F.A.Q.

How do I pay for my order?

If you are willing to pay with a credit/debit card, you should know that all payment gateways on offhorelicense.com are processed securely through the leading banks gateways. You can use your credit/debit card details during checkout or order with your Neteller or Skrill account. Also, you can pay with a bank wire transfer. We are ready to send you an invoice and bank details through mail. Do not forget to get information from your bank about additional transfer charges or fees to avoid deduction of bank charges from full invoice amount.

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Is it safe to use my credit/debit card on www.offshorelicense.com ?

We use secure payment gateways from the leading banks that are both easy to use and trusted, due to its international standards and recognitions. We also support 3D secure technologies for both Visa and MasterCard. If your bank uses this additional security, you will be proceeding with the payment through bank’s website. Offshorelicense Ltd will not have any access to your additional password and we never ask our customers to share their card details with us too.

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Are there any additional fees that should be paid for your services?

No, we do not ask for additional payments. In case, if you want to use our Registered Agent Services or Annual Maintenance. Then you will be notified about additional payment for these services. You will have 30 days to cancel any unnecessary services or choose best way to pay for them.

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How is my order processed?

Your order will be processed in the following steps:

Step 1. During checkout you will be asked to either log in or register. If you are a new member you must register in order to proceed. Once you have registered and paid for your order, you can view the current status of your transactions by going to ‘My Transactions’ in your account profile.

Step 2. Once we receive your payment, OffshoreLicense will send you an email acknowledging the details of your order.

Step 3. In ‘My Transactions’ you will find all your transactions with the relevant application forms. If you have purchased Company Formation and/or a Bank Account please fill in and submit the relevant Application form, with personal documentation, by email to info@offshorelicense.com. Once submitted, our Corporate Executives will review your Application and contact you within the next business day. Please take note that our business hours are from EET 8:00 a.m. - EET 18:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Step 4. If your Application is incomplete or invalid, our Corporate Executives will advise you of the reasons and what is now required. Sometimes we need further information, which is needed to properly determine whether your application meets requirements of the legislation/bank. Once confirmed, you must print and sign the Application form and send it by post along with other required documentation.

Step 5. Once your company is registered, originals of all corporate documentation will be sent to you as scanned copies by e-mail and then couriered by DHL to your designated address. As soon as your bank account opening order is accepted and processed by the bank, you will receive your bank account details and contact details of your assigned bank official via e-mail. The password, user ID, digipass, credit/debit card and other devices will be forwarded to you by the bank direct or with assistance of OffshoreLicense.


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Is my physical presence required?

Most of the international banks we cooperate with do not require a personal visit and the account opening procedure may be completed remotely.
If a personal interview is required, we will arrange your meeting with the bank officer in the nearest branch or representative office.

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What are the time frames?

Time frame for completion of your order depends on the ordered Services, jurisdiction and the time required for receipt of the requested documents. However, if all requirements are met it can take up to 3 working days.

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How do I choose the name of a company?

As soon as you decide to set up a company you will have to choose the name for it. Pick 3 names you prefer and let us know about it and we will check the availability of the name. Our advice is to choose the name which is easy to remember so you will be always easily remembered by your clients.

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What are the legal requirements to run my business?

The legal requirements vary case by case depending on the jurisdiction and the type of business. Our team will let you know in advance what are the requirements, whether you need to submit annual statements or if there is anything that should be taken into consideration prior to registration.

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Is my physical presence required?

Most of the international banks we cooperate with do not require a personal visit and the account opening procedure may be completed remotely.
If a personal interview is required, we will arrange your meeting with the bank officer in the nearest branch or representative office.

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What if the bank will refuse to open a bank account?

Banks are entitled at their sole discretion to accept or reject applications to open an account, as such we will introduce you to the bank and guide through all account opening process, however we cannot guarantee that your account will be approved by the bank and successfully opened. If the bank declines your personal or corporate account, we will evaluate the situation and offer alternate banking options. However, more than 90% of our cases have been approved by the bank.

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What information should I provide for a corporate bank account opening?

