deposit requirements for opening bank accounts for British Virgin Islands (BVI) companies, although they vary depending on the jurisdiction and the specific bank. For instance, in Belize, banks such as Belize Bank require an initial deposit of US$4,000, while Caye International Bank Ltd. mandates US$1,000, and Heritage Bank stipulates US$3,000. In the British Virgin Islands, First Caribbean International Bank imposes a higher initial deposit of US$25,000. Similarly, in Mauritius, both Mauritius Commercial Bank and Investec Bank require US$50,000 as an initial deposit. In Singapore, banks like DBS set the initial deposit at SGD 250,000, while HSBC requires US$200,000 and UOB mandates US$100,000. These minimum deposit requirements may vary further based on factors such as account type, currency, and the banking institution's policies.

Can I use a nominee director or shareholder to open a bank account for my BVI company?

Yes, nominee directors or shareholders can be used to open bank accounts for offshore companies in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Nominee services offer privacy and confidentiality for company owners while complying with regulatory requirements. However, it's essential to ensure that nominee arrangements are conducted transparently and in accordance with relevant laws and regulations to avoid potential issues with banking authorities. Please note that banks generally require you to disclose the ultimate beneficial owners (UBOs), even if you use a nominee director and/or nominee shareholder for your company in the British Virgin Islands (BVI).

Can I open a corporate investment account for my offshore company in the BVI?

Yes, many banks in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) offer corporate investment accounts tailored to the needs of offshore companies. These accounts may provide access to a wide range of investment products and services, including equities, bonds, mutual funds, and alternative investments. Corporate investment accounts allow offshore companies to manage surplus funds, earn returns on idle cash, and diversify their investment portfolios in accordance with their financial objectives and risk tolerance.

Can I open a business account with online banking capabilities for my British Virgin Islands company?

Yes, many banks in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) offer business accounts with robust online banking platforms that provide convenient access to account information, transaction services, and financial management tools. Online banking capabilities allow offshore companies to conduct banking transactions securely from anywhere in the world, streamline cash management processes, and monitor account activity in real-time. Additionally, online banking platforms may offer features such as electronic fund transfers, bill payments, and customizable reporting options to meet the specific needs of offshore businesses.

Can I apply for corporate credit or debit cards for my offshore company bank account?

Yes, many banks in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and other countries offer corporate credit or debit cards as part of their business banking services for offshore companies. These cards allow offshore companies to make purchases, pay bills, and access funds conveniently while providing a record of transactions for accounting and auditing purposes. Corporate credit or debit cards may offer benefits such as rewards programs, expense tracking tools, and customizable spending limits tailored to the needs of offshore businesses.

What are the best banks for companies registered in the British Virgin Islands (BVI)?

Here's the list of banks along with their respective initial deposit requirements for opening an account:

Belize:
Belize Bank - Initial Deposit: US$4,000
Caye International Bank Ltd. - Initial Deposit: US$1,000
Heritage Bank - Initial Deposit: US$3,000

British Virgin Islands:
First Caribbean International Bank - Initial Deposit: US$25,000

Mauritius:
Mauritius Commercial Bank - Initial Deposit: US$50,000
Investec Bank - Initial Deposit: US$50,000

Singapore:
DBS - Initial Deposit: SGD 250,000
HSBC - Initial Deposit: US$200,000
UOB - Initial Deposit: US$100,000

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