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Visa application requirements for Seychelles

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A visit to Seychelles does not require a visa for most nationalities.  Visitors are given entry visas at the airport upon presentation of necessary documents to obtain immigration clearance.  The documents needed are: a valid passport on the date of entry to and exit from the country (usually with a validity of beyond 6 months from the date of entry), a return ticket or a ticket for an onward destination (a return or onward ticket can be purchased upon arrival at the airport), proof of accommodation to the hotels or housing lodges (if bookings are made to more than 1 hotel, a copy for each hotel is necessary).

  Aside from the necessary documents, visitors are required to show sufficient funds for the entire stay in Seychelles amounting to at least $150 per day in addition to organized accommodation.  

In meeting those requirements, a visitor’s permit will be granted for a stay of up to 30 days.  An extension can be obtained for a period of up to 3 months since entering the country.  Further extensions are even allowed up to a period of 12 months with each extension having a validity of 3 months.  The initial permit issued and the extension of up to 3 months is free of charge after which subsequent extensions are charged SCR1,000 each.

  Transit in Seychelles is relatively easy.  No visa requirements are needed for transit.  Passengers must possess onward ticket for their intended destination.   If a traveller wishes to pass through immigration, then a transit visa is needed to be obtained upon arrival at specific authorized ports of entry.            

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