Seychelles Electronic Border System

Get your personal Digital Travel Authorization for the Seychelles

Seychelles Electronic Border System

Get your personal Digital Travel Authorization for the Seychelles

Needed to enter Seychelles


Valid for 30 days


Each traveler needs one


For holidays or business

DIGITAL TRAVEL PERMIT FOR THE SEYCHELLES

For the past few decades, since 1984, travelers to the Seychelles were asked to complete blue and yellow mandatory disembarkation and embarkation forms. Passengers arriving on flights would complete the form onboard just before arriving and departing from the islands.

As of November 2022, the Seychelles’ border formalities have been digitized. Travelers entering the country will now register through the Seychelles Electronic Border System.

All tourists are expected to apply for the electronic travel authorization. The travel authorization is mandatory for any traveler, including children, to enter the country. The application can be made ten days before arrival. It is advisable to plan ahead and apply for the permit timeously since processing may take as long as 24 hours.

THE e-TICKET IN BRIEF

Trip Reason:

Vacation, family and friends’ visits, business, in transit.

Seychelles eTA Validity:

30 days as of the arrival date unless extended.

Allowed Period of Stay:

3 months. eTA can be extended up to 12 months.

Delivery Time:

24 hours upon successful payment.

Service Fee:

US$ 65 / person / eTA. The service fee includes the government tax of US$ 11.20 (EUR 10) paid for the regular Seychelles’ eTA (24H).

eTA Application:

Online application form.

 Download eTA Seychelles pdf information file.

The Seychelles Electronic Border System save you time and make travelling into and out of Seychelles easier. Just like the United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and many other countries, Seychelles digitized borders entry authorization, or Seychelles eTA, allows the immigration authorities to successfully screening travelers before they arrive at the border.

The Seychelles Authorities in fact now conduct an advance security screening to passengers entering the country.
Before reaching the border, the authorities can already detect potential threats to national security and ensure the safety of fellow travelers, the country, its borders, and lastly the local and visiting population.

The process is simple and easy – it is needed a registration form which must be completed online. If no additional information are required, within 12 hours, the traveler will receive its digital permit in a pdf format file via email.

The authorization form can either be printed or saved on traveler’s mobile device. It is valid for a period of 30 days unless, after its issuing, an extension is granted.

COUNTRIES ELIGIBLE FOR VISA-FREE TRAVEL TO THE SEYCHELLES:

Antigua and Barbuda
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bermuda
Brazil
Dominica
Ecuador
French Guiana
Guyana
Jamaica
Martinique
Panama

Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Cabo Verde
Comoros
Cote d’Ivoire
Djibouti
Ethiopia
Ghana
Kenya
Lesotho
Malawi
Madagascar
Mauritius

Mayotte
Mauritania
Mozambique
Namibia
Reunion
Rwanda
South Africa
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Bangladesh
Cambodia
China
Hong Kong
Fiji
**India
Indonesia
Republic of Korea
Malaysia
Maldives
Macau
Philippines
Singapore
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
Thailand
Vanuatu
Vietnam

Albania
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzgoniva
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Georgia
Gibraltar
Greece
Holy See
Hungary
Andorra
Iceland
Ireland
Italy

Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
United Kingdom

Jordan
Oman
Qatar
UAE

Saint Kitt and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenaldines
Trinidad and Tobago
Uruguay
OCEANIA
French Polynesia
New Zealand

VISIT THE SEYCHELLES WITH AN ELECTRONIC TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION (eTA)

It is mandatory for all non-Seychelles visitors to apply for the Electronic Travel Authorization, also known as a Digital Travel Permit, in accordance with the local Immigration Act.

Before November 2022, the visitors would have completed the blue paper prior arrival. This document has been replaced by a digital form. Although the service is paid, the Seychelles Immigration Office reserves the right to deny entry at the border.

