“To successfully register your business in New Zealand, it’s important to follow these step-by-step guidelines:
Step 1: Choose the Right Business Structure New Zealand offers several business structure options, such as Sole Trader, Limited Liability Company, Limited Partnership, Branch Office, and Representative Office. Fionza Consultants will evaluate your business activities, requirements, and long-term goals to recommend the most suitable legal entity for your business.
Step 2: Reserve Your Preferred Business Name Fionza Consultants will assist you in checking the availability of your chosen business name using the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (MBIE)’s ONECheck tool. We will then reserve the selected name through the Companies Register’s online services. To do this, you’ll need to create a RealMe® login account with the Companies Office.
Step 3: Fulfill Pre-Registration Requirements To establish your business in New Zealand, you’ll need a local resident director. If necessary, Fionza Consultants will help you find one. We will also guide you on the documents required for submission, including the Company’s Constitution, proof of address, personal information of directors and shareholders, company contact details, and more.
Step 4: Register Your Company in New Zealand Once you’ve prepared all necessary documents, submit them along with an application form to the Companies Office. During this process, you can also register your business for tax to obtain an Inland Revenue number and Goods and Services Tax (GST) Number. Fionza Consultants will provide valuable assistance throughout this process, which can be completed online, eliminating the need for travel to New Zealand.
Upon completion of the incorporation process, Fionza Consultants will collect the Certificate of Incorporation, tax registration documents, and other relevant materials on your behalf, and courier them to your preferred address.
Step 5: Open a Corporate Bank Account Leveraging our extensive banking network, Fionza Consultants will help you open a bank account with a reputable financial institution for your newly incorporated business.
Step 6: Stay Compliant Even after the registration process is finalized, Fionza Consultants remains committed to ensuring your business’s ongoing compliance with government regulations. We will assist you in obtaining any necessary business licenses required to operate in New Zealand, as well as in the timely preparation of tax returns, financial statements, and more.
Count on Fionza Consultants to guide you through each step of this process, making your entry into the New Zealand business landscape as smooth and efficient as possible.”