Acts in Force as at 10th May 2016

ACTS IN FORCE

 

This is a list of the Acts of Seychelles in force as at 10 May 2016. The legislation is listed alphabetically by short title.

NIF indicates that the Act in question is not yet in force.

 

 

Name of Act                                                               Cap/Roll Number      

Amendment

 

Constitution of the Republic of Seychelles                   Cap 42
                                                                                    1994/7
                                                                                    1995/5
                                                                                    1995/19
                                                                                    1996/14
                                                                                    2000/7
                                                                                    2011/7
                                                                                    2016/4 NIF

 

Acquisition of Land in the Public Interest Act

Cap 1A

 

 

Adjudication of Titles Decree

Cap 1

 

 

Administration of Estates by Consular Officers Act

Cap 2

African Development Bank and Fund Decree

Cap 3

 

 

Age of Majority Act

Cap 4

 

 

Agency for National Human Resource Development Act

2013/14 NIF

 

 

Agency for Social Protection Act

2011/25

 

 

Agriculture Act

Cap 5

 

 

Airport (Regulation) Act

Cap 6

 

 

Anglican Church (Constitution of Anglican Diocese of Seychelles) Act

Cap 7

 

 

Animal and Plant Biosecurity Act

2014/10

SI 2014/46

 

 

Animals (Control of Experiments) Act

Cap 8

 

 

Anti-Corruption Act

2016/2

 

 

Anti-Money Laundering Act

2006/5

2008/18
2011/24

 

 

Anti-Personnel Mines (Prohibition) Act

2004/3

 

 

Appropriation Act

2015/1

 

 

Auctioneers and Appraisers Act

Cap 10

 

 

Auditor-General Act

2010/9

 

 

Beach Control Act

Cap 14

 

 

Bills of Exchange Act

Cap 15

 

 

Birds’ Eggs Act

Cap 16

 

 

Boiler Explosions Act

Cap 17

 

 

Breadfruit and Other Trees (Protection) Act

Cap 18

 

 

Broadcasting and Telecommunication Act

2000/2

2004/10

2006/7

 

 

Business Tax Act

2009/28

SI 2010/6

SI 2010/27

2010/25

SI 2010/63

SI 2010/92

SI 2011/7

SI 2011/8

SI 2011/20

SI 2012/12

2012/14

Business Tax Act cont.

SI 2012/66

2013/16

2013/17SI 2013/16

SI 2013/38

SI 2015/14

 

 

Cadastral Survey Act

Cap 21

 

 

 

Carriage by Air (Overseas Territories) Order 1967

Cap 22

 

 

Carriage by Air Acts (Application of Provisions) (Overseas Territories) Order 1967

Cap 23

 

 

Carriage of Goods by Sea Act

Cap 24

 

 

Census Act

Cap 25

 

 

Central Bank of Seychelles Act

2004/12

2008/25

2009/8

2009/12

2009/13
2011/13

 

 

Cheshire Homes Decree

Cap 27

 

 

Children Act

Cap 28

1998/4

1999/9 NIF

2005/7

 

 

Cinematography Film Censorship Act

Cap 29

 

 

Citizenship Act

Cap 30

2013/11

 

 

Civil Aviation Act

2005/4

 

 

Civil Aviation (Control of Obstructions) Act

Cap 32

 

 

Civil Code of Seychelles Act

Cap 33

2013/21

 

 

Civil Status Act

Cap 34

2000/10

SI 2009/47

Clarification of Titles to Land (Deeds of Concession) Act

Cap 35

 

 

Coast Reserves and Foreshore Leases Act

Cap 36

 

 

Coco-De-Mer (Management) Decree

Cap 37

2015/17

 

 

Code de Procedure Civile

See Cap 97 (Lane) and

Seychelles Code of Civil Procedure

 

 

Commercial Code Act

Cap 38
Cap 127A

 

 

Commissions of Inquiry Act

Cap 39

 

 

Companies Act

Cap 40
2007/8

2011/14

2012/10

2013/5

 

 

 

Companies (Special Licences) Act

2003/6

 

 

Complaints Bureau Act

Cap 41

 

 

Computer Misuse Act

1998/17

2012/6

 

 

Condominium Property Act

Cap 41A

2013/2

 

 

Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust of Seychelles Act

2015/18

SI 2015/56

 

 

