Drone Registration

Introduction

The Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) recognizes the growth and increasing use of unmanned aircraft (UA), or commonly known as ‘drones’ for recreational purposes, monitoring of the environment and wildlife, agriculture, inspections and has huge commercial potential. UA vary in size, weight, performance and the most sophisticated models have the ability to access remote areas to carry out aerial surveys, deliver humanitarian aids and other essential supplies. However, it is critical that their operation does not present any risk to aircraft, helicopters and their passengers, including the general public, who are protected under national laws and international laws emanating from the Chicago Convention. 

Registration Process

Civil Aviation Regulations 2017 requires all drones having a maximum weight of 200 grams or more to be registered with Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority prior to their operation within the territory of Seychelles. All drone operators are therefore required to register their drones using the form provided on this website and submit to SCAA for processing. A confirmation of the registration will be initiated by SCAA once the process has been completed. The operation of drones should always be carried out in a safe and responsible manner. Before conducting any outdoor activity, you should refer and strictly abide to the following basic flying principles categorized under the following Dos and Don'ts.

Prior to registration, the applicant shall familiarize themselves with the below regulatory requirements including guidelines provided by the Safety and Security Regulation Department of SCAA:
Step 1: After you have read and understood the above mentioned documents, please download the registration form from the table below.
Step 2: Fill in the registration form and attach together proof of identification (national identity card or passport)
Step 3: Send the completed registration form and proof of identification to the email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The registration form and supporting documentation will be reviewed and the applicant shall receive a response from the Safety and Security Regulation Department to confirm their registration. Any omission of information requested in the registration form may result in a delay of processing of the registration.
Registration Form
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 Drone Registration Form 01 (PDF)

FAQs

  • Do I have to pay a registration fee?

    For the time being all drone registrations are free of charge.
  • How can I find out where it is acceptable to fly a drone and where it is not?

    Please refer to the Dos and Don’ts from the “Unmanned Aircraft / Drone Operation Safety Guidelines” and “Operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones)” documentation here.
  • What should I do if I see a drone being flown in a reckless manner?

    If you notice someone flying their drone in a reckless manner which goes against published guidelines, please report the incident to us by clicking here. If this is an emergency (there is imminent danger presented by the drone), please contact your local police.
  • How do I find my drone serial number?

    Most serial numbers are located on or inside the body of the drone.

    To find your serial number, follow these steps:

    1. Make sure your drone is switched off and is safe to investigate.
    2. Find and remove your drone's battery.
    3. Inside the battery compartment, look for a range of numbers or characters – this is your serial number. This number may also be labelled 'Serial number' or simply as 'S/N' or ‘SNID’.
    4. If your drone's battery can't be removed, search the outside for a set of numbers or characters as above.
    5. If there is no number on the drone itself, you might find it on your warranty card or original packaging.

     

    For DJI drones:

    • it often appears under or adjacent to a QR code
    • it will be 14-characters long and it may include a combination of letters and numbers
    • visit the DJI website to find out How to check your product's serial number
    • check the list of DJI models and serial number prefixes to look out for

     

    This table contains DJI models and serial number prefixes.

    Model

    SN prefix

    DJI FPV

    37Q

    Goggles

    0F8

    Inspire 1 V2.0

    W13,W21

    Inspire 2

    09Y

    M200

    0FZ

    M210

    0G0,0G1,0N4

    M600

    M80

    Matrice 200 V2

    17S

    Matrice 210 RTK

    17U

    Matrice 210 V2

    17T

    Matrice 300 RTK

    1ZN

    Mavic 2

    163,0M6

    Mavic 2 Enterprise (DUAL)

    298

    Mavic 2 Enterprise (ZOOM)

    276

    Mavic Air

    0K1

    Mavic Air2

    1WN,3N3

    Mavic Mini

    1SZ,1WG,37E

    Mavic Mini 2

    3Q4

    Mavic Pro

    Mavic Pro Platinum

    08Q

    MG-1

    05Y

    MG-1P

    0YS

    MG-1P RTK

    0YL

    MG-A

    0Y8

    MG-P

    0YS

    MG-S

    0D7

    P4 Multispectral

    1UD

    Phantom 4 RTK

    0V2

    Phantom 3 4K

    P7A,08D

    Phantom 3 Advanced

    P76

    Phantom 3 Professional

    P78

    Phantom 3 SE

    0JX

    Phantom 3 Standard

    P5A

    Phantom 4

    07D

    Phantom 4 ADV
    Phantom 4 ADV+

    0HA

    Phantom 4 Pro 2.0
    Phantom 4 Pro 2.0+

    11U

    Phantom 4 Pro
    Phantom 4 Pro+

    0AX,189

    Spark

    0AS

    T16

    3DA

    T20

    36R

    Tello

    0TQ