Seychelles Civil Registration

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How to Find the Records[edit | edit source]

Online Records[edit | edit source]

Offices to Contact[edit | edit source]

For Records from 1794 - 1902[edit | edit source]

Seychelles National Archives
5th June Avenue
P.O. Box 720
Victoria, Mahe
Seychelles
Telephone: +248 4 321 333
Email: archives@seychelles.net
Website: sna.gov.sc

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[edit | edit source]

Chief Civil Status Officer
Chief Civil Status Officer
Division of Immigration and Civil Status
P.O. Box 430
Victoria, Mahe
Seychelles
Telephone: +248 4 293 600
Email: info@immigration.gov.sc
Website: ics.gov.sc

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Civil registration began late in Seychelles.[1] Seychelles began keeping vital registration for the entire country in 1893.[2]

Coverage and Compliance[edit | edit source]

Registration is considered comprehensive across the population.[3]

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  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.
  2. Thomas Jay Kemp, “International Vital Records Handbook, 5th Edition,” Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc. Baltimore : 2009.
  3. Thomas Jay Kemp, “International Vital Records Handbook, 5th Edition,” Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc. Baltimore : 2009.