Seychelles beckons high-net-worth investors with its idyllic setting in the Indian Ocean, offering a compelling prospect for a second residency or citizenship. Renowned for pristine beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and a stable economy, Seychelles provides lucrative investment opportunities. Seychelles’ strategic location, coupled with its commitment to sustainable development, positions it as an attractive destination for international investors seeking both financial prosperity and a luxurious tropical lifestyle in this archipelago paradise.

SEYCHELLES CITIZENSHIP INVESTMENT

Currently, Seychelles does not offer a formal citizenship by investment programme. Such programmes allow individuals to obtain citizenship or residency rights in select countries through substantial investment. This investment most often is in real estate, national development funds, or local businesses. For direct citizenship programmes, investors are encouraged to consider those offered by several Caribbean nations such as St Lucia’s Citizenship by Investment programme.

SEYCHELLES RESIDENCY Investment

Seychelles does offer an immigrant investor programme, granting an individual permanent residence. This entails an investment of 1 million US Dollars in a business and a one-year residency requirement. A route to citizenship becomes viable after a decade, marking 11 years of continuous living in the country through the investor programme.

SEYCHELLES PASSPORT STRENGTH AND RANKING

If the Seychelles did ever launch a citizenship by investment programme it would most likely be an enticing option. Seychelles ranks a strong 59th on La Vida’s comprehensive Global Passport Ranking and passport holders have visa-free access to 162 countries, accounting for 73.4% of global travel. As the Seychelles do not currently offer such a programme, foreign investors are encouraged to consider the Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Programmes as alternatives.

CITIZENSHIP AND RESIDENCY BY INVESTMENT PROGRAMMES

See below a selection of countries offering residency and citizenship investment programmes.