Get Married in the Seychelles!
If you simply can't wait until your honeymoon to visit this tropical paradise, why not get married there instead?
Thanks to our local partnerships we are able to organise your special day, from the legal formalities right down to any special treatments you desire. Have the ceremony of your dreams on beautiful white, sandy beaches with the outline of picturesque palm trees as a backdrop.
What we can organise for you:
- Legal registration and formalities
- Return transport services to your chosen location
- Your special location with the venue’s decorations
- Bouquet and buttonholes in your preferred colours and style
- Cake and champagne to celebrate this special moment
- Special treatments such as make-up and hair styling
- Interpreters and musicians for your ceremony
- Are you in a large group? We can organise a wonderful ceremony for you and your guests including music, barbeque, and local specialities
Wedding Terms & Conditions
Which documents do you have to send to us?
The following documents should be received minimum 30 days prior to the wedding date, in order to process the marriage with the Seychelles Civil Status office to post the banns, as well as coordination with the relevant Embassy/Consulate where applicable. Please note that by law couples must stay minimum 3 nights in the Seychelles before the weddings date.
- A copy of both Birth Certificates.
- A copy of the previous Marriage Certificate and the Decree Absolute, if one or both parties have been divorced.
- A copy of a previous Marriage Certificate and Death Certificate, if one or both parties are widowed
- A copy of the Deed Poll if one or both parties have changed their name legally.
- A copy of the first or last 6 pages of each passport, including the inside cover, showing the party’s personal details.
Please note that, if your documents are in a language other than English or French, such as Italian, for example, you will also need to provide a certified translation of the documents listed above. Please feel free to ask the SeyVillas Sales Team for advice.
Which documents will we prepare for you?
The official statement of your special day. You will always receive 1 original certificate in English, depending on where you want to register the marriage, and 1 or more depending on if the spouses are of different nationalities or live in a third country and wish to register their wedding in that country as well. We will also provide a translation of your wedding certificate where necessary.
This is the local judiciary´s authentication of the Seychelles Wedding certificate. It is compulsory for all nationalities (except for British Nationals). This document is linked to the Wedding Certificate, so the number of apostilles issued depends on the number of Wedding Certificates, as well as on the number of different countries in which he/she wants the marriage to be registered. Please let our Sales team know which nationality you are, where you live, and where you would like your marriage to be registered and we will manage the details for you.
Certificate of Authentication, if applicable:
This document validates the Wedding Certificate and Apostille, and is is issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of each country. This document is not compulsory for most nationalities. It is only compulsory for the UAE.
Additional Formalities for Swiss Citizens:
Please note that together with the above mentioned documents the following documents are also required: a copy of the Certificate of Domicile (Wohnsitzbescheinigung), as well as a legal document showing that there is no impediment or lawful hindrance (Personenstandsausweis); 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 SeyVillas, with the originals being presented upon arrival in the Seychelles.
Additional Formalities for German Citizens:
Please note that together with the above mentioned documents the following documents are also required: a certificate proving no impediment to marriage (Ehefähigkeitszeugnis) in an international format. Please note that the German Registration Office (Bezirkliches Standesamt or zuständige Behörde) can provide you with international certificates in English. The documents may be faxed or scanned to SeyVillas, with the originals being presented upon arrival in the Seychelles.
Additional Formalities for 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.
The documents may be faxed or scanned to SeyVillas, 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 from the 1st July 2017. Therefore all the documents above must be sent by mail t to the French Embassy two months prior to the planned wedding date:
EMBASSY OF FRANCE
14, rue Saint-Georges
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. All registration services provided by the embassy after the marriage are free of charge.
Additional Formalities for Italian Citizens:
Please note that together with the above mentioned documents the following documents are also required: a copy of the couple’s Town Registration in Italy (Certificato di residenza).
As all the documents must be officially translated into either English or French, it is necessary to present a notarised translation along with the original copies. The documents may be faxed or scanned to SeyVillas, with the originals being presented upon arrival in the Seychelles.
Should you wish to handle the translation by yourself please note that the translations can be requested to the following authorities:
CONSOLATO ITALIANO ALLE SEYCHELLES
Consulate of the Italian Republic P.O. Box 499, c/o Kreolor Limited, Le Rocher, Mahé, Seychelles
Tel: +248 434 45 51 Fax: +248 434 47 54
Orari : lunedì, mercoledì e venerdì 08.30 - 11.30
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CONSOLATO GENERALE DELLA REPUBBLICA DELLE SEYCHELLES
Via del Tritone, 46 00187 Roma, Italia
Tel: 06 67 80 530 Fax: 06 67 94 583 E-mail: email@example.com
Orari: lunedì-venerdì 09.00 – 1300/15.00 – 18.00
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