Seychelles Company Formation

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Seychelles Company (IBC). Seychelles Company Registration.

Worldwide Incorporation Services specializes in Seychelles company registration and opening bank accounts.

Seychelles – General Information

Seychelles Company Formation

Location: Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar.
Area: total: 455 sq km, land: 455 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
Natural resources: Fish, coconuts (copra), cinnamon trees.
Population: 93,920 (July 2017 est.).
Capital: Victoria.
Time Zone: UTC+4.
Languages: Seychellois Creole (official) 89.1%, English (official) 5.1%, French (official) 0.7%, other 3.8%, unspecified 1.4% (2010 est.).
Government type: Presidential republic.
Legal system: Mixed legal system of English common law, French civil law, and customary law.
International organization participation: ACP, AfDB, AOSIS, AU, C, CD, COMESA, EITI (candidate country), FAO, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC (NGOs), ICCt, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, InOC, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO (correspondent), ITU, MIGA, NAM, OIF, OPCW, SADC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO (observer).
Economy: Since independence in 1976, per capita output in this Indian Ocean archipelago has expanded to roughly seven times the pre-independence, near-subsistence level, moving the island into the high income group of countries. Growth has been led by the tourist sector, which directly employs about 26% of the labor force and directly and indirectly accounts for more than 55% of GDP, and by tuna fishing. In recent years, the government has encouraged foreign investment to upgrade hotels and tourism industry services. At the same time, the government has moved to reduce the dependence on tourism by promoting the development of the offshore financial, information, and communication sectors, and renewable energy.

As a very small open economy dependent on tourism, Seychelles remains vulnerable to developments such as economic downturns in countries that supply tourists, natural disasters, and changes in local climatic conditions and ocean temperature. One of the main challenges facing the government is implementing strategies that will increase Seychelles’ long-term resilience to climate change without weakening economic growth.
Currency: Seychelles rupee (SCR).

Seychelles Company Formation – Overview

The Seychelles is an archipelago that is located in the Indian Ocean to the east of Africa. In 1994, this island nation passed legislation known as the IBC Act. This created a system for offshore companies to be formed on the Seychelles. These International Business Companies, known more commonly as Seychelles IBCs, allow foreign individuals and companies to form a limited liability corporation on the Seychelles with all of the powers of a natural person. All of this with zero corporate tax and strong privacy provisions.

Key Benefits of Seychelles Company Formation

  • 0% corporate tax
  • 0% capital gains tax
  • 0% profit tax
  • 0% gift tax
  • 0% sales tax / Value Added Tax
  • 0% inheritance tax
  • 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
  • A minimum of one shareholder is required for IBC
  • A minimum of one director is required for IBC
  • Incorporations within 1-2 days
  • Excellent and flexible post-incorporation follow-up services
  • No statutory requirement to hold annual general meetings
  • Highly competitive fees and costs

Seychelles Company Formation – Legislation

Principal Corporate Legislation

IBC Act 2016.

Type of Law


Language of Legislation and Corporate Documents


Type of Entity for International Trade, Investment & Tax Planning

Seychelles IBC.

Key Facts

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 Agent Required


Registered Office Required

Yes, must be maintained in the 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


Personal Presence Required




Double Taxation Treaty Access


Requirements to File Accounts


Requirement to File Annual Return


Audit Requirements



Seychellois Rupee (SCR).

Exchange Control


Time to Incorporate

1-2 days.

Name of an IBC

Language of Name


Restricted Words

Words such as “Assurance”, “Bank”, “Building Society”, “Royal”, “Trust”, “Trustee” etc. will require justification.

Name of an IBC

The words “Limited”, “Corporation” or “Incorporated” or the abbreviations “Ltd”, “Corp”, “Inc” (or PCC for protected cell companies) must be part of the name of every IBC.

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Seychelles Company Registration – International Packages



Corporate Consultancy

Name Check

Initial Approval

Preparation of Application Documents

Drafting and Filing of M&A with the Registry

Company Registration

Incorporation Service Fee

Registered Office Address for 1 Year

Registered Agent’s Service Fee for 1 Year

Certificate of Incorporation

Appointment of First Director (AFD)

Consent to Act as Director

Memorandum of Association

Articles of Association

Apostilled Set for International Use (Certificate of Incorporation, M&A, Registers, First Minutes)

Resolution of Subscriber in Writing

Resolution of Subscriber in Writing with Apostille

Resolution of Director in Writing

Register of Directors & Officers

Registers of Shareholders

Share Certificate

Resolution Issuing Share Certificate

Written Resolution of the Sole Director

Rubber Stamp

Daily Update Regarding The Full Process

Provision of a Corporate or Individual Director for 1 Year

Power of Attorney with Apostille

Resolution issuing Power of Attorney

Confidential Shareholder Service for 1 Year

Declaration of Trust


USD 750







USD 1350


USD 1750

* Government Licence Fee USD 100 is not included (payable to the Financial Services Authority every year)

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Why Choose Worldwide Incorporation Services?
  • We’ve been helping business owners since 1998
  • Incorporating your business is our focus
  • We make a complex process fast and easy
  • We work closely with Seychelles Companies Registry to guarantee our service

Seychelles Aged Ready-Made Companies

This is a list of Seychelles aged ready-made companies available as of today.

How To Buy a Seychelles Ready-Made IBC
To buy an IBC please contact one of our offices or submit an online enquiry.


Seychelles Company Formation – Office Addresses


Services offered in Seychelles

Worldwide Incorporation Services provides the following services related Seychelles Company Formation:

  • Company Formation
  • Registered Office and Agent Services
  • Secretarial Services
  • Nominee Shareholder/Nominee Director
  • Opening of Bank Accounts
  • Full Administration Services
  • Mailing Address
  • Virtual Office
  • Trademark Registration
  • Yacht Registration

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