Please provide the following documents for all Directors, Shareholders, Beneficial Owners, Authorized Signatories: Notarized copy of valid passport. The passport must be signed and signature must match the signature in the application form. The photograph must be clear and of good quality. Original or Certified copy of utility bill / bank statement (as verification of residential address, dated within 3 months); the household utility bill (e.g. gas, electricity, water or fixed line telephone but not a mobile phone bill) or bank, building society or credit card statement as proof of address. It must be no more than 3 months old and show your name and current address. P.O. Box is not accepted. Original or certified copy of Banker’s reference letter (dated within 3 months). You can request the Reference Letter fr om the bank where you hold an account. The reference letter should include confirmation that the relationship has been maintain for longer than 2 years and the business affairs are run satisfactorily. In cases wh ere shareholders and/or directors are corporate bodies, full apostilled set of corporate documents will be required: Certificate of Incorporation, List of Directors, Shareholders, Secretary, Share Certificate, copy of ‘Declaration of Trust’ between nominee shareholder(s) and ultimate beneficial owner(s) (if applicable), Certificate of Good Standing (if the company has been operating for 12 months or more); Notarized copy of a valid passport, utility bill and the reference letter for each individual Director, Shareholder and Beneficial Owner. Personal CV. In this document you should mention your work experience, qualifications, education, current place of work and position. Completed and Sign Application form. The relevant Application Form you can find in ‘My Transactions’ of your account profile.

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What time it takes to open a bank account?

We begin processing your order as soon as the invoice has been paid. Processing times vary depending on the bank requirements and jurisdiction chosen. Usually the bank account can be activated within 1 week upon receipt by the bank of all required documentation and information. You will be notified via email on the progress of your account opening. We begin to process your order as soon as the invoice has been paid

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What information should I provide for a personal bank account opening?

Please provide the following documents for all Authorized Signatories: Notarized copy of valid passport. The passport must be signed and signature must match the signature in the application form. The photograph must be clear and of good quality. Original or Certified copy of utility bill / bank statement (as verification of residential address, dated within 3 months); the household utility bill (e.g. gas, electricity, water or fixed line telephone but not a mobile phone bill) or bank, building society or credit card statement as proof of address. It must be no more than 3 months old and show your name and current address. P.O. Box is not accepted. Original or certified copy of Banker’s reference letter (dated within 3 months). You can request the Reference Letter fr om the bank wh ere you hold an account. The reference letter should include confirmation that the relationship has been maintain for longer than 2 years and the business affairs are run satisfactorily. Personal CV. In this document you should mention your work experience, qualifications, education, current place of work and position. Completed and Sign Application form. The relevant Application Form you can find in ‘My Transactions’ of your account profile.

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What is a Digipass (Security token)

A Digipass or a Security Token is a small device that generates a unique code. It is used together with your User ID and passcode for making payments for the high level of security of Online Banking. If you are an authorized signatory and applied for online banking, then the bank will automatically send you one of these devices.

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Why you might need a license?

In general licenses are required for three main reasons:

  • To be compliant with regulating institutions
  • To ensure legitimacy and trustworthy of your company
  • To identify your business for your customers

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Who needs a license

The licenses are required to the following the most common businesses (however not limited to them):

  • Brokerage
  • Financial trading
  • 3rd party asset management
  • Investment services

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What is the procedure of obtaining a license

Our team of lawyers will be helpful to decide on which license does the exact business need, which institution should be involved and what documents should be submitted. Even though the process consists of complex activities, it could be described in two major steps:

  • Incorporating a company*;
  • Applying for the license.

* If a planned business requires a license, some additional conditions should be met e.g. company’s structure, initial capital etc.


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What documents have to be submitted?

Depending on the sphere of business, the jurisdiction and the government institution different variety of documents will be required to submit, however the basic and the common ones are the following:

  • Business Plan;
  • Anti-money laundering policy;
  • Corporate documents;
  • Personal information of the client.

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What are the processing time and costs?

Obtaining a license for your business may take from three weeks up till 6-month period depending on the jurisdiction and the type of license. The price will also be influenced by the same factors. Fully licensing a company may cost you starting from 15 000 USD and the highest price may reach the amount of 200 000 USD.

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What are the benefits in licensing with us?

Ordering a licensing service at OFFSHORELICENSE will require you only to identify your aim and provide our team with your personal data. OFFSHORELICENSE, in its turn, will take care of all the process, prepare all mandatory documents for you and lead the process from start to end. You are guaranteed with the fast processing, easy communication and best customer need understanding in the industry.

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How can I choose the best method to use within my account?

