Cayman Islands General Registry Department


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Contact Information

Mailing address:
133 Elgin Avenue
Box 123
George Town, KY1-9000

Phone: 345-946-7922
Fax: 345-949-0969

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Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Cayman Islands General Registry Department in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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Cayman Islands Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) Registration

Agency:Cayman Islands General Registry Department
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Notes:

An NPO is defined as:

"A company or body of persons, whether incorporated or unincorporated, or a trust -

a) Established or which identifies itself as established primarily for the promotion of charitable, philanthropic, religious, cultural, educational, social or fraternal objectives, or other activities or programmes for the public benefit or a section of the public within the Islands or elsewhere; and

b) Which solicits contributions from the public or a section of the public within the Islands or elsewhere."

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Automatic Exemption

Exemption Eligible Organizations:
  • A non-profit organisation that is a designated non-financial business or profession registered under the Anti-Money Laundering Regulations
  • A non-profit organisation registered or holding a licence under any of the
    regulatory laws, other than an entity registered as an excluded person
    under section 5(4) of the Securities Investment Business Law
  • A non-profit organisation established as a trust company licensed or
    registered to carry on a trust business or a controlled subsidiary thereof
    registered under the Banks and Trust Companies Law
  • A government entity
  • An entity assigned by Cabinet with the responsibility of monitoring compliance with the relevant terrorism and anti-money laundering legislation
  • Any other entity that Cabinet may, by order exempt
Law:

Cayman Islands Non-Profit Organisations Law Part 7 § 21

Initial Registration

Instructions:

User Guide to CBP – How to Register a NPO

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$300 (KYD)

Required Attachments:
  • A copy of the organisation’s constitutional document (i.e. Memo and Articles of Association/Trust Deed/Partnership Agreement/Bylaws/Charter/Constitution)
  • Certified copy of government issued photo identification for controller(s), director(s), senior officer(s), and member(s) of management personnel
  • List of officers/directors of the entity including physical and mailing addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers for these individuals.

Registration Renewal

Form:

NPO Annual Return Form

Filing Method:

File online or email to grcompliance@gov.ky

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually within 6 months of the fiscal year end of the entity.

Penalties:

$100 fee for failure to submit an annual return and $150 fee for failure to submit reviewed financial statements

Amendment

Filing Method:

Email to grcompliance@gov.ky

Agency Fee:

$25 per change up to 10 changes or $300 for 11 or more changes.

Due:

Within 30 days of such change occurring.

Law:

Cayman Islands Non-Profit Organisation Law Part 3 § 7(5)

Notes:

The Registrar must be notified of any change in an organization's purposes and activities, constitutional documents, or any of the particulars entered in the register.

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