When someone examines a Seychelles IBC, what data do they get?
By searching the register we can find out for you, if you already know the name of the IBC, the incorporation number, the amount of authorised share capital, the amount of guarantee capital (if applicable), the name and address of the registered agent, the registered office of the company, whether the IBC has registered a mortgage, hypothecation or charge, the last annual licence fee paid, the next annual licence fee payable and the status of the company (whether it is in good standing, struck off or dissolved etc.).
In almost no case would you see or obtain the names and addresses of directors, shareholders and beneficial owners because we and all other Seychelles incorporation agencies, file extracts of resolutions which do not contain this information. Nor do we file the registers.
You will therefore not receive details of directors and shareholders, these are held by us and other incorporation agencies in the Seychelles, privately only. We keep all registers and do not archive them online or with any government agency and are not allowed to disclose any information, as well as data to any third party. The Seychelles Constitution and its laws prohibit this. In most cases we would therefore completely ignore any request and only inform you.
There is one exception. At the request of our criminal authority, we are obliged to provide all necessary information in the event of suspected criminal offences involving terrorism, arms trafficking or money laundering. However, the Criminal Investigation Department is equally bound to absolute secrecy. Only the courts of Seychelles can disclose private information to the public during legal proceedings.