Cyprus Limited Company Formation

All companies in Cyprus must be registered with the Department of Registrar of Companies and abide by the Companies Act.

Requirements to register a Cyprus company limited by shares

  • Minimum 1 Shareholder (individual or corporate entity)
  • Minimum 1 Director (individual or corporate entity)
  • Company Secretary (individual or corporate entity)
  • Initial paid-up share capital of at least 1000 shares (usually 1.00 EUR each)
  • Registered office address in Cyprus

The most common type of business entity to be set up in Cyprus is the limited company

Step by step Formation Procedure







Provide 2-3 options of the potential name of the company or select one from our list of approved company names.
Complete and submit the questionnaire (clarify company structure and additional services if required)
Receive quote
Settle invoice and provide the required due diligence documents

Prepare M&AA (Memorandum and Articles of Association):

  • If a shareholder is the Alpha IBC nominee, then the M&AA will be signed in our office.
  • If you wish to have a foreign company or other natural person as a shareholder, then the M&AA will be sent to your shareholder for signature.
Send all requested due diligence and M&AA (if applicable) to our office.

For Director(s)/Shareholder(s) - natural persons:

  • Certified copy of Passport for each Director/Shareholder
  • Completed/signed KYC Form (read more)
  • Bank Reference Letter (click for sample)
  • Proof of Address (e.g. bank statement, utility bill not older than 3 months)

For Director(s)/Shareholder(s) - legal entities:

  • Copy of the Certificate of Incorporation of the holding company
  • Copy of business profile “Extract” of the holding company
  • Copy of passport personal page of Parent Company’s representative who will be signing the incorporation documents
From this point we will proceed to submit the necessary documents with the Cyprus registry and settle all the relevant government fees
Select a Bank where an account would be required (read about bank accounts)
In case where a POA (Power Of Attorney) is required or any additional documents, contact our team of experts

Ready to incorporate in Cyprus?

In order to proceed with the company formation complete the relevant application form.


Our Cyprus Company Registration Package

Our formation fee includes everything you need to start your business:

  • First year Government fees
  • Incorporation fees
  • First year Registered Office address
  • First year Secretary fee
  • One complete company kit (2 sets of Memorandum and Articles of Association and company seal etc.)

The following corporate documents are issued with an incorporation of new CY company:

  • Apostilled Certificate of Incorporation
  • Apostilled Certificate of Directors and Secretary
  • Apostilled Certificate of Shareholders
  • Apostilled Certificate of Registered Address
  • Directors Acceptance Letter
  • Appointment of First Director
  • Memorandum & Articles of Incorporation (2 in Greek and 2 in English)
  • Minutes of a Meeting of the Board of Directors
  • Share Certificates (Declaration of Trust if applicable)
  • Corporate stamp