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Seychelles Company

General Information

Advantages of Incorporating in Seychelles

  • Exemption from all local taxes and stamp duty
  • Maximum confidentiality and anonymity
  • Ease of operation, maintenance and control
  • Asset security
  • No disclosure or minimum capital requirements
  • Bearer shares are not allowed
  • The minimum number of shareholders is one
  • The minimum number of directors is one
  • Corporate directors and shareholders are permitted
  • Incorporations within two or three days
  • Excellent and flexible post-incorporation follow-up services
  • No statutory requirement to hold annual general meetings
  • Highly competitive fees and costs

Principal Corporate Legislation
International Business Companies Act 1994 as amended.

Type of Law

Language of Legislation and Corporate Documents

Type of Company for International Trade, Investment & Tax Planning
International Business Company (IBC)

Share Capital
Standard authorised share capital is US$100,000. Minimum paid up share capital is US$1.

Classes of Share Available
Registered shares, shares of no par value, preference shares, redeemable shares and shares with or without voting rights.

Bearer Shares
Not allowed.

Restrictions on Trading
Cannot trade within the Seychelles. Banking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance, fund management, collective investment schemes, trust management, trusteeship business provision are not permitted.

Registered Office Required
Yes, must be maintained in Seychelles.

The minimum number of directors is one. Director can be of any nationality and need not be resident in Seychelles. Corporate directors are permitted.

The minimum number of shareholders is one.

Publicly Accessible Records

Nominee Shareholders and Nominee Directors

Location of Meetings of Directors and Shareholders

Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership to Authorities

Personal Presence Required


Double Taxation Treaty Access

Requirements to File Accounts

Requirement to File Annual Return

Audit Requirements

Seychellois Rupee (SCR).

Exchange Control

Language of Name

Restricted Words
Words such as "Assurance", "Bank", "Building Society", "Royal", "Trust Company", "Trustee Company" etc. will require justification.

Name of a Company
The words Limited, Ltd, Corporation, Corp., Incorporated, Inc., Societe Anonyme РёРРё Sociedad Anomina, Public Limited Company, Societe, a Responsabilite Limitee, Berhad, Proprietary, Namloze Venootschap, Besloten Venootschap, Aktiengesellschaft or Limited Life Company , S.A., PLC, S.A.R.L, Bhd, Pty, NV, BV, A.G., LLC must be part of the name of every company.

Time to Incorporate
Two days.

Cost of Formation

Seychelles IBC Request a quotation


Worldwide Incorporation Services provides the following services in Seychelles:

  • Seychelles Company Incorporation

  • Registered Office and Agent Services

  • Company Secretarial Services

  • Nominee Shareholder/Nominee Director

  • Opening of Bank Accounts

  • Full Company Administration Services

  • Mailing Address

  • Virtual Office

  • Trademark Registration

  • Yacht Registration

W.I.S. Office Address in Seychelles

Address: Trinity House, Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles
Phone: +248 4325881

Working Hours: 08:00 to 17:00 weekdays (GMT +4)
Languages Spoken: English

How to proceed

To purchase a shelf company or to incorporate a new one please contact one of our offices.

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