How do I apply for a Seychelles passport?

You will need to fill in the Passport Application Form and submit it to the Immigration Office. You can download the form on HERE.

If my passport is lost while I am travelling abroad, where I should report it and what should I do to get new travel documents?

Should you lose a Seychelles passport, you should immediately report it the Embassy of Republic of Seychelles within that territory so as to organize a temporary travel document to return to Seychelles in a timely fashion. If Seychelles does not have a permanent mission in the particular jurisdiction, the person should therefore appeal to an established Consulate of the Republic of Seychelles in the territory.

Alternately, any Seychellois citizen can also contact the Consular Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Seychelles who will liaise with the services of the foreign state to facilitate return travel to Seychelles for its citizens in distress. Seychellois citizens are strongly urged, that in the event of losing a passport, they immediately contact the closest police station and immigration service in the jurisdiction where the passport has been lost as well as the Republic of Seychelles representations.

For ease of reference, please find the contacts of both the Diplomatic and Consular missions of the Republic of Seychelles abroad on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. website:mfa.gov.sc

What additional document need in the case of loss/Stolen or missing passport?
  • The passport has been destroyed in the case of a fire; (Obtain confirmation letter from the Police)
  • The passport has been destroyed in the event of a case of natural disaster. Obtain confirmation letter from District Administrator)
  • Stolen passport. (Police statement is required)
What documents do I require to submit with a new passport application form?
  • Birth Certificate(s) for yourself, Parent /Grandparent as applicable,
  • 2 identical passport size photographs no more than 6 months old. (NOTE: The photographs should be between 35mm and 45mm width and 45mm and 50mm in height.)
  • Copy of National identity card.
  • Adoption certificate in the case of a person having been adopted,
  • Marriage Certificate in case of married woman.
  • If your name(s) have been changed other than by marriage or adoption, certified copy of the document must be submitted.
  • Certified copies of Naturalization/Registration certificates must be submitted in the case of citizenship.
  • Proof of custody/guardianship of the child must be submitted.
  • If you are in possession of a Seychelles passport which has not been cancelled, it should be attached to this application.
What documents do I require to submit with a passport renewal?
  • 2 identical passport size photographs no more than 6 months old. (NOTE: The photographs should be between 35mm and 45mm width and 45mm and 50mm in height.)
  • Marriage Certificate in case of married woman.
  • If your name(s) have been changed other than by marriage or adoption, certified copy of the document must be submitted.

NOTE: If you hold a Seychelles passport issued after August 2004 and you are applying for a new one, you do not need to submit births or marriage certificate unless you have made a change of name or you have recently got married and would like to use your married name.

What is the cost for new and renewed passport?
  • Application for new or renew passport for all age is SCR 750/-
  • There is a surcharge of SCR 1,500/- for loss/stolen or missing passport.

Note: This surcharge may be waived in the confirmed circumstances stated in number 3

What is the process of applying for a Seychelles Passport from outside Seychelles?
  • If you are applying from outside Seychelles, same step will applied from 4-5 and 10.
  • You will need to make payment for the passport including cost of courier for returning your current and new passports to one the following Government of Seychelles Overseas Account.
    Note: It is important when instructing your bank to make money transfers to a Seychelles Government Overseas Account to specify the purpose of the transfers and your name. Personal cheques (local only), should be made payable to Government of Seychelles.
  • Applicants are strongly advised for security reasons to forward their application form and current passport by courier. 
  • It is strongly recommended when sending your application by post not to enclose any cash money with application form.

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 

Where I can submit my passport application form?
  • Central Office Independence House Ground Floor Victoria Mahé,
  • Pension fund complex, Grand Anse Praslin
  • Seychelles Postal office, La Passe La Digue
Who can apply for a Seychelles Passport?
Any Citizen of Seychelles can apply for a Seychelles passport
Who can countersigned my passport application form and photo?

The person who is eligible to countersign your application is someone who has known you for at least 2 years. The person countersigning your application must not be an immediate member of your family. The person can be:

  • A member of the National Assembly,
  • Head Teacher of a school,
  • A District Administrator,
  • Judge, Magistrate, Barrister,
  • Attorney-at-Law, Notary,
  • Public Servant (not below the rank of Head of a Division), or the Chairperson / Chief executive Officer of a Parastatal organizations or Agencies
  • Police Officer (not below the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police) ,
  • An Officer of the Defense Forces>,(not below the rank of Captain) ,
  • Medical Practitioner,
  • Minister of Religion or Justice of the Peace.

The application form should be accompanied by:

  • the relevant certificates
  • other documents as requested on the application form
  • current passport