registration of legal entity

Cost of registration The cost of the second year Number of Directors Corporate tax rates Payment of Charter Capital Financial statements
1090.00 USD 990.00 USD 1 0.00% 1.00 No
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Registration of companies in Seychelles

Lawyers of Law & Trust International offer service regarding company registration in Seychelles. Offshore companies are completely exempt from taxation, and the only type of payments necessary to be contributed is fixed annual fee. The amount of the contribution does not depend on the level of the declared authorized capital of the company and is equal to 100 US dollars.

The company in Seychelles is not obliged to transfer to the state fund any payments other than the abovementioned. The fee shall be transferred prior to registration of the company on the islands. If business is registered by resident of the jurisdiction, it is subject to taxation at the rate of 1.5%. The tax is calculated only from the amount that can be considered as net profit of the businessman.

Registration of companies in Seychelles: Legal details

  1. Offshore activities are not subject to currency control. Despite the fact that the official monetary unit in the territory of the islands is the Seychellois rupee, it is possible to use euro, dollar, rubles and other types of currencies for settlements with partners.
  2. Registration of offshore companies in Seychelles implies the establishment of the most cost-efficient organizational and legal form, that is the international business company (IBC). In addition to the abovementioned, the jurisdiction of the islands is suitable for the establishment of banks, investment funds and insurance companies.
  3. High level of confidentiality is guaranteed to all the businessmen. The register of companies discloses data on shareholders, founders, directors and beneficial owners to wide audience, but is responsible for their safety.

Business in Seychelles: Requirements and Restrictions

1. Regulation of the activities of all non-resident entities is conducted on the basis of the International Business Company Act. The bill was drafted in 2004, and the latest amendments to the regulation were introduced in 2017. According to the regulatory act, the international business company is not entitled to:

  • Attract local target audience to purchase its goods or acquire services. The company can only interact with non-residents of the Seychelles from any region.
  • Acquire ownership of real estate or any other business in Seychelles. The concept of "real estate" includes: land, industrial and residential buildings, garages, warehouses, etc.
  • IBC can not carry out banking or insurance activities, so in order to do business in these areas, registration in another organizational and legal form, as well as additional licensing are required.

2. In order to register company in Seychelles, it is necessary to prepare and submit unique name for consideration. The name should not be consonant with the already existing names of other companies, and it should not contain references to the local government, as well as extremist appeals or insults of any social groups. Such abbreviations as LTD, INC, Corp and others indicating the form of the company being registered are used as the end of the name.

3. French, English and Seychelles Creole languages are used in the territory of the state. If the name is formed in foreign language, its translation and constant accompaniment by interpretation in all documents are mandatory.

4. The establishment of the company requires the presence of one director and one shareholder.

Detailed information regarding the stages of company registration in Seychelles is available on the website of Law & Trust. The initial consultation is free, and it is carried out at the office or by phone. Registration of business in Seychelles gives opportunity to extend the company to the territory of the African continent.

With the help of our lawyers, the registration process will take place within a short time and under the supervision of professionals. The latter will make it possible to avoid legal mistakes when collecting package of documents and submitting it. You can contact the expert through the website and by other means convenient for you.

There are no annual reporting requirements in Seychelles, however, in accordance with the amendments to the International Commercial Companies Act, if companies receive income taxable (“Assessable Income”) in the Seychelles, companies will be required to submit annual financial and audit reports to the Seychelles Registry (in accordance with the Companies Act 1972).

The new edition of the Companies Act abolishes the income tax benefit in the amount of 1.5% and the exemption from withholding tax. However, companies operating under a special license (CSLs) registered before October 16, 2017, may still enjoy these tax benefits and are exempt from tax until June 30, 2021 (other restrictions apply).

