It is mandatory for all residents of Seychelles to hold a valid National Identity Card. It serves as a proof of identity and used when conducting any official transaction.

A National Identity Card will be issued to citizens of Seychelles who are ordinarily residents in Seychelles for a continuous period exceeding three months.

Foreign workers and their dependents (as stated on their permit) are eligible to apply for a National Identity Card.

The validity of the National Identity Card for foreigners is for the duration of the person's relevant permit.

A Seychellois citizen is required to provide below documents when applying for a National Identity Card:

  • Birth certificate
  • Certificate of registration or Naturalization where applicable

Foreign workers are required to provide below documents when applying for a National Identity Card

  • Passport
  • Relevant permit i.e. GOP / Dependent permit / Residence permit / Student's permit or ITZ permit.

In case you lose your identity card, you will need to present a police report when applying for its replacement.

In the case of disfigured ID card, the application must be accompanied by the old ID card.

Replacement of National Identity Card is SCR150/- for Seychellois and SCR300/- for Foreigners.

If you have changed your name, you must notify the Principal Chief Officer of the Civil Status within 60 days of the change. The application for a new card must be accompanied by the old card and a copy of the authorization of change of name issued by the Civil Status office.

A new ID card in this case is SCR150/.

The identity card must be returned to the social security or the ID card office in the case of:

  • A death; or 
  • A foreigner leaving the country

Contact Information

Mahé Central Office:
No: +(248) 429 36 15

Praslin Office:
No: +(248) 423 26 04

La Digue Office
No: +(248) 252 07 53