To apply, the visitors must upload the following requested information during the registration process:

  • valid passport
  • selfie: either a digital passport photo or a passport photo selfie taken with a mobile phone
  • contact Information: home address, phone number, e-mail address
  • trip details
  • airline booking confirmation: upload a copy of the airline booking confirmation showing arrival and departure dates;
  • confirmation of accommodation booking: upload booking confirmation(s) for each accommodation location booked in Seychelles. Make sure to include the name of the hotel or guesthouse, the name of the boat charter or the name of the employer. A letter of invitation must be provided for those visiting friends and family.
  • debit or credit card particulars for payment.

WHO IS THE SEYCHELLES eTA FOR?

All non-Seychelles citizens wishing to visit the islands on tourism should apply for their Online Travel Authorization valid for 30 days or until leaving the country whichever comes first.

BEFORE ARRIVING TO THE SEYCHELLES

Among the travel arrangement it is needed to obtain a Travel authorization to the Republic.
In order to obtain one, travelers need to share accommodation and travel details, so applying for an eTA Seychelles comes last.

The approval process can be lengthy, up to 24 hours, so it is advice to request the document at least 72 hours before departure date.

DEPARTING FROM THE SEYCHELLES

eTA Seychelles is valid for 30 days.

Remember: if you leave the Seychelles while your online authorization is still valid, the eTA will by default be voided and, if you’d like to come back in the island, you’ll need to obtain a new authorization in order to enter the island again.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What is the Seychelles Digital Travel Permit?

If you plan to visit Seychelles, you will need to apply for a Digital Travel Authorization before your arrival. The authorization process can take up to 12 hours for approval, so it is recommended that you apply well in advance of your travel dates.

When applying for the authorization, you will need to provide personal information, flight details, and accommodation details. It is important to ensure that all required documents are submitted along with your application.

What is the price of the Electronic Travel Authorization for the Seychelles?

The cost of the Seychelles travel authorization is 65$ per person, which includes a processing fee of 10$. It is important to note that this authorization is mandatory for all travelers entering the country, including children.

The application for the travel authorization can be submitted as early as 10 days before the date of arrival. It is recommended that travelers apply well in advance of their travel dates, as the processing time for the authorization can take up to 12 hours.

What are the requirements for the Seychelles Digital Travel Permit?

To obtain travel authorization for Seychelles, all non-citizen visitors are required to apply for a digital Travel Authorization, as mandated by the Immigration Act.

This digital form replaces the traditional blue paper form that was previously completed before arrival and serves as approval for travel to Seychelles.

The document is mandatory for all the foreign visitors to the islands.

To obtain the travel permit, you will have to upload the following:

  • Valid passport
  • A selfie of you looking straight at the camera.
  • Personal information regarding your residential and e-mail address, and phone number.
  • Flight details – you will have to upload your two-way flight tickets/airline booking confirmation.
  • Accommodation in the Seychelles – you will have to provide the cruise, guest, or hotel names by uploading image of each reservation you have made for the whole period of stay to the Seychelles.
  • If you are visiting friends, a family member, or colleague, you will have to provide their names, address and you will be asked to upload an invitation letter.
  • Credit or debit card.

12 hours upon the successful payment, we will send you by email your Digital Travel Authorization for visiting the Seychelles. Once you receive the Digital Travel Permit, you will have to print a copy of it or save it on a mobile device in order to present it when asked.

Important: It is crucial to check your email’s inbox as well as the Bulk/Junk folder as additional information may be requested for your application to be approved.

Do not forget: All visitors must have a valid international health insurance.

How long is the eTA for the Seychelles valid for?

If you are visiting Seychelles on tourism or business, you can stay in the country for up to a month (30 days) without a visa.

Seychelles is a visa-free country you are welcome to visit if you:

  • have reserved your return or onward ticket
  • you can prove you hold sufficient money to fund your stay
  • you have where to stay during the period of your visit to the Seychelles.

Are there any specific passport requirements?

When applying for the Digital Travel Permit and while in the Seychelles, your passport must be valid for the entire duration of your stay. There is no need for your passport to be valid beyond the period of your trip.