There are many advantages to starting a business or starting a small business in Antigua and Barbuda. Besides the fact that the country is politically and economically stable, it has a favourable tax regime and a well-equipped banking sector. Our team of professionals at LegalGenius™ will assist you step-by-step throughout the Antigua and Barbuda company formation procedure, offering tailor-made corporate services for businesses of all sizes.

We will guide you through the necessary steps of company formation until you have completed the entire process.

1. Promotion
Promotion is the process of creating a business. It is the first and, most critical part where all the ideas and strategies will be formulated, considered, and then organized by the group of people who are interested in starting the business. Promotion begins with the person or group of persons referred to as promotors who thought of the business, identified the opportunity, and took the initiative to shape it. Promoters are responsible for forming the business, bringing the team together, and instructing them accordingly, for gathering machinery and other resources, and for managing the finances. We will see you through this entire initial planning process until your business is up and running.

Functions of the promoter:

To the business opportunity
To analyse practicability
To approve the business name
To appoint team members and professionals
To prepare documents for registration


When you have all your plans together, the time will come for you to make your business official. To operate a legal business in Antigua, you are required to obtain a license. To do so, the business name must be registered. This will be done via the Antigua and Barbuda Intellectual Property and Commerce Office. After registering the company name, registrations has to be made with Antigua and Barbuda Social Security and also Medical Benefits Scheme to start paying contributions. LegalGenius™ will take care of all these processes and set appointments with the necessary departments to ensure that your business is official and legal to begin operations.

Registration steps:

Choose business structure
Choose a location
Register your business name
Register with the inland Revenue Department
Register with the Medical Benefits scheme and Social Security Department
Apply for licenses and permits

Commencement of business

Now that everything is in order and you have acquired all the necessary paperwork and certificates to commence your business, you will need to finalize all your planning. During this stage, you may need to hire staff, provide training, and distribute tasks. LegalGenius™ will help you find the best workers for your organization and assist you with interviews and training.

How we can help you

If you are considering forming a business or you need expert help with company registration in Antigua and Barbuda, LegalGenius™ is ready to assist you with its skilled team of lawyers, consultants and tax experts. We are committed to making the process as stress-free and streamlined as possible for you, and we will take care of all your document preparation and administrative tasks regarding the registration forms, payment of government fees, local address registration, banking support, etc., whilst always keeping your exact objectives and unique vision in mind throughout the process.

Please use our Company Formation Wizard if you would like to set up your registered company in Antigua and Barbuda or if you would like to know the costs involved prior to proceeding with our exceptional services. For other queries and special requests for complex or customised company formation services, please contact us at