Before you close your company

What you need to know before you apply to remove your company from the Companies Register

Check the following before applying for your company to be removed.

  • Your company has ceased trading, and
  • All business debts have been paid.

Complete all outstanding filing requirements with the Companies Office

Before you close down your company, you need to ensure all of your company filing requirements are up to date with the Niue Companies Office. This information includes, director and shareholder details, address information and annual returns.

All of this information can be updated using the appropriate forms.

When the Registrar can remove your company

In June each year your company is required to file an annual return with the Registrar. The annual return is a chance for you to confirm the details of your company held by the Registrar.

Failure to file an annual return can lead the Registrar to believe the company has ceased to carry on business and there is no other reason for the company to continue existence.

All help topics

Searching the register 2 guides

The Companies Register is an electronic register available to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can search the register using a company's current or previous names.

Registering a company 4 guides

How companies are structured, find out about the company records you need to keep, and what's involved when you incorporate a company.

Keeping company details up to date 2 guides

Once your company is registered with the Companies Office, you will need to file annual returns. You will also need to keep your name, address, rules, director and share details up to date.

Closing a company 3 guides

A company may close for many reasons. Find out why a company may close, what companies need to consider before closing down and what the process is for removing a company from the register.

Forms and fees 3 guides

Forms and fees for both Niue and overseas companies