From a search at the Registry, assuming they already know the name of the IBC, they will be able find out the incorporation number, the amount of the authorized share capital, the amount of guarantee capital (if applicable), the registered agent”s name and address, the registered office of the company, whether the IBC has registered a hypothetication, mortgage or a charge, the last annual licence fee that was paid, the next annual licence fee to be paid and the status of the company (whether in good standing, struck off or dissolved etc). They would also be able to get a copy of the certificate of incorporation, the memorandum and articles and any other documents filed publicly. Normally they would not see the names and addresses of the directors, shareholders and beneficial owners because we file extracts of resolutions which do not show such details and also, the registers are not filed.

Particulars of the directors and shareholders are only held privately by us the Registered Agent. We keep the registers and we do not file them with any authority and we are not allowed to provide any information to any third party. The law prohibits us. In most cases we would totally ignore any request and we would inform you of the request.

There is one exception. If a request is made by our financial investigations unit we are required to provide all information they require but they are also obligated to maintain confidentiality. Only the Seychelles Courts can release private information into the public domain, during legal proceedings.