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Seychelles - Business License

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Procedure[edit]

The process for applying for a business license differs according to the type of business the applicant is planning to put up but the process is usually like the following:

  1. Complete and submit an application form. All application forms are available at the licensing office and online (see 'Documents to Use' section)
  2. Your application will be reviewed and you will need to wait for your application to be approved by the CEO or Deputy CEO. If the business license activity requires one or more premises, there is a process of inspection of premise by inspectors and relevant consulting agencies such as the Planning Authority, Public Health Department, Seychelles Tourism Board, Fire Safety & Rescue Agency, Department of Environment, Department of Information Communication Technology and Landscape & Waste Management Agency. The inspection report will indicate if there are no defects or risks with the premise, which will determine if you application will be approved or not.
  3. Pay all applicable fees.
  4. It will take about a maximum of 14 days for your application to be processed.


Business License Procedure for Foreigners

  1. Submit application to Seychelles Investment Board (SIB) and wait for approval.
  2. Once approved, applicant will then lodge new application to Seychelles Licensing Authority (SLA)
  3. SLA will verify your application, supporting documents and inputs the information in the system.
  4. Your application will be processed and be submitted for inspection.
  5. SLA inspectors and consulting agency compiles inspection report and submit for approval
  6. Your application will be reviewed and you will need to wait for your application to be approved by the CEO or Deputy CEO.
  7. Debit note is raised and applicant makes payment of license.
  8. Issuance of license.



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Required Documents[edit]

List down the documents required for successfully completing the procedure.

e.g.
1. Proof of child birth from the Hospital.



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Seychelles Licensing Authority

Main Office:
P.O Box 3, Orion Mall, 5th June Avenue,
Victoria, Mah, Seychelles

Phone: 4283444

Fax: 4224256

Email: [email protected]



Eligibility[edit]

  • Business License for sole traders: applicant must have a valid National Identity Number (NIN)
  • Business License for a registered company or business: valid Business Registration Number (BRN)



Fees[edit]

Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.



Validity[edit]

Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever



Documents to Use[edit]

Application Forms

Note: The application form contains the license fees, the relevant supporting documents needed and any other specific requirements for the license.



Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

It will take about a maximum of 14 days for your application to be processed.



Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 
	



Instructions[edit]

The requirements, fee and process for applying for a business license differs according to the type of business the applicant is planning to put up.



Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
e.g.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.



Need for the Document[edit]

Following is a procedure on how to obtain a business license in Seychelles.



Information which might help[edit]

Enter other informations which might help



Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.



External Links[edit]

Seychelles Licensing Authority



Others[edit]

More information which might help people.