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An Essential Service For The Non-Resident Director

When setting up a company in a new country, entrepreneurs face basic but fundamental challenges because of their inexperience and unfamiliarity with local Company and Tax law. At best these challenges can slow the business down, at worst they result in failures that have a serious negative impact on your success.

At INCO we ensure that the businesses we help establish are best placed to operate and grow smoothly. As part of our commitment to providing added value to clients, we offer a unique and customized Local Representative Service that helps them run their business.

This service gives non-resident entrepreneurs an experienced local representative to ensure that they satisfy all mandatory compliance responsibilities, have an authorized representative to negotiate and sign necessary service agreements on their behalf, and have someone to assist with a range of administrative duties.

With our local representative service, you’ll be free to concentrate on managing your core business priorities while we manage the day-to-day tasks.

Who Is Your Local Representative

All our appointed Local Representatives are in-house INCO professionals dedicated to providing a first-class service. They have years of experience handling services and responsibilities for local European businesses, so you can be confident that you’ll always get a representative who knows what they’re doing.

Unlike other representative or secretarial services, INCO’s Local Representatives are not appointed as nominee directors. Instead they are appointed representatives with a limited Power of Attorney to act on your behalf in a specific set of circumstances. This fixed framework allows us to provide the service at an affordable flat-rate fee while ensuring the company will still be considered local.

A Proven Pathway To Success

We’ve provided Local Representative services to hundreds of experienced entrepreneurs in the international market with great success. When launching in a new region, businesses find that having a local representative allows them to test and operate in a local market without making large upfront investments.

Most of our clients take advantage of our local representatives until they’re ready to invest in opening a full office with local staff.

With a fixed, annual flat-rate fee, businesses don’t have to worry about any surprises with hidden charges down the road. That’s what sets us apart from other registered agent providers who bring you in with a low formation fee and then ambush you with additional service fees.


Our Local Representatives will quickly help you get your business up and running, make sure all your compliance responsibilities are met, your paperwork is in order and much more.

Satisfy Company Compliance Requirements

Certain legal structures require a formal ‘Secretary’ for the purposes of incorporation. By appointing one of our Local Representatives, businesses can satisfy these requirements without needing a local nominee director, and therefore keep full control of the business.

Dealing Directly With Government Authorities

Your Local Representative can be authorized to deal directly with different government authorities. They can contact tax authorities to apply for a VAT number or social security number; deal with immigration authorities for visa applications and more.

Where required, representatives can also be granted authority to deal with the local Chamber of Commerce on behalf of your business. This makes it incredibly simple to arrange for transfer of shares, changes in directors and other organizational changes. So if traveling to the region isn’t convenient for you and where speed is of the essence meaning sending notarized documents by courier isn’t an option, a Local Representative will be your best bet.

Provide An Authentic Local Image

As they’ll be visible in the extract of the Chamber of Commerce which is available for public review, having a Local Representative gives your business a real presence in the country. In instances where your customers or potential partners want to ensure that your business has legitimate local substance, they will be able to establish this from the extract.

Not to mention that being represented by a local who speaks the language and knows the intricacies of the business culture, your business can ensure that customers and partners legitimately view your business as a local one.

And if needed, your Local Representative can be presented as the face of your regional operations in local marketing campaigns.

Growing Your Business

As your business grows, you’ll need to start thinking about expanding your team and possibly investing in real estate.

When looking for a new office, your Local Representative can take charge of finding and negotiating leases. In some instances it can be beneficial to have your representative actually sign the lease on your behalf as some landlords will be hesitant to lease to non-residents.

With their local knowledge and business experience, they’ll also be perfectly placed to take charge of creating and publicizing job posts for your business. That way you can get a head start on hiring the right talent when you’re ready.


Lifestyle Management

Subscribers of our Local Representative service are also eligible for a special discounted rate on our Lifestyle Management service. One of the toughest aspects of being an entrepreneur is not having enough time to manage all your responsibilities, both business and personal. That’s where our Lifestyle Management service comes in.

With a dedicated Lifestyle Manager available to you 24/7 wherever you are in the world, you’ll get the kind of VIP service usually reserved for the most successful CEOs and Executives. Your Lifestyle Manager will arrange everything you need from doing your shopping, booking a cleaner, arranging transportation to sorting out your children’s education and a whole lot more. Hand over these responsibilities to our professional Lifestyle Managers so you can dedicate your time to running your business!

Additional Secretary Services Packages

Most of our clients often require extra ‘secretarial’ services on top of the Local Representative service. To meet these needs, we’ve partnered up with a major international corporation that specialises in providing secretaries worldwide in order to develop a range of custom packages that work for our clients.

Your professional secretary will help you with arranging and managing different business tasks freeing you up to concentrate on the things only you can do. Depending on your needs, you can get an additional dedicated specialist secretary for 72, 120 or 240 hours. And if you need more than that we can make that happen as well.

For more information about our additional packages and services, just ask your Account Manager.


If you would like to know more about local representation, contact us for more information or references.


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