Constitutional Appointees’ Emoluments Act

Cap 42A

2008/7

2009/15
2011/8

2013/26

2016/3

SI 2016/23

 

 

Constitutional Posts (Special Pension) Act

2014/21

 

 

Consular Conventions Act

Cap 43

 

 

Consumer Protection Act

2010/30

 

 

Control and Protection of Clients’ Accounts Act

Cap 44

 

 

Control of Dogs Act

Cap 45

 

 

Control of Hire Craft Act

Cap 46

1998/10

 

 

Control of Rent and Tenancy Agreements Act

Cap 47

 

 

Control of Slaughtering of Cattle Act

Cap 48

 

 

Control of Supplies and Services

Cap 49

 

 

Co-operatives Act

Cap 50

Copyright Act

2014/5

SI 2014/53

 

 

Corporate Social Responsibility Tax Act

2013/17

 

 

Courts Act

Cap 52

2010/28

SI 2010/69

2014/24

SI 2016/14

 

 

Court Fees (Supreme Court) and Costs Act

Cap 53

SI 1997/71

SI 2009/9

SI 2014/16

 

 

Credit Union Act

2009/13

2010/29

2015/10

 

 

Creole Institute of Seychelles Act

2014/12

SI 2014/93

 

 

Criminal Procedure Code

Cap 54

1997/7

1998/14

SI 1998/67

SI 1999/33

2007/4

2008/17

2010/2

Criminal Procedure Code cont.

2013/24

2014/4

2016/7

 

 

Curatelle Act

Cap 55

 

 

Customs Management Act

2011/22

 

 

Customs Tariff Act

Cap 57

 

 

Data Protection Act

2003/9 NIF

 

 

Defence Act

Cap 58

2006/13

 

 

Defence Forces (Offences) Act

Cap 59

 

 

Delineation and Classification of Domaine Public Act

Cap 60

 

 

Derelict Motor Vehicles (Disposal) Act

Cap 61

 

 

Detention Review Tribunal Decree

Cap 62

 

 

Development Bank of Seychelles Decree

Cap 63

 

 

Development Contribution (Specified Islands) Act

1998/2

 

 

Development Loans Act

Cap 64

Disaster Risk Management Act

2014/15

SI 2014/77

 

 

Disposal of Unclaimed Deposits Acts

Cap 65

 

 

District Emblems Act

1999/6

 

 

Domicile Act

Cap 66

 

 

Dumping at Sea Act 1974 (Overseas Territories) Order 1975

Cap 67

 

 

Education Act

2004/13

 

 

Elections Act

Cap 68A

1996/19

2011/4
2011/9

2014/27

2015/8

2015/14

SI 2015/18

SI 2015/60

 

 

Electronic Transactions Act

2001/8

 

 

Employment Act

Cap 69

SI 1996/73

1999/8

2006/3

2006/4

2008/21

2010/18

SI 2011/4

 

 

Energy Act

2012/11

SI 2013/42

 

 

Entertainments Tax Act

Cap 70

 

 

Environment Protection Act

Cap 71

1998/15

 

 

Essential Services and Property Protection Act

Cap 72

 

 

Estate Agents Act

Cap 73

2004/8

 

 

Evidence Act

Cap 74

1996/16

2013/23

 

 

Evidence (Bankers’ Books) Act

Cap 75

 

 

Excise Tax Act

2009/25

SI 2009/106

2010/24

SI 2011/9

SI 2013/30

SI 2013/68

SI 2014/5

SI 2014/116

SI 2015/2

SI 2016/19

 

 

Explosives Act

Cap 77

 

 

Export of Fishery Products Act

Cap 77A

1996/18

2003/2

2010/32

 

 

Extradition Act

Cap 78

 

 

Fair Competition Act

2009/18

 

 

Fair Trading Commission Act

2009/17

2015/6

 

 

Family Violence (Protection of Victims) Act

2000/4

 

 

Film Classification Board Act

Cap 78A

 

 

Financial Institutions Act

2004/14

2008/24

2009/11
2011/23

 

 

Financial Leasing Act

2013/8

 

 

Financial Services Authority Act

2013/19

SI 2014/14

 

 

Firearms and Ammunition Act

Cap 80

 

 

Fire (Protection) Act

Cap 81

 

 

Fisheries Act

2014/20

SI 2015/1

 

 

