Seychelles flag Seychelles: Operating a Business in the Seychelles

Starting a business in the Seychelles

Legal Forms of Companies

Sole Propietorship
Number of partners: One
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital required
Shareholders and liability: The individual is personally liable for all the debts and obligations of the business
Partnership
Number of partners: Minimum two, no maximum
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital required
Shareholders and liability: Unlimited liability for the debts and obligations of the business
Limited Partnership
Number of partners: Minimum two (at least one general partner), no maximum
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital required
Shareholders and liability: The general partners manage the business and have unlimited liability for its debts and obligations, while the limited partners contribute capital but have limited liability
Private Company
Number of partners: Minimum of one shareholder and one director, who can be the same person
Capital (max/min): SCR 5,000 (approximately USD 370)
Shareholders and liability: Limited to the shares
Public Company
Number of partners: If a company is listed on the Seychelles Stock Exchange or has more than 50 shareholders
Capital (max/min): SCR 50,000 (approximately USD 3,700)
Shareholders and liability: Limited to the shares
International Business Company
(for offshore operations in the Seychelles)
Number of partners: Minimum of one shareholder and one director
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital required
Shareholders and liability: Can be limited by shares or limited by guarantee (with or without share capital)

 

Business Setup Procedures

Setting Up a Company Seychelles Sub-Saharan Africa
Procedures (number) 9.0 7.5
Time (days) 32.0 21.3

Source: Doing Business - Latest available data.

 
The Competent Organisation
Seychelles Business Register
For Further Information
Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI)
Seychelles Government Portal
 

Financial Information Directories

Dun & Bradstreet - Worldwide directory with financial information on businesses

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