Crypto License in the BVIs

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0% Taxes
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from 1 week
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on request

Pricing for registration of BVI crypto license

Basic Package

Turnkey company formation, including VASP registration. Start now!

on request Initial set up
no maintenance Maintenance per month
  • Turnkey Company Formation
  • Registration as VASP with the Regulator
  • Registered legal company address for 1 year
  • Basic (mandatory) AML/KYC Policy
Custom Package

Full turnkey crypto company formation and support in all necessary aspects

on request Initial set up
  • Turnkey Company Formation
  • Registration as VASP with the Regulator
  • Registered legal company address for 1 year
  • Basic (mandatory) AML/KYC Policy
  • Full communication with VASP Issuing authority for obtainment of authorization
  • Translated and apostilled set of corporate documents
  • Assistance in opening Business account for crypto operating activity
  • Assistance in formulating requirements, finding, interviewing and written agreement with AML/MLRO for your crypto company

Professionals for Crypto License in BVI - Free Consultation

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How to get a Crypto License in the British Virgin Islands?

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1. Register a business company in the British Virgin Islands
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2. Prepare the business plan
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3. Rent a physical office space
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4. Hire a Money Laundering Reporting Officer
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5. If applicable: reach out to the FSA for agreement
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6. Start your business

Top 5 Advantages - British Virgin Islands Crypto License

  1. Tax Free
  2. Crypto-enthusiast jurisdiction
  3. No licensing process and fees
  4. No minimum share capital
  5. Set-up a quick regulated company for DeFi projects or coin issuance

Suitable for:

  • Custody
  • Fiat to crypto
  • Crypto exchange
  • ICO
  • ITO
  • DeFi project

FSA Agreements for exchanges and money transfer services

  • An agreement by the Financial Services Commission is required to issue security tokens and run any kind of exchange as the SIBA law will be applied (Securities & Investment Business Act)
  • For money transmittance and remittance services, the FMSA law applies (Financing and Money Services Act)
  • Innovative fintechs can «bypass» these agreements by applying to the regulatory sandbox, that will allow them to operate without agreements but with monitoring from the FSC


What are the minimum requirements to obtain British Virgin Islands?

A Business Company in the BVI doing crypto-business is monitored by the Financial Services Commission (FSC).
  • A legal entity in British Virgin Islands
  • Local office space
  • Local personnel that receives an official salary
  • Basic business plan
  • One pager describing the exact services planned to be offered in the first few months
  • Certificate of no criminal record from all participants (shareholders, directors, compliance officers), which is not older than 3 months
  • No minimum share capital

Alternative to BVI crypto license

We have many requests to set-up companies in different countries and jurisdictions. Here are top picked alternative crypto licenses in the EU and other offshore crypto licenses. Its best to speak to a professional from our team to decide which crypto friendly jurisdiction makes most sense for you

Alternatives in EU Crypto licenses in 2024

Alternative Offshore Crypto licenses in 2024

Similar to the BVIs the Cayman Islands initiated a VASP regime. We strongly advise our clients to get a consultation and assessment if their business model falls under the Cayman Islands VASP regime. Often combined with FX licenses and according business models. Top pick for offshore crypto licenses if the budget is available.

FAQ - Crypto license the BVI

Do I need to visit the British Virgin Islands in order to start my crypto licensed business?
Is there any need for AML/KYC policies?
Are there any limitations on shareholders from certain countries?
Is it possible to purchase an existing regulated company to speed up the process?
Can you assist me in finding good business partners to fulfill the personnel requirements in BVI?
Can you help me design the business plan of my crypto company in BVI?
Can I open a bank account for my crypto business in the BVI?

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