Consular Assistance to Seychellois

Travelling Overseas

Seychellois travelling abroad should ensure they have up-to-date information for their travels, including the latest information on entry requirements for Coronavirus, safety and security, and travel warnings.

Visa Information

The Seychelles passport is one of the most powerful passports in the region; meaning that bearers may travel to more countries without requiring a visa before arrival. The Foreign Affairs Department is continuously engaging for further visa-waiver agreements.

The following list are provided solely as a guide for Seychellois travelling abroad. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information on visa requirements is correct and up to date.  Given that these requirements often change at short notice, you should check with your travel agent or your  Consular Office before departure, to ensure that the information is accurate for your specific purpose.

List of Countries that Seychellois Do Not Require Visa to Enter

List of Countries that Seychellois Require Visa to Enter

Returning to Seychelles

Seychellois nationals returning to Seychelles must apply for entry through the Travel Authorisation (TA) platform at The TA is mandatory for all individuals, including nationals and foreign nationals entering Seychelles by air, and the following documents are required.

  • Valid Seychelles passport
  • Selfie or passport-type photo
  • Contact information
  • Details of your arrival flight into Seychelles

Seychellois citizens travelling on a foreign passport should still apply using the Seychellois Citizen option on the TA platform to avoid paying the EUR 10 fee.  In addition to their foreign passports, a copy of one of the following documents proving Seychellois citizenship should be uploaded in the Required Documents section.

  • Seychelles passport (expired passports are also acceptable)
  • National Identity Card
  • Birth certificate
  • Certificate of Citizenship

The passport used to complete the TA should be the same one used to travel to Seychelles.

General Consular to Seychellois Distressed Abroad

The Consular Office can provide information, advice and consular assistance to Seychellois nationals. The Consular Office is supported by Seychelles Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates around the world.

What we can do

  • We can issue Emergency Travel Documents (ETD) if you have lost your passport overseas.
  • We can request financial assistance on your behalf from your friends or relatives.
  • We can notify your friends or relatives if you have been injured abroad.
  • We can assist in arranging the repatriation of the remains and personal belongings of the deceased.
  • We can assist in the event of natural disasters, civil disorder, or terrorist attacks in a foreign country.

What we cannot do

  • We cannot pay for your medical, accommodation, or travel expenses.
  • We cannot provide you with loans or cash (including for repatriation of remains or personal effects).
  • We cannot intervene in civil or commercial disputes.
  • We cannot act as your guarantor or sponsor.

Arrest and detention abroad

One should always be mindful of and respect foreign countries’ local laws and customs, which may differ from those in Seychelles.

The Consular Office shall ensure that you have access to a consular representation ensuring humane treatment and confirm that you are not denied any legal assistance to which you may be entitled.

We will assist you with a list of lawyers abroad and pass on information on the progress of your case to your family.

However, we cannot pay your legal fees, including fines or posting bail. We will not intervene in your legal case and disregard the host-country’s laws to ensure your release.

Travel Insurance

Seychellois travelling abroad are strongly advised to subscribe to international travel insurance matching the various risks attributed to their destination and purpose of travel.