Start your business

Start your business


Submit Business Plan

The first step to investing in Seychelles is to submit your business plan to SIB. SIB provides guidelines which include the required information for your business plan, as well as the list of other required documents. SIB will circulate your project concept/business plan to the referral agencies for government recommendation. For a copy of the guidelines, please visit the sector you wish to invest in, under ‘Key Sectors’. Learn more about the Investment Process at SIB.

Register Business or Company

Upon government approval for your business concept, you can now register your Business or Company at the Registration Division; Learn more about the time taken for all processes related to registered companies and businesses.

Apply for a license

Apply for a license at the Seychelles Licensing Authority (SLA) should the business be licensable. You can now apply, renew and pay for your business license online. For the full list of licensable activities, please visit the SLA website.

Submit Planning Application

The construction of buildings and any other infrastructure in Seychelles is regulated by the Seychelles Planning Authority. Should your project require architectural planning approval, you are required to submit your detailed planning application to them. For foreigners applying for a change of use for a building, a feedback letter from SIB is required upon submission of same at the Planning Authority. Learn more about the building regulations and other guidelines pertaining to the design and development of buildings and infrastructure in the Cap 237 Town and Country Planning Act.

Register at the Seychelles Revenue Commission (SRC)

Apply for a Tax Identification Number (TIN) at the Seychelles Revenue Commission (SRC)

Apply for GOP

For your foreign employees, apply for a Gainful Occupational Permit (GOP) at the Ministry of Employment and Social Affairs.

The Seychelles Trade Portal and the Seychelles Revenue Commission provide information on all matters pertaining to importation and exportation of goods in and out of Seychelles. For export procedures, view the Export Permit Regulations and the Seychelles Trade Regulations.

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