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Seychelles - Obtain Police Clearance Certificate (Character Certificate)

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Applying process in Seychelles for citizen and non citizen.

A. Apply in person.
  1. Applicant shall apply for Police Clearance Certificate in person with “Commissioner of Police”.
  2. Address as follows:
    Commissioner of Police,
    Police Headquarters,
    P.O. Box 46, Victoria, Mahé,
    Telephone: +248-4-28 80 00
    Fax: +248 4 32 20 05
    E-mail: [email protected]
  3. Go to the respective office. Application forms can be obtained from the office on visit. Don’t forget to take the required copy of documents along with originals to the office.
  4. Please follow as per authorities guidelines and submit the completed application along with documents. Applicant should pay for any charges if required as advised.
  5. This application will be processed by respective department.
  6. The certificate can be collected from the office where applicant applied in person upon notification or issued as per norms.

Applying process - overseas for citizen and non citizens.

A. Apply through mail(post).
  1. Applicant has to apply with the “Commissioner of Police” office to obtain the PCC through mail(post).
  2. Once the application is filled in, please attach the completed application, required document and fee paid details.
  3. Mail(post) these set of documents to:
    Commissioner of Police,
    Police Headquarters,
    P.O. Box 46,
    Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles.
    Telephone: +248-4-28 80 00
    Fax: +248 4 32 20 05
    E-mail: [email protected]
  4. This application received will be processed by respective department.
  5. The certificate will be delivered to the applicant as per norms.


Required Documents[edit]

Country specific

  • Valid identity document (identity card, passport, driving license).
  • Valid passport.
  • Citizen proof/Document of National Identity (DNI).

Foreign national

  • A copy of your passport while living in Seychelles.
  • A copy of your permit of stay in Seychelles, passport number and place of issue as well.
  • Proofs of legal stay (copy of passport held during the said period with respective stamp and seal).

In general

  • Application form
  • Valid citizen proof with photo (respective ID’s issued by respective nation).
  • Email ID (useful to communicate issues with respect to your application)
  • A self-addressed envelope with or without stamps (as required).
  • Valid contact number (applicant can be communicated)
  • Passport-size photos.
  • Birth certificate (as per requirement).
  • Finger prints from competitive authority as advised

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Commissioner of Police,
Police Headquarters,
P.O. Box 46, Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles.
Telephone: +248-4-28 80 00
Fax: +248 4 32 20 05
E-mail: [email protected]

Contact details: link


  • Applicant with valid passport and a valid address proof.
  • Age: 16 years and above. In case of minors, the application must be submitted by the parent exercising parental authority, if the minor has not turned 16 years.
  • The current address of the applicant must be same as in the passport and other supporting documents.
  • Applicants who are in need of residential status, employment or long term visa or for immigration to a foreign nation.


  • SCR 200 (Seychellois rupee).
  • Fee/charge varies for case to case. Updated fee requirement will be provided by respective authorities while applying.


Validity norms vary from country to country.

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Processing Time[edit]

  • 3 working days.
  • Processing time varies with respect to the country from where applied.

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Local Requests

  • You should complete an Application for Character Certificate from the Commissioner of Police and direct it to Commissioner of Police.
  • Prints will be taken of both thumbs. You are required to present proper identification or your passport. There is no fee charged for this service and the process takes one week.

Non-Resident Requests

  • You should write to the Commissioner of Police and give copies or details of your birth certificate, passport, address while living in Seychelles and the date you left Seychelles.

Required Information[edit]

  • Surname
  • Maiden name (if applicable, also specify in which surname the certificate should to be issued)
  • Given names
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • South African ID number (if applicable)
  • Last residential address in Seychelles
  • Last SA business / employer's address
  • Telephone number of the above
  • Date
  • Signature
  • Mailing address in the country of application
  • Zip/Postal Code
  • Telephone number

Need for the Document[edit]

A police certificate is an official document issued by police or government agency of a country to enumerate any criminal records that the applicant may or may not have. Criminal records may include arrest, conviction, and possibly criminal proceedings.

Police certificate is also known as good citizen certificate, good conduct certificate, police clearance certificate, or judicial record extracts. Applicants may have to submit fingerprints and certain personal information to request a criminal record check, and the police or government agency may charge a fee. If no record found, the police certificate will indicate such.

Information which might help[edit]

  • Relevant document: Character Certificate.
  • Residents: Apply in person to the street address above.
  • Non-residents: A family member can apply on your behalf with a written authorisation from you to the postal address above.
  • Provide: Identity card, passport and your birth certificate.
  • Fee: Payable (Payment must be made by bank draft and issued to the order of 'Commissioner of Police').
  • Processing time: Approximately 7 working days.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Everyone who wants to a visa must be of good character and will be assessed against the character requirements. As part of your visa application, you might be required to provide a police clearance certificate or other evidence to satisfy the character requirements.

External Links[edit]

Ministry Of Foreign Affairs - The Republic of Seychelles

Seychelles Government Portal

Seychelles Police Department


A police clearance certificate is a copy of your criminal record or a declaration of the absence of any criminal record. Police clearance certificates are different in each country and territory and may be called police certificates, good conduct certificates, judicial record extracts, pcc, etc. They are issued by police authorities or government departments and used by Citizenship and Immigration to prevent individuals who possess a risk to Country's security from entering the country.