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Seychelles - Obtain Residence Permit

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  • Fill up the application form to obtain a Residence Permit.
  • Pay the application processing fee and for the actual permit.
  • The holders Residence Permit issued by the government of Seychelles, must during the validity of the permit reside in Seychelles for at least five days during each twelve months of the term of the permit.
  • If the permit holder resides in Seychelles for more than one month (in any year) he/she shall keep a deposit with a bank in Seychelles or provide a bank guarantee to the Director General of Immigration, of not less than SR20,000/- and allow the Director General of Immigration to draw on the deposit or call on the guarantee for the purpose of meeting expenditure incurred by the government in connection with the care, treatment or maintenance within or removal from Seychelles of the permit holder and his/her dependants.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed application form.

Note: Other documents may be asked from the applicant, please inquire at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Seychelles for additional documents you will need to present.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Republic of Seychelles
PO Box 656
Quincy House Quau Mont Fleuri,
Mahe, Seychelles
Time difference: + 4hrs to UTC,fr
Telephone: [248] 428 35 00
Telefax: [248] 422 48 45
Telefax: [248] 422 58 52
Email: [email protected]
Seychelles Consulates Abroad


Residence Permits are issued to individuals who are:

  • not a prohibited from becoming an immigrant
  • maintaining a familial or domestic connection with Seychelles
  • planning to make a special contribution to the economic, social or cultural life of Seychelles


  • Application Processing Fee: US5/-
  • Issuance of the Resident's Permit: SR50,000/- for the main application and SR25,000/- for the spouse if applied at the same time
  • Endorsement fee for each minor dependant: SR1,000/-


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Need for the Document[edit]

Residence permits are documents issued to foreigners in Seychelles giving them rights to reside in the country for a definite period of time.

Following are procedures on how you can secure a residence permit in Seychelles.

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Seychelles:


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