Food Act

2014/8

SI 2014/40

 

 

Foreign Exchange Act

2009/10

2010/22

 

 

Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act

Cap 85

 

 

Forest Reserves Act

Cap 84

 

 

Foundations Act

2009/32
2011/18

 

 

French Code of Civil Procedure (Promulgation) Act

Cap 86

 

 

Geneva Conventions Act

Cap 87

 

 

Genocide Act 1969 (Overseas Territories) Order 1970

Cap 88

 

 

Geological and Soil Surveys Act

Cap 89

 

 

Harbour Act

Cap 90

 

 

Health Care Agency

2013/10

 

 

Health Professionals Act

2006/6

SI 2014/52

 

 

Hijacking Act 1971 (Overseas Territories) Order 1971

Cap 91

 

 

Hire Purchase and Credit Sale Act

2013/21

 

 

Hospitals and Dispensaries Act

Cap 92

 

 

Immigration Decree

Cap 93

2000/3

2000/11

2013/12

 

 

Immovable Property (Judicial Sales) Act

Cap 94

 

 

Immovable Property (Transfer Restriction) Act

Cap 95

 

 

Imprisonment for Debt Act

Cap 96

 

 

Income and Non-Monetary Benefits Tax Act

2010/10

SI 2010/68

SI 2010/95

SI 2011/10

SI 2011/11

SI 2011/21

SI 2011/35

SI 2012/42

SI 2013/67

SI 2016/21

 

 

Industrial Estates Authority Act

2013/9

 

 

Industrial Property Act

2014/7

SI 2014/109

 

 

Industrial Relations Act

Cap 96A

 

 

Insolvency Act

2013/4

2015/5

 

 

Institute of Early Childhood Development Act

2014/28 NIF

 

 

Insurance Act

2008/11

 

 

Insurance (Compensation) Fund Act

Cap 98

 

 

Insurance Policies Act

Cap 99

 

 

Interest Act

Cap 100

 

 

International Business Companies Act

Cap 100A

SI 1996/26

1997/9

2000/5

SI 2000/7

SI 2005/31

SI 2007/28

SI 2007/33

2009/7
2011/20

2013/15

 

 

International Corporate Service

Providers Act

2003/10

SI 2005/14

2009/29
2011/21

SI 2014/123

International Financial Organisations (Membership) Act

Cap 101

 

 

International Monetary Fund (Membership of Seychelles) Act

Cap 102

 

 

 

 

International Trusts Act

Cap 102A

2000/6
2011/19

 

 

International Trade Zone Act

Cap 102A(1)

SI 1997/22

SI 2000/20

 

 

Interpretation and General Provisions Act

 

Cap 103

 

 

Investment Promotion Act

Cap 103A

SI 1997/4

 

 

Islamic Society of Seychelles (Incorporation) Act

Cap 103B

 

 

Judiciary Act

Cap 104

2013/28

2014/25

 

 

Land Reclamation Act

Cap 106

SI 1996/51

 

 

Land Registration Act

Cap 107

SI 2011/33

 

 

Land Settlement (Perpetual Leases of State Land) Act

Cap 108

 

 

Land Survey Act

Cap 109

Legal Aid Act

Cap 110

 

 

Legal Practitioners Act

Cap 111

1996/17

2013/18

 

 

Liberation Memorial Fund Decree

Cap 112

 

 

Licences Act

2010/23

SI 2011/32

 

 

Lighting of Fires (Restriction) Act

Cap 114

 

 

Limited Partnerships Act

2003/5
2011/17

 

 

Local Government Act*

 

1993/9

*cf

2015/7 NIF

 

 

Maintenance Orders (Attachment of Earnings) Act

Cap 118

1998/7

 

 

Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act

2007/5

 

 

Malaria Act

Cap 120

 

 

Manufacture and Export of Produce (Regulation) Act

Cap 121

 

 

Maritime Zones Act

1999/2

2009/5

 

 

Marriage of British Subjects (Facilities) Act Order in Council 1976

Cap 123

 

 

Matrimonial Causes Act

Cap 124

SI 1993/19

1998/6

 

 

Medical Appeals Board Act

Cap 125 NIF

 

 

Medical Practitioners and Dentists Act

Cap 126

1998/13

SI 2004/30

 

 

Mental Health Act

2006/8

 

 

