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Island Paradise With The Digital Nomad Visa Seychelles

Seychelles, officially the Republic of Seychelles, is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean near the edge of the Somali Sea. Seychelles is an island nation with stunning beaches, welcoming people, various fauna, and a tranquil and relaxing lifestyle. Many tourists, expats, and remote employees have been drawn to the country.

Seychelles now has a digital nomad visa, which lets you live and work from this island country. The attraction of visitors to this area results from the relaxed lifestyle, which is considerably more comfortable than living in major cities. Seychelles is fascinating and largely unexplored, but the cost of living can be high. However, it is well worth it.

You will notice a lot of traffic along the city's major roads. This is because most individuals own automobiles, and destinations are far apart. There are benefits and drawbacks. If you give Seychelles a chance, it can provide a lot.


Female expat on the paradise beach on Seychelles

This can be you, an expat working from a paradise beach in Seychelles


Seychelles has its digital nomad visa dubbed the "Workation Retreat Program," which has been in effect since April 2021. The Seychelles program is available for workers and self-employed expats. This visa is ideally suited for remote workers, freelancers, and business owners with families who want to settle on the island. The Seychelles digital nomad visa is valid for one year and is extendable for an additional six months or longer, and it is open to all visitors. However, it is mainly designed for remote workers. If you operate remotely as an employee of a company or own your own business, you can apply for the Seychelles self-employed digital nomad visa.

It is a beautiful place off East Africa, making it a favourable digital nomad paradise, especially for sea lovers. There are also many things to see from pre-historic palm trees, for animal lovers, giant tortoises, and many sea-related activities while exploring there. It is an excellent opportunity to explore a great island nation.


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Seychelles on Map

This is Where You Can Find Seychelles 


Applying for Seychelles digital nomad visa isn't difficult, with everything done online. Although there is yet to be a set schedule for the application procedure, you can anticipate your application to be completed within a few weeks. Gather all of the required information and documents, which include:

  • A passport with at least six months of validity before the visa application
  • A letter of employment or self-employment.  As an employee, you need a letter from your employer. While self-employed, you can provide your recent bank statement and certificate of good standing.
  • Proof of income, such as bank statements
  • Proof of accommodation of a hotel booking, lease, or rental agreement
  • An onward ticket for the duration of your stay
  • Valid travel and health insurance for Covid-19
  • Online Health Travel Authorization (HTA) is required prior to boarding flights to Seychelles. You must submit your application for approval HERE
  • A negative PCR test certificate

You may apply for the digital nomad visa for Seychelles online, using this website, after you have obtained the necessary documents. Also, to participate in the program, you must obtain a Visitors Workation Permit (VWP) at least two weeks before entering the country. Once your Visitors Workation Permit has been validated, then complete the entry application of the Health Travel Authorization (HTA) and pay a one-time fee of €45 ($46.07 USD), which covers both the Visitors Workation Permit and the Health Travel Authorization.

You will be given a Health Travel Authorization document if your application has been accepted. This document will have the 'Seychelles Workation Retreat' program logo, an ID number, and a colour code.


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Couple relaxing on a tropical beach at Seychelles, La Digue

Relax On a Tropical Beach at La Digue, Seychelles


As a digital nomad, you will not have to pay municipal income tax, personal income tax, or company tax. Furthermore, you are excused from paying tax and customs duty on work equipment and personal items.

The people of Seychelles are laid back, kind, calm, and good-natured. They are friendly to visitors in addition to being good to one other. When visiting their home, give a modest gift; it is customary there.

There's something for everyone, from fresh seafood to locally produced fruits, spicy curries to sweet fried bananas. The cuisine of Seychelles is a blend of South Asian, Chinese, Malagasy, European, and Western African influences. Traditional dishes include fresh grilled fish, salted fish, coconut curry, lentils, and many more.

The weather in Seychelles is ideal for people who wish to enjoy the beach, hiking, or exploring the beautiful rainforest. The weather is bright and humid, with intermittent showers, and an average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius, excellent for individuals who wish to escape the cold. 

Compared to other big cities, Seychelles is affordable for a single person, with one month's spending estimated at $1,273 USD. A month's living expenses in Seychelles might be roughly $2006 USD for a couple and  $3548 USD for a family of four.


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Coconut with Seychelles text label

Fresh Coconut 


The process to obtain the Seychelles Digital Nomad Visa is fairly straightforward. It is recommended to have a minimum income of $1,500 USD for a single person, $2,300 USD for a couple and $4,000 for a family of four to guarantee a more relaxed lifestyle.

So take advantage of Seychelles' opportunity to get away to a far-off location while being secure and safe. Like at home, the Seychelles Digital Nomad Visa takes care of all your needs by providing access to various necessary services. While residing and working in this stunning tropical location, this visa will take care of all your basic medical and wellness requirements and services linked to tourism.

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Mikkel Thorup

Written by Mikkel Thorup

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