A Resident permit may be granted to a person who:

  • is not a prohibited immigrant;
  • has a family or domestic connection with Seychelles;
  • has made or will make special contribution to the economic, social or cultural life of Seychelles.

A Residence Permit does not allow the holder to be gainfully occupied in Seychelles.
Applicant will be required to produce documentary evidence of his/her financial status (including Banker’s confirmation)


Conditions of the permit

The holder of a Residence Permit must during the validity of the permit reside in Seychelles for at least five days during each twelve month of the terms of the permit;

The permit holder shall provide a bank guarantee to the Chief Immigration Officer, of not less than SCR 20,000.00 and allow the Chief Immigration Officer to draw money required to meet expenditure incurred by the Government in connection with care, treatment, maintenance within or removal from Seychelles of the permit holder and his/her dependents;

The holder of the permit shall not be entitled to free medical service in Seychelles or to any social security benefit under the Social Security Act 1987 or other similar Legislation.

During the term of the Residence Permit, the permit holder must explore opportunities for contributing to the economic, social or cultural life of Seychelles.

A Gainful Occupation Permit is required for a permit holder, who wishes to set up a business.

  1. There is a fee of SCR 1,000.00 for processing of the application
  2. The Permit fee is SCR 150,000.00 for the main applicant for 5 years and
  3. SR 75,000.00 for the spouse if applied at the same time.
  4. Endorsement of each child on a permit: SCR. 25,000.00.

For further enquiries, please telephone 4293636 or e-mail: m.laporte@gov.sc


If you intend to set up a business in Seychelles, you will instead require a Gainful Occupation Permit. If this is the case, first of all, you will need to submit a Project Memorandum to the Seychelles Investment Board (SIB) detailing your business proposal for their consideration.

The SIB can be contacted on the following addresses:

Seychelles investment Board
P.O Box 1167 Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles.
Email: investinseychelles@sib.gov.sc website: www.investinseychelles.com