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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.

2. 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

Services GOLD
449 USD
PLATINUM
849 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 cost
449 USD
849 USD
Annual renewal fee 450 USD 850 USD

Free Consultation

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 type Republic
Executive branch Cabinet (government) headed by the President
Legislative branch unicameral National Assembly (34 members)
Judicial branch Magistrates' Court, Supreme Court, Court of Appeal
GDP per capita rank 34 (2012)

Corporate info

Shelf companies permitted Yes
Legal system based on English common law and French civil law
Incorporation timescale for a turnkey company above 2 weeks
Cyrillic alphabet permitted in company name No
Local registered office Yes
Types of entity company 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 company 2 days
Company suffix Limited, 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 capital No requirements
Minimum issued share capital No requirements
Minimum paid share capital 1
Authorized capital payment deadlines No requirements
Bearer shares permitted No
Issued capital payment deadlines Upon issue
Standard currency US Dollar
Standard authorized share capital No
Standard par value of shares 1
Shares with no par value permitted Yes

Taxes

Min. rate for corporate tax 0%
Capital gains tax No
VAT 15%
Withholding tax 15%
Exchange control No
Personal tax 15%
Corporate tax (in detail) IBCs are exempt from corporate tax within Seychelles jurisdiction.
Capital gains tax. Details There is no capital gains tax in Seychelles jurisdiction.
VAT. Details VAT 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 taxes Trades Tax; Excise Tax; Presumptive Tax; Corporate Social Responsibility Tax
Government fee $100
Stamp duty No

Accounts

Requirement to file accounts No
Publicly accessible accounts No
Audit required No
Requirement to file Annual Return Yes
Publicly accessible Annual Return No
Requirement to prepare accounts Yes
Double tax treaties network 36
Tax Exchange Information Agreement network 13
OECD member No

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
Offshore/onshore status according to the RF lawsYes

List of laws and regulations

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

Tax treaties entered

Tax treaties entered Bahrain, 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 Government http://www.egov.sc/
Financial Services Authority http://www.fsaseychelles.sc
Seychelles Invetsment Board http://sib.gov.sc
Ministry of Finance http://www.finance.gov.sc
Seychelles Revenue Commission http://www.src.gov.sc/
Central Bank of Seychelles http://www.cbs.sc
Seychelles Licensing Authority http://www.sla.gov.sc
Seychelles Tourism Board http://www.seychelles.travel/
SAOPRA http://www.intershore.com/saopra/
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