Seychelles Company Setup


Seychelles Company Formation

Seychelles comprises of several small islands and located in the Indian Ocean, to the north of which there lies the Madagascar. The capital of the country is Victoria which is located within the main island, the Mah. Due to the incentive legislation, Seychelles is gaining popularity and becoming the popular financial centre for offshore aspirants. Investment Promotion Act was enforced in the year 1994 to attract foreign investment. The important aspect is that this act promotes confidentiality and maintains the anonymity of the identity and thus recommended for the high-level trading. Seychelles has the modern and up-to-date telecommunication, professional and technological infrastructure.

The International Business Companies Act of 1994 provides flexibility and ease of doing business for the corporate vehicles and imposes minimum filing requirements for the companies and low government fees, thus one can say that; Seychelles gives excellent value to the money. However, despite of all this flexibility there are certain restrictions and liabilities on the IBCs incorporated in Seychelles, which includes the:

  • Restriction to trade or own the real estate in the Seychelles.
  • Provision of offer of registered office of the company in Seychelles.
  • IBCs incorporated in Seychelles are not liable for the currency control.

Requirements for Incorporation

There are certain requirements to incorporate a company in Seychelles, details of which is given below:

Company Directors

There is a minimum requirement of one director and none of the appointed directors need to be the resident of Seychelles. Corporate directors are allowed to be appointed. There is neither the requirement to hold director’s meeting nor to maintain and keep public director’s register. Also, there is no restriction on the meetings location.

Company Secretaries

There is a minimum requirement of one secretary and none of the appointed secretaries need to be the resident of Seychelles. Corporate secretaries are allowed to be appointed. There is no requirement for the secretary to hold any professional qualification.

Shareholders

There is a minimum requirement of one shareholder in order to incorporate a company in Seychelles. Corporate shareholders are allowed to be appointed. There is neither the requirement to maintain and keep public shares register nor par value of shares are permitted. Authorised share capital is usually 5,000 shares with value of USD 1 each. It is allowed to have bearer shares.

Incorporation Fee

Please refer to fee schedule section for proper guidance on incorporation fee. Generally, incorporation fee includes:

  • Government fees.
  • Local agency fees.
  • Local secretary fees.
  • Registered office fees.
  • Our service fees.

Once incorporation is completed, you will receive:

  • Certificate of incorporation.
  • Original formation documents and minutes.
  • Five copies of M & A.

Incorporation Time

It generally takes 1-2 weeks to incorporate a company in Seychelles.

Offshore Bank Account

For the offshore bank account please see our fee schedule section.

Miscellaneous

A registered agent for the company incorporation is required. There is no need to declare beneficial ownership of the shares to authorities, where all or some shareholders are nominees. In addition to this, annual return of the company is also required.