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OFFSHORE COMPANY FORMATION
Seychelles - IBC
INCORPORATION DATASHEET
 Why is it worth establishing a company in the Seychelles?
One of the success stories of the last decade in the international company industry is undoubtedly the Seychelles. The reason our clients choose the Seychelles is that the islands offer a simple and financially efficient solution, particularly in the case of the establishment of holding companies.
 
Method of incorporation / registration: The Memorandum and Articles of Association must be signed by the subscriber. The subscriber must be a local person licensed for the purpose. 
Company form: Private Limited Company by shares 
Company status: International Business Company (I.B.C.).
Source of corporate legislation: International Business Companies Act, 1994.
Possible suffixes to company name: Ltd., Limited, Incorporated, Inc., S.A., Corp., Corporation.
Restrictions on company name: The terms Bank, Imperial, Insurance, Chamber of Commerce, Trust, Royal and Municipal may not appear in the company name.
Time required for incorporation: 2-3 weeks
Number of directors: Minimum 1 of any nationality
Number of shareholders: Minimum 1
Capitalisation: No minimum requirements
Accounting / reporting requirements: Accounts not required, but documents of transactions must be kept.
Type of shares: Registered
Annual tax and duties: 100 USD 
Information publicly available: Registered office and registered agent.
Disclosure of beneficiaries: Not required
Registered office: Local registered office is required by law.
Registered secretary / agent: Local registered agent is required by law.
Double tax treaty: Seychelles IBCs are not subject to DTTs.

COMPULSORY COSTS (payable prior to registration)

FORMATION FEES
Incorporation fee: 100 USD
Notarial certification: 100 USD
International authentication (Apostille): 110 USD
Legal expenses, filing fees and stamp duties: 100 USD
Issuing of share certificates and initial minutes and forms: 80 USD
Corporate seal: 50 USD
Courier fees: 50 USD
Subtotal: 590 USD
ANNUAL FEES*
Registered office and registered agent: 780 USD
Annual tax and duties: 100 USD
Due diligence checking fee:  100 USD
Annual accounting declaration:  100 USD
Subtotal: 1080 USD
Total:

1670 USD


*The annual fees for the first year of existence of the company are payable prior to registration. Subsequently, the amount of 1080 USD  is payable annually, beginning from the second year of existence of the company. Non-payment of the annual fees results in the company being struck off the Company Register.

The amount of 1670 USD includes the following services: formation of the company, duties payable to the local authorities for the registration of the company, registration-related administration, provision of registered office and agent for 1 year, annual tax for the 1styear, delivery of the company documents to the relevant office of the LAVECO Group, handmade luxury leather corporate kit containing the following documents: Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum & Articles of Association, Appointment of First Directors, bound copy of the 3 documents mentioned above with notary public and international (Apostille) certification, minutes of directors’ and shareholders’ meetings, share certificate(s), registers of directors and shareholders, company seal, company stamp. The price contains no hidden costs.

OPTIONAL COSTS
Nominee Director (private person): 890 USD
Nominee Shareholder: 0 USD
Certificate of Incumbency if the Agent is LAVECO: 130 USD 
Certificate of Incumbency if the Agent is other than LAVECO: 330 USD
Power of Attorney with Notarial Certification: 390 USD
Notarial Certification or Apostille: 160 USD
Certificate of Good Standing: 330 USD
In cases where the total number of attorneys, shareholders and beneficiaries in a company is more than 5, a supplement of 100 USD will be payable for each additional person.
Annual data administration and processing fees 
 Data administration fee  195 USD
 Data processing fee 
 Category I: dormant
(no transactions)
 100 USD (25 USD / quarter year)
 Category II: small company
(1 - 25 transactions/ year)
 200 USD (50 USD / quarter year)
 Category III: middle-sized company
(26 -75 transactions/ year)
 400 USD (100 USD / quarter year)
 Category IV: big company 
(76 - 150 transactions / year)
 600 USD (150 USD / quarter year)


LAVECO Ltd. is pleased to offer its clients shelf companies in the Seychelles, which are available at the same price. In the case of purchase of a shelf company the paperwork and documentation involved can be completed in 1 week. Contact our office for details and a list of shelf companies!

SHELF COMPANY PACKAGE

Formation fees including annual fees for the first year. Ready made Seychelles company with nominee director, nominee shareholder, and notarised Power of Attorney:

2950 USD

Fees payable from the second year. Annual tax and duties, registered office and registered agent, nominee director, nominee shareholder and notarised Power of Attorney, Due diligence checking fee, Annual accounting declaration: 2360 USD
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