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Destination Wedding


Getting married in Seychelles is a hassle-free procedure without any bureaucracy, especially binational marriages are easy to conduct. As we provide you not just the Seychelles’ Marriage Certificate but also the Apostille from the Supreme Court of Seychelles, your contraction of marriage in the Seychelles will be accepted worldwide without any doubts.

Required Documents for your official marriage in Seychelles: You need to send scans copies of the required documents by email which are sufficient for the Civil Status to proceed with the formalities and also please bring the originals or certified copies for verification purposes with you.

Documents required: Copies of your Passports and Copies of your Birth certificates, Photocopy of the first picture page of both passport, showing the party's personal details, Photocopy of the couples Birth Certificates, If previously married a copy of the previous Marriage Certificate and the Decree Absolute, if one or both parties have been divorced, If one or both parties of a previous Marriage are widowed a copy of Death Certificate, Photocopy of the Deed Poll if one or both parties have legally changed the names.   Photocopy of parental consent in the form of an Affidavit if either person is less than 18 years of age

Essential to know: By Law Couples must stay 3 nights before weddings date.  Clients have to confirm their wedding 30 days minimum before their wedding date .  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.  

Weddings are generally held from Mondays to Fridays. Weddings on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays incur a supplementary charge, and may be booked on request-basis, for confirmation at the discretion of the registrar at an additional fee of Euro150.  Weddings are generally held between 14h00 and 16h00 - other timings are possible on request basis.  All documents have to be in English or French. Otherwise you have to provide certified translations of the documents (but no need for Apostille).

Upon your arrival in the Seychelles you will discuss the last details about Your Special Day with our Representative and the respective hotel wedding coordinator. We will ensure a memorable, romantic and never-to-be-forgotten day. 

The Marriage is conducted in English or French by the Seychelles’ Registrar in accordance with Seychelles’ Law. The wedding can be held anywhere, on the beach, at the hotel or at any other venue. You’re not obliged to visit the Civil Status office at all.

For the legal Wedding Ceremony 2 witnesses are necessary, which will be provided from our site (free of charge) should you be traveling alone.

Additional notes:

Swiss passport holders and residents should travel with 2 sets of Certified copies and all Original documents (applicable for both partners).

French passport holders and residents have to follow a different procedure.

Russian passport holders and residents will need a translation of the Seychelles Marriage Certificate by the Russian Embassy on Mahé (+65 Euro).

UAE residents will require our attested documents package for legalization of their marriage in UAE and in addition also the attestation by the UAE Embassy in Seychelles.

For Filipino nationals we can provide the full procedure of registration of their marriage (Report of Marriage) at the Philippines Consulate.

Entry Formalities in the Seychelles: There are no visa requirements to enter Seychelles – irrespective of the nationality of the visitor and the family members. You have to provide only these documents to get a visitor’s permit (free for 3 months) at the Seychelles International Airport:

Passport, valid at least 6 months after the estimated departure date.  Return/ onward flight ticket.  Proof of accommodation, e.g. hotel voucher.  Sufficient funds for the duration of your stay

Additional Formalities

Swiss Citizens:  Please note that together with the above mentioned documents the following documents are also required: a copy of the Certificate of Domicile, as well as a legal document showing that there is no impediment or lawful hindrance; if it is not possible to obtain this, an affidavit is to be signed in the presence of the honorary Swiss Consul in the Seychelles as part of the marriage registration process. The documents may be faxed or scanned to us, with the originals being presented upon arrival in the Seychelles.

German Citizens: Please note that together with the above mentioned documents the following documents are also required: a certificate proving no impediment to marriage in an international format. Please note that the German Registration Office can provide you with international certificates in English. Please send the documents to us and with the originals being presented upon arrival in the Seychelles.

French Citizens:  Please note that together with the above mentioned documents the following documents are also required: a copy of birth certificate (not older than 3 months), a proof of residency (e.g. electricity or phone bill) and, if the couple have children in common, a Family Record Booklet [livret de famille d’enfants communs qui pourraient être légitimés par le marriage - Article 331 du code civil], finally a photo of ID or passport.  Please send the documents to us with the originals being presented upon arrival in the Seychelles.
In addition, please note that all of the wedding formalities for the Seychelles will be treated in the Consular Section of the French Embassy in Port Louis in Mauritius. All the documents above must be sent by mail to the French Embassy two months prior to the planned wedding date:
EMBASSY OF FRANCE, CIVIL SERVICE, 14, rue Saint-Georges, Port Louis, Mauritius.  Tel: +230 2020 150 (Mrs Ahsee) / +230 2020 122 (Mr Evanno) from 14.00 Mauritius time.    Once the couple is married, they must send their original Seychellois marriage certificate to the French Embassy in Mauritius who will register it and send the marriage certificate to their town hall in France

Religious Blessings:-

The Anglican Church requires that the couple's parish send a letter of introduction 6 months prior to the wedding, certifying that the couple has carried out the necessary marriage preparation, that each party signs an affidavit confirming that he/she is not divorced with a former spouse still alive that the parties have contracted a civil marriage prior to blessing and that the blessing ceremony take in  an authorised church building.

The Catholic Church requires 3 months notice, that couple's parish initiates contact with the Seychelles diocese 2 months prior to the wedding, that the parish have to receive marriage counselling by the Seychelles priest minimum 3 days before the ceremony, that the couple has contracted a civil marriage prior to the blessing which can be carried out on any day expecting Sundays, feast days and lent and that the blessing ceremony take place in an  authorised church building.