Offshore Company Formation in Seychelles

The advantage of an “off-the-shelf” company is a much lower time frame required for its registration, as it is, normally, ready for use within one hour after the reception of the required information, documentation and payment from the client.

To begin the process of selecting the best package or choosing one of the ready-made companies from the list, please, contact us for a consultation and assessment. We can determine the best strategy for each client. Then, you should just fill out the forms and send us the necessary documents together with the information about the structure of your company (including directors and shareholders).

Once completed, you will receive a payment bill. It contains a detailed explanation of each option included in the package. After the order is paid, the client is either mailed finalized paper forms or proceeds to request a new bank account. The procedure is nearly identical for pre-made offshore company formation with the exception of faster availability to the client.

Why the Seychelles?

The Republic of Seychelles has long been recognised as a tourist paradise: many travelers from different countries arrive here to enjoy the golden sandy beaches, incredible sunsets and impeccable service. However, for more than 20 years this state, spread over 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, attracts not only people who wish to relax in luxury resorts, but also businesspeople who think of improving their companies. Why?

  1. Attractive jurisdiction and zero taxation
    One of the key elements of the economic activity in the Seychelles is the financial services sector with an offshore company formation industry being its main feature. The stability of jurisdiction, excellent reputation helped the Seychelles become one of the most popular classic offshore zones. Nowadays, 90 000 companies are registered in the Seychelles and the number is constantly growing, turning the Republic into a full-fledged international financial center.

Due to numerous requests for the registration of new offshore companies, the Republic of Seychelles has created a modern legal system that clearly regulates the process and makes it as easy as possible for everyone involved. We will help you maximize its capabilities and effectively apply a variety of financial services and tools.

  1. Full set of services in a Paradise
    Offshore business in the Seychelles is a way to de-risk your assets and protect them from any trouble in the financial market. Maximum security of your assets and no need for financial risk will help you optimize your international business and avoid unnecessary expenses. Beneficial for both clients and offshore markets, we preserve the reputation of each represented IBC package to make certain there are no predicaments when dealing with organizations offshore. Besides, each client can increase the level of privacy by requesting Director services provided by local professionals.

Seychelles company incorporation packages

ServicesGOLD
575 USD
PLATINUM
1200 USD
Company registration including government fees✔︎✔︎
Registered address for 1 year✔︎✔︎
Apostille✔︎✔︎
Company seal✔︎✔︎
Share certificate✔︎✔︎
Provision of professional shareholder for 1 year ✔︎
Provision of professional director for 1 year ✔︎
Total cost575 USD1200 USD
Annual renewal fee600 USD1500 USD

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How to create a company?

We have a package for both Seychelles offshore company incorporation and ‘off-the-shelf’ companies.

The advantage of an “off-the-shelf” company is a much lower time frame required for its registration, as it is, normally, ready for use within one hour after the reception of the required information, documentation and payment from the client.

To begin the process of selecting the best package or choosing one of the ready-made companies from the list, please, contact us for a consultation and assessment. We can determine the best strategy for each client. Then, you should just fill out the forms and send us the necessary documents together with the information about the structure of your company (including directors and shareholders).

Once completed, you will receive a payment bill. It contains a detailed explanation of each option included in the package. After the order is paid, the client is either mailed finalized paper forms or proceeds to request a new bank account. The procedure is nearly identical for pre-made offshore company formation with the exception of faster availability to the client.

General information

Government typeRepublic
Executive branchCabinet (government) headed by the President
Legislative branchunicameral National Assembly (34 members)
Judicial branchMagistrates’ Court, Supreme Court, Court of Appeal
GDP per capita rank34 (2012)

