Seychelles IBC

General Information                                                             

  • Seychelles International Business Company is the most popular and versatile type of offshore corporation available in Seychelles. It is incorporated under the International Business Corporation Act, 1994, which enables for the establishment of exempted offshore companies with minimal compliance requirements and complete confidentiality.

  • Seychelles provides one of the fastest IBC registration procedures: apostille and notarial certifications usually take no more than 1 day. The registration process in Seychelles is quite simple and straightforward. There is no public register of directors and shareholders, although this information should be kept up-to-date and filed with the Registered Agent.

  • Seychelles IBC allows to conduct legitimate international business, including trade, commerce and investment activities, offering a number of benefits for international traders and foreign investors.

Key advantages of a Seychelles IBC                         
100% foreign ownership;
100% reparation of capital and profits;
Competitive fixed license fees;
No withholding tax or dividends;
No personal income tax and no other taxes connected with ownership, transfer etc.;
No requirement to disclose the beneficial owners of an IBC;
No minimum capital requirements;
Bearer shares are permitted;
Only one director or shareholder is required;
Directors may be elected at the first company board meeting;
No need to file accounts with the Registrar;
Confidentiality is guaranteed by law;
Register of directors may not be filed with the registrar;
An IBC may own or manage a vessel or aircraft registered in Seychelles

The only documents that are held on public record are the Memorandum and Articles of Association, but these documents are normally generated by the Registered Agent and do not contain any indication of the actual owners of the company.

The details of the company directors, shareholders and beneficial owners do not appear on public record. This information is kept only at the Registered Agent's office in complete confidentiality.

A Seychelles IBC needs only to have one director and one shareholder,
     who may be either a physical person or a corporate body. It also needs
     only one shareholder.
Local residents may act as directors or shareholders of a Seychelles IBC,
     including in a nominee capacity.
Meetings of directors or shareholders may be held anywhere in the world.