Passports

Ordinary Passport

Matters related to the Seychelles ordinary passport and its renewal are dealt with by the Ministry of Internal Affairs – Immigration and Civil Status Department.

Following the introduction of biometric passports in November 2022, passport applicants now have to be physically present in Seychelles and apply in person at the Passport Office in Victoria. Completing an application form is no longer necessary. 

The Passport Office will collect the applicant’s bio-information, which includes photos for facial recognition, fingerprints and a digital copy of their signature. Although applicants are no longer required to provide two passport-sized photos with their application, they will still need to prove their identity with one of the following documents: National ID card, birth certificate, certificate of citizenship (if applicable).

For passport renewals the old passport has to be surrendered.

The passport processing fee is SCR 750.00 and takes 72 working hours.  Further information on the ordinary passport can be accessed on the Immigration and Civil Status or by email to info@immigration.gov.sc.

 

Diplomatic and Official Passport

The Foreign Affairs Department is responsible for administering diplomatic and official passport reserved for senior Government officials

 and diplomatic representatives.

This is in line with the existing Policy for Diplomatic and Official Passports.

Applications should be addressed to the Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs with the following documents:

  • Letter from the head of the organization confirming the post of the proposed bearer
  • Completed diplomatic/official passport application process
  • Existing diplomatic/official passport (valid or expired)

For new applicants, a copy of the bio-data page of the current ordinary passport