Merchant Shipping Act

Cap 127A

SI 2004/26

2014/13 NIF

 

 

Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution) (Seychelles) Order 1975

Cap 128

 

 

Meteorology Act

 

2000/15*

*To be replaced by 2015/16 NIF

Minerals Act

Cap 129

 

 

Ministerial Emoluments Act

Cap 130

2008/6

2013/29

 

 

Ministers (Numbers) Decree

Cap 131

 

 

Minor Offences (Fixed Penalties) Decree

Cap 132

 

 

Misuse of Drugs Act*

 

 

Cap 133

2006/5

2008/15

2012/4

2014/3

*To be rep by 2016/5 NIF

 

 

Mortgage and Registration Act

Cap 134

 

 

Motor Vehicles Insurance (Third‑Party Risks) Act

Cap 135

 

 

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act

Cap 135A

 

 

Mutual Fund and Hedge Fund Act

2008/10

SI 2010/2

 

 

National Aids Council of Seychelles Act

2013/13

 

 

 

National Arts Council of Seychelles Act

Cap 136

SI 2000/30

 

 

National Assembly Members’ Emoluments Act

Cap 136A

1998/12

2004/2

2007/6

2008/8

2013/27

 

 

National Assembly (Privileges, Immunities and Powers) Act

2011/3

 

 

 

National Botanical Gardens Foundation Act

2009/30

 

 

National Bureau of Statistics Act

2010/14

 

 

National Council for Children Act

Cap 137

1999/7

 

 

National Council for Disabled Persons Act

Cap 137A

 

 

National Council for the Elderly Act

1997/5

 

 

National Drugs Enforcement Agency Act

2008/20

 

 

National Human Resources Development Council Act*

2006/3

*To be rep by 2013/14 NIF

 

 

National Identity Cards Act

Cap 138A

1996/20

1998/16

SI 2009/46

 

 

National Information Services Agency Act

2010/4

 

 

National Institute of Science, Technology and Innovation Act

2014/6

SI 2016/25

 

 

National Library Services Act

2010/7

 

 

National Library Trust Fund (Establishment) Act

Cap 139

 

 

National Monuments Act

Cap 140

1999/3

 

 

National Parks and Nature Conservancy Act

Cap 141

 

 

National Payment System Act

2014/14

 

 

National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Seychelles (Incorporation) Act

Cap 144

SI 2001/36

 

 

National Sports Council Act

Cap 145

1997/16

 

 

National Symbols Act

Cap 145A

 

 

National Youth Service Act

Cap 146

 

 

Newspaper Act

Cap 147

 

 

Notaries Act

Cap 149

 

 

Nurses and Midwives Act

Cap 150

SI 1997/75

SI 2004/7

 

 

Occupational Safety and Health Decree

Cap 151

1999/10

 

 

Oeuvre de Sainte Elizabeth Incorporation Act

Cap 152

 

 

Official Oaths Act

Cap 153

 

 

Parastatal Corporations Act

Cap 154 NIF

 

 

Passport Act

Cap 155

 

 

Peace Officers (Inner Islands and Outlying Islands) Act

Cap 157

 

 

Penal Code

Cap 158

1996/15

2005/10

2010/2

2010/20

2012/5

2012/7

 

 

Pensions Act

Cap 159

1998/3

 

 

Pensions (Increase) Act

Cap 160

 

 

Pensions (Supplementary Provisions) Act

Cap 162

 

 

People’s Housing Mortgages Act

Cap 164

 

 

Pesticides Control Act

Cap 164A

 

 

Petroleum Act

Cap 165

 

 

Petroleum Mining Act

Cap 167

 

 

Petroleum Mining (Pollution and Control) Act

Cap 168 NIF

 

 

Pharmacy Act

Cap 169

 

 

Pig Production (Control) Act

Cap 170

 

 

Plant Pests Act

Cap 171

Police Force Act

Cap 172

1997/6

 

 

Political Parties (Registration and Regulation) Act

Cap 173
2011/10

2014/26

2015/9

SI 2015/17

 

 

Postal Sector Act

2010/27

 

 

Preservation of Public Security Act

Cap 176

 

 

Presidential Emoluments Act

Cap 177

2008/4

2013/31

 

 

Presumption of Deaths Act

Cap 178

 

 

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act

Cap 179

 

 

Prevention of Terrorism Act

2004/7

SI 2004/32

 

