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Cook Islands - Register Company

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  1. Before you apply for the procedure, make sure that you have all the required documents:
    1. Declaration of Compliance
    2. Memorandum of Association
    3. Articles of Association
    4. Registration of Registered office
    5. Particulars of Directors and Secretaries
  2. Complete an application and submit it together with all the required documents to the Registry Office.
  3. Pay all necessary fees and wait for your application to be approved.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Declaration of Compliance
  • Memorandum of Association
  • Articles of Association
  • Registration of Registered office
  • Particulars of Directors and Secretaries

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Justice

Physical address:
Avarua, Rarotonga
Cook Islands
Monday - Friday
(except public holidays)
8:00am - 4:00pm

Postal address:
PO Box 111
Avarua, Rarotonga
Cook Islands
email: [email protected]
Ph: 682-29410
Fax: 682-29610

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Fee for Registration of Company:

  • Application for approval of name: $20
  • Formation of company: $110

Registration of charges for company documents:

  • Debenture: $50
  • Mortgage: $50
  • Instrument by way of security (IBWS): $50
  • Mortgage/Debenture: $50
  • Addition (any above charges on the same day of the same company): $10
  • Satisfaction of all charges: $20
  • IBWS (individuals): $40
  • Satisfaction(Individuals): $15
  • Increase in capital: $50

Annual Return Fee

The annual return fee of the company depends on the nominal capital of the company and this must be paid by the company every year.

The first annual return form must be filed after 12 months of forming/registering the company. Subsequent annual return forms must be filed before the 1st of July of the following year.


By law companies are required to file annual return and pay the annual registration fee. Failure to do so will result in steps being undertaken by the Registry Office to have the company de-registered.

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Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

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Need for the Document[edit]

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External Links[edit]

Ministry of Justice

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