Seychelles Licensing Authority

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

  • Class 1 (16 years+)- motor cycle
  • Class 2 (18 years+) – Private vehicles including commercial vehicle not exceeding 2000kg
  • Class 3 (24 years+) – Taxi (Must have 5 years or more driving experience)
  • Class 4 (18 years+) – Commercial Vehicles in between 2000 kg to 5000kg
  • Class 5 (18 years+) – Private Omnibus from 10 seater onwards
  • Class 6 (24 years) – Public Omnibus from 10 seater onwards
  • Class 7 (any other vehicle ) by name eg: Loader, Excavator, Tractor, etc.

Private residents leased or rented out to locals on long term basis does not require a licence from the Seychelles Licensing Authority.

Completed applications should take no more than 14 days to be processed and issued.

Delays out of SLA’s control can include: incomplete applications, difficulties in synching inspection dates with other consulting bodies, and delays in receiving recommendations from relevant authorities.

No. Licences are not transferable.

If a business is changing ownership, the business should change registration details at the Registrar of Companies and apply for a new licence accordingly.

Accommodation, Catering and Entertainment Establishments = 5 years

Building Contractors = 5 years

Broadcasting and Telecommunication = 1 to 15 years

Health Services = 1 year

Complimentary Health Services = 1 year

Diving Business = 1 year

Gaming Activities = 1 year

Hirer = 1 year

Hire Craft = 1 year

Liquor & Outdoor Entertainment = 1 year

Newspaper Publisher = 5 years

Manufacturing = 5 years

Petroleum Sale = 5 years

Professional Services = 5 years

Services = 5 years

Vessels = 1 year

Trade Business = 5 years

Taxi = 1 year

Driving Licence = 10 years

International Driving Licence = 3 months

Bicycle Licence = 1 year

Road Fund/ Vehicle Licence = 1 year

Apply for a wholesale license. The license is only open for Seychellois and restricted for the wholesale of good categories 1(e), 5, 5(a) excluding baby food, 7.

Attached is a list of good categories. here

Yes. Someone can make payment towards the renewal of a licence. Identification details should be provided.

A client is liable to pay surcharge 24 hours after expiry date. That is an additional 10% of the licence fee per month or part thereof. See below example:

Licence fee = SR1,200.00

License expires on 1st July, 2021

If they pay the license on 1st August, 2021, I will have to bear 10% surcharge (for one month) which is equal to SR120.00.

Total license fee to pay = SR1,200.00 + SR120.00 = 1,320.00

Please find attached here

  • Beneficiary name: CBS(Central Bank of Seychelles)
  • Beneficiary account no.:1401
  • Description details: vehicle number or business type

Contact or email  a copy of SEFT form to the SLA Information officer as a proof of payment so they can follow-up with account section.

  • 180E000-RH20200-11452001-000 TRADE & INDUSTRY LICENSES
  • 180E000-RH20200-11452002-000 LICENCES & OTHER LICENSES
  • 180E000-RH20200-11452003-000 ROAD TAX & OTHER LICENCES
  • 180E000-RH20200-11452004-000 TELECOMMUNICATION LICENCES
  • 180E000-RH20200-11452005-000 CASINO LICENCES
  • 180E000-RH20200-11452006-000 HOTEL LICENCES
  • 180E000-RH20200-11452007-000 LIQUOR & TODDY LICENSES
  • 180E000-RH20200-11452011-000 RADIO & BROADCASTING LICENCES
  • 180E000-RH20200-11510010-000 LEVIES

The cheques issuer will need to settle their cheques within 10 days(2weeks)

The cheques issuer will be forbidden to do any transactions and we will not be accepted to do any more cheques payment.

Road Fund

Your Insurance. A valid insurance is required for renewal of Road Fund license.

Private vehicles cost SCR 2.50 per cc subject to a minimum fee of SCR 1000.

Commercial motor vehicles of up to 5 tones cost SCR2.00 per cc subject to a minimum fee of SCR1000.

All vehicles have to undergo a vehicle test annually to verify if the vehicle is road worthy. The road fund license is subject to the outcome from the vehicle test.

It is valid for only one month from the date of vehicle testing.

Because it is an offence to drive without a valid road fund license and Insurance.

You have to provide a letter advising the authority that the vehicle was under repair along with a letter from the licensed garage or receipts of spares purchased or works done to confirm that the vehicle was indeed under repair. If the above is provided and is proved genuine, the surcharge is waived.

You need to write a letter addressed to the CEO of Seychelles Licensing Authority asking for approval to reserve your number.

Reservation of vehicle registration numbers is for 2 years only.

Reservation of Number

You need to write a letter addressed to the CEO of Seychelles Licensing Authority asking for approval to reserve your number.

Reservation of vehicle registration numbers is for 2 years only.

There is an automatic fee of SCR 2000 for any change of registration number of a motor vehicle.

On all the reserved certificates and transfer certificates there is a disclaimer that SLA re-allocates numbers after 2 years of license expiry. Therefore, payments to reserve your number must be done before the expiry date.

Driving License

Our fee for Driving License is SCR 500 for 10 years.

No, for the time being all driving license is for 10 years at a fee of SCR 500.

Our fee for International Driving License is SCR 500 for 1 year.

The legal age for motorcycle license is 18 years and above.

Yes. You are required to provide a Seychelles ID, valid original Driver’s license from the country and translation signed and stamped by foreign affairs. 

Certificates of competency are valid for 1 month only.

Transfer

ID card, Pledge Release and proof of payment must be provided in order to proceed with the transfer.

The named buyer and seller must sign on the transfer form.

You must provide legal documents such as an original signed letter stamped by a public notary in the seller’s country and registered at the Registration Division in Seychelles. Otherwise, you can provide an original signed letter that has been apostilled in your country for assignment of rights.

Registration

The applicable fee for registration of vehicle is SCR 100.

Registration form filled and signed by the vehicle testing station must be provided to SLA along with previous registration certificate for re-registration of vehicle.

If the road fund license has not been paid for a period of 2 years, the vehicle is deregistered and registration number is made available for re-allocation.

Taxi

24 years and above.

5 years and above.

Inspectorate

SLA inspection is done to ensure that the business meets all the general standards required as per the regulations, and conditions of a license.

Completed applications should take no more than 14 days to be processed and issued.

Delays out of SLA’s control can include: incomplete applications, difficulties in synching inspection dates with other consulting bodies, and delays in receiving recommendations from relevant authorities.

Yes. You receive a license number for each premise. Each premise has to meet the requirements laid out in the regulations and conditions of a license.

No. However there are restrictions for integration. For e.g. a taxi driver cannot have interest in a car rental company.

To ensure that the premises are operating within their license conditions. For e.g. no underage people, no sale of tickets by bars, among others.