Step 1 - Approve the name
Availability of names must be cleared for use by the Public Registry. Name(s) available may be reserved, if desired, for a renewable period of 30 days at a cost of US$30.00 each.
It must end in any of the following words or abbreviations: Corporation (Corp.), Incorporated (Inc.), or Sociedad Anónima (S.A.).
Language of the name
Names may be expressed in any language using the Latin alphabet. The Registrar may request a Spanish or English translation.
Step 2 – State corporate features of your future company
You can either fill in the Instruction form or simply send us the details:
The standard authorised share capital is US$10,000 divided in to 100 common voting shares of US$100 each or 500 common voting shares of no par value; the capital may be expressed in any convertible currency. The minimum issued capital is either one share of no par value or one share of par value. Par and Non-par Value Shares, voting and non-voting shares as well as various other categories and classes of shares are allowed.
A capital stock registration fee is payable only once, upon registration of the Corporate Charter in the Panamanian Public Registry (Mercantile Section), at the following scale, based on the total authorized capital:
We provide nominee directors and officers for incorporation in Panama in the default package. You may also choose to provide us with Directors' details. Both corporations and natural persons may act as directors and the minimum number of directors is three. They may be of any nationality and need not be residents of Panama. Panamanian companies are also required to appoint a minimum of three officers (president, secretary and treasurer) who may also be the directors. Vice President(s) and other officers are optional.
One person may hold two positions, but the president should not be the secretary as well, for practical reasons. Directors may also act as officers. Directors and officers need not be shareholders, Panamanian, or local residents or entities. In order to increase the confidentiality you may opt for Apollo nominee director’s services.
Provide us with Shareholders' details. A company should have a minimum of one shareholder and the names of the subscribing shareholders will appear on public record. These can, however, be nominees and any subsequent transfer of shares does not involve official registration. In order to increase the confidentiality you may opt for Apollo nominee shareholder’s services.
Step 3 – We register your company with the features of your choice
Certificate of Incorporation is issued within one week as of the time the documents are lodged. The registration documents are shipped to our head office where your order is finalized and any additional documents are prepared.
The documents which will be included in corporate set are as follows:
- Certificate of Incorporation in Spanish
- Translation of Certificate of Incorporation in English legalized by Apostille
- Articles of Corporation in Spanish
- Translation of Articles of Corporation in English legalized by Apostile
- Legalized by Apostille set of copies of Certificate of Incorporation and Articles of Corporation
- Transfers of Subscription Rights
- Portfolio of Nominee Documents
Once the documents are ready the order is dispatched to you immediately by any courier service.