Seychelles Special License Companies (CSLs)

The Seychelles Special License Company (or “CSL”) is a low tax (1.5% max) offshore company that for International tax purposes is classified as a Seychelles domestic company. CSLs are commonly used as tax saving vehicles for investment into countries with which Seychelles has favorable Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements (“DTAs” – Seychelles has very favorable DTAs for example with China and Indonesia – for the full list of treaty partners click here ).


Depending on the country where you are investing a Seychelles CSL can lawfully assist you to realise discounts or complete exemptions on Witholding Tax, and/or Capital Gains Tax that would otherwise be payable in the country where you are investing.


Sometimes referred to as the thinking man’s IBC (again because of its domestic company status) the CSL is also sometimes used as a more sophisticated, less conspicuous & more tax review friendly alternative to an IBC.


Ownership privacy is guaranteed by law, annual accounts must be filed (but are not publicly accessible) and Nominee Directors may be utilized


We offer the following CSL services:

  1. Incorporation
  2. Structuring advice
  3. Registered Agent services
  4. Registered Office services
  5. Nominee Shareholder services
  6. Professional “Nominee” Director services
  7. Company Secretarial services
  8. Calling of Directors’ and Shareholders’ meetings
  9. Passing and signing of resolutions
  10. Bank account signatory services
  11. Assistance with Corporate account establishment
  12. Advising on and signing of agreements
  13. Attending to changes of shareholders, directors, company name, share capital etc
  14. Tailoring of Memorandum & Articles of Association to provide alternative share structures
  15. Attendance to maintenance of director and share registers
  16. Offshore accounting services

And more


For more information on the Features and Benefits of the Seychelles CSL Click Here To find out more about any of the above mentioned services please contact us today


At OCI we believe in giving you more for your money than would the average Offshore Company formation service. Hence included in the incorporation package for your Seychelles Special License Company (CSL) is the following



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

Documents included in your Incorp pack:

  • Certificate of incorporation
  • Original special license
  • 2 sealed/stamped copies of the company’s Memorandum of Association
  • 2 sealed/stamped copies of the company’s Articles of Association
  • Resolution appointing first director/s
  • Resolution appointing first shareholder/s
  • Up to 5 share certificates
  • Seychelles resident “nominee” company secretary
  • Resolution to open a bank account
  • Resolution appointing you as the company’s authorised representative in commercial negotiations
  • Resolution issuing a Power of Attorney in your favour
  • Agreement authorising you to represent the company in commercial negotiations
  • Power of attorney authorising you to sign documents on behalf of the company
  • Register of directors
  • Register of shareholders

Price $US 4,000 (including all government application & filing fees)


With tax effective offshore company management (ie including Professional “Nominee” Director & Shareholder & Company Secretary): $4,750

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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.


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