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Expat Wedding Seychelles: Can foreigners get married in Seychelles?


Are you and your partner ready to take the relationship to the next level? Have you shared a dream to get married on a beach in Seychelles? Wondering if foreigners can get married in Seychelles or not? Seychelles does not impose any restrictions on couples who want to get married even if they are foreigners.

On a side note you can learn here about Seychelles Marriage for Expats in church.

How Expat Wedding Seychelles is Carried out?

Civil marriages in Seychelles are allowed for anyone if they are above 18 years of age. The process of getting married in Seychelles for foreigners becomes very simple with the right help.

The couples wanting to get married in Seychelles just need to fulfill the documents requirement, which are again very simple. All you would need is:

1.       Copies of your passport

2.       Copies of birth certificate (affidavit in case of absence of birth certificate)

In addition to the above, the foreigners need to have air tickets for entry and exit into Seychelles and confirmed accommodation details while in Seychelles (booking receipt/vouchers are acceptable).

How will foreigners get their wedding certificate?

Getting a wedding certificate in Seychelles is not at all difficult as we are there to assist you with the procedures. After signing the wedding certificate at the wedding venue, it will take 2-3 days to get it stamped from the relative embassy (e.g. for the UAE residents from UAE embassy). 

The wedding certificate is also Apostille stamped hence it is acceptable by Apostille member nations. Though, if you want the wedding to be registered in your home country, you might have a country specific requirement of notifying the nearest embassy of that country (e.g. For Philippines, Italy, Spain etc).

Also note, the French nationals are required to file an application with French Embassy in Mauritius before the marriage and follow the procedure outlined by French authorities.

The wedding certificate from Seychelles is valid worldwide after legalization from the respective embassy or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After tying the knot, if you are in Seychelles, we will hand over the wedding certificate with Apostille to you and in case you have left Seychelles, it will be shipped to you.

Why choose Seychelles as your wedding destination over your home country?

As it can be clearly observed that getting married in Seychelles has a host of benefits in comparison to your home country.

1.       The wedding certificate from Seychelles is internationally recognized once it’s legalized.

2.       Seychelles is part of the Hague Apostille Convention and hence marriage in Seychelles is accepted by Apostille member nations.

3.       Wedding in Seychelles can be completed with minimum documents as compared to your home country

4.       Seychelles is breathtakingly picturesque making it a dream wedding destination.

5. Seychelles has the world’s most stunning landscapes for your honeymoon and a host of activities that you can indulge in while on your honeymoon.

Final word on Expat Wedding Seychelles: Can foreigners get married in Seychelles?

As you can see getting married in Seychelles for foreigners is extremely feasible and less time consuming as well. It doesn’t matter even if you are a foreigner, all you need is a little time and a valid passport to fulfill your dream of getting married in Seychelles.

So, what are you waiting for? With your passports in hand you are all set to make the promise of love and togetherness for lifetime.

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