Acts in Force


Legislation of Seychelles

A Finding List of Acts and Statutory Instruments

as at 30 March 2015



First Edition        August 2009

Second Edition    October 2009

Third Edition      January 2010

Fourth Edition    August 2010

Revised             February 2011

Revised             June 2011

Fifth Edition       March 2012

Sixth Edition      August 2012

Revised             November 2012

Seventh Edition      August 2013

Revised             November 2013

Revised             April 2014

Revised             August 2014

Revised             December 2014

Eighth Edition      April 2015


ISBN 978-99931-828-1-8


© 2014

Law Publications (Seychelles)




Editorial Note                                                                   iv

Users’ Guide                                                                     v

Acts in Force                                                                    1

Chronological Table of Acts                                                33

Statutory Instruments in Force                                          67

Chronological Table of Statutory Instruments                     145





This booklet has been prepared for the purpose of providing a starting-point for access to the legislation of Seychelles. This is a fully revised edition. Complete accuracy unfortunately remains elusive; remaining uncertainties should be substantially resolved with the publication of the new set of consolidated legislation.

The book is in two main parts:

(1) An alphabetical list of Acts in force with principal Acts and amendments, and the chronological list of all the statutes with indication of their current status;

(2) Statutory Instruments in force listed under the empowering statutes, and the chronological list of Statutory Instruments.

The Finding List used the 1994 legislation collection (updated in 1996) as its base. It therefore accounts for all the legislation from 9 July 1996 to 30 March 2015 – ie all Acts in the 1996 collection and such subsidiary legislation as was accessible in that collection.

Our thanks as always is extended to the Chief Justice, the President of the Court of Appeal, members of the judiciary, court staff, and members of the profession for their support in the compilation of this Finding List.


Tony Angelo and Danica McGovern


14 April 2015


Users’ Guide


The Finding List provides much information about the legislation and alternative ways of tracking a particular piece of legislation.


The first list records the statutes in force at the given cut-off date. The principal Act is shown with all amendments listed. Typically Acts are amended by Act, but occasionally they are amended by Statutory Instrument eg the Business Tax Act. Where that occurs the reference to the amendment is indicated by “SI”.

The list of Statutory Instruments in Force is organised alphabetically by the short title of the empowering statute. Under each empowering statute, the pieces of subsidiary legislation promulgated under that statute are listed alphabetically by short title. Typically amendments to subsidiary legislation are made by subsidiary legislation. Occasionally, amendments to subsidiary legislation are made by statute. In that case the amendments are indicated by the annotation “Act”. Many pieces of subsidiary legislation are repealed as a consequence of the repeal of the principal enactment, eg the Licences Act.

The Chronological Table of Acts indicates against each statute whether it has been repealed or, in the event of no annotation, that the statute remains in force. A statute which amends another statute is annotated accordingly, eg Act 4 of 2012 amended Cap 133. Use of the chronology enables the status of every statute from Cap 1 (of the latest consolidated collection of legislation) to be tracked. The chronology therefore provides an historical record of the legislation.

The Chronological Table of Statutory Instruments is accurate from mid-1996. The physical nature of the latest consolidated set of the legislation makes certainty as to which pre-1996 subsidiary legislation is still in force difficult to establish. All available information as to the pre-1996 subsidiary legislation is recorded in the List of Statutory Instruments in Force.

Where an enactment has been promulgated but, at the cut-off date for the Finding List, has not come into force, that piece of legislation is annotated “NIF”. Repeals and amendments to be effected by that legislation will not be recorded in the Finding List until the enactment has come into force.