STEPS TO STARTING A BUSINESS IN NEVIS

Establishing a Business


Steps to establish a business include but are not limited to:

  • Incorporating a local company (Facilitated by the Companies Registry/Nevis Financial Services Department)
  • Applying for a Business & Occupations Licence (Facilitated by the Ministry of Finance)
  • Registering as a taxpayer (Facilitated by the Inland Revenue Department)
  • Registering as an employer/employee (Facilitated by the St. Christopher & Nevis Social Security Board)
  • Applying for an Alien Landholding Licence -(foreigners owning shares in an ordinary company or foreigners serving as directors of an ordinary company) (Facilitated by the Ministry of Agriculture)
  • Submitting Proposals for Review (Facilitated by the Ministry of Finance and NIPA)
  • Applying for Incentives (Facilitated by the Ministry of Finance)
  • Applying for Work Permits (Facilitated by the Premier’s Ministry)
  • Due diligence