Civil Marriage in Seychelles: Legal requirements and proceduresh


Seychelles is possibly the most surreal and blissful island in the Indian Ocean for your dream wedding. It checks all the boxes for the destination you want: clear sea, white sand beaches, palm trees with abundant vegetation, and wonderful tropical weather.

You may have it all, whether it’s a small and simple gathering or a grand celebration with your family and friends; marrying in the Seychelles and then enjoying a lovely honeymoon would be many people’s ideal wedding.

Continue reading to learn more about legal procedures and requirements.

What is a civil marriage

A Civil marriage in Seychelles is performed by government authorities that are recognized by the UAE government. If you want a wedding certificate that is valid and acknowledged all around the world, you’ll also need a civil marriage.

Documents and procedures for your civil marriage in Seychelles

  • Couples must be at least 18 years old; if one of them is under the age of 18, parental or guardian agreement is required.
  • Passports (with photographs), copies of birth certificates, divorce decrees, and, if required, death certificates of former spouses. Except for passports, all documents must be written in either English or French.
  • To get married, you must provide the appropriate office/court 11 days’ notice.
  • The presence of two witnesses at the marriage ceremony is required. To receive the marriage certificate, you and both witnesses must sign at the end of the ceremony.
  • If you need to show legal proof that you changed your name.
  • According to the legislation, the marriage will be conducted in either French or English by a recognized Seychelles official.

Civil marriage in Seychelles price

  • Citizens of Seychelles can get it for free through the Civil Status Office.
  • Citizens must pay 1500 SCR to leave the Civil Status Office, which includes Mahè, Praslin, and La Digue Island.
  • You must pay 3000 SCR if both parties are foreigners getting married in Mahè, Praslin, or La Digue.
  • The cost of a wedding for both foreigners outside of Praslin, Mahè, and La Digue is 4000 SCR.

It is recommended that you hold your dream beach wedding ceremony on weekdays (Monday – Friday) because there will be fewer people. Also the price of weekday weddings; could be slightly more cost effective.

Planning your civil marriage in Seychelles; get in touch with our team to get your questions answered on legal documents and paperwork.

Author: florian

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