Anguilla is the most northerly of the Caribbean Leeward Islands. It is situated approximately 1,600 km south-east of Miami, Florida. It has a land area of 91 sq. km. The capital is Valley. The official and main spoken language is English.

The British established control of Anguilla in the late 1600’s, prevailing in numerous skirmishes with other European powers, today Anguilla is a British Dependent Territory.

In 1967, Anguilla announced its withdrawal from Associated Statehood with St. Kitts and Nevis, opting for direct British rule, which was officially granted in 1982. Anguilla is a politically stable society with a strong democracy. The Governor is appointed by the British Crown. An Executive Council of Ministers is appointed from the Legislative Council of elected members. Elections are held at least once every five years, and electoral representation is parliamentary (as opposed to presidential). Britain maintains responsibility for foreign affairs and defence.

Anguilla’s legal system is based upon English Common Law, with local modifications. Anguilla has, since 1992 (and specifically in 1994), adopted numerous pieces of modern financial service legislation.

Key Corporate Features


Type of entity: IBC
Type of law: Common
Shelf Companies Available: Yes
Time to establish a new company: Same day
Minimum government fees (excluding taxation): US$200
Corporate taxation: Nil
Double taxation treaty access: No

Share capital or equivalent

Standard currency: US$
Permitted currencies: Any
Minimum paid up: US$1
Usual authorized: US$50k


Minimum number: One
Local required: No
Publicly accessible records: No
Location of meetings: Anywhere


Minimum number: One
Publicly accessible records: No
Location of meetings: Anywhere

Company Secretary

Required: Optional
Local or qualified: No


Requirement to prepare: Yes
Audit requirements: No
Requirement to file accounts: No
Publicly accessible accounts: No


Requirement to file annual return: No
Change in domicile permitted: Yes