What do I need this certificate for and what does it contain?

The Certificate of Good Standing is a document often required by foreign authorities, organizations, banks and other financial institutions to verify the status of the Seychelles Offshore Company.
Even if one usually assumes a good status, i.e. a good standing, the following is listed there in detail:

  • Date of Incorporation of the Seychelles Offshore Company
  • IBC registration number of the Seychelles Offshore Company
  • The abovementioned company was duly incorporated under the International Business Companies Act, 2016.
  • The name of the Company is still in the register of International Business Companies and the Company has paid all fees, royalties and charges due and payable under the provisions of the IBC Act, 2016.
  • The company is not in liquidation or dissolution
  • No procedure has been initiated to remove the name of the Company from the said register
  • Insofar as the documents submitted to the Registrar show, the Company is legally well positioned.

The Certificate of Good Standing is signed and authorized by the Seychelles Registry. It is therefore an official document of the government.

In order to make the Certificate of Good Standing internationally valid, the document is often provided with an apostille.
The apostille, also known as the Hague Apostille, is a form of authentication in international document traffic. It is used in legal transactions between states.

Further authentication, e.g. by a notary, is not necessary as the Certificate of Good Standing bears a government seal and an official signature of a government official