Why Seychelles?

Offshore Seychelles

No data to third parties, this is regulated by the Constitution of Seychelles

Offshore Seychelles

More than 200,000 offshore companies founded in the last 20 years

Offshore Seychelles

OECD white listed, invoices from your company are accepted worldwide

Why the Seychelles is the right jurisdiction for you?

Offshore company Seychelles, no travel, no paperwork, anonymous and fast

No data to third parties, more than 200,000 offshore companies, OECD whitelisted

An International Business Company (IBC) of the Seychelles is the most versatile and flexible way of setting up a business, worldwide. Similar to other offshore countries, the Seychelles IBC is well known and popular for its international use and operational capability. While many other overseas jurisdictions have directories of directors, shareholders. OBO and shareholders, the Seychelles allows for absolute anonymity through a non-public register and a constitutionally clear privacy statement. In addition, the free movement of companies in Seychelles goes far beyond the usual scope of offshore companies out.

Since the introduction of the Seychelles International Business Companies Act in 1994, over 200,000 companies were established in the Seychelles The number of new registrations per month is more than 1000 and should: "why Seychelles?", answer.

  • No data about you

    • No access to the register of directors or founders (trust)
    • No public access to the data of shareholders or beneficial owners (OBO)
    • Under the Constitution of Seychelles, it is prohibited by law to disclose or make available to third parties outside Seychelles
  • More than 200,000 offshore companies

    • Only one director or shareholder required
    • A Seychelles IBC may become the owner of aircraft and vessels registered in the archipelago. This means, for example, that ship and yacht owners are also anonymous
    • Low start-up costs, as well as low annual Follow-up / Renewal costs
    • 100% tax exempt
    • A large number of tax treaties with many countries allow the transfer of profits to the Seychelles and taxation of 0%.
    • International Free Trade Areas
    • No corporate income tax
    • No obligation to hold annual general meetings
    • No accounting obligation
    • Commercial register information is not publicly available. Anonymity is absolutely guaranteed!
    • Asset maintenance
    • Considered and respected as an offshore country worldwide
    • The laws on the free movement of companies enable global work and the best possible development
    • No data exchange agreements with third countries
    • 46 double taxation agreements valid according to OECD standard
    • No shareholder or board of directors data are publicly accessible
    • No controls on free exchange
    • English is business language
    • The population has a high standard of education and is consistently at least bilingual in English/French.
  • The Seychelles are OECD whitelisted

    Based on the internationally agreed tax standard, the OECD has formulated "white", "grey" and "black" lists:

    • White list - jurisdictions that have implemented the internationally agreed tax standard - i.e. are not considered a tax haven by the OECD.
    • Grey list - jurisdictions that are committed to the internationally agreed tax standard, but have not yet substantially implemented it - i.e. they may meet some of the tax haven criteria mentioned above.
    • Black list - jurisdictions not bound by the internationally agreed tax standard - i.e. the jurisdiction has not taken steps to cooperate with the OECD in implementing the standard.
  • Easy management

    • No obligation to prepare or file annual accounts
    • No obligation to appoint an auditor, no tax audit
    • No accounting obligation
    • Seychelles shall dispense with current accounts.
      The simplified obligation to retain documents at the place of administration has only been in force since 01.04.2012.
    • The minimum capital does not have to be paid up.
    • There is no obligation to attend general meetings
    • Favourable, ongoing costs
    • Tax advantages
    • Discretion and asset protection
  • Tax Exemption for Offshore Companies in the Seychelles

    • The Seychelles offshore company is not subject to Seychelles taxation of profits at its registered office.
    • This applies if the offshore company's turnover was generated outside Seychelles.
    • As this is likely to be the case in most cases, it is referred to as a zero-tax company.

An overview for the Seychelles IBC

Seychelles Income Tax and Corporate TaxNone
Doing business internationallyAllowed
transact business within the SeychellesNo
IBC formally considered as resident in SeychellesYes
Official language / language of documentsEnglish
Standard Capital100,000 USD
Adjustable capitalYes, from $100 to $100,000
Minimum paid-up capitalNo deposit required
Bearer sharesNot allowed
Minimum number of directors1
Minimum number of members (shareholders)1
Non-resident directorsAllowed
company directorsAllowed
Registered agent and address in the SeychellesRequired
Register of DirectorsAvailable, but not publicly accessible
register of membersNot available
Register of members submitted for public recordingNo
Disclosure of beneficial owners to the RegistrarNo
Disclosure of beneficial owners to the Registered AgentYes
Holding of the annual general meetingNot recoverable
Meeting of the directors / membersWorldwide, also possible online
Company minutes and resolutionsYes and to be kept at the Director's place
Company sealNot required
Retention of accounting recordsRequired
Annual accountsNot recoverable
BookkeepingNot required
Access to agreements to avoid double taxationNot required
Subject to currency controls / restrictionsNo
Resettlement of a foreign company in the SeychellesYes
Resettlement of a Seychelles company abroadYes