Seychelles Company Formation

Seychelles Offshore Company Incorporation | Seychelles Company Formation

Seychelles offshore company incorporation services from WWincorp allow you set-up company in no time. An Archipelago of 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean, northwest of Madagascar. This group of small islands covers an area of 455 sq km. The biggest one is Mahe (144 sq km) which is granite. The population is around 80,000. The legal system is based on English Common Law and French Civil Law.

Incorporation Procedure

The procedure and requirements to incorporate an International Business Company in Seychelles Company Formation are set out below:

  • Three proposed company names.
  • A brief description of the planned activities.
  • Name, address, nationality, passport number and occupation of the Director(s) and Shareholder(s).
  • The number of shares to be issued to each Shareholder

Incorporation Fees

Government fee US$ 150.00
Registered office US$ 250.00
Registered agent US$ 250.00
Incorporation fee US$ 150.00
Total cost of incorporation US$ 800.00
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Seychelles Company Formation Features

International Business Companies are governed by the International Business Companies Act 1994 (Act 24 of 1994)


Under normal circumstances, Seychelles IBC´s can be incorporated/registered within 1-2 working days.


  • Only one director required - can be an individual or corporate
  • Only one shareholder required - can be an individual or corporate
  • A director can be a shareholder and vice versa
  • No requirement for Seychelles residency for shareholder(s) and director(s)
  • A secretary is not required


The name or identity of the shareholder(s) or director(s) do not appear on the public record for IBC's.


  • The name or identity of the shareholder(s) or director(s) do not appear on the public record for IBC's.
  • Shareholder(s) and director(s) nominee services are allowed to ensure confidentiality of beneficiaries.


  • Shares can be issued with or without par value
  • Shares may be issued in any legal currency or in more than one legal currency
  • Shares may be paid up in cash or through the transfer of other assets or for other consideration
  • Bearer shares are permitted
  • The standard share capital is USD $5,000 or an equivalent in another recognizable currency
  • The minimum paid in and issued capital may be one share


Seychelles International Business Companies are exempt from all taxes on income derived outside of the Seychelles.


  • There are no filings to the authorities in Seychelles after the Company has been incorporated
  • A Shareholder and Director Register for the Company must be kept but need not be held in the Seyhelles


  • Meetings of shareholder(s) and/or director(s) are not required but if they are minutes should be taken.
  • If a meeting is held it need not be in the Seychelles and participants can attend by telephone.


  • A Seychelles IBC can carry out any legal business and/or investment activity worldwide, they may not offer bank, insurance or trust services without prior authorization from the Seychelles International Business Authority.
  • Generally Seychelles IBC´s cannot do business with Seychelles residents or corporations.


  • First year government filing fees
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Letter of appointment of first director
  • Nominee shareholder details (if required)
  • Declaration of Trust from the nominee shareholder (if a nominee shareholder is required).
  • Minutes of the first meeting of the founders
  • Share Certificates
  • Register of Shareholders
  • Register of Directors
  • Registered agent services, (first year)
  • Registered office, (first year)


The company may not use a name identical or similar to an existing company so as to cause confusion. The use of the following words is also prohibited: Bank, Trust, Trustees, Insurance, Assurance, Reinsurance, Building Society, Savings, Loans, Chamber of Commerce, University, Municipal or equivalents in foreign languages.Names must end with one of the following suffixes or an abbreviation thereof:

  • Limited or Ltd.
  • Corporation or Corp.
  • Incorporated or Inc.
  • Society Anonyme or S.A.
  • Sociedad Anonima or S.A.
  • Besioten Vennootshcap or B.V.
  • Gelleschafmit beschrankter Haftung or GmbH
  • Naamloze Vennootshcap or NV

Any name implying a relationship with banking or insurance or company management industries- e.g. bank, financial, trust and insurance will need prior approval from the Registrar or application for a separate licence.


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