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Submit Registration form (AF1001A) and Due Diligence form (AF1001B)
(last modified: 11/02/2021)

Contact details

Entity in charge

Business Trade Investment Board

Ara Tapu Rd , Avarua
Tel: 682 24296
Website: www.btib.gov.ck
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Foreign Investment Division

Mon: 08:00 - 16:00
Tue: 08:00 - 16:00
Wed: 08:00 - 16:00
Thu: 08:00 - 16:00
Fri: 08:00 - 16:00
Sat: closed
Sun: closed

Person in charge

Cecilia Rere

Senior Advisor Foreign Investment
Tel: 682 24296
Email: cecilia.rere@cookislands.gov.ck

Expected results

Foreign Investment Form AF1001A (2018) Foreign Investment Form AF1001A (2018)
Foreign Enterprise Due Diligence Form (AF1001B) Foreign Enterprise Due Diligence Form (AF1001B)

Requirements

1. Business Plan
Business Plan
2. Reference checks x 3 (Bank/Lawyer/Accountant)
Reference checks x 3 (Bank/Lawyer/Accountant)
3. Copy of CV
Copy of CV
4. Copy of company bio or profile
Copy of company bio or profile
5. Certificate of Incorporation
Certificate of Incorporation
6. Sales and Purchase Agreement
Sales and Purchase Agreement
7. Health Assessment and Physical Examination Example
Health Assessment and Physical Examination Example (original)
Less than 6 months but ideally as recent as possible
8. Original Police Check from home country
Original Police Check from home country
Less than 3 months old but ideally as recent as possible
9. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Valid Identification
Certified copy of passport with clear photo
10. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Articles of Association
11. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Copy of relevant agreements - shareholders, franchise, lease, tenancy

Time frame

Submissions must be made by the 7th day of the month to be eligible for that month's Board sitting.
Waiting time in queue: max  5mn
Attention at counter: min   5mn - max   10mn

Legal justification

1. Development Investment Act
Development Investment Act
Article 5 Regulation of Foreign Enterprises

Additional information

Please see the attached 'Foreign Investment Application Map Process attached. This provides a pathway for you to follow in completing the 'Foreign Investment Application'. Also refer to the Development Investment Regulations 1996 and Investment Code 2003 for additional information. Any other queries can be addressed by phone or email to the BTIB Foreign Investment Advisor.
Foreign Investment Application Process Map Foreign Investment Application Process Map
Development Investment Regulations 1996 Development Investment Regulations 1996
Investment Code 2003 Investment Code 2003

Complaints: Business Trade Investment Board

Entity in charge

Business Trade Investment Board

Ara Tapu Rd , Avarua
Tel: 682 24296
Website: www.btib.gov.ck
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Foreign Investment Division

Mon: 08:00 - 16:00
Tue: 08:00 - 16:00
Wed: 08:00 - 16:00
Thu: 08:00 - 16:00
Fri: 08:00 - 16:00
Sat: closed
Sun: closed

Person in charge

Taa Tereapii

Senior Advisor Monitoring & Compliance
Tel: 682 24296
Email: taaaere.tereapii@cookislands.gov.ck
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