Set of documents
  • Certificate of Incorporation  
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association  
  • Apostille of the bound set of copies of Сonstitutive documents 
  • Share Certificates  
  • Apostilled Subscriber’s Resolution 
  • Resolution of first shares allotment 
Nominee director and shareholder
  • Resolution effecting the issuing the Power of Attorney  
  • Apostilled Power of Attorney 
  • Consent Letter 
  • Nominee Director’s Declaration 
  • Deed of Trust 

General information
Population90 024.00
State polityRepublic
Telephone code248
Place in the world in corruption50
locationArchipelago in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar
ClimateTropical marine; humid; cooler season during southeast monsoon (late May to September); warmer season during northwest monsoon (March to May); avg. maximum temperature (March) +31°; avg. minimum temperature (September) +24°
Literacy rate91.80%
Ethnic groupsmixed French, African, Indian, Chinese, and Arab
National currencySeychelles rupee (SCR)
USD exchange rate13.60
GDP per capita54
Official languageCreole and English
Credit ratingAA
The judiciaryThe Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court (judges are appointed by the president)
Executive authorityHead of government: President. Government: Council of Ministers appointed by the president
Legislative authoritiesunicameral National Assembly (34 seats)
Corporate information
Opportunity to purchase ready-made companiesYes
Legal systemBased on English Common Law and French Civil Law.
Terms of purchasing ready-made companyfrom 2 weeks
The use of the Cyrillic alphabet in the nameNo
Local registered officeYes
Organizational and Legal FormsPCC (protected composite (cellular) company), LP (limited partnership), CSL (company with a special type of license)
Terms of registration2 days
Indication of BPA in the nameLimited, Corporation, Incorporated, Société Anonyme or their abbreviations. A wide variety of other suffixes such as BV, GmbH, and SARL may also be used
Prohibited expressions in the nameAssurance, Bank, Building Society, Chamber of Commerce, Chartered, Co-operative, Foundation, Government, Imperial, Insurance, Municipal and Trust, или любые другие слова предполагающие покровительство правительства или иных органов власти.
Local registered agentYes
The information required to be kept at the registered officeMinutes of meetings of shareholders and directors, records of decisions, registers of directors and shareholders (in any form). If a register of directors will not be stored in the registered office of the Registrar must be notified on the storage location of the registry.
Shares and share capital
Standard currencyU.S. Dollar
The minimum amount of paid-in capital, nat. currency1
The minimum amount of the issued capital1
Bearer sharesYes
Terms of payment of the issued capitalPayable at release
Terms of capital paymentnot set
Possibility to issue shares without par valueYes
Basic corporate tax rate0.00%
Capital gains taxNo
Currency controlNo
The tax on personal incomeTax on income and non-cash income (Income & Non-Monetary Benefit Income Tax), the employer and employee shall be paid in respect of income from employment. Employees - residents Seychelles pay tax at a rate of 18.75%, non-residents - 10%
Corporate tax rates detailsThe income tax benefit is canceled, however, companies operating under a special license (CSLs) registered before October 16, 2017, may still enjoy these tax benefits and are exempt from tax until June 30, 2021.
Stamp dutyNo
Director and Secretary
Minimum number of directors1
The requirement for residency directorsNo
Director of legal entities are allowedYes
The data reveals to the local agentYes
Data field to the public registryYes
Meeting / regularity / placeRequired
The requirement for the presence of the SecretaryNo
Requirement to the residense of the SecretaryNo
Requirements to qualification of the SecretaryNo
Legal entity as the SecretaryYes
Shareholder and beneficiary
Minimum number of shareholders1
Data is entered in the public registerNo
Shareholders residency requirementNo
Information about the beneficiary is disclosedNo
Information may be disclosed to the local agentYes
Shareholders-legal entities are acceptableYes
Meeting / regularity / placeAnnual meetings are not required. Can be carried anywhere.
The requirement for filing reportsNo
Open access to reportsNo
Statutory auditNo
The requirement for filing Annual ReturnNo
Open access to the Annual ReturnNo
The requirement for reportsYes
Treaty on avoidance of double taxation (States which signed)15
Membership in the OECDNo
Is it offshore according to Russian legislationNo
Trademark Registration
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First Class Additional Class
270.00 USD225.00 USD
TM Registration Request
First Class Additional Class
900.00 USD 855.00 USD
TM Registration Certificate
First Class Additional Class
360.00 360.00
First Class Additional Class
1530.00 USD 1440.00 USD
TM Comprehensive Study TM Registration Request TM Registration Certificate Total
First Class Additional Class First Class Additional Class First Class Additional Class First Class Additional Class
270.00 225.00 900.00 855.00 360.00 360.00 1530.00 USD 1440.00 USD
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