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The Seychelles International Business Company (IBC) Company Formation

The Republic of Seychelles is a popular offshore jurisdiction because of the large number of privacy and tax advantages from which offshore companies incorporated there benefit, following the Seychelles International Companies Act. Incorporating an IBC in the Seychelles provides extensive confidentiality for the beneficial owners as company registers are not available for public inspection, and shareholders enjoy exemption from all local taxes and duties, including income tax, capital gains tax and corporation tax.

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Company Name

A company in the Seychelles must have a unique name, it may be in any language but the English translation must be approved. It must have a suffix of Corporation, Limited, Incorporated, GmBH, Societe Anonyme, or similar. The appropriate abbreviation can also be used.

Registered Agent

It is a requirement that a Seychelles IBC must have a registered agent and a registered address where all official correspondence may be sent. This is provided as part of our incorporation service.

Directors

An IBC in the Seychelles requires only one director, this can be either an individual or a corporate entity and there is no restriction on nationality. As there is no public Director Register, directors’ details are confidential.

Shareholders

An IBC in the Seychelles requires only one shareholder, this can be either an individual or a corporate entity, there is no restriction on nationality and nominee shareholders are permitted. As there is no public Shareholder Register, details of the company’s beneficial owners are confidential. 

Share Capital

There is no minimum share capital and it may be expressed in any currency.

Filing Requirements

A Seychelles IBC does not have any filing requirements, though all companies are required to keep a record of their accounts.

Timescale

A Seychelles IBC can be incorporated in two days once all information and proof of identity have been accepted.

Fees

£800

Proof of Identity

As part of our due diligence we require proof of identity in the form of a passport copy for all directors and shareholders of the company.

Travel

You do not have to travel to the Seychelles to incorporate.