Co Formation

Seychelles Offshore Company Formation

In December 1994 the Seychelles enacted legislation enabling the registration of International Business Companies, International Trusts and the licensing of International (free) Trade Zone Companies. Seychelles International Business Companies are useful alternatives to offshore companies established in jurisdictions such as the British Virgin Islands.  Registration process in Seychelles is straightforward.


Advantages Of A Seychelles Company

  • Tax free if operation is not in Seychelles
  • Easy to set up
  • Ease of administration
  • Shareholders and beneficial owners are not available for public inspection
  • No exchange controls
  • Stable economic and political environment


Seychelles Company Is A Good Vehicle For

  • International Trading
  • Asset management and holding
  • Online business
  • Yacht registration


Three Simple Steps For Incorporating A Seychelles Company

Self Photos / Files - 1231

Supply Information 

Self Photos / Files - 1232

Sign Documents 

Self Photos / Files - 1233

Receive Documents 

Submit information online or fill the download form.

Our officer will contact you to confirm service,

collect KYC and verify documents. Pay fee.

Prepare incorporation documents and sign registration documents.

Collect incorporation documents.


Documents Required For Setting Up a Seychelles Company

  • Passport or certified copies (if we cannot meet in person) of all the directors/ shareholders/beneficial owners.
  • Residential address proof or certified copies of all the directors/ shareholders/beneficial owners (must be in English or English translation).
  • Our due diligence form.

Attractive Cost For Seychelles Company Formation


Seychelles Company Formation Fee

From US$1100


Public Photos / Files - icon_download Statutory Requirements Download

  • Easy & confindential
  • 24/7 Support 
  • Dedicated client servicing


Self Photos / Files - icon_70x70_online   Incorporate Online Now!

Public Photos / Files - icon_talk Whatsapp Us     

Self Photos / Files - email


Recommended Services:


Seychelles Company Fact Sheet




Type of company for international Trade and Investment.  The Seychelles International Business Company.


Restrictions on Trading.  Cannot trade within the Seychelles or own real estate there. Cannot undertake the business of banking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance, fund management, asset management (other than the company's own assets) or any other activity that would suggest an association with the banking and insurance industries. A Seychelles IBC cannot provide registered office facilities in the Seychelles, or sell its shares to the public.


Powers of Company.  A Seychelles incorporated Company has the same powers as a natural person.


Registered Office Required.  Yes, must be maintained in the Seychelles at the office of a licensed Registered Agent.


Name Restrictions.  Anything identical or similar to a company already incorporated. Anything that implies patronage of the Seychelles, or any other government, insurance, royal, imperial or any other name that may imply that a company intends to undertake a licensable or undesirable activity.


Language of Name and Corporate Documents.  The name can be in any language, but must be accompanied by a translation in English or French. The documentation will either be in English, or it is possible to have bilingual documentation in English and Chinese or any other language accompanied by a translation in English or French.


Suffixes to Denote Limited Liability.  The name of an IBC must end in one of the following: Limited, Corporation, Incorporated, Société Anonyme or their abbreviations. A wide variety of other suffixes such as BV, GmbH, and SARL may also be used.


Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership to Authorities.  The Seychelles government requires all entities registered in the countries to submit annually an Ultimate Beneficial Owners’ (UBO) Declaration.  The declaration is held as an electronic or paper register with the company's registered agent's office in Seychelles, and may on request be shared with 1. Seychelles Anti-corruption Bureau 2. Central Bank 3. Seychelles police 4. Seychelles Financial Intelligence Unit and Seychelles tax authority.


The UBO declaration includes information such as i.  Name and address of each beneficial owner  2. Details of the beneficial interest. A company filing to maintain the UBO register will be liable to a fine.  However, the register is not available for public inspection.


Authorised and Issued Share Capital.  Seychelles IBCs are normally incorporated with an authorised share capital of US$100,000 with par value. The authorised share capital may be expressed in any currency. The minimum issued capital is either one share of no par value or one share of par value.


Classes of Shares Permitted.  Registered shares, shares of no par value, preference shares, redeemable shares and shares with or without voting rights.


Directors.  The minimum number of directors is one, who may be a natural person or a body corporate. They may be of any nationality and need not be resident in the Seychelles.


Company Secretary.  A Seychelles IBC need not appoint a company secretary, although it is customary to do so. The secretary may be a natural person or body corporate, be of any nationality and need not be resident in the Seychelles.


Shareholders.  The minimum number of shareholders is one.


Taxation.  An International Company is exempted from local taxation.


Accounting records requirements.  Please refer to Frequently Asked question.


Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the details contained herein are correct and up-to-date, it does not constitute legal or other professional advice. We do not accept any responsibility, legal or otherwise, for any error omission.


Public Photos / Files - icon_apply Apply Online                                                          Public Photos / Files - icon_talk Whatsapp Us                                                      Self Photos / Files -                                           



Seychelles Frequently Asked Question

What makes Seychelles an attractive jurisdiction in which to incorporate a company ?

If properly structured, a Seychelles company can be a tax-free entity.  Seychelles allows 100% foreign ownership.

Are there any restrictions on the activities of a Seychelles offshore company ?

A Seychelles International Business Company (IBC) can conduct any legal activities except that it cannot carry out activities in Seychelles, nor may it own real estate in the country.

Are there any restriction on the number of directors and shareholders in a Seychelles company ?

A Seychelles company requires only one (non-resident) director and shareholder. Corporate director is also allowed for a Seychelles company.

We are the reporting requirements for a Seychelles company ?

The reporting requirements for a Seychelles company include:


1.   Annual return declaration to the registered agent is needed (There is no annual audit required). 


2.  Accounting records must be kept at the registered office (please refer to accounting records obligation).

Are Seychelles company details made available to the public ?

For a Seychelles company, a register of shareholders and directors must be kept with the company's registered agent in the Seychelles.

What is accounting records obligation in Seychelles ?

The Seychelles Government has introduced new legislation on  accounting records keeping requirements for all Seychelles entities in 2021 - International Business Companies (Amendment) Act 2021 (the Amendment Act).  As a result of the Amendment Act, all Seychelles entities are now under an obligation to: 


1.   maintain all underlying accounting records, including historical records going back 7 years prior to 31 December 2021; i.e. all accounting records from 1 January 2015. 

2.   submit the above accounting records to the Seychelles registered office before 6 February 2022.


Furthermore, commencing 2022, all Seychelles companies will be required to: 


1.   provide bi-annual reporting of its accounting records to its registered office.

2.   for large companies (with annual turnover above SCR50m/c.USD3.75m) and non-large non-holding companies – to provide an annual financial summary.


Penalties for non-compliance

From February 2022, the Seychelles Registrar will initiate on-site compliance inspections to ensure that reliable accounting records are being kept by legal entities in Seychelles, and where non-compliance is identified, relevant sanctions will be applied, which include: 


1.    a penalty fee not exceeding USD10,000.

2.   where a director knowingly permits a contravention under this section, they shall be liable to a penalty fee not exceeding USD10,000.

Self Photos / Files - Awards