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Weddings in seychelles - Legal Requirements

Weddings in seychelles - Legal Requirements

Documents required by The Holiday Place 12 weeks prior to departure:

Proof of Identity: A copy of the passport valid for at least 6 months also birth certificate and copies of the first 2 pages of both parties’ valid passports.

Single: Proof of single status is required.

Divorced: A copy of the original Decree Absolute stamped with the seal of the court where it was issued.

Widow(er): A copy of Marriage Certificate and Death Certificate of husband or wife.

Name change: Deed Poll under which name change has been done.

Adoption: If adopted certificate is required.

Important Note: Couples require a document to show that there is no impediment or lawful hindrance to the intended marriage. If this cannot be obtained, an affidavit has to be signed in Seychelles after a solemn declaration has been made to that effect) All the above documents must be originals or copies duly certified before departure from one's home country and must be translated into either English or French if the translation has not already been made.

Residency: The couple must be present in Seychelles at least 2 days prior to the civil ceremony.

Application: Couples must advise the Civil Status Office of their wedding date at least eleven calendar days in advance. However, this eleven-day period may be exempted by applying for a Special Licence, normally issued within two days from the date of
application at a cost of SCR100.

Fees: A special stamp (apostille) is required to validate the marriage certificate obtained after the civil ceremony for all nationalities except for British nationals. This stamp is available at the Registrar's office located at the Supreme Court for a fee of SCR65. The Marriage Officer fee is dependent on location and ceremony. Please see above for application fee.

Ceremony: UK residents wishing to marry in the Seychelles can have either a Civil Ceremony or a Religious Ceremony. Civil Ceremonies are conducted by a Civil Status Officer at the local Civil Status Office on either Wednesday or Thursday between the hours of 9am - 11am. A church wedding without a civil ceremony is not recognised as being legal and the parties therefore must contract a civil wedding prior to the religious ceremony. Civil ceremonies may be conducted around the hotel property with permission from both the hotel and the Civil Registrar. Weddings outside the hotel property can only be performed in private and authorised places. The authorisation needs to be obtained from the Civil Registrar.

Please remember to take you original documents with you.