Visa Workcation Retreat

Capital: Victoria
Population: 98,462 (2020)
Official languages: English, Seychellois Creole and French
Local currency: Seychellois Rupee (SCR)

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

Composed of an archipelago of 116 islands, the Republic of Seychelles is located north of Madagascar. Victoria, the capital and largest city of the country, is located on the most important island of the archipelago, Mahé. The local currency is the Seychelles 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 ideas for activities. In 1 year, you will not have time to get bored. Sail on the beaches of La Digue in a kayak and discover the secrets of the sea bed. Meet the giant turtles on Curieuse Island. Hike to the Morne Seychellois National Park on Mahé to admire the island's paradisiacal view. Board a boat for a day to discover the hidden beaches of the archipelago.

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

Cost of living in Seychelles

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

Health and safety on the islands

It is advised not to wear jewelry or valuables to avoid theft attempts, as 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 to combine paradisiacal landscapes and work. Many guides exist for short term residents. Everyone can find themselves in these islands, whether you are a hiker or a stroller.

Where to work?

Working in Seychelles can be complicated if you have children. That's why there is a coworking space that allows you to separate your personal life from your professional life. Blend Seychelles is currently the only coworking space that has opened in the archipelago. We advise you to rent your accommodation not far from this space in order to avoid wasting time in local transportation and to fully enjoy your free time. You can locate the Seychelles coworking space on the map below.

Depending on your use, 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 a hundred countries.

What is the time difference?

The time zone is UTC+4. Do not neglect the time difference depending on the work you do and your country of origin.The time zone is an important element: there is a psychological risk if the employee connects during the night outside the hours of his colleagues. In some cases, depending on the employee's field of expertise or personality, the time zone difference will not be a key element in the decision. In order not to suffer from loneliness and to integrate as easily as possible, don't hesitate to exchange with other workers in the coworking spaces you will frequent.

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

What are the deadlines?

Unfortunately, the deadlines vary according to the degree of occupation of the archipelago. That's 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 better way than to go abroad as a family. The learning process 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 to teleworking within their archipelago. 

Can I renew my visa at telework ?

This visa can be 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. Moreover, if you decide to go with your family, in order not to disturb your children, it is preferable not to change destination every year but to sometimes stay longer in the country. This allows them to fully acclimate to the new way of life and to feel the benefits of the experience. 

Workcation Retreat: consular rates according to status

Status of the applicantConsular fees
Principal Applicant45 €
Accompanying person (Spouse or dependent child)45 €

Workcation Retreat: documents to be provided

  • Passport size photo of the candidate(s)
  • Proof of income or sufficient funds for the duration of the stay through by means of 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

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Why use Nomamundi for my Workcation Retreat?

Single price : 90€.

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

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