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Nominee Director and Shareholder for Companies in Samoa

Protect your personal identity with a professional nominee director and/or shareholders while having total control of your international company (IC) in Samoa with a secure nominee agreement.

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Adds an extra layer to your identity protection

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Secured interests with a Power of Attorney (PoA)

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Nominee Director and Shareholder for Companies in Samoa

Nominee Director/Shareholder Service

Remote

Remote

Local nominees are available for you remotely worldwide.

Privacy

Privacy

Utmost personal identity protection and privacy solution

Compliance

Compliance

Comply with regulatory needs and annual form filings.

Affordable

Affordable

Professional nominee service at a very affordable cost.

Who is a Nominee in Samoa?

The Nominee Director and Nominee Shareholder is a third party whose name will appear on your Samoan company's formation paperwork as well as in documents submitted to the Registrar of Companies of Samoa, ensuring your real identity is kept private and confidential.

  • Why do you need a Nominee Director and/or a Nominee Shareholder?

  • Your personal information can be protected from being revealed in Samoan government documents and public records.

  • An atmosphere of security and discretion is fostered by this additional layer of confidentiality and privacy.

  • Achieve the ability to manage operations and make crucial business decisions while enjoying the essence of total privacy.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Nominees for offshore companies

Find out the benefits and reasons to use a nominee director and/or nominee shareholder for your Samoan company

Residency requirements

Residency requirements

Nominees fulfill residency obligations as they enable Samoan presence without physical residency, simplifying operations and meeting local regulations for certain industries that require resident directors or shareholders.

Enhanced Privacy

Enhanced Privacy

Nominees shield beneficial owners' identities, safeguarding personal information from public records. This layer of confidentiality ensures privacy and protects sensitive details like addresses and contact information.

Ownership Structure

Ownership Structure

Nominees offer flexibility in ownership arrangements, allowing beneficial owners to tailor their company's structure to meet specific business objectives. This adaptability enhances operational efficiency and strategic planning.

Professional Expertise

Professional Expertise

Nominees bring credibility and professionalism to the company. Leveraging their expertise, beneficial owners benefit from industry knowledge and Samoan insights, enhancing overall business operations.

Enhanced security

Enhanced security

Nominees provide a layer of security for sensitive transactions or intellectual property protection. Their involvement can mitigate risks associated with certain business activities, safeguarding valuable assets and interests.

Peace of Mind

Peace of Mind

Beneficial owners enjoy peace of mind knowing that nominees handle administrative and legal matters. With nominees managing specific tasks, owners can focus on core business activities, ensuring total compliance.

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Attorneys, lawyers, finance professionals, investment advisors, and other professionals supporting clients with offshore formations and compliance: We can help you simplify processes and enhance client satisfaction.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions on the usage of a nominee director and/or nominee shareholder for offshore company formation and ongoing management in Samoa

Are nominee director and nominee shareholder services legal in Samoa?

Yes, nominee director and nominee shareholder services are legal in Samoa and are commonly utilized by companies seeking to protect the privacy of their beneficial owners. These services involve appointing individuals or entities to act as directors or shareholders on behalf of the true owners, shielding their identities from public disclosure. The Companies Act 2001, administered by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Labour (MCIL), governs the incorporation and operation of companies in Samoa. While nominee arrangements offer privacy benefits, they must comply with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations to prevent misuse for illegal activities.

Are nominee arrangements disclosed to authorities in Samoa?

In Samoa, nominee arrangements are subject to regulations aimed at preventing money laundering and ensuring transparency in corporate structures. While nominee directors and shareholders may appear on public records, the identities of the beneficial owners are typically not disclosed. However, nominee service providers are required to maintain registers of beneficial ownership information, which must be made available to authorized authorities upon request. This ensures compliance with AML/KYC regulations while preserving the privacy of beneficial owners.

Can I change or remove a nominee director or shareholder in Samoa?

