Seychelles Offshore

Seychelles is one of the most competitive and quickly developing offshore jurisdictions in the world. The most popular type of offshore company in Seychelles is IBC, or International Business Company. For more serious offshore business structures or if the character of business requires the company to be an actual taxpayer in the country of registration, there is another type of offshore company available in Seychelles – Special Licence Company or CSL. The Seychelles International Business Companies Act was introduced in 1994, and since that time over 33,000 Seychelles IBC's have been registered. More than 700 new offshore companies are registered every month.

Seychelles offshore company is a good alternative to International Business Companies established in the most popular jurisdictions such as the British Virgin Islands. Seychelles offshore corporate law is hybrid, based on English Common Law and French Civil Law. Most offshore jurisdictions have Common Law (Anguilla, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cyprus, Dominica, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Labuan, The Marshall Islands, Nevis, Singapore, St Vincent). There are also some offshore tax havens with Civil Law (Luxembourg, Madeira, Malta, Netherlands Antilles, Panama, Switzerland). There are very few Hybrid Law offshore jurisdictions, including Seychelles and Mauritius.

Another advantage of Seychelles tax haven is one of the fastest IBC Registries in the world, which allows to incorporate a new IBC within 24 hours going through a very straightforward process.

The governing legislation for the formation of the versatile and most widely sought type of company for all kinds of international business is the International Business Companies Act 1994.

A Seychelles offshore IBC has flexible structure, especially concerning the capitalization, shares and the shareholders and director: