Gainful Occupation Permit (GOP)

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About

A Gainful Occupation Permit (GOP) allows the holder to be gainfully occupied in Seychelles and this could be as an employee or as a self‐employed person

Application Process:

  • In the first instance an approval certificate for the prospective non-Seychellois employee must be sought from the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources Development (MLHRD).
  • Upon obtaining the relevant approval from the MLHRD, an Applications for Gainful Occupation Permits should then be submitted to the Immigration office, Independence House, Victoria at least one week before the employee is due to start work.
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DURATION

12 Month(s)

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CITIZENSHIP

60 Month(s)

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FEES

USD $ 74

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P. RESIDENCY

N/A

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COMPLEXITY

Low

Eligibility Requirements

5 Eligibility Requirements for Gainful Occupation Permit (GOP)

  • You need a passport valid for for the period of the intended stay until arrival back in holder’s country of origin / residence
  • You need approval from Ministry of Labour and Human Resources Development
  • You should be in good health
  • You need an job offer from an employer in Seychelles (For Employee )
  • You need to pay visa fee

Document Requirements

11 Document Required for Gainful Occupation Permit (GOP)

  • Variation application to be completed fully and submit to Immigration Office
  • Approval letter from the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources Development; (Where applicable)
  • Certificate of entitlement from the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources Development
  • Establishment list in the case of Quota entitlement. (List should not be older than one month)
  • Medical fitness certificate; (renewable every two years)
  • Detailed Job description if applying for variation of post title;
  • Copy of valid License; (Where applicable)
  • Processing fee (nonrefundable) of Sr. 1,000/- per application + permit fees for the whole duration for which the permit is being sought @ Sr. 500/- per month. (ALL); Note so submit original certificates
  • On approval of the permit the followings will be required within one month of approval of application:
  • A security Bond/Bank guarantee from a Seychelles Bank will be required. The amount will depend on the nationality or country of residence of the employee
  • A contract of employment attested by the Employment Department

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