Seychelles Beneficial Ownership
As per section 13 of the Beneficial Ownership Act, 2020, legal persons and legal arrangements are required to populate their Beneficial Ownership information to the FIU through their resident agents. As such, in order to comply with this obligation, resident agents are required to register and populate the Beneficial Ownership databases as appropriate.
All legal persons found under part A of the First Schedule of the Beneficial Ownership Act, 2020, must comply to the BO Act by January 31st, 2022
- A company, including an overseas company, incorporated or registered under the Companies Act.
- An Association registered under the Registration of Associations Act.
- A partner of a partnership under the Civil Code of Seychelles Act.
Register of Beneficial Owners
Every legal person shall maintain a register, to be known as a register of beneficial owners, at the principal place of business of its resident agent.
“resident agent” means—
a)secretary appointed under section 179 of the Companies Act;
b)the person responsible under section 12 of the Registration of Associations Act;
c)a partner of a partnership under the Civil Code of Seychelles Act;
Beneficial Ownership Database
Beneficial ownership information of legal persons must be uploaded onto the Seychelles Beneficial Ownership Database through their resident agent.
Below are guidelines for accessing and populating the Seychelles BO database;
Download and read through the guidelines for registration. There are 2 registration forms available;
company secretaries acting in their individual capacity
Companies offering secretarial services
Access the Beneficial Ownership Domestic Portal and complete your registration.
Important: Ensure all mandatory documents are attached to your registration
After the FIU has reviewed and approved your registration, you can now login on the platform and populate BO information per below guidelines;
For legal persons and legal arrangements found under part B of the First Schedule of the Beneficial Ownership Act, 2020, please use the following link to access the Seychelles BO database https://www.fiu.sc:4443/bo_live
(1) LEGAL PERSONS:
An international business company incorporated or continued or converted under the International Business Companies Act.
A protected cell company incorporated under the Protected Cell Companies Act.
A company incorporated under the Companies (Special Licences) Act.
A foundation established under the Foundations Act.
(2) LEGAL ARRANGEMENTS:
A resident trustee of an international trust under the International Trusts Act.
A general partner of a limited partnership under the Limited Partnerships Act.
Upon successful submission of BO information onto the Seychelles BO database, note that the FIU will be sending confirmation reports through the message board. This confirmation will be in protected PDF format and will require the use of peazip to unlock and extract the information. As such, kindly find below guidance on how to open a protected peazip file and link to download and install the software.