Independence House
Victoria, Mahe

(+248) 4 293636 / 4293600



Border control officers keep abreast of new techniques

Border control officers from the department of immigration and civil status are being brought up to speed with modern techniques in a number of pertinent areas of their work.

These include detection of fraudulent documents, profiling of passengers, quizzing techniques and detection of human trafficking.

Minister Fonseka takes questions on law enforcement, the war on drugs, and FCIU seizures

Members of the National Assembly had the opportunity to put forward their oral questions to Minister for Internal Affairs Errol Fonseka during yesterday’s sitting, addressing pertinent issues such as immigration, the war on drugs, and support towards the tourism industry.

UNODC, Seychelles team up to combat human trafficking

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime yesterday kick-started a three-day workshop on human trafficking whereby it will conduct a scenario-based training exercise to assess the effectiveness of National Anti-Trafficking in Person Legislative (TIP).

Immigration and Civil Status

The Seychelles Immigration maintains an effective Border Control, Assess claims of citizenship of Seychelles and reponsible for the issuance of passports to citizens of Seychelles.

Immigration and Civil Status Seychelles


All expatriate workers in Seychelles require a Gainful Occupation Permit (GOP). Without this, non-Seychellois are not permitted to work full time or part time, paid or unpaid.

Enforcement Hotline

(+248) 4 303 930

Independence House

(+248) 4 293636


Civil Status