How to Get Seychelles Tourist Visit Visa from London
The Island country of Seychelles, which is comprised of about 115 islands, is situated towards the northeast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. British tourists can’t resist visiting Seychelles because nature has generously bestowed this Archipelago with diverse beauty. Nature’s gifts to Seychelles are exhibited in its six national marine parks, 81 endemic plant species, its giant tortoise species and the romantic white sand beaches. The exquisite art cuisine music and architecture is influence by European Asian and African culture and fascinates the tourists a great deal. Britons also love visiting this peninsula because Seychelles boasts 2 U.N.E.S.C.O. World Heritage Sites . One is the largest raised coral atoll “Aldabra Atoll”and the other is “Vallée de Mai” on Praslin island. Londoners can get away from the hustle and bustle of the city by booking a trip to the relaxed island state by checking out our guide below.
Step by Step how to get Seychelles Visa guideline will help you in planning your visit from London.
Visit: High Commission of Republic of Seychelles in United Kingdom
For a stay of up to 1 month
There are no visa requirements for British citizens and any other national visiting Seychelles. A visitors permit for a period of 1 month is issued to visitors upon entry. However, before traveling please ensure that there are blank visa pages in your passport for stamps and immigration purposes.
Staying for a period of more than 1 month
Once entered in Seychelles the visitors permit can be extended up to a stay of 3 months starting your day of issuance and is extendable for successive periods not more than 3 months at a time.
Below is a list of documents required to get a visitors permit from the Department Of Immigration upon entry in Seychelles.
a)Relevant Application Form
b)Return/onward airline ticket and full itinerary
c)Confirmation of hotel reservation
d)Passport with validity for at least one year
e)Recent passport size photographs
f)Evidence of medical / travel insurance
g)Evidence of funds. This may be in the form of bank statements, travelers cheques or bank drafts (Between £63.66 to £95.49 per day)
h)Processing fee (each country charge different amounts) and is usually non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the visa application
i)Be in possession of a valid visa (if required) for next destination
j) Other documents may also be demanded from nationals of countries mentioned in list
Processing time and fees
The initial 1 month valid visitors permit is issued immediately upon entry. The Processing time for subsequent 3-month extensions can be confirmed from Department of Immigration, Seychelles.
Department of Immigration
Location:Independence House,PO Box 430, Victoria,Mahé, Seychelles. View Map
Contact: +248 4 29 36 36
For the first three months the visitor's permit is issued free of charge. After this there is a fee of SCR 1,000 for extension of each period of three months.
Collection of visitors permit
Once you have applied for an extension of visitors permit in Department of Immigration; you will be required to pick up your passport from Embassy after extension is processed from their side.
Checklist of things to take along before traveling
Before packing your bags, have a look at the following checklist.
a)Valid passport / visa
b)Travel itinerary and confirmed accommodation
c)Enough funds to support your visit
d)Health / Travel insurance
Important information for tourists
If you want to travel with your pet, you have to get Import Permit granted by the Veterinary Services.
The best time to visit Seychelles is during June/July to August and from September to January.
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