Yes, you can change or remove a nominee director or shareholder for your company in Samoa. The process generally involves following the procedures outlined in the company's articles of association and the nominee service agreement. Written instructions must be provided to the nominee service provider, along with any necessary paperwork, to facilitate the transition smoothly and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

Can nominees act as Ultimate Beneficial Owners (UBOs)?

Nominees typically do not act as Ultimate Beneficial Owners (UBOs) but rather serve as intermediaries or representatives for the true beneficial owners. While nominees hold legal titles to assets or shares on behalf of the beneficial owners, they do not possess ultimate control or ownership rights. The beneficial owners retain the rights to profits, assets, and decision-making authority, with the nominees acting in a fiduciary capacity to execute the owners' instructions lawfully.

To clarify again, nominees cannot act as ultimate beneficial owners (UBOs) and Vepapu does not offer such arrangements.

How do nominee services affect taxation for Samoan companies?

Nominee services themselves do not directly impact the taxation of Samoan companies. Samoa offers favorable tax benefits, including low corporate tax rates and exemptions for certain types of income. However, the tax implications for a company depend on various factors, including its residency status, the source of its income, and the tax laws of the jurisdictions where it conducts business and where the beneficial owners reside.

Do nominee directors or nominee shareholders have access to Samoan company funds or assets?

No, nominee directors and shareholders typically do not have access to company funds or assets in Samoa. Their role is limited to specific administrative functions, such as signing official documents or attending board meetings, as directed by the beneficial owners. Nominee service agreements clearly define the limitations of their access to company finances, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and protecting the interests of the true owners.

Can I get a nominee arrangement for any type of business in Samoa?

Nominee services are generally available for various types of businesses in Samoa, subject to compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. However, they may not be offered for companies engaged in high-risk activities such as crypto trading and online gambling or those associated with money laundering, tax evasion, or other illegal purposes. We adhere to strict compliance standards and ethical practices to ensure lawful and ethical business operations.

How does the use of a nominee director benefit my offshore company in Samoa?

Nominee directors offer privacy protection by shielding the identity of the beneficial ownerNominee directors with expertise in Samoan corporate governance ensure compliance with relevant regulationsNominee directors handle administrative tasks, allowing beneficial owners to focus on core business activities.

Can I appoint both a nominee director and a nominee shareholder for my company in Samoa?

Yes, it's common for companies in Samoa to appoint both nominee directors and nominee shareholders to protect the privacy and anonymity of beneficial owners. This dual appointment provides comprehensive protection while ensuring compliance with local corporate governance requirements. Nominee directors and shareholders act as placeholders, allowing beneficial owners to maintain confidentiality while fulfilling legal obligations.

What are the costs associated with nominee services for Samoan companies?

Fees for nominee services for companies registered in Samoa start at around US$ 1,500 per year per nominee and they vary depending on the citizenship of the nominee, nature of your business, and level of service required. They may be structured as security deposits, one-time setup fees, annual retainer fees, and transaction-based fees. We will ensure that the charges are transparent and affordable.

What documents are required to appoint a nominee director/shareholder for Samoan companies?

To appoint a nominee director/shareholder for a company in Samoa, you typically need to provide a completed nominee service agreement. This agreement outlines the terms and conditions of the nominee arrangement, including the rights and responsibilities of all parties involved. Additionally, identification documents (ID) and proof of address for the beneficial owner(s) are required to comply with AML/KYC regulations. You may also need to submit company formation documents, such as articles of association and memorandum of association, to complete the appointment process.

Are nominee director/shareholder services confidential in Samoa?

Yes, confidentiality is a fundamental aspect of nominee services in Samoa. Service providers like us adhere to strict confidentiality protocols and legal obligations to safeguard the identities and information of beneficial owners. Formal agreements between the nominee and the beneficial owner outline the commitment to confidentiality, and service providers implement robust data security measures to protect sensitive information. Confidentiality is maintained to ensure the privacy and security of beneficial owners' information.

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