Investment Business

What are the minimum requirements for a General Trust Licence?

The minimum requirements for obtaining a General Trust Licence are: a minimum paid up capital of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars (US$250,000), proven trust experience and the applicant must satisfy our "fit and proper" criteria. Special Note: These requirements are by no means exhaustive.

In addition, an applicant who receives written confirmation that the granting of a general trust licence has been approved is required to make the following investment deposits:

  • Twenty thousand dollars (US$20,000.) where the licensee provides registered agent services for no companies, or for companies not exceeding 1,500 in number; or
  • Forty thousand dollars (US$40,000.) where the licensee provides registered agent services for companies exceeding 1,500 in number.

Contact Information

British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission


Pasea Estate
P.O. Box 418
Road Town, Tortola, VG 1110
British Virgin Islands

Tel: 284-494-1324 or 284-494-4190 GMT – 4:00
Fax: 284-494-5016
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.
commissioner@bvifsc.vg