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About Samoa

Samoa, which became independent in 1962 and it has developed into a politically stable nation. Samoa's offshore corporate legislation was originally introduced in the late 1980s and was based on Cook Islands legislation.

However, it now includes numerous enhancements, making it more user-friendly to suit the requirements of the Asian market.

General Information

  • Official Language: English
  • Legal System: English Common Law
  • Currency: Samoa tala (approx. USD 1 : WST 2.6)
  • Time Zone: GMT -11

Features and Benefits

  • Allow the filing of documents and maintenance of accounts by electronic means;
  • User-friendly to Asian investors;
  • Strict confidentiality and secrecy provisions; and
  • Low Government fees for re-domiciliation.

Setup Requirement

Set up a Samoa Company is fast and easy. There are no restrictions on nationality of Shareholders or Directors.

Company Name

  • English name; or
  • Both English and Chinese name.

Shareholder(s) and Director(s)

  • No nationality restriction;
  • Minimum one shareholder and one director;
  • Corporate shareholder and director is acceptable; and
  • A copy of passport and residential address proof are required for company registration.

Company Secretary and Registered Address

  • A registered address is required in Samoa;
  • A correspondence address is required; and
  • Client should maintain an alternative address for operation; and
  • Company must appoint a company secretary; and
  • Local company secretary is not required under Samoa regulation.

Capital Requirement

  • Minimum paid up share capital required is USD 1; and
  • Standard authorized capital is USD 1 million divided into 1,000,000 shares.
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