Corporate info

Shelf companies permittedYes
Legal systembased on English common law and French civil law
Incorporation timescale for a turnkey companyabove 2 weeks
Cyrillic alphabet permitted in company nameNo
Local registered officeYes
Types of entitycompany limited by shares; company limited by guarantee; company limited by shares and guarantee; limited partnership; special license company; protected cell company; international business company
Incorporation timescale for a new company2 days
Company suffixLimited, Corporation, Incorporated or the related abbreviation: Ltd., Corp., Inc..
Sensitive words“Bank“, “Building Society“, “Chamber of Commerce“, “Chartered“, “Cooperative“, “Credit Union“, “Government”, “Licensing”, “Municipal”, “Parliament”, “Police”, “Royal”, “Tribunal”, “Stock Exchange” or a word or abbreviation conveying a similar meaning. “Airline”, “Assurance”, “Bitcoin”, “Bureau de Change”, “Casino”, “Charity”, “College”, “Council”, “Foundation”, “Fund”, “Gambling”, “Gaming”, “Hospital”, “Insurance”, “Insurer”, “Lottery”, “Military”

Shares and share capital

Minimum authorized share capitalNo requirements
Minimum issued share capitalNo requirements
Minimum paid share capital1
Authorized capital payment deadlinesNo requirements
Bearer shares permittedNo
Issued capital payment deadlinesUpon issue
Standard currencyUS Dollar
Standard authorized share capitalNo
Standard par value of shares1
Shares with no par value permittedYes

Taxes

Min. rate for corporate tax0%
Capital gains taxNo
VAT15%
Withholding tax15%
Exchange controlNo
Personal tax15%
Corporate tax (in detail)IBCs are exempt from corporate tax within Seychelles jurisdiction.
Capital gains tax. DetailsThere is no capital gains tax in Seychelles jurisdiction.
VAT. DetailsVAT is a broadly based tax on consumption. It applies to almost all goods and services that are imported, bought and sold for use or consumption in Seychelles jurisdiction. Registration for VAT is required, if company’s turnover exceeds a VAT threshold of SR 5 million. A person whose annual turnover is below the VAT threshold may however decide to voluntarily register. There are two VAT rates: 15% (standard rate) on most supplies of goods and services, and 0% (zero-rate) on a specific list of transactions.
Other taxesTrades Tax; Excise Tax; Presumptive Tax; Corporate Social Responsibility Tax
Government fee$100
Stamp dutyNo

Accounts

Requirement to file accountsNo
Publicly accessible accountsNo
Audit requiredNo
Requirement to file Annual ReturnYes
Publicly accessible Annual ReturnNo
Requirement to prepare accountsYes
Double tax treaties network36
Tax Exchange Information Agreement network13
OECD memberNo

International law relations

Party to the Hague Convention (Apostille)Yes
Legal systembased on English common law and French civil law
Double tax treaties network36
OECD memberNo

List of laws and regulations

Act nameScope of law
Companies Ordinance 1972Seychelles companies
Companies (Special Licence) Act 2003special license companies
Limited Partnership Act 2003limited partnerships
International Business Companies Act 2016international companies
International Trade Zone Act 1995International Trade Zone
International Trade Zone Regulations 1995International Trade Zone
International Trusts Act 1994international trusts
Mutual Fund & Hedge Fund Act 2008mutual funds and hedge funds
Protected Cell Companies Act 2003protected cell companies
Securities Act 2007securities
Financial Services Authority Act 2013FSA
Merchant Shipping Act 1992shipping in Seychelles
Financial Institutions Act 1984financial institutions
Insurance Act 2008insurance business
Business Tax Act 2010business tax
Value Added Tax Act 2009VAT

Tax treaties entered

Tax treaties enteredBahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Botswana, China, Congo (Democratic Republic of the), Cyprus, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guernsey, Indonesia, Isle of Man, Jersey, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mauritius, Monaco, Mozambique, Oman, Qatar, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Viet nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Tax Exchange Information Agreement (TEIA)Cayman Islands, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Georgia, Greenland, Guernsey, Iceland, India, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland

List of laws and regulations

  
Seychelles Governmenthttp://www.egov.sc/
Financial Services Authorityhttp://www.fsaseychelles.sc
Seychelles Invetsment Boardhttp://sib.gov.sc
Ministry of Financehttp://www.finance.gov.sc
Seychelles Revenue Commissionhttp://www.src.gov.sc/
Central Bank of Seychelleshttp://www.cbs.sc
Seychelles Licensing Authorityhttp://www.sla.gov.sc
Seychelles Tourism Boardhttp://www.seychelles.travel/
SAOPRAhttp://www.intershore.com/saopra/