Authentication and Legislation of Documents

The Foreign Affairs Department is the designated competent authority for the authentication and legalization of documents issued in Seychelles for overseas use.

Documents from Government offices require an apostille before they can be authenticated. Private documents, including copies of original documents, should be notarized and then apostilled before authentication by the Department.


The Supreme Court is the designated office for apostilles and these are carried out at the Supreme Court, Ile du Port, for SCR 250.00.

Processing Fees and Timings

  1. Personal documents | SCR 100.00 per document

 These include, but are not limited to:

  • Affidavits
  • Civil status certificates: birth, death, marriages and celibacy/no impediment
  • Educational certificates
  • Police character certificates

2. Corporate documents | SCR 300.00 per document 

These include, but are not limited to:

  • Certificates of collation
  • Certificates of good standing
  • Certificate of incorporation
  • Contracts of employment
  • Gainful Occupation Permits (GOP)
  • Photocopies of passports
  • Other notarized documents

Walk-ins are accepted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only from 0830hrs to 1200hrs and 1300hrs to 1530hrs.

Documents are processed and ready for collection two business days from being submitted.

At the moment, only CASH is accepted as the method of payment.

Please ensure that your documents are presented correctly (notarized and/or apostilled).  You should contact the Consular Office first or seek independent legal advice if unsure.