Incorporation of Company

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Seychelles manages one of the fastest growing International Business Companies register in the world with company incorporation in Seychelles. Seychelles is a popular jurisdiction for a company formation in that foreign companies incorporated there are exempt from audited statements, annual filing, reporting and accounting. Information about shareholders, beneficial owners and directors is not accessible to the public and thus there is a high level of confidentiality, privacy and anonymity. Seychelles is also a popular destination for online-based companies that are looking for a fast and low-cost option when deciding on a jurisdiction.


Advantages of Incorporating in Seychelles

  • Exemption from all local taxes and stamp duty
  • Maximum confidentiality and anonymity
  • Ease of operation, maintenance and control
  • Asset security
  • No disclosure or minimum capital requirements
  • Bearer shares are not allowed
  • The minimum number of shareholders is one
  • The minimum number of directors is one
  • Corporate directors and shareholders are permitted
  • Incorporations within two or three days
  • Excellent and flexible post-incorporation follow-up services
  • No statutory requirement to hold annual general meetings
  • Highly competitive fees and costs
Principal Corporate Legislation: International Business Companies Act 1994 as amended.
Type of Law: Common
Language of Legislation and Corporate Documents: English
Type of Company for International Trade, Investment & Tax Planning: IBC – International Business Company


Seychelles International Business Company

Share Capital
Standard authorised share capital is US$100,000. Minimum paid up share capital is US$1.
Classes of Share Available
Registered shares, shares of no par value, preference shares, redeemable shares and shares with or without voting rights.
Bearer Shares
Not allowed.
Restrictions on Trading
Cannot trade within the Seychelles. Banking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance, fund management, collective investment schemes, trust management, trusteeship business provision are not permitted.
Registered Office Required
Yes, must be maintained in Seychelles.
The minimum number of directors is one. Director can be of any nationality and need not be resident in Seychelles. Corporate directors are permitted.
The minimum number of shareholders is one.
Publicly Accessible Records
Nominee Shareholders and Nominee Directors
Location of Meetings of Directors and Shareholders
Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership to Authorities
Personal Presence Required
Double Taxation Treaty Access
Requirements to File Accounts
Requirement to File Annual Return
Audit Requirements
Seychellois Rupee (SCR).
Exchange Control
Language of Name
Restricted Words
Words such as "Assurance", "Bank", "Building Society", "Royal", "Trust Company", "Trustee Company" etc. will require justification.
Name of a Company
The words Limited, Ltd, Corporation, Corp., Incorporated, Inc., SocieteAnonymeилиSociedadAnomina, Public Limited Company, Societe, a ResponsabiliteLimitee, Berhad, Proprietary, NamlozeVenootschap, BeslotenVenootschap, Aktiengesellschaft or Limited Life Company , S.A., PLC, S.A.R.L, Bhd, Pty, NV, BV, A.G., LLC must be part of the name of every company.
Time to Incorporate
Two days.
Shelf Companies
Seychelles Shelf companies are available.


Cost of Formation: Request a quotation



Card PMT provides the following services in Seychelles:

  • Seychelles Company Incorporation
  • Registered Office and Agent Services
  • Company Secretarial Services
  • Nominee Shareholder/Nominee Director
  • Opening of Bank Accounts
  • Full Company Administration Services
  • Mailing Address
  • Virtual Office
  • Trademark Registration
  • Yacht Registration


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