Seychelles Immigrant Investor Permit

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


Foreign citizens who have the Gainful Occupation Permit (GOP) can be part of the following investor program types:

Type 1: Non-Seychellois who have invested an equivalent in Seychelles Rupees of not less than US$1 million and have been a legal resident in Seychelles for a period of not less than 1 year.

Type 2: Non-Seychellois who have invested of an equivalent of not less than US$ 1 million and has had business association/affiliation with Seychelles for a period of not less than 5 years.

Application Process:

1. Enter Seychelles visa free.

2. Get visitor permit at Seychelles.

3. Apply for the Gainful Occupation Permit (GOP) for legal residency and setting up a business.

4. After a year, apply for the investor programs available.

5. Avail your permanent residency.

Note: (A) The Permanent residence permit holder shall be entitled to the following: (i) Gainful occupation without the need of GOP (ii) 50% sanction fee for the acquisition of immovable property; iii) Minor children of the permit holder may be endorsed on permit until they reach the age of 18 years after which they will need to apply for another relevant permit; (B) Permanent Residence permit holders are not entitled to free Health care benefit.



120 months



132 Month(s)



11,779 (approx.)


P. Residency

1 Month(s)


Processing time

4 weeks (approx.)




What are eligibility requirements for the Seychelles Immigrant Investor Permit?

5 Eligibility Requirements

  • You must have sufficient funds to suffice the stay in Seychelles.
  • You must not be a prohibited immigrant.
  • You must have clean criminal record and health status.
  • You must have legal residency for at least a year in Seychelles.
  • You must have minimum 1 year valid latest passport.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Seychelles Immigrant Investor Permit?

4 Document Required

  • Police character certificate including for those persons to be endorsed on permit.
  • Full details and Documentary evidence of investment.
  • Copy of passport bio-data page.
  • 1 full face passport size photograph of applicant and persons to be endorsed on the permit.

Talent Migration data for Seychelles

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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