Entry formalities

Irrespective of the nationality of visitors and members of their families, no visa is issued for entry to Seychelles needed. However, to obtain an entry permit, the following documents must be presented at the international Airport to be presented to the Seychelles:

1) a passport valid at least until the day of the planned departure
2) a ticket for the return or onward journey
3) proof of accommodation including contact details
4) sufficient financial resources for the duration of the stay

Holders of a child's identity card for underage German citizens up to the age of 15 may enter Seychelles provided that the card contains a photograph of the holder.

On presentation of all the above documents, a visitor's permit will be issued by the Seychelles Immigration Service.

The visit permit is generally valid for one month and can be extended up to three months from the original date of issue. It may be extended in increments of no more than three months to a total duration of stay of no more than twelve months, provided the visitor continues to meet the relevant requirements.

The residence permit is free of charge for the first three months, thereafter for each extension of up to three months a fee of SCR 1,000 up.

For all visa matters such as exemptions and extensions and other questions regarding a stay in Seychelles, please contact

Department of Immigration
Independence House
PO Box 430, Victoria
Mahé, Seychelles
Tel: +248 29 36 36
Fax: +248 22 50 35

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