Seychelles Employer of Record & Payroll

Africa Deployments Seychelles offers our clients Employer of Record (EOR) services covering all of the regions within.  We offer full-time employment or fixed terms contracts based on your requirements in Seychelles for locals or expatriates.  ADS will take care of the work permit under our umbrella and will issue local work contracts to your contractors.  We will also advise our client’s on best Human Resource (HR) practices when setting up the employee’s locally in Seychelles.

ADS takes care of the local tax & PAYE remittances to the Revenue Services on a monthly basis ensuring that they are fully compliant with the law.  We will also ensure that their salaries are paid on time monthly and issue them with their pay slips.

Seychelles is the richest country in Africa, followed closely by Mauritius, Libya and South Africa.

Seychelles isn’t a single land mass, but an archipelago consisting of 115 islands scattered over 177 square miles of Indian Ocean.

These islands are famous for being the world’s only mid-ocean islands composed of granite, versus most others being from volcanic lava flows.

Victoria is the modern capital of the Seychelles, on the northeastern coast of Mahé Island, and the only port of the archipelago.

From white-sand beaches complete with tropical, turquoise water and beautiful granitic rock formations, to amazing hiking and adventure opportunities with spectacular jungle views, Mahé, Victoria, Praslin and La Digue are some of the other ideal destinations.

The Seychelles offers some of the most diverse diving in the world, including coral gardens just offshore, to wildlife-rich deep-water wrecks. Aldabra is one of the world’s largest coral atolls and has been a World Heritage site since 1982.

The creole cuisine is delectable and the national drink is the locally brewed beer, Seybrew.

 The robust economy of Seychelles is based on fishing, tourism, agriculture [coconuts, vanilla, cinnamon, sweet potatoes, cassava (tapioca), bananas, poultry and tuna]. Boat building, printing, furniture and beverages are also contributors.


99,258 (2021)


Seychellois Rupee


Seychellois creole


1.454 billion USD (2021)


Fishing, Farming & Oil drilling

What is the main language spoken in Seychelles:

There are 3 official languages in the Seychelles: Creole, English, and French.

95% Seychellois speak Seychellois Creole (Seselwa) derived from French.

This language is a mix of African languages such as Swahili and Malagasy, but with large French influences.

What type of employment contracts can you offer in Seychelles:

Through our employer of record (EOR) solutions in Seychelles, we can offer the following types of employment contracts:
  • Fixed Term
  • Indefinite term
Contracts and Offer Letters must:
  • Be in writing
  • Be in the official local language and the local currency
  • Include salary/compensation, benefits and termination requirements
Full-time Employees:
  • Have specific working terms and conditions
  • Can be eligible for organizational perks and/or other benefits
  • Tend to be more focused [as only one employer] and familiar with the specific business – due to e.g. ongoing company training etc.
  • Probationary period is 1 month [standard]


Any income earned in the form of cash, wages, salary, overtime, leave pay or payment in lieu of leave, commissions, gratuity, bonus, or any amount that has benefited the employee. All income will be taxed in accordance with the law and the final payroll issued monthly.

WHAT INCOME IS exempt from TAXes IN Seychelles:

The tax payable by the employer on any benefit provided to an employed person(an employee) for example accomodation, meals, transport, insurance and others as listed in the fourth schedule of the income and non-monetary benefits tax act 2010.

An employer shall be liable to pay tax at the rate of 15% of the value of an non-monetary benefit provided to an employed person and such tax shall be computed in accordance with Schedule 4 of the Income and Non-Monetary Benefit Tax Act in respect of each non-monetary benefit provided to the person employed.

Standard working hours: Number Overtime to be paid?

Working Hours in Seychelles
  • The standard work week may not exceed 60 hours or 12 hours per day.
Overtime in Seychelles
  • Overtime is allowed of up to 60 hours per month or 15 extra hours per week.
  • Overtime is payable:
    • In the case of a worker, other than a shift worker or a watchman, at the rate of
      • 1 ½ hours’ pay for 1 hour’s work on a weekday
      • 2 hours’ pay for 1 hour’s work on a holiday

Mandatory contributions?


Contribution Type Contribution Rate
Pension Contribution Fund
Social Security


Contribution Type Contribution Rate
Pension Contribution Fund
Social Security

What is the Maternity and Paternity policy within Seychelles:

Maternal leave:

  • Entitled to 16 weeks’ paid maternity leave of which not less than 12 weeks shall be taken after birth.

Paternal leave:

  • Immediately after delivery or miscarriage entitled to 10 working days leave from work.

What type of leave is allowed in Seychelles:

Annual leave

  • 21 days, full pay annually

Sick Leave

  • Employees in Seychelles are entitled to 21 days’ sick leave per year.

Do I need to pay a mandatory bonus annually OR is it discretionary in Seychelles:

Annual bonuses are common in Seychelles and the government is considering extending the mandatory [public sector] 13th month bonus to the private sector

What Gratuity / Severance payments do you need to provide for Seychelles:

  • Probationary periods are allowed.
  • Employers must give one month’s notice to employees on fixed-term contracts if they don’t plan to renew the contract.
  • Different notice periods apply depending on the type of termination:
    • Casual worker: one day’s notice
    • Worker on probation: seven days’ notice
    • Any other Seychellois worker: one month’s notice
    • Non-Seychellois worker who is not casual or on probation: notice period specified in the contract or one month if not specified.
  • Severance pay may be required based on the termination method used.


Yes you can but keep in mind that Fringe Benefits will be subject to employee PAYE tax.  Only benefits that cannot be converted to cash will not be subject to tax.  If the employer covers some of the employees expenses i.e. mobile phone then it must be subject to PAYE tax and either the employer will cover this portion for the employee or the employee will bear the PAYE tax.

Mandatory Probation period of Seychelles:

An employee on probation in Seychelles should give a notice period of at least seven days.

What are the Corporate and VAT / Sales tax rates in Seychelles:

Corporate Tax Rates: 25% [in general]

VAT / Sales Tax Rates: 15% [on most goods and services]

Public Holidays in Seychelles:

  • January 1 - New Year's Day
  • January 2 - Day after New Year's Day
  • January 3 - New Year's Day
  • April 07 - Good Friday
  • April 08 - Holy Saturday
  • April 10 - Easter Monday
  • May 01 - Labour Day
  • June 08 - Corpus Christi
  • June 18 - Constitutional Day
  • June 29 - Independence Day
  • August 15 - Assumption Day
  • November 01 - All Saint's Day
  • December 08 - Immaculate Conception 
  • December 25 - Christmas Day
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What Industries we support in Seychelles:

  • Non-Governmental Organization’s (NGO) / Non- profit
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Government / Development Agencies
  • Oil & Gas
  • FMCG & Manufacturing
  • Private Equality, Finance, Insurance & Banking
  • Mining
  • Agriculture

The information provided above is for an “informative decision” and may change at any given time without prior notice.  We always suggest speaking to one of our Sales Consultants before engaging in country.

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