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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
Good to Know
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.
Confidentiality
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
Taxation
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.
Legislation
Modern offshore legislation modelled on BVI.
Standard currency
US$
Time to form
Seychelles has a fast and efficient registry (name and incorporation/registration usually same or next day).
Stability
Stable jurisdiction with very good reputation.
Communication
Efficient communication means.
Time zone
Convenient world time zone: GMT+4
Secretary required
No
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.
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  • 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.


Seychelles Jurisdiction News


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** Documents must be provided for every person related to the company.
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05-Aug-2015
Maybe i am not a good referee, since it was first time I have opened offshore company with an account so i really do not have anybody to compare with. However I chose SFM since they have a wide amount of services in wide amount of locations, also they passed the background check for beeing established for a while and having a lot of offices worldwide.

They are great because they get things done, and they can do a lot of things

They are awesome because they are most trustworthy in the industry, which is priceless.

They are awful because you have to be patient (maybe it is an industry standard), but on a bad exchanges you can wait 3 days for their answer, or stuff that should take one week takes three, you need to chase them sometimes.

However you have to have a clear idea what you want and what you need, they are not advisors, and if you ask something that you will realize you need completely different thing it might takes months to amend

PS I am a happy client and I would use them again, just forget ASAP projects :)
29-Jul-2015
I was very pleased with the seriousness and the swift services and assistance of the personal of SFM Offshore
Thanks a lot to all of them.
23-Jul-2015
Once initiated, the procedure proved easy and the person in charge did ensure a very satisfactory follow-up.

We will undoubtedly use again and recommend the services of SFM Corporate .

Special thanks to Karen Simon who handled the whole project.
22-Jul-2015
Very good service with professional people helping along the way. I would recommend SMF to anyone wanting to open a company.
09-Jul-2015
AAA+ good communication & very helpfull
After compare btw other companies i found best prices here
Sure will repeat
Thankss
09-Jul-2015
From when I first started dealing with Rita at SFM I knew that she had both mine and my companies best interests at heart.

Every step and every question in every instance was attended to with the utmost professionalism.

I would certainly recommend SFM and imparticular Rita, she is great!
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