Republic of Seychelles

Since the adoption of Seychelles Republic International Business Companies Ordinance in 1994 and advantageous geographical location at the crossroads to Africa, Middle East and Asia, Seychelles have become one of the most attractive offshore jurisdictions. This is enabled by modern offshore legislation which is more investors friendly in comparison with other standard offshore locations. The official languages are Creole, French and English.

Seychelles are popular among investors due to high level of privacy, low acquisition price of offshore companies and beneficial tax environment. Seychellois legislation recognizes several types of companies e.g. International Business Company („IBC“), Special License Company, Limited partnership, foundations or trusts.

Legal formInternational Business Company (Ltd.)
LegislationInfluenced by Anglo-American and French continental law
The International Business Companies Act 1994 as amended
Foundation timeOnce received all required documents from a client, a new IBC is incorporated within 1 day and documents are delivered within 2 weeks.
ShareholdersMinimum required: 1
Form: physical person/corporate body (both possible)
Nationality: Any (Seychellois nationality is not necessary)
DirectorsMinimum required: 1
Form: physical person/corporate body (both possible)
Nationality: Any (Seychellois nationality is not necessary)
Others: local director recommendable to ensure higher anonymity
Share capitalNo specific requirements
Bearer sharesAllowed
TaxesSeychellois International Business Company is not subject to income tax or fees for transfer of property, shares and others securities to/from the IBC. Shareholder´s income derived from the IBC activities is not subject to tax either.
Others: The income of the IBC is not subject to tax provided the IBC does not trade, does not own real estate, does not provide registered office services and does not carry on insurance services in Seychelles.
AccountancyFiling of accounts not required
AuditNot required
Anonymity and confidentialityDetails of ultimate beneficial owners/shareholders/directors are not part of public record. This information is only known to the licensed Registered Agent and is therefore kept in complete confidentiality.
OtherRegistered office: must be maintained in Seychelles
General meetings: Can be held anywhere in the world
Double tax treaties: signed mostly with African countries but also with Cyprus
Shelf companies: Yes

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