Seychelles International Trusts

Based on the BVI model the nil tax Seychelles International Trust is an ideal structure for use as a Tax Planning, Asset Protection or Succession Planning vehicle.


The Seychelles International Trust law offers some of the greatest privacy and asset protection features of any International Offshore Financial Centre: Neither the name of the person establishing the Trust nor the persons who are to benefit from the Trust are disclosed to the Registry. Upon registration the Registrar simply issues a sealed letter confirming registration and specifying the name and registration number of the Trust. Other features of Seychelles Trusts include:

  • Seychelles Trusts pay no taxes in Seychelles on their foreign income
  • A copy of the Trust Deed is not required to be filed with the Registry
  • A Seychelles International Trust can own property anywhere (except for land in Seychelles; though it can own shares and/or maintain bank accounts in Seychelles)
  • The Settlors or Trustees can themselves be Beneficiaries of the Trust
  • The Settlor can choose whatever country’s laws he or she prefers as the laws by which the Trust is to be governed
  • Someone resident outside Seychelles may be appointed as a co-Trustee
  • There is no requirement to mention the names of the Settlor or the final Beneficiaries in the Trust Deed
  • The transfer of Property to a Seychelles Trust cannot be overturned by any foreign law as to forced heirship
  • A Seychelles International Trust cannot be voided by reason of a Settlor becoming bankrupt
  • The Settlor’s creditors may only attempt to attack the Trust by starting legal action against the Trustee in the Seychelles Supreme Court to have the Trust declared a sham
  • Any legal action to claw back assets transferred to a trust, must be brought within two years of the date of transfer

We offer the following Trust Formation & Administration Services:

  • Advice on Trust structuring
  • Drafting of Trust Deeds (including for Discretionary Trusts, Unit Trusts, Purpose Trusts, Charitable Trusts and more)
  • Registration
  • Structuring advice
  • Seychelles Resident Trustee services
  • Nominee Settlor services
  • Calling of (and taking minutes for) Trustees and Beneficiaries’ meetings
  • Bank account signatory services
  • Assistance with Trust Bank account establishment
  • Advising on and signing of agreements
  • Attending to changes of beneficiaries, variation of Trust Deeds etc
  • Offshore Trust accounting services
  • And more


At OCI we believe in giving you more for your money than would the average Trust formation service. Hence included in the registration package for your Seychelles Trust is the following:



  • Unlimited name availability inquiries
  • Advice from an experienced International Corporate Lawyer on how to structure your Trust
  • Preparation (overseen by a lawyer) of application to register the Trust
  • Preparation (overseen by a lawyer) of the Trust Deed
  • Attending to filing the Trust registration request with the registry
  • Attending to payment of government filing fees
  • One year’s Registered Trustee’s service in the country of registration
  • One year’s Registered Office service in the country of registration
  • Mailing address in the country of registration
  • Delivery of registration pack by international courier (ie DHL/Fedex/TNT etc)
  • Unlimited free legal consultations for 12 months

Documents included in your Incorp pack:

  • Certificate of Registration
  • A  sealed/stamped copy of the filed registration application
  • Resolution by Trustee accepting appointment
  • Resolution to open a bank account
  • Resolution to appoint a lawyer for the Trust
  • Resolution to appoint an accountant for the Trust
  • Sample/template letter of wishes
  • Resolution appointing you as the Trust’s authorised representative in commercial negotiations
  • Resolution appointing you as Investment adviser to the Trustee
  • Agreement authorising you to represent the company in commercial negotiations
  • Agreement appointing you as Investment adviser to the Trustee

Price (all inclusive): $US 3,500


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Every effort has been made to ensure that the details contained herein are correct and up-to-date, but this does not constitute legal or other professional advice. We do not accept any responsibility, legal or otherwise, for any error or omission.