Doing Business in Seychelles

opportunities for investment

Doing Business in Seychelles

Seychelles offers opportunities for investment and business in some of the country’s most economically viable sectors. The potential for investing in the islands has progressed over time. The strategic geographical location, progressive infrastructure, Seychelles’ Exclusive Economic Zone or EEZ, political stability, supportive business conditions and multi-lingual population, makes Seychelles increasingly attractive to potential business owners and investors, especially within the areas of Tourism, Blue-Economy, Financial Services, ICT, Real Estate, Education, Renewable Energy, Health, Agriculture and Professional Services. The strategic positioning of the islands places it on international shipping and air routes that connects Seychelles with Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Seychelles Investment Board (SIB)

The SIB is the primary authority in Seychelles when commencing a business and guides potential investors, both local and foreign financiers as well as businesses through the complete process of starting a business in Seychelles. SIB promotes and enables local and foreign investments to lead to economic growth.

Registering a Business

Before initiating and setting any aspect of the business, it should be registered with the Registrar under the Companies Act 1972. Businesses should also obtain the proper license, issued by the Seychelles Licensing Authority (SLA), as stated by the Licenses Act 1986.

Policies, Guidelines and Acts

The Seychelles Investment Board provides investors a complete understanding of the country’s economic sectors and provides an in-depth understanding of the acts and policies which govern and constitute each industry.

For a comprehensive understanding of Policies, Guidelines and Acts pertaining to each industry, please visit the following link.

Important Contacts​

Seychelles Investment Board

Seychelles Investment Board
2nd Floor
Independence House Annex
Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles
Tel: (+248) 429 5500
Investment Helpline: 261 5500 / 281 5500 

Seychelles Licensing Authority (SLA)

Seychelles Licensing Authority
Providence Office
Green Corner Building, Providence Industrial Estate, Mahé
Tel: 4283453

Praslin Office

Horizon Complex, Baie Ste Anne Praslin
Tel: 4283435

La Digue Office

District Administration, La Passe, La Digue
Tel: 4234483


Kingsgate House, Victoria
Tel No: +248 224904
Fax No: +248 225764