The new Companies Registry

Until recently, St Helena and Ascension Island have been amongst the very few places on earth where it has not been possible to incorporate a company.  This has just changed.

In order to help develop private sector business in these countries, the Legislative Council has passed a Companies Ordinance and a Companies Registry has been established in Jamestown, St Helena.

The Registry is now open for business. 

We hope that this site will help you to understand about registration of companies in St Helena.  In particular, we will try to answer some of the more frequently asked questions and to explain how you might take advantage of our services, whether you want to set up a company here or to find out about St Helena companies.

About the legislation

Why set up a company?

Types of company

About shares

About directors


Forms and articles

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