Drone Flight Authorization Request

(within controlled airspace or restricted areas in Seychelles)

Introduction

In Seychelles there are certain areas which are regarded as controlled airspace or restricted areas. A drone flight authorization request (within controlled airspace or restricted areas in Seychelles) is asking permission to fly in a controlled airspace or restricted area in adherence to the regulatory requirements including guidelines provided by the Safety and Security Regulation Department of SCAA.

Authorization Request Process

If your drone operation is planned to take place in a controlled airspace or restricted area in Seychelles, you are required to request for an authorization from SCAA before the commencement of such operation.

Prior to the authorization request, the applicant shall familiarize themselves with the below regulatory requirements including guidelines provided by the Safety and Security Regulation Department of SCAA:
Before applying for an authorization, you must register your drone first. Please visit the drone registration page first.

Step 1:
 After you have read and understood the above mentioned documents, please download the authorization request form from the table below.
Step 2: Fill in the authorization request form and send the completed form to the email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The authorization request form and supporting documentation must be submitted not less than 72 hours in advance of any intended operation.
The applicant will receive a response from the Safety and Security Regulation Department of SCAA as soon as all internal coordination and assessments have been completed. Any omission of information requested in the authorization request form may result in a delay of processing of the authorization request.
Authorization Request Form
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 Application for Authorization to Use Drones (UAS) within Controlled Airspace or Restricted Areas in Seychelles 04 (PDF)

FAQs

  • Do I have to pay a fee to request for an authorization?

    For the time being all drone flight authorization requests are free of charge.
  • How do I know where the controlled airspaces or restricted areas are located in Seychelles?

    The controlled airspaces and restricted areas in Seychelles can be identified by familiarizing yourself with the "Unmanned Aircraft / Drone Operation Safety Guidelines" and "Operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones)" documentation here.
  • What is controlled and uncontrolled airspace?

    Controlled airspace is airspace of defined dimensions within which ATC services are provided.
     Uncontrolled airspace is airspace where an Air Traffic Control (ATC) service is not necessary or cannot be provided for practical reasons.
  • How do I contact the SCAA Drone Office?

    You can contact our office on Monday to Friday from 08:00am to 4:00pm (Seychelles Local Time) on the following: 

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Telephone: +248 4384271
    WhatsApp: +248 2740985 - Quick Chat? Click Here
  • I have already registered my drone, but it is not taking off. Why?

    If you own a DJI drone, kindly note that the drone manufacturer has implemented Geo Fencing restrictions for security and safety reasons. Please check here to view the DJI Geo Zone Map for your specific drone: https://www.dji.com/flysafe/geo-map. Our office may provide a letter to you upon request which you can use to unlock the geo fencing zones temporarily while you coordinate with Air Traffic Control. Note: SCAA has no direct control to enable or disable the geo fencing zones directly. The drone operator must contact the drone manufacturer to initiate the unlocking.