Change of Name

There are several reasons why someone wants to change their name or name or their child’s name. Regardless of the reason, the process is the same.

A citizen of Seychelles by birth or naturalization and has resided in Seychelles for three years may apply in writing to the Principal Secretary for Immigration and Civil Status for permission to make change(s) or addition(s) of his name, surname or family name. And attached below documents

  • Birth certificate,
  • Citizenship registration / naturalization certificate.
  • Processing fee of application is SCR1,000/-
  • The publications fee in the Official Gazette by the Attorney General's Chambers is SCR1025/-
  • Published information in Seychelles Nation SCR 189.75 for three publications
The application will be published three times in the Official Gazette for four months. The application will be approved if no objection has been lodged or on good and sufficient ground in support of the application. 

  • Once you are married, automatically your husband's surname will be your new surname. You do not need to go to any Civil Status office to change your surname.
  • If you happen to be divorced and you wish to be known by your maiden name, then you need to certify with the Civil Status office as to that you are divorced. Then you can proceed to get your new National Identity card.

Contact Information


Mahé Central Office:
No: +(248) 429 36 76 / 429 36 04

Praslin Office:
No: +(248) 423 26 04

La Digue Office
No: +(248) 252 07 53

Email: info@civilstatus.gov.sc

Please address all correspondence to the Principal Secretary

Alain Volcere (Mr)
Principal Secretary
Immigration and Civil Status Department
P.O Box 430, Independence House Victoria, Seychelles