Seychelles Civil Registration

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For Records from 1794 - 1902

Seychelles National Archives
5th June Avenue
P.O. Box 720
Victoria, Mahe


Telephone: +248 4 321 333

Fax: +248 4 322 481

Open: Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:00pm; Sat 9:00am-12:00pm

Family history research is done Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm on appointment.
Genealogical Research at the National Archives has a fee:

SR350.00 if you do your own research
SR500.00 if the staff carries out your research

For Records after 1902

Chief Civil Status Officer
Chief Civil Status Officer
Division of Immigration and Civil Status
P.O. Box 430
Victoria, Mahe


Telephone: +248 4 293 600

Fax: +248 4 225 035

Open: Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:00pm

Historical Background

Civil registration began late in Seychelles.[1] Seychelles began keeping vital registration for the entire country in 1893.

Coverage and Compliance

Registration is considered comprehensive across the population.

Information Recorded in the Records


  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Western Indian Ocean,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1990, 2000.