• Seychelles International Trust

  • Legal Framework

    Seychelles International Trusts are governed by the Seychelles International Trust Act 1994.

  • Registration Requirements

    A Seychelles International Trust should be registered.

  • Settlor

    The Settlor does not need to be a permanent resident of Seychelles.

  • Beneficiary

    The Beneficiary does not need to be a permanent resident of Seychelles.

  • Trustee

    The Trustee should be local and licensed.

  • Protector

    The appointment of a Protector is optional.

  • Perpetuity Period

    The maximum duration of a Seychelles International Trust is 100 years.

  • Property

    The property of a Seychelles International Trust should not include immovable property situated in Seychelles or shares in a company owning immovable property situated in Seychelles.

  • Confidentiality

    Although a Seychelles International Trust is registered, the names of the Settlor and the Beneficiaries are not disclosed to the Authorities.

  • Taxation

    A Seychelles International Trust is not subject to any form of taxation in Seychelles.

    The income of the foreign beneficiaries from the Seychelles International Trust is not subject to any form of taxation in Seychelles.

  • Asset protection

    A Seychelles International Trust will not be void or voidable in the event of the Settlor's bankruptcy or liquidation thus achieving asset protection from creditors. However, the Trust may be set aside by its Creditors If it is proven to the satisfaction of a Seychelles court that the trust was made by the Settlor with the intent to defraud its creditors.

  • Reporting Requirements

    There are no reporting requirements for a trust in Seychelles.