Seychelles Company Registration

  • Incorporate your Company in Seychelles in 1-2 days (upon validation of your identification documents)*
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Seychelles Company Registration: A Quick and Efficient Process

Registering your company in a strategic jurisdiction is a crucial part of conducting business at an international level. From a quick and easy Seychelles company registration process to financial perks, the country is a great choice for savvy business owners looking to open up new opportunities for their companies.

SFM is there to guide you through your Seychelles company formation.

Seychelles has built its reputation as one of the top offshore international jurisdictions to set up a business. The country boasts a streamlined company incorporation process that can take as little as 1-2 days to complete once all required documents are well received and submitted, making it an attractive option for entrepreneurs looking to set up a structure quickly and efficiently.

Thanks to its flexibility and low maintenance requirements, the Seychelles International Business Company (IBC) model is a good choice for many directors and investors. Seychelles company registration is a straightforward process that can be completed remotely through a registered agent such as SFM. The documents (including the Memorandum and Articles of Association, identity documents of the directors and shareholders, and consent of the registered agent) can all be filed online.

Registering a company in the Seychelles does not require you to be based there. So long as a local registered agent is there to represent you, you can operate your Seychelles IBC from anywhere in the world. SFM is there to guide you through the process, from providing a local address to setting up a bank account for your Seychelles company.

5 simple steps are needed to incorporate your company in Seychelles

Complete our application form - Seychelles
Complete our order form and make the payment for your chosen services. You will then be assigned a client manager to assist you through the incorporation process.
Upload your documents
Your account manager will ask you for official documents which are required for your company formation.
Incorporate your company successfully
Once your documents have been processed your company will be successfully incorporated subject to local authority approval.
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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Company Formation in Seychelles: Benefits & Tax Advantages

  • 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.
  • Substantial asset protection legislation.
  • Efficient registration process with minimal documentation requirements.
  • Flexibility in company structures (only one director and shareholder needed for IBCs).
  • Simplified annual obligations for businesses operating in Seychelles.
  • Seychelles IBC registration structures are exempted from taxation.

Company Formation in Seychelles: Types & Criteria

Main Characteristics of a Seychelles Offshore Company

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 upon validation of your identification documents).
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 Incorporation of a Seychelles 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, a certified copy of proof of domicile dated less than three months, a curriculum vitae, as well as last 3 months' bank statement. All in original.**

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.
  • How to maintain an IBC company in Seychelles?

    One of the main requirements for maintaining an IBC in Seychelles is to ensure that your company is compliant with the country’s regulations and requirements. You must maintain a registered office and a Seychelles-accredited agent—such as SFM. Be sure to notify the Registrar of Companies of any changes to your company’s structure or ownership. You should also keep accurate financial records and file annual returns with the Seychelles Revenue Commission. All your company activities must comply with Seychelles laws and regulations.
  • What activities am I not allowed to undertake as an IBC?

    Seychelles IBCs cannot trade within the Seychelles or own real estate in the country. They also are not authorised to conduct bank, insurance, fund, or trust management-related activities, operate collective investment schemes, or offer regulated investment advice services.
  • What is the minimum registered capital of a company in Seychelles?

    The standard share capital while registering a Seychelles IBC Limited Liability Company is $100,000. However, there are no minimum paid-up share capital requirements to be authorised to set up a Seychelles Company.
  • Can I use my residential address to register an offshore company in Seychelles?

    No, not if you are a foreign resident. The initial requirement for a Seychelles company registration is a local address. However, an official agent such as SFM can provide a local registered office address in your stead. This makes registering your Seychelles IBC from abroad a nonissue.

Seychelles Offshore Jurisdiction News

European Council: Bahamas, Belize, Seychelles and Turks and Caicos Islands removed from the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes

28 February 2024
On 20th February 2024, the European Union (EU) made significant updates to its list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes, notably removing Bahamas, Belize, Seychelles, and Turks and Caicos Islands from the list. [..]

Can You Register a Yacht in the Seychelles?

