FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Get answers to common questions about Weddings in Seychelles
We will guide you through the legal processes and requirements for your Seychelles Wedding. Additionally. please find below answers to some of our couples’ most frequently asked questions.
We like to get married in Seychelles, how to start?
Simply contact us our service team will help you further or read more here (link to getting married in Seychelles).
Is civil marriage legal in the country I reside in?
All wedding certificates come with an Apostille, this means that the marriage is a legal document in all member countries of the Hague Apostille Convention. Therefore, please check in advance if your country of residence is a member of the Apostille Convention. List of Apostille member countries.
In case your home country or country of residence is not a Hague Convention member, the wedding certificate must be attested by the nearest embassy or/and a Letter of Authentication from the Seychelles Foreign Ministry must be obtained.
What is an Apostille?
An Apostille is a form of authentication that documents can be used in countries that participate in the Hague Convention of 1961 to simplify the legalization of documents to verify their authenticity, in order to be valid internationally.
Will the marriage be accepted in UAE?
Yes, legally conducted marriages in Seychelles are recognized also in UAE and other GCC countries. See more at our Blog post: How to register in UAE
We are from France, is there anything special?
French nationals wishing to get married in Seychelles must follow different procedures, please contact your local municipality or the French Embassy in Mauritius.
When do you need the copies of the documents from us?
We need them at least 12 days before your wedding date. If you like to marry spontaneously, we need the documents at the very latest 5 days before your wedding date, an extra late filing fee of 50€ applies.
What documents do you need to prepare?
To prepare your wedding papers for the Registrar, we need all applicable documents, see the list of documents here
When to supply the hard copies of the requested documents?
When you arrive in Seychelles you should have a set of hard copies of all documents with you.
How shall we send you our documents?
Simply scan or make a quality photo and send it to our email address [team(at)seychelleswedding.org], we confirm the receipt once received.
What happens when there is rain on my wedding day?
Usually, rain in Seychelles is strong and short, after 15 minutes the sun is back. In case of a rainy day, we have to discuss with the registrar and postpone the wedding ceremony. Also good to know, that rain showers more often occur in the afternoon.
What is the best time for a Beach Wedding?
It is nice to get married here around midday when the sun is bright. Also, the late afternoon around the golden hour can be nice as colors get more vibrant and warm.
Can we invite guests to our wedding ceremony?
How do I get my wedding dress to Seychelles?
If possible, we recommend packing the dress professionally and carry it in your hand luggage, trolley, or similar – in case your checked luggage gets lost and the arrival is a delay, you have your dress for the wedding day.
Who will conduct our ceremony?
Ceremonies are conducted by the Registrar from the Civil Office in accordance with Seychelles Law because this ensures your wedding is completely legal.
In what language is the ceremony held?
All official wedding ceremonies will be conducted in Creole, English, or French language.
How long does the ceremony take?
The civil wedding ceremony will last for approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
Do we need witnesses?
Two witnesses above the age of 18 years are mandatory to be present throughout the proceedings. Also, you can bring your own witnesses or we provide two witnesses for your ceremony free of charge.
How long does it take till we get our Marriage Certificate?
The marriage certificate with Apostille will be produced within 3-4 working days after the civil ceremony. However, for couples on a short stay, we can send the wedding documents to their home address by DHL/FedEx courier service with tracking. For UAE residents, always ask for the actual processing time.