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Seychelles - Obtain a National Identity Card

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  • Proceed to the ID Office in the Oceangate House, ground floor.
  • Bring the necessary documents needed.
  • Submit the completed application form.

In case you lose your identity card, you will need to present police report when applying for the replacement.

As for the case of disfigured ID card, the application must be accompanied by the old ID card.

If you have changed your name, you must notify the Chief Officer of the Civil Status within 60 days of the change. The application for a new card must be accompanied by the old card and a copy of the authorization of change of name issued by the Civil Status. You also need to pay the required fee.

The identity card must be returned to the social security or the ID card office, in case of:

  • A death or,
  • A foreigner leaving the country.


Required Documents[edit]

  • For Citizen,
    • Birth certificate
    • Certificate of registration or Naturalization where applicable
  • For Expatriate,
    • Passport
    • GOP
    • Dependent permit
    • Residence permit

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

ID card Office

Ground floor

Oceangate House




Citizen, expatriates, GOP holders and their dependents (as stated on their permit) are eligible to apply for National Identity Card.


Replacement of National Identity Card is SR50/-.


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

Documents to Use[edit]

Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
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]

It is mandatory for all residents of Seychelles to hold a valid National identity card. It serves as a proof of identity and use when conducting any official transaction.

Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

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