14 February 2023
In short, yes, it is possible to register a yacht in the Seychelles. The Seychelles is a popular jurisdiction for yacht registration due to its favorable tax laws [..]

Benefits of an Offshore Company in Seychelles

1 February 2023
A highly desirable location for both business and pleasure, the Republic of the Seychelles lies in the Indian Ocean and is one of Africa’s most predominant financial hubs[..]

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Local Corporate Tax Exemption

When it comes to company formation, setting up a Seychelles International Business Company (IBC) is a solution that offers significant financial benefits and fiscal perks.

As a foreign entrepreneur, opting for a Seychelles company registration place you under a specific tax regime. Seychelles IBCs that do not conduct business within the island nation are exempt from local corporate taxes, including capital gains and inheritance taxes. This zero-tax framework allows you to boost your profitability and cash flow. However, 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.

Seychelles Company Formation: Private and Secure

Seychelles has strict banking laws, providing businesses with a high level of financial privacy and the assurance that their bank account information is kept secure. In the digital age, being able to rely on well developed, qualitative banking solutions with flawless online accessibility is essential, which is another reason to favour the Seychelles Corporate Registry. The country’s legislation ensures that the names of company directors and shareholders are not accessible to the public, all while fulfilling international anti-money laundering (AML) obligations.

Seychelles offers limited liability company registration that allows business owners to enjoy strong asset protection features. Entrepreneurs can protect themselves from litigation and claims by transferring assets and businesses to a Seychelles-registered entity, even if they are the sole director and shareholder. This reduced liability feature is especially beneficial for smaller entities, often weighed down by the complexity of managerial obligations.

Seychelles: A Geopolitically Stable Region for Your Offshore Business Venture

While this aspect is often overlooked, the geopolitical situation of a country should weigh in the balance when considering where to register your business. Where governments enjoy a politically stable environment, the commitment to maintaining business-friendly practices tends to be stronger. Seychelles is a great example of a geopolitically stable region, which translates into a level of assurance that can be difficult to quantify yet truly invaluable from a practical perspective. This is because such stability results in better security and reliability on the part of banks, insurance companies, and, of course, legislation.

Seychelles’ infrastructure and economic stability offer several advantages for foreign business owners, such as modern banking facilities, Internet banking, and no obligation to open your company’s bank account in person. The government also provides significant support for businesses, and local logistics, tax, and legal services tend to be relatively affordable.

Seychelles Company Registration: A Host of Benefits

Choosing the Seychelles as your jurisdiction for company formation offers a range of compelling benefits:

Supportive Tax Regime: Thanks to a zero-tax framework for IBCs that do not conduct business within its territory, Seychelles offers a supportive environment for foreign companies of all sizes. As a foreign entrepreneur, you will be exempt from local corporate, inheritance, and capital gains taxes.

Speedy, Efficient Registration Process: Being added to the Seychelles Corporate Registry is a quick and easy process. Your Seychelles company formation can be completed in as little as 48 hours.

Corporate Privacy: Few governments offer a level of corporate privacy as high as Seychelles maintains. The information of an IBC’s directors and shareholders are not on a public record.

Asset Protection: Seychelles IBCs enjoy strong asset protection features, granting business owners an additional safeguard against litigation and claims.

Flexible Operational Conditions: The Seychelles IBC Limited Liability Company model allows a single individual to serve as the company’s sole director and shareholder, thus reducing liability and the complexity of managerial tasks.

Modern, Stable Banking System: In addition to Seychelles’ favorable tax regime, the country’s banks have access to global banking networks. This makes it easier for businesses to conduct international transactions, manage currencies, feel confident about the safety of their deposits,. The Seychelles’ banking system is regulated by the Central Bank of Seychelles and is prized for its stability.

At SFM, we’re here to help you leverage these benefits and launch your new venture in the best possible conditions. And, if you are not sure the Seychelles would be the right fit for your business, you could consider getting your company set up in the UAE (Dubai), the BVI, Canada, Delaware, Hong Kong, and many more jurisdictions.

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