Seychelles Workcation Retreat Program

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About

A versatile destination with endless possibilities, Seychelles is not limited to being a place of relaxation, and experience!
So, why not work from paradise? Seychelles offers travelers an exotic escape where safety is the highest priority and support by the country’s strict yet flexible measures, put in a place with the protection of its guests and locals in mind.

Benefits
Under the program, you have access to an array of benefits:
● Long-term accommodation and access to their facilities at a discounted rate.
● Other basic accommodation requirements such as food, beverages, access to WIFI.
● Access to health care facilities and other essential services.

The criteria and benefits for each category are outlined below.
Remote working for the employed (employees)

This category welcomes workers employed by foreign companies/businesses but will perform their duties in Seychelles. Specific benefits and criteria for this category are detailed below.

Criteria
● Valid passport holder.
● Provide documents as proof of being an employee.
● Provide proof of income or wealth.
● Hold a valid medical and travel insurance policy.
● Needs to conform to Public Health.

Authority guidelines.
Benefits
● Minimum 1 month and a maximum 1 year of stay in Seychelles.
● ‘Visitors Workcation Permit’ (VWP) with a minimum administration fee.
● No tax and customs duty on work equipment.
● No personal income tax.
● Special deals and discounts are available.
● ‘Workcation’ permits can be extended to family members.
● The special discounted package is extended to family members.
● Ability to visit and stay on a different island.
● Engaging in local partnerships or employment for a participant under this category is not permitted.

Remote working for company/business owner (self-employed)

This type of remote working considers business owners that will oversee and manage their business whilst in Seychelles. The criteria and benefits for applicants under this category are listed below.

Criteria
● Valid passport holder.
● Provide documents as proof of being a business owner.
● Proof of source of income or wealth
● Hold a valid medical and travel insurance policy.
● Needs to conform to Public Health

Authority guidelines.
Benefits
● Minimum 1 month and a maximum 1 year of stay in Seychelles.
● ‘Visitors Workcation Permit’ (VWP) with a minimum administration fee.
● No tax and customs duty on work equipment.
● No business tax.
● Special deals and discounts are available.
● ‘Workcation’ permits can be extended to family members.
● The special discounted package is extended to family members.
● Ability to visit and stay on a different island.

Workers under the self-employed category are not permitted to service the local community nor tourists in the country. Should they be interested, the visitor will have to follow the existing procedure by contacting the Seychelles Investment Board for guidance. As stated above the criteria for all applicants under both categories are as follows:
● Must be a valid passport holder and must be a resident of countries permitted to visit Seychelles as defined by the Department of Health.
● Must provide documents as proof of being a business owner or an employee.
● Must show proof of source of income and or wealth.
● Must hold a valid medical and travel insurance policy.
● Must conform to Public Health Authority guidelines.
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DURATION

1 year

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CITIZENSHIP

N/A

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FEES

53

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P. RESIDENCY

N/A

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COMPLEXITY

Low

Eligibility Requirements

4 Eligibility Requirements for Seychelles Workcation Retreat Program

  • You need to be self-employed, running your own company, a freelancer, or simply an employed individual employed by a company that can work remotely.
  • Visitors from any country are independent of vaccinated status although vaccination is a definite advantage.
  • Applicants must provide a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to travel. However, if the test is positive, visitors will have to stay in the same property and carry further tests and treatments with the supervision and guidance of the Public Health Authority. For more information about safety measures and other important regulations visit the Tourism Website.
  • Apply for your mandatory Travel Authorization to Seychelles only on the official government website for €10 fee (11,75USD) or €5.4 (6,34USD) for eligible travelers.

Document Requirements

6 Document Required for Seychelles Workcation Retreat Program

  • A letter of employment or proof of ownership of a business (stating nature of occupation as well).
  • A valid passport upon entry with a validity of 6 months prior to the date of visa application.
  • A provisional onward ticket for the duration of the visit or flight itinerary from the airline.
  • Provisional proof of confirmed accommodation.
  • Proof of income or funds sufficient for the duration of the stay (bank statements).
  • Proof of valid medical and travel insurance policies.

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