If you are not aware of pros and cons of different payment methods, Offshorelicense Ltd specialists can assist you with it. We offer our customers a simple online merchant pre-check form where you can simply click the button to get help. Our professionals will analyze your business and choose the best option for merchants and payment.

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What payment methods can my clients and I use when we work with Offshorelicense Ltd?

We allow our customers to choose between different payment services. Their accounts can be connected to different gateways and they can vary payment methods for their traders. We offer credit and debit cards, e-wallets, bank to bank transfers, e-checks, Sepa bank transfers, pin transactions, prepaid cards and other payment methods.

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Are you dealing with document legalization for my business?

Offshorelicense Ltd deals with all apostille and legalization matters for your documentation. We apostille documents using official power of the Ministry of Justice and Public Order, that is recognized by all countries that ratified The Hague Convention of 5th October 1961. Also, we deal with translations for our customers that are required for validating documents. Translations and certifications are needed in most countries to deal with governmental structures and courts. OffshoreLicense Ltd protects our customers from preparing documents for too long: we are ready to provide you with apostille, certifications and translation in the shortest terms and with the best quality.

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I want to protect my intellectual property. What should I do?

Registering a trademark for your business in needed jurisdiction is a procedure that protects most intellectual property rights for company. Offshorelicense Ltd is aware of registration procedure for different countries and we are ready to assist our customers with this. You will gain the right to use your trademark in chosen jurisdiction, protect your brand from competitive businesses, resell or assign the trademark and operate it in any other way. Without trademark registering you cannot protect your business easily and can face difficulties in proving you are the rightful owner.  

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Do I need to find lawyers for every office I open?

Companies now successfully use outsource lawyers’ services. If you need contract work or any legislation analysis, OffshoreLicense Ltd is ready to help. We have professional lawyers who deal with various agreement types and monitor legislation in different countries and jurisdictions. This means we can offer a service for every office you open and can control your contractors or partners.

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Can you help me if I am willing to travel between my offices?

Sometimes managers need to visit their offices in different jurisdictions. Offshorelicense Ltd offers our customers procedure of obtaining residentship or citizenship in different countries to ease their travelling experience. You will be able to control every branch office you need and use all investment or tax advantages of chosen country.

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I need a call-center for my company. Can you help with it?

Offshorelicense Ltd offers different communication services which include a receptionist, call-center, voicemail services and other. You are able to use any of our additional services that help you communicate with contacts from your clients. We also offer our customers mailing services as assistance with e-mail or physical correspondence.

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Do I need to deal with registering my company’s address myself?

No, Offshorelicense Ltd is taking all needed actions to register your company and it includes creating a physical address where all correspondence will go. A physical address is a required demand from most jurisdictions. Also, we are ready to deal with creating a virtual office for your company.

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Can OffshoreLicense Ltd handle internal corporate matters of my company?

When our clients are in need of corporate advice, we are ready to assist them in a wide variety of services. Our expertise covers merges and acquisitions, business evaluation, due diligence, equity and debt raising, advisory services and other corporate matters. We both offer consulting and representation services.

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How das VAT planning differ from simple tax planning?

VAT nowadays is a complex system and many companies pay more taxes than they could with proper VAT advisory. International companies should not only pass VAT registration and be aware of any law changes on this but also deal with VAT returns, which are complicated. Offshorelicense Ltd is ready to take on every planning, registration and procedural activity considering VAT.

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Will my tax plan be the most efficient?

Sure, Offshorelicense Ltd tax specialists are professionals in developing tax plans for international companies and are ready not only to advise you on best tax structuring and planning but also to create a full plan. We also can represent our customers in the tax authorities to avoid any complications and let you focus on your business.

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Can I hire an in-house accountant on Offshorelicense Ltd?

We know that nowadays many companies use outsource accountant services. However, we can provide our customers with an in-house accountant who will manage everything from investments to internal company accounting.

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Is your audit and assurance service suitable for different companies?

We perform our audit services for companies from every economics sector. We have worked with basic audit and special purpose analysis. Also, we have worked with governmental audit, IT companies and different companies who needed corporate or external audit.

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Are your audit services standardized?

Yes, we use only certified auditors and accountants services to perform audit for our customers. Also, audit is performed according to International Auditing Standards recognized by Financial Services entities, International Business Companies and other Financial Institutions.

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