2013 February

Establishing a TCI Legal Entity

There are several TCI legal entities regularly established for carrying out business either internationally or domestically.  The registration process of these entities is comparatively straightforward and can usually be completed for a fixed cost and within a short timeframe and

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TCI Residency – Non Work Permit Holders

Outside the work permit regime, there are two possible types of residency in TCI-

a. Permanent residency (which frequently comes with the right to work);

b. Shorter term residency.

Permanent residency is now available only to those who have lived

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TCI Transfer Duty Reduction

During the years of the recent property and development boom in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), stamp duty on the real estate transactions became a substantial contributor to Government coffers. All real estate transactions in TCI are subject to stamp

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Guide to Doing Business in TCI in 2009

Legal System 1. What is the legal system (civil law, common law or a mixture of both)?

The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) is a common law jurisdiction modelled on the English legal system.

A Magistrates’ Court sits in each

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Captive Insurance in the Turks & Caicos Islands


The offshore insurance industry started in the 1960s in Bermuda where the captive insurance company was first developed as a recognized commercial vehicle by major US corporations seeking alternative methods to finance their risks. In those days, this simple risk transfer mechanism

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