Companies can be formed in New Zealand within two working days. A minimum of one shareholder and one director is needed to establish a company, but there are no restrictions governing residency or nationality.
Reporting requirements are more onerous in New Zealand than in some other jurisdictions. We advise clients to appoint a New Zealand shareholder to avoid filing audited financial statements. Company law stipulates that such accounts must be filed if more than 25% of shares are held by non-nationals.
Pearse Trust offers a full incorporation and advisory service in New Zealand.
For more details on our incorporation services, contact us