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 minimum 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 create an account and to register their drones on the SCAA Drones Database and submit it to SCAA for review and 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:
 


You must only create an account with the intention of registering a drone immediately after the account creation. Empty accounts with no drones registered will be deleted. Please make sure you have the following documents ready for upload prior to creating the account:

  • Passport Page Photo
  • Drone Photo
  • Drone Serial Number Photo

FAQs

Do I have to pay a registration fee?
For the time being all drone registrations are free of charge.

Our Address

Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA)
Seychelles International Airport
Mahe
Seychelles

Email: secretariat@scaa.sc
Telephone: +248 4684000

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