Seychelles Companies Registry

Seychelles Financial Services Authority

The Seychelles Financial Services Authority is responsible for the registration of International Business Companies, Foundations, Limited Partnerships and International Trusts in the Seychelles.

The Seychelles Financial Services Authority is also the regulator for non-bank financial services in the Seychelles. Established under the Financial Services Authority Act, 2013, the Authority is responsible for the licensing, supervision and development of the non-bank financial services industry of the Seychelles.

We file all applications for new companies, allowing for companies to be incorporated and registered withthe Seychelles Authority within 2 days. The Seychelles Financial Services Authority covers the licensing and regulation of offshore business activities.

It is the Registrar for International Business Companies, International Trusts, Protected Cell Company, Companies Special Licence and Limited Partnerships.

Seychelles Financial Services Authority
Bois de Rose Avenue
Roche Caiman
Victoria, Mahe
Republic of Seychelles

Seychelles Company Names

All company names for Seychelles IBC's must be approved by the Seychelles Authority. Upon the approval of a proposed company name by the Registrar, the name can be reserved for a period of 7 days from the date of approval.

A Seychelles IBC name must end in an approved suffix to denote limited liability: including Limited, Ltd, Corporation, Corp., Incorporated, Inc., Société Anonyme, S.A., N.V., Namloze Vennootschap or appropriate abbreviations.

International Business Companies Act 1994

The International Business Companies Act 1994 governs the operations of Seychelles offshore companies.

Maintaining Company Records

A Seychelles company is required to file its Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association, together with any amendments. A company is not required to file its Register of Directors, Register of Shareholders, Register of Charges or an Annual Return. All these documents are kept by the companies at the Registered Office and not available for public inspection.

Law and Taxation

Seychelles IBC's are exempt from taxation on business activities or transactions conducted outside the Seychelles.