Visa Workcation Retreat

Capital city :Victoria
Number of inhabitants : 98,462 (2020)
Official language : English, Seychellois Creole and French
Local currency : Seychellois Rupee (SCR)

The Republic of Seychelles decided, in April 2021, to launch a teleworking visa called "Seychelles Workcation Visitor Permit" (WVP). The government aims to revive tourism in the archipelago following the health crisis. This residence permit provides the opportunity to stay for 1 year and combine work and discovery of the islands.

Made up of an archipelago comprising 116 islands, the Republic of Seychelles is located to the north of Madagascar. Victoria, the country's capital and largest city, is located on the largest island in the archipelago, Mahé. The local currency is the Seychellois Rupee (SCR​) and is equal to 0.070 US Dollars.

The climate is tropical.

What to do on the islands?

The Ministry of Tourism website is full of activity ideas. In 1 year, you will not have time to get bored. Sail on the beaches of La Digue aboard a kayak and discover the secrets of the seabed. Go and meet the giant turtles on Curieuse Island. Take a hike: head to Morne Seychellois National Park on Mahé to admire the island's heavenly views. Board a boat for a day to discover the hidden beaches of the archipelago.

In the Seychelles, the cuisine is Creole. The dishes are based on fish and rice.

Cost of living in Seychelles

The cost of living is low within the archipelago. Indeed, the average monthly net salary (after taxes) is currently 587.28 $. If you consume imported products and go to the busiest places, the prices will be much higher. For information, renting a 3-bedroom apartment located in downtown Victoria costs around €1,803 per month.

Health and safety on the islands

It is advisable not to wear jewelry or valuable objects to avoid attempted theft, as the Seychelles is a very touristy place. Do not hesitate to use the safe available in your accommodation.

This visa allows you to discover the multiple islands that make up the Seychelles archipelago. The setting is idyllic and allows you to combine heavenly landscapes and work. Many guides exist for short-term residents. Everyone can find themselves on these islands, whether you are a hiker or a stroller.

Where to work?

Working in Seychelles can be complicated if you have children. This is why there is a coworking space allowing you to separate personal life from professional life. Blend Seychelles is currently the only coworking space that has opened within the archipelago. We advise you to rent your accommodation not far from this space so as not to waste time on local transport and take full advantage of your free time. You will be able to locate the coworking in Seychelles on the map provided to you below.

Depending on your usage, you will find an internet subscription that suits you. Prices vary between €62 and €241/month. The main provider in the Seychelles islands is the British network CW Seychelles (Cable & Wireless). There are also wireless wifi boxes for digital nomads, allowing you to benefit from a good wifi connection in around a hundred countries.

What is the time difference?

The time zone is UTC+4. Do not neglect the time difference depending on the work done and your country of origin. Lhe time zone is an important element: there is a psychological risk if the employee connects at night outside of his colleagues' hours. In certain cases, depending on the area of expertise or the personality of the employee, the time difference will not be a key decision-making factor. To avoid suffering from loneliness and integrate as easily as possible, do not hesitate to exchange with other workers from around the world in the coworking spaces that you will frequent.

To qualify for this visa, you must be able to telework abroad. All nationalities are eligible for this program. You must have proof of income or sufficient funds for the duration of the stay. This visa allows you to stay from 30 days to 1 year in the destination.

What are the holdups ?

Unfortunately, delays vary depending on the degree of occupation of the archipelago. This is why we advise you to make your request at least 60 days in advance.

Can I come with my family?

If you want to develop your children's cultural awareness, what could be better than going abroad as a family. The way of learning for school is different but you will be able to teach them a new way of life and develop their knowledge of the world. The Seychelles have decided to give families the opportunity to come and telework within their archipelago. 

Can you renew your teleworking visa?

This visa is renewed for an additional 3 months. At Nomamundi, we advise you to always renew your visa when possible and when you like the destination. Indeed, one year is often not enough to discover a country in its entirety. Furthermore, if you decide to go as a family, so as not to disturb your children, it is preferable not to change your destination every year but to sometimes stay longer there. This allows you to fully acclimatize to this new way of life and feel all the benefits of the experience. 

Workcation Retreat: consular rates depending on status

Applicant StatusConsular fees
Lead applicant45 €
Accompanying person (Spouse or Dependent Child)45 €

Workcation Retreat: documents to provide

  • Passport size photo of the candidate(s)
  • Proof of sufficient income or funds for the duration of the stay by through bank statements
  • Travel and medical insurance covering covid-19
  • Passports
  • Provisional proof of confirmed accommodation in Seychelles
  • Provisional return ticket or airline flight itinerary
  • Letter of employment or proof of business ownership indicating the nature of the occupation

Seychelles What you need to know

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Why go through Nomamundi for my Workcation Retreat?

Single price: €90

The price of our assistance in obtaining your visa (excluding consular fees)

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