WHAT DOCUMENTS ARE NEEDED FOR A WEDDING IN SEYCHELLES?
UPDATE 25TH MARCH 2021
From the 25th March 2021 onward, you need to provide:
a negative COVID19 PCR test made within 72 hours before departing to Seychelles
and you must register for your trip at Seychelles.govtas.com
additionally, all couples need travel insurance covering COVID19
SEYCHELLES WEDDING DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
For a civil marriage in Seychelles, couples must send us the following documents by email:
1. Copies of your passports (page with your photo)
2. Copies Birth Certificate
3. If previously married: Divorce decree or similar
4. If widowed: Death certificate of a former spouse
5. If your name has changed: Provide legal proof
* All documents (points 2 – 5 have to be in English or French language. If your documents are in a different language you need certified translations of the documents. For some languages, we can assist you with the translation.
* If you are missing may one of the listed documents, send us an email we may help.
* Once we have received and confirmed the documents we start the paperwork with the local Registrar.
* When you travel to Seychelles, you must bring a set of hard-copies of the documents.
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The marriage will be conducted in English or French language by on official Seychelles registrar in accordance with Seychelles’ Law.
Minimum Age of either or both parties 18 years, if either party are less than 18 years a parent or legal guardian must accompany applicants.
At the end of the ceremony, you and the witnesses have to sign the wedding certificate.
The wedding will be held at a beach venue on the island you are staying.
We arrange all documents for you in Seychelles, that you can enjoy your stay. You do not have to visit any office at all.
For the civil wedding ceremony, 2 witnesses are mandatory, in case you are traveling alone, we provide 2 witnesses on a complimentary basis.
Weddings are held from Mondays to Fridays. For weddings held on a weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and public holidays, a supplementary charge is to be paid and can be booked only request-basis, for confirmation at the discretion of the registrar’s office. The weekend/public holiday fee is 180€ (as of March 2021)
It is recommended to held beach wedding ceremonies during weekdays (Monday to Friday) as beaches are less crowded.
French nationals are required to file an application with the French Embassy on Mauritius before their marriage and follow the procedure as outlined by the French authorities.
UAE residents require the UAE Embassy attested documents package to file the marriage with the UAE authorities, read: How to file the marriage in UAE
Muslim (Nikkah) - Updated 2024:
Any Islamic Marriage to take place some legal documents are required from both parties (i.e the husband and bride to be), and these documents are as follows:
• Photocopy of Passport
• Certificate of Reversion -if reverted to Islam.
• Birth certificate
• Divorce documents - from a previous marriage.
• Address of the couple,walli and witnesses and Proof of Address- like ID or Residential Permit.
• Consent from the Father of the bride if she is a Muslim - a written and video recording, along with a copy of passport or live stream.
• Muslim Male witnesses - this can be arrange locally.
• Professions of the couple.
• Agreed upon Dowry(Mahr)
Swiss nationals have to provide a Wohnsitzbescheinigung/Residence Certificate and Personenstandsausweis/certificat d’état civil. As the marriage will be registered with the Swiss Consul in Seychelles, bring 2 sets of document copies to Seychelles.
Russian nationals must have their Seychelles wedding certificate translated into Russian language and stamped by the Russian embassy on Mahè. The translation & attestation service fee is 70€.
VISA/ENTRY FORMALITIES SEYCHELLES
Seychelles is a visa-free country but a visitor’s permit may be obtained upon arrival at the Seychelles International Airport.
Present the following documents to the immigration officer to get a visitor permit:
Your Passports, valid at least 6 months after the estimated departure date
A valid return or onward flight tickets for the duration of the visit
Confirmed accommodation, e.g. hotel booking, hotel voucher
When is the best time to visit Seychelles for Honeymoon?The ideal time to travel to Seychelles is in the dry season from May to October. However, at the same time, the southeast monsoon blows with much stronger winds and churns up the sea.
When can I book an affordable Honeymoon in Seychelles?Nevertheless, due to the somewhat more pleasant climate, the best time to travel to Seychelles can be said to be May to October. Flights to Seychelles usually cost €500-1,100 per person. If you are very flexible and spontaneous, you can also hope for cheap last-minute offers.
How warm is it in Seychelles in December?The climate in Seychelles is as follows: December – March: During the time of the northwest trade winds, from December to March, average temperatures of 27°C – 28°C prevail. Rain showers are not uncommon, especially in December and January.
How long does it rain in Seychelles?In Seychelles, the south-east monsoon prevails from around May to October and goes hand in hand with the dry season, while in the winter months, from November to April, the north-west monsoon brings the rainy season.
Can I enjoy beautiful beaches during my Honeymoon in Seychelles?The archipelago lies off the east coast of Africa and has enchanted us with its endless sandy beaches, turquoise waters, imposing granite rocks, palm trees, and lots of sun. The beaches on Mahé, Praslin, and La Digue – the three main destinations in the country – are breathtakingly beautiful.
What dangerous animals are in Seychelles?There are no poisonous snakes or other dangerous animals in Seychelles either. In contrast to the flora: the seeds of the reglisse, a plant imported from India, are highly poisonous. Eating the small, red globules is fatal even in small doses.