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Crescent Core Offshore Services

Service Description
British Virgin Islands company formation
  • We will incorporate your business in a reputable no-tax jurisdiction
  • We will run your corporate headquarters efficiently from the British Virgin Islands
Amendments, memoranda and articles
  • Change of company name
  • Change in authorized capital
  • Change of Registered Office and Agent
  • Change of domicile
  • Other amendments
  • All documents, including resolutions and meeting minutes, are prepared for submission to the British Virgin Islands Companies Registry
British Virgin Islands trust formation
  • Professional trustees ensure that funds are properly managed on behalf of beneficiaries
  • Trustees biggest advantage is their neutrality, which might be critical for corporations and individuals functioning in unstable countries or where partners or family members become dysfunctional
  • Usually a professional trustee is recommended for personal estates valued at <US$1 million
  • Asset protection from seizure, i.e.., in cases when a company goes bankrupt, or an inheritance is held in trust, or for children with disabilities, or if your profession makes you vulnerable to litigation, such as for a physician
  • Asset protection from taxation (future beneficiaries might still be liable)
  • High confidentiality provided by the British legal system
  • Long term trust planning necessitates reputable and stable jurisdiction
  • Trust can own property and real estate outside of the British Virgin Islands
  • Trust can own foreign securities that are not offered in your own country
British Virgin Islands VISTA trusts
  • The Virgin Islands Special Trusts Act (VISTA) uniquely in the world permits corporations to hold shares in private trust companies, which makes especially attractive for growing long-term assets.
  • In particular, VISTA trust enables shareholders to establish a trust for their company that, unlike a conventional trust, disengages the trustee from management responsibility, thus allowing company owners to appoint trust directors of their own choice.
British Virgin Islands Shelf companies
  • A shelf company is one that has been incorporated but has not done any business
  • Avoid additional time required to incorporate offshore
  • Shelf companies are sent to established clients immediately
  • Shelf companies are sent to new clients upon successful receipt of funds and completion of our due diligence process
  • Filed documents are generally received in 2-5 days
Offshore captive insurance companies
  • Insure or reinsure the risk management of the parent company's business
  • A British Virgin Islands captive insurance company does not pay any tax on investment earnings, capital, premiums, and reserves
  • Effective control over claims costs through a customized policy
  • Preserves and invests the premiums received from the Parent
  • Premium payments can be timed to fit in with the Parent's own cash flow situation
  • Maximizes cash flows and tax planning issues
  • Might underwrite the risks normally not insured or insured on unfavorable terms
  • Captive company's overhead costs are usually considerably lower than those of a traditional insurer
  • BVI 'rent-a-captive' could further reduce insurance costs
  • Can be owned a single parent or by an association, thus spreading the risk
  • Direct access to the reinsurance markets
  • The United States continues to establish most BVI-licensed captives. However, the jurisdiction has global appeal and captives originating from the EU, SEA, the Middle East and South America have also been formed in the BVI. The construction, finance, real estate and healthcare industries account for the most BVI captive licenses
  • Especially useful for multinational corporations, covering all locations and hence avoiding certain tariffs and other restrictions
Ship, yacht, vessel, and boat registration
  • Registration of your vessel or pleasure craft under the British Flag through the British Virgin Islands Registrar of Ships
  • Low initial registration fee
  • British Virgin Islands ship registration certificates are recognized worldwide
  • Ships that fly the Red Ensign are entitled to the support from the British Consular, High Commission and Royal Navy protection
  • Including Ship Radio License and British Virgin Islands Sail Numbers for yachts
  • Designated as a Class 2 Ship Registry, with the unique exemption to register up to 400 GrossT -- thus charging lower fees below this threshold
  • British Virgin Islands advanced and comprehensive maritime legislation facilitates the registration of mortgages and change/transfer of ownership, offering excellent mortgage protection provisions
  • A range of vessel registration options includes full, interim, provisional, under construction, and demise charter (bareboat), as well as registration of any associated mortgages
  • The British Virgin Islands are known as the Yachting Mecca of the Caribbean, equipped with state of the art facilities, berths, accommodation and services for people and their vessels
  • Crescent can arrange the incorporation of your British Virgin Islands Company so that your vessel is owned by an offshore company
  • Member yachts of The Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club are automatically affiliated with the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), which is a requirement for races governed by ISAF, and other yachting associations
Aircraft registration
  • Aircraft operators could register aircrafts and aircraft engines in the BVI under three separate registries - for aircraft, their engines, and their mortgages, thus unlocking credit opportunities for fleet expansion
  • US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded to British Virgin Islands "Category One" Standard for Aviation Safety under the International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program, which is the highest safety category possible
  • Safety regulation at British Virgin Islands are audited by the UK Government agencies
  • US operators that register their aircraft and receive their operating certificates at British Virgin Islands can operate their aircraft in the USA
Offshore banking licenses
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Belize
Legal services
  • British Virgin Islands licensed practitioners, as well as lawyers qualified to practice in other jurisdictions, including but not limited to the US, Canada, UK, St Vincent & Grenadines, Anguilla, Nevis and Barbados (Where allowed by the law of that jurisdiction)
  • Through our network of affiliated law firms we are able to provide a full range of legal services, including matters relating to international offshore companies, trusts, partnerships, mutual funds, intellectual property and corporate law
  • Legalization of documents
  • Trademark Registrations
  • Worldwide domain name registrations

