Seychelles Company - Corporate Environment Summary

Seychelles is one of the most popular offshore jurisdiction, with favourable business regulations, a prosperous economy and a stable political situation.  

Seychelles IBC, is a limited liability company which conducts its trading and business outside the Seychelles and is intended for offshore activities. It takes up to 3 days to incorporate a company in Seychelles.

The Directors of the company may be of any nationality and may reside anywhere. At least one director is required and there is no requirement to appoint a local resident director.

The Shareholders of the company may be of any nationality and may reside anywhere. At least one shareholder is required, this can be the same person as the director. There is no upper limit to the number of shareholders and a shareholder can be a person or a corporation

The standard share capital of a Seychelles IBC is $5,000 USD. However, only one share of the share capital must be issued and paid up. Your company's share capital can be issued in any currency.

 

Company Secretary / Registered Office / Registered Agent 

The company must have a registered agent and registered office in the Seychelles. There is no requirement for local secretary.

Privacy

The details of shareholders and Directors do not appear on public record.

Company Records

The company must maintain accounting records, however it does not have to keep records in the Seychelles and there is no requirement to file accounts or a financial statement. There is no requirement for having audited accounts or a corporate tax return.

Corporation and other taxes

There are no corporate taxes for a Seychelles IBC, except for annual government levy of US$100 for standard share capital.

Why use a Seychelles Company

The modern offshore legislation provides maximum flexibility in global asset protection and privacy protection.

Seychelles offshore companies are commonly used for:

  • Investments in African countries
  • Holder of bank accounts, fixed deposits, investment plans and any other financial or commercial title;
  • Owner of the shares of other companies or legal entities;
  • Owner of real estate and any other movable or immovable property or goods;
  • Manager and promoter of international business transactions;
  • International leasing of aircraft, vehicles, machinery and others;
  • Borrowing or lending money, paying or receiving commissions, royalties or others;
  • Marketing and promotion of products and services;
  • Other commercial and financial activities