Seychelles International Trust

A Trust is a private legal agreement (Trust Deed) between the individual who places his/her assets in the Trust (Settlor) and the individual or corporation entrusted with the protection, management, and ultimate distribution of the assets (Trustee) for the persons entitled to benefit from the capital assets and/or income held under the agreement (Beneficiaries).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.

Key features

Seychelles International Trust Corporate Details

General

  • Type of entity

International Trust

  • Type of law

Follow English law/As per Trust Deed

  • Our time to establish a Trust

2 weeks

  • Taxation of trust assets

None

  • Double Taxation Treaty access

No

  • Change of Domicile permitted

Yes

  • Limitation period for action against Trustee

2 years from date of establishment of trust

  • Duration

100 years (except: charitable international trust or a purpose international trust)

  • Restriction on Investment of Trust asset

No

  • Exchange control

None

  • Succession

As per Trust Deed

  • Settlor

Must be non-resident of Seychelles

  • Property

No property situated in Seychelles can be part of the Trust asset

  • Jurisdiction

Seychelles Supreme Court

  • Forced heirship applicable

No

Trust asset

  • Restriction on type/amount

No, except property situated in Seychelles

 Trustee   

  • Minimum number

1 if corporate and 2 or more if not corporate

  • Qualification

Minimum one Seychellois resident

Accounts

  • Requirement to file

No

  • Publicly accessible

No

Advantages

  1. Strong Asset Protection
  2. Privacy/Confidentiality
  3. Flexibility
  4. Can be part of business company structure
  5. Investment and Real Estate ownership and administration
  6. Efficient Tax Planning,
  7. Charitable purposes, and
  8. Substitution of Wills and Testaments

The Valsen Advantage

  • Speedy, Efficient and consistent Services.
  • Relentless effort to obtain bank accounts.
  • Expert advice on structuring options.
  • Dedicated ongoing compliance support