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Seychelles Offshore Company

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Steps to company formation - Seychelles
Upload your documents
Your account manager will ask you for official documents which are required for your company formation.
Register your company successfully
Once your documents have been processed your company will be successfully registered.
Process any additional services
Your account manager will guide you through the steps of completing your request of additional services such as bank accounts.
Manage Your company via our client portal
Our client portal will give you immediate access to all your documents as well as display your company structure.

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Seychelles Company
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SFM is an official registered agent in Seychelles, approved by local authorities. Our clients therefore have the guarantee to be served at the best price, and in the best conditions.
Main Characteristics
Company Type
International Business Company (IBC)
Governing corporate legislation
Financial Services Authority (FSA) is the governing authority and the companies are regulated under the IBC ACT 2016.
Information published relating to company officers
There is no public register of company officers.
Privacy is protected in the Seychelles under Art. 20 of the constitution.
Data detained by the Seychelles registered agents is not public information.
Accounting requirement
No accounting filing requirements.
However Section 174 (1) of the IBC Act, 2016 (Amended) requires the company to keep records and such documents (receipts, invoices etc.) as to enable it for accounts to be prepared
A Seychelles IBC is exempt from any form of taxation and withholding taxes in Seychelles.
While the company may not be liable to pay taxes, please consult with a tax/legal advisor in your country of residence, to determine your own tax liability.
Modern offshore legislation modelled on BVI.
Standard currency
Time to form
Seychelles has a fast and efficient registry (name and incorporation/registration usually same or next day).
Stable jurisdiction with very good reputation.
Efficient communication means.
Time zone
Convenient world time zone: GMT+4
Secretary required
Paid up capital requirement
No paid up capital requirement. The standard share capital is USD 100,000 but can be amended to fit your requirements.
Renewal Date
Anniversary date of the company / Each Year
Basis of legal system
Under Common Law.
Minimum directors/shareholders
Minimum of 1 director/shareholder.
Bearer shares
Bearer shares are not permitted.
Documents Required
for the Creation of the Company
A certified copy Certification of a passport can be made by a notary, an attorney-at-law, a bank, a public officer, or in accordance with SFM indications. Kindly consult your dedicated account manager at SFM to obtain precise information. of your passport (or identity card), as well as proof of domicile dated less than three months and a curriculum vitae.**

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Frequently Asked Questions

Offshore Company Formation in Seychelles
  • Is it legal for me to setup an offshore company in the Seychelles?
    Absolutely, offshore companies formed in the Seychelles (also known as International Business Companies- IBC) are perfectly legal, are recognized internationally and are able to open bank accounts.
  • Is a Seychelles Offshore Company tax liable?
    No, Offshore companies formed in the Republic of Seychelles are exempt from any form of taxation and withholding taxes in Seychelles

    While a company may not be subject to tax reporting to its local authorities, you should consult with your own tax, legal or accounting advisor to determine whether you are subject to tax in any other jurisdiction including the jurisdiction in which you are a tax resident.
  • Is SFM present in the Seychelles ?
    Yes we have a fully operational office in the capital Mahe and act as Registered Agent in the Seychelles
  • How many directors and shareholders should I appoint on my Seychelles IBC?
    A minimum of 1 director and 1 shareholder should be appointed on a Seychelles International Business Company.
  • Do I need to submit accounting records for a company in Seychelles?
    No, there are no accounting requirements. However Section 174 (1) of the IBC Act, 2016 (Amended) requires the company to keep records and such documents (receipts, invoices etc.) as to enable it for accounts to be prepared.
  • Will my name be public once I setup a Seychelles company?
    No, There is no public register of company officers.
  • Do I need to deposit the paid up capital for a Seychelles company?
    No, there is no paid up capital requirement. The standard share capital is USD 100,000 but can be amended to fit your requirements.
  • Are bearer shares allowed in the Seychelles?
    No, bearer shares are not allowed in the Seychelles and tend to disappear from most jurisdicitons.

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De façon à être constructif, je ferai une ou deux remarques pour améliorer le service: lors de mon entretien téléphonique avec la banque j’aurai aimé recevoir avant un petit briefing pour le préparer au contenu de l’entretien et maximiser les chances de le réussir. Ensuite, j’aurais aimé être informé à l´avance qu’il y avait deux cartes de débit, une que la banque propose et une que SFM propose. Ceci m’aurai permi d’opter des le début pour la meilleure option.

Faire ce parcourt est une succession de prises d’informations et de prises de décisions. Ce qui a retardé le processus au début, c’est le temps et les efforts nécessaires à vérifier que SFM était une vraie société et non pas une arnaque. Cela a prit deux mois ! Mais une fois ceci accomplit, le reste de la procédure à toujours été facile et agréable, en particulier grâce au professionnalisme et à l’humamanite de Myriam, dont je loue et recommande l’excellence.

Bonne continuation !
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