• Vanuatu Forex Broker Licence
  • Vanuatu Forex Broker Licence
  • Vanuatu Forex Broker Licence
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Vanuatu Forex Broker Licence

Securities Dealer, FX broker license at minimum cost

One the main entry barriers to launching a Forex or Binary Options Brokerage is the non-negligible capital that is required in most jurisdictions. However, this is not the case in Vanuatu, which is currently the jurisdiction with the lowest capital requirements, making it a particularly convenient solution for start-ups.

This explains the constantly increasing popularity of Vanuatu among Binary Options and FX Brokers.The Dealers in Securities Licence in Vanuatu allows to buy, sell, trade securities such as shares, bonds, options etc. and to manage a portfolio of investments for and on behalf of clients.

The aforementioned licence is granted by the Minister of Finance upon application to the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission (VFSC). 

What are the benefits of applying for a licence in Vanuatu?

  • Low Capital Requirements (minimum capital can be as low as 2000 USD);
  • No local office in Vanuatu is required;
  • No local personnel in Vanuatu is required;
  • Fast registration (provided that all requirements are met, it is possible to obtain a licence within 2 - 3 months);
  • Tax benefits (no income tax, no capital gains tax or inheritance tax), provided that the company does not carry out business activities in Vanuatu;
  • No exchange controls;
  • Common Law Jurisdiction.

Our Practice: One-stop-shop licensing in Vanuatu

Indicative list of services:

  • Registration of a Vanuatu International Company;
  • Provision of one set of corporate documents and a rubber seal;
  • Collection/Receipt of the full package of due diligence documents in respect to the ultimate beneficial owners, shareholders and proposed directors and senior officers of the company;
  • Review of the documents supporting the licence application as received from the client.
  • Drafting of the licence application;
  • Preparation and Review of the application package;
  • Submission of the application package to the VFSC;
  • Responding and following up until finalization of the application review by the VFSC;
  • Registration with the Vanuatu Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU);
  • Bank Account Opening.

Please note that the above list is indicative, as the required services may vary depending on the specifics of your case. The aforementioned information is provided as a general guideline only and cannot be considered as legal advice. If you are interested in obtaining a licence in Vanuatu, you can get in touch with the AGP FS Advisory Team.