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Seychelles Company (IBC). Seychelles Company Registration.
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Seychelles – General Information
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.).
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
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.
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
Seychellois Rupee (SCR).
Time to Incorporate
Name of an IBC
Language of Name
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.
Seychelles Company Registration – International Packages
COMPARE PACKAGE FEATURES
Preparation of Application Documents
Drafting and Filing of M&A with the Registry
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
Resolution Issuing Share Certificate
Written Resolution of the Sole Director
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
* Government Licence Fee USD 100 is not included (payable to the Financial Services Authority every year)
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Seychelles Ready-Made Companies
This is a list of ready-made and approved company names available as of today.
|VERLIONA LTD.||17.04.2018||View Packages|
|BENESCO LTD.||17.04.2018||View Packages|
|PROFITCOM CONSULTING LTD||06.04.2016||View Packages|
|EURONICA VENTURES LTD||19.01.2016||View Packages|
|METROX ENTERPRISES LTD||11.11.2013||View Packages|
|WENTURA INTERNATIONAL LTD||24.07.2013||View Packages|
|BERLONA TRADE LTD||24.07.2013||View Packages|
|STANBRIDGE TRADE LTD||24.07.2013||View Packages|
|DIMIRA CAPITAL LTD||24.07.2013||View Packages|
|DIMIRA INTERNATIONAL LTD||12.03.2013||View Packages|
|DORNECO ALLIANCE LTD||12.03.2013||View Packages|
|PRESTOZA GROUP LTD||01.03.2013||View Packages|
|STRATOS TRADE LTD||01.03.2013||View Packages|
|SONATA TRADING LTD||01.03.2013||View Packages|
|GLOBOTEX TRADING LTD||01.03.2013||View Packages|
|ABELA GLOBAL LTD||17.08.2012||View Packages|
|CANTINA TRADE LTD||16.08.2012||View Packages|
|MADISON ALLIANCE LTD||27.06.2011||View Packages|
|MAINLINE TRADING LTD||20.05.2011||View Packages|
|TRODOS HOLDINGS LTD||13.05.2011||View Packages|
|POLONICA TRADING LTD||05.05.2011||View Packages|
|ROMFORD TRADING LTD||21.04.2011||View Packages|
|BROMLEY COMMERCE LTD||21.04.2011||View Packages|
|DERRIX ALLIANCE LTD||18.12.2007||View Packages|
|ARISTA HOLDINGS LTD||18.12.2007||View Packages|
|DRAGONARA COMMERCE LTD||04.07.2007||View Packages|
Seychelles Company Formation – Office Addresses
Services offered in Seychelles
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