Submit Business Plan
The first step to investing in Seychelles is to submit your business plan to SIB. SIB provides guidelines which include the required information for your business plan, as well as the list of other required documents.
SIB will circulate your project concept/business plan to the referral agencies for government approval.
For a copy of the guidelines, please visit the sector you wish to invest in, under ‘Key Sectors’.
Learn more about the Investment Process at SIB here.
Register at the Seychelles Revenue Commission (SRC)
Apply for a Tax Identification Number (TIN) at the Seychelles Revenue Commission (SRC)
Submit Planning Application
Should your project require architectural planning approval, you are required to submit your detailed planning application at the Planning Authority.
Apply for a license
Apply for a license at the Seychelles Licensing Authority (SLA) should the business be licensable.
For the full list of licensable activities please visit the SLA website.
Apply for GOP
Once your license process has been completed, you may now apply for a Gainful Occupation Permit (GOP) at the Department of Employment for foreign employees.
***Foreigners applying for a change of use of a building, a feedback letter from SIB is required upon submission of same at Planning Authority.(This is only applicable to non Seychellois investors)***