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Legalising offshore company formation documents

apostille serviceMany business owners will agree that the process of starting and officially registering an international business is no simple task. In fact, there are a number of professionals who intend to open up their own overseas company, but can never seem to get it off of the ground because they simply don’t know where to begin. However, while establishing contacts abroad and building a business network in another country can be difficult, you can make offshore company formation simple by getting your documents prepared correctly. Where most people get stuck, when it comes to the documents, is not having them certified by a solicitor. Many people do not realise that it is actually easier than they think to get their overseas business started, it just takes a little preparation.

Launching Your Company
There are several documents that are required in order for an offshore company formation to be completed properly, including the legalisation of your incorporation papers. As part of the due diligence, you will want to know that the purchase and sale documents, as well as terms of engagement have all been verified appropriately by a solicitor. The best way to get documents legalised for international use is through an apostille service. When you begin conducting business overseas, it is likely that you are going to need to open a bank account in the name of your company in another country and create formal documents with any partners or distributors that you are working with.

Not only can many apostille services make the process of legalisation of documents and company formation papers easy, but they can also provide the service for reasonable prices. We are pleased to provide our apostille service and embassy attestation services are market leading prices.

After Inception
While using an apostille service is common in offshore company formation, it is also important to understand that you may need their services as you progress with your business. Perhaps your business takes off and you must expand to another country, ou may need to have your documents signed under the requirements of the Hague Convention again. Once your business overseas has begun, you are likely to enter into many contracts and agreements that need to be issued with an apostille. Many business need to provide a certificate of good standing with apostille. Take a look at some of the other reasons you might need the apostille after your initial company formation:
  • Partnership documentation
  • Distribution agreements
  • Company contracts
  • VAT registration
  • Certificates of name change
  • Recording minutes and resolutions

As you can see, your need for an apostille service is never truly finished as a business owner, even after company formation. And, with access to our legalisation services becoming even easier, as many documents can be simply emailed to us, our support has never been easier to obtain. So, you can not only get your new company registration documents legalised faster, but you can call on us at anytime for a quick service.

While launching your own overseas business is a large endeavour, with the assistance of an apostille service, forming your offshore company can actually be made rather simple if you choose a reputable service provider like SFS that has the experience to help.

About the Author Mike Harris:
I have been providing advice and support to companies for over 15 years through my company Small Firms Services Ltd. You can follow me on Google+ and also twitter