Seychelles International Business Company

Governed by International Business Companies Act 1994 (as amended). Statutory requirements are minimal, and flexible:

  • Only one director and one shareholder are required;
  • Shareholders, directors and officers need not be resident in the Seychelles and there is no stipulation as to their nationality;
  • There is no minimum capital requirement; shares may be either registered or bearer and may be issued in any currency;
  • Proper bookkeeping is required but no requirement for an audit;
  • No returns are needed of shareholders, directors or officers;
  • Shareholders and directors meetings need not be held in the Seychelles and can be held by telephone;
  • The Memorandum and Articles of Association are the only documents to be held on the public record;
  • Protected privacy & confidentiality

Seychelles International Business Company status is granted subject to following conditions:

  • No business may be transacted with residents of the Seychelles;
  • No ownership interest in real property in the Seychelles is permitted; property may be leased for office use only;
  • Banking or trust business may be carried on only if an appropriate license is issued;
  • Likewise, a licence is required to carry on insurance or re-insurance business;
  • Engaging in the business of company management or providing registered facilities for Seychelles-incorporated companies is not permitted.

Seychelles International Business Company is permitted to conduct various activities within the Seychelles without compromising their offshore status under the Act; these include:

  • professional contacts with lawyers, accountants etc;
  • preparation and maintenance of books and records;
  • the holding of directors’ or shareholders’ meetings;
  • ownership of shares in other Seychelles companies, whether under the Act or the Companies Act 1972;
  • ownership of Government or Central Bank securities;
  • ownership of a vessel registered in Seychelles.

A registered agent in the Seychelles must be appointed to incorporate Seychelles International Business Company

Contact us today to form a Seychelles International Business Company!