Seychelles 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.