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Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (Saint Helena and Dependencies until 1 September 2009)
Capital: Jamestown
Official languages: English
Currency: Saint Helena pound (SHP)

Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha are British Overseas Territories located in the South Atlantic.
The Flag of the United Kingdom is used for all official purposes; and each of the three territories have its own flag for official use. Between 2002 and 2013 Saint Helena and Tristan da Cunha each had their own separate flags, whilst Ascension Island used the Union Flag, and before 2002 the flag of Saint Helena was used in Tristan da Cunha for all official purposes.


COST AND TERMS:
Documents from the Commercial Register of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha can be provided in electronic and/or original paper form, apostilled and translated into any language.

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Extracts from Commercial Register of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha:
Document language: English.
Extract fulless depends on the type of company and the availability of data in the Commercial Register .



Business report on the company registered in Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha:
The following information may be included for you in the report:
  • Company Name;
  • Company Number, Date of Incorporation/Registration;
  • Status;
  • Activities;
  • Address and Contact Information;
  • Media references;
  • Branches and representative offices in Russia;
  • Subsidiaries in Russia;
  • Participation in court cases in Russia
etc.

We use data from national registers and other reliable sources to prepare this report.
The completeness of the report depends on your goals, the type of company and the availability of data in the registries.



Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. Legalization and translation:
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha is a party to the 1961 Hague Convention.
    The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (the Apostille Convention or the Apostille Treaty), is an international treaty. It specifies the modalities through which a document issued in one of the signatory countries can be certified for legal purposes in all the other signatory states. A certification under the terms of the convention is called an apostille.

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General information about companies

TYPES OF COMPANY
The Companies Ordinance provides for three basic types of company to be incorporated in St Helena or Ascension Island -

  • a private company limited by shares
    This is the most common type of company used for business purposes. It must have at least one shareholder and at least one director. There is no maximum number in the legislation, but a specific number of directors - or else a minimum and maximum number - may be specified in the company's articles of association.
    A private company is not allowed to offer its shares to the general public.
    • Specified private company
      A private company limited by shares may be regarded as a specified company if its articles contain: a restriction on the transfer of shares; a limit of 11 on the number of shareholders (excluding employees or former employees); a prohibition on offering shares or debentures to the public; a statement that it will carry on business in St Helena (or Ascension, as the case may be).
      A specified private company need not submit financial statements to the Registrar, but must keep proper books of account.
      A company which does not meet the exemption requirements will need to meet the same financial reporting requirements as a public company.
  • a private company limited by guarantee
    This form of company is usually used for non-profit organisations, such as clubs, associations and charities, which wish to benefit from the formal structure of a company and limited liability for their members.
    A company limited by guarantee does not have shares. Instead, each of the members guarantees that, if the company is liquidated, they will if necessary pay a (usually small) fixed amount towards meeting any debts it may have.
    A company limited by guarantee may have a name ending in 'Limited' or 'Incorporated'. It may ask the Registrar to excuse it from having such a word at the end of its name if its objects are clearly charitable and its articles prohibit any distribution of funds to members.
  • a public company
    A public company is always limited by shares. Unlike a private company, it may offer its shares to the public and may be listed on a stock exchange, subject to the rules of the exchange concerned.
    The legislation generally requires a higher level of regulation and financial reporting for public companies than for private companies.
    The name of a public company will end in 'Public Limited Company', 'Corporation', or an abbreviation of one of these terms.
The Ordinance also continues the arrangement for a company incorporated in another country and which has a place of business in St Helena or Ascension Island to be registered as a 'foreign company'.