Crescent Offshore Value-Added Services

Service Description
Company management and administration
  • Provisions of nominee shareholders, company secretary and directors
  • Maintaining company records at BVI
  • Bank and brokerage accounts - set up, signatory and running
  • Certificates of Good Standing and Incumbency
  • Re-invoicing
Corporate support and British Virgin Islands mail-drop (mailing address)
  • Mail-drop / mailing address / mail forwarding / holding
  • Secretarial services
  • Fax forwarding
  • British Virgin Islands phone number
  • Business email forwarding
Mutual funds
  • Professionally or privately-managed
  • Tax-free environment
  • Strict laws that guarantee client confidentiality
  • A highly regulated reputable jurisdiction
  • Covered by the OECD conventions regulating the establishment of investment funds
Offshore banking
  • British Virgin Islands
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Belize
  • Isle of Man
Corporate accounting and audit services
  • For offshore companies, trusts, partnerships and mutual funds, corporate treasuries
Intellectual Property (trademarks, copyrights and patents)
  • Secure global trademark, copyright and patent protection for your brands, documents or inventions. Crescent cooperates with a leading intellectual property boutique law firm in New York City with over 75 years of experience in worldwide IP protection.
  • Liquidation Services
Software escrow
  • Insurance service to the clients of software vendors
  • Ensures that the source code of purchased software applications is not lost with the bankruptcy or breaching the license agreement by the software vendor
Support for obtaining private equity
  • Working capital
  • Factoring and short term loans
  • Mortgages
Support for listing at the world-leading venture stock exchanges
British Virgin Islands domain name registration (.VG)
  • Preserve your corporate brand by securing a British Virgin Islands Internet domain name
  • Prevent competitors from registering your BVI corporate domain for themselves
  • .VG is a highly prestigious domain for a reputable multinational business

Eligibility for Offshore Services
  • Offshore incorporation by Crescent in the British Virgin Islands is contingent on being a legitimate business
  • Some references might be required to comply with the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission's, U.S. Government Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Know Your Customer (KYC) and other similar financial and security requirements
  • Crescent Corporate Services Limited (Crescent) reserves the unconditional right to refuse incorporation or other services to any company that does not meet Crescent's or the British Virgin Islands Government's requirements
Order Offshore Services from Crescent
  • Order Crescent services by emailing to services (at)
  • Download an Order Form and order by faxing your request to: (284) 494-5924
  • Note that once the incorporation or other service request form has been completed and the requested service has been paid for, no refund is possible. These funds would have already been used for the government incorporation fees and other services provided.
PSC Programs and Strategic Alliances
Are you a corporation that is looking for a value-added partner to support reliable and trustworthy offshore company formation and trust management needs?
  • Crescent offers partnership programs that would add value to your company's own corporate offerings
  • A strategic alliance partnership with Crescent brings the experience of the leading licensed Registered Agent, trust management and offshore corporate service provider, along with a well recognized brand name that your customers will trust
  • Contact us for more information on exploring a Strategic Alliances Partnership
Suggest Other Offshore Services
  • We welcome all suggestions for new services and suppliers that should be offered by Crescent
  • If Crescent accepts your suggestion for implementation on, we will mail you a highly functional multipage business calendar that you can proudly display at your office
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