Travel & Visa: Visitors travelling to Seychelles

A visa is not required prior to entry into Seychelles regardless of nationality the person may hold.

A valid passport or other travel documents recognized by Seychelles are required for entry into Seychelles. The passport must be valid for the period of the intended stay until arrival back in holder’s country of origin/residence with an extra validity of six months prior to expiry.

A short stay visitor’s permit is issued on arrival in Seychelles to a person who comes for the purpose of holiday, pleasure, business, visit friends or family and who –

a)     is not a prohibited immigrant; and
b)     is not  holder of a valid permit which entitles that holder to reside in Seychelles.
c)      holds a valid return or onward ticket for duration of visit;
d)     has confirmed accommodation;
e)     has sufficient funds for duration of the stay. (Minimum of US$ 150.00 or equivalent per day.

The visitor’s permit may be granted for a period of visit of up to three months. It can be extended for successive periods not exceeding three months at a time to a maximum period of twelve months, provided the person still meets the criteria of a bona fide visitor.

The visitor’s permit is issued free of charge for the first three months after which, a fee is applicable for extension covering each period of three months or any part thereof.

Extension of visitor’s permit is also subject to (a) – (e) above. For more information and relevant documentation regarding immigration issues please contact: info@immigration.gov.sc