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Subsequent to this has been the Gazetting on 29 January of the BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2016 which amended the legislation further including a change of the particulars to be included in the register of directors.
For individual directors these particulars are now: (i) full name; (ii) each former name, if any, unless the former name was changed by deed poll or other legal means or disused for more than 10 years; (iii) date of appointment as director or nomination as reserve director; (iv) date of cessation as director or reserve director; (v) address for the service of documents; (vi) usual residential address, unless that address is the same as the individual's address for the service of documents; (vii) date and place of birth; and (viii) nationality.
For corporate directors the particulars are: (i) corporate name; (ii) corporate or registration number, if any; (iii) registered office or principal office; (iv) address, but if the corporate director is incorporated or registered in the Virgin Islands, its corporate or registration number only; (v) date of appointment; (vi) date of cessation; and (vii) place of incorporation or registration and date of such incorporation or registration.
On 5 January 2016 a notice was issued by the Minister of Finance which will bring into force the new provisions relating to the register of directors on 1 April 2016. All other provisions of the Amending Act came into effect on the 15 January 2016.
A note of all the changes brought in by the Amending Act can be found here.
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