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Frequently Asked Questions

How to apply for a Character Certificate

How to apply if you live in the Seychelles

  • Apply in person: at the Police Headquarters or Grand Anse Praslin Police Station. You will be required to fill in an application form, have your fingerprints taken.
  • Required Documents; National Identity Card/ Passport for Non-Citizen.
  • Processing Time: 1-3 working days from receipt of all required documents.

 How to apply from abroad

  • Apply by Authorised Person: A third party locally can apply on your behalf with a written authorization letter and including all relevant required documents listed below
  • Apply Online: Apply directly to the Police Department by sending an email to sscrb@seypolice.sc with all the relevant documents attached, you will be issued with an electronic copy of the Police Character Certificate via email free of charge.

Required Documents;

  1. Proof of your current address- You must provide TWO different proof of address which clearly shows your name and address, and one must be dated within the last three months. Valid proof of address include bank statement, utility bills or phone bills.
  2. Copies of your passport - You must provide copies of your passport(s) travel document which clearly show your photograph, personal information, expiry date and nationality.
  • Completed Character Certificate Application form.
  1. Copies of your Resident Permit or GOP and address history (applicable for non-citizen) – You must provide copies of your Resident Permit or GOP which clearly shows your nature of employment, duration of employment and your address during employment/stay in Seychelles.
  2. Authorization letter (if applicable) addressed to: Commissioner of Police, Police Headquarters, PO Box 46, Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles, Attn: SS&CRB Section.

Processing Time: 3-5 working days from receipt of all required documents.

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday   0800 hrs to 1500 hrs.

Applicable Fees: Rs 200/-

Electronic copy free of charge (applicable for application from abroad only)

Please note an electronic copy of the Police Character Certificate would only be issued for online application and if the applicant qualify as applying from abroad including proof of your current address.  The character certificate application Form can be found and downloaded from the Police website - FORMS.

Further information Contact: 

Telephone: +248 4288000 Ext:8168

Email: sscrb@police.gov.sc


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