Our team regularly works with companies and their legal advisors regarding Form F-1; We consider it one of our specialties. Our team will proactively help you ensure that you have the required registration codes to submit the submission and that you have a plan in place to pay the required registration fee. We will convert the original material you receive into SEC EDGAR HTML format and provide you and your team with online proof. After your approval, we will file Form F-1 with the SEC EDGAR system. Form SEC F-1 is a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that is required for the registration of certain securities by foreign issuers. The SEC`s F-1 form is required to register securities issued by foreign issuers for which no other specialized form exists or is authorized. Form S-1, also a registration statement required under the Securities Exchange Act of 1933 for the new issuance of securities, must be filed by domestic companies. Form F-1 is, as we have seen, intended for foreign companies. F-1 will contain additional specific and important information relevant to U.S. investors regarding the country of issuer and how securities may be treated – e.B. taxation in a foreign jurisdiction, handling of legal issues, etc. Form F-1, also known as the Registration Statement, is a requirement under the Securities Exchange Act of 1933.

This law – often referred to as the “truth in securities law” – requires that these forms, which provide material facts, be filed to disclose material information when registering a company`s securities. Form F-1 assists the SEC in achieving the objectives of this act. Foreign issuers, with whom domestic investors may be less familiar, are required to disclose important information about the securities offered in order to minimize or prevent fraud. The instructions for Form F-1 are detailed, but the majority of the filing relates to summary information about the business, risk factors, management and compensation, financial statements and notes to the financial statements, material changes in accounting in the financial statements, and details of the offering of securities. Any changes or modifications that must be made by the foreign issuer will be filed under Form F-1/A (“A” stands for modification). After the issuance of the securities of the foreign issuer, the Company must file Form 20-F annually. Form F-1 is filed on the SEC EDGAR system in HTML format. The SEC only accepts a simplified version of HTML, which requires source documents to be converted using special SEC EDGAR software (as opposed to using the “Save as HTML” option in a word processor). Form F-1 also requires the filing agency to be registered with the SEC`s EDGAR system and have valid EDGAR filing codes and pay a fee based on the number and offer price of the registered shares.

Form F-1 is the standard registration statement filed in the SEC`s EDGAR system by foreign private issuers (certain non-U.S. companies) to register additional securities and by private companies seeking to go public through an initial public offering. The F-1 contains information about the company – financial statements, management, risk factors, etc. – that is specific to the offering of securities. The information contained in the form, also known as a prospectus, allows investors to review the merits of the offer and make an informed investment decision. Note that this policy may change if the SEC manages to SEC.gov to ensure that the site operates efficiently and remains available to all users. If a foreign corporation determines that it does not qualify as a foreign private issuer, it must begin using the forms from the first day of the fiscal year following the date of determination and comply with the regulations applicable to domestic issuers. It will only requalify as a private foreign issuer if it meets the criteria of 3b-4. The form must be filed with the SEC via the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval (EDGAR) online system, where it will be published publicly. Completing the F-1 form takes an average of nearly 2,000 hours, according to the SEC.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is a regulator independent of the federal government responsible for protecting investors, maintaining the fair and orderly functioning of securities markets, and facilitating capital formation. It was created by Congress in 1934 as the first federal regulator of securities markets. The SEC encourages full disclosure, protects investors from fraudulent and manipulative practices in the marketplace, and oversees corporate takeover actions in the United States. It also approves registration declarations for bookrunners among subscription companies. To ensure that our website works well for all users, the SEC monitors the frequency of requests for content SEC.gov to ensure that automated searches do not interfere with other people`s ability to access SEC.gov content. We reserve the right to block IP addresses that make excessive requests. Current policies limit users to a total of no more than 10 requests per second, regardless of the number of computers used to send requests. By using this website, you agree to security monitoring and auditing. For security reasons and to ensure that the public service remains accessible to users, this state computer system uses network traffic monitoring programs to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or modify information, or cause harm, including attempts to deny service to users.