 

Prisons Act

Cap 180

2008/16

2010/17

SI 2012/45

2016/6

2016/8

 

 

Privileges and Immunities (Diplomatic, Consular and International Organisations) Act

Cap 181

 

 

Privileges and Immunities (Shelter‑Afrique) Act

1997/17

 

 

Privilege of Treasury for Costs Act

Cap 182

 

 

Probate (Re-Sealing) Act

Cap 183

 

 

Probation of Offenders Act

Cap 184

2014/19

 

 

Proceeds of Crime (Civil Confiscation) Act

2008/19

SI 2008/67

 

 

Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons Act

2014/9

SI 2016/15

 

 

Property Management Corporation Act

2004/4

 

 

Protected Areas Act

Cap 185

 

 

Protected Cell Companies Act

2003/4

2004/6

 

 

Protection of Aircraft Act 1973 (Overseas Territories) Order 1973

Cap 186

 

 

Protection of Human Rights Act

2009/3

Protection of Local Agricultural Produce Act

Cap 187

 

 

Public Assembly Act

2015/15

 

 

Public Debt Management Act

2008/32

2009/31

2012/2

 

 

Public Enterprise Monitoring Commission Act

2013/3

2013/33

 

 

Public Finance Management Act

2012/9

 

 

Public Health Act

 

2015/13

SI 2016/5

 

 

Public Health Authority Act

2013/7

 

 

Public Holidays Act

Cap 190

2014/11

 

 

Public Offices Act

Cap 191

 

 

Public Officers’ Ethics Act

2008/14

SI 2008/52

2014/23

 

 

Public Officers (Protection) Act

Cap 192

 

 

Public Officers’ Security Act

Cap 193

 

 

Public Procurement Act

2008/33

SI 2009/38

 

 

Public Seal Act

Cap 195

 

 

Public Sector Special Pension Act

2005/9

2007/2

 

 

Public Service Salary Act

2013/25

 

 

Public Utilities Corporation Act

Cap 196

2010/33

 

 

Quarantine Act

Cap 197

 

 

Radiation Safety and Security Act

2014/17 NIF

 

 

Radio Communication (Islands) Decree

Cap 198

 

 

Reciprocal Enforcement of British Judgments Act

Cap 199

 

 

Red Cross Society of Seychelles Act

Cap 200

 

 

Registration of Associations Act

Cap 201

 

 

Registration of Business Names Act

Cap 202

 

 

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act

Cap 202A

 

 

Removal of Sand and Gravel Act

Cap 203

Revenue Administration Act

2009/27

SI 2011/26

2011/6
2011/16

2015/3

2015/4

 

 

Right of Access to Islands Act

Cap 204

 

 

Road Act

Cap 205

SI 2014/101

 

 

Road Transport Act

Cap 206

1997/8

2000/12

2000/14

 

 

Roman Catholic Mission of Seychelles (Incorporation) Act

Cap 207

2000/8

 

 

Secured Transactions Act

2015/11 NIF

 

 

Security on Movables Act*

 

 

Cap 209

*To be rep by 2015/11 NIF

 

 

Securities Act

2007/8

 

 

Seventh-Day Adventist Mission (Incorporation) Act

Cap 210

 

 

Seychelles Agricultural Agency Act

2009/4

Seychelles Archives Act

Cap 211

 

 

Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation Act

2011/2

 

 

 

Seychelles Bureau of Standards Act

2014/2

SI 2014/44

 

 

Seychelles Business Number Act

2009/24

 

 

Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority Act

2005/5

2014/16

 

 

Seychelles Code of Civil Procedure

Cap 213

 

 

Seychelles Energy Commission Act

2010/5

 

 

Seychelles Fire and Rescue Services Agency Act

2010/16

 

 

Seychelles Fishing Authority (Establishment) Act

Cap 214

 

 

Seychelles Gambling Act

2014/29

SI 2015/55

 

 

Seychelles Heritage Foundation Act

2006/11

 

 

Seychelles Housing Development Corporation Act

Cap 215

2000/16

 

 

Seychelles Investment Act

2010/31

Seychelles Islands Foundation Decree

Cap 217

 

 

Seychelles Land Transport Act

2009/2

 

 

Seychelles Media Commission Act

2010/36

 

 

Seychelles National Investment Corporation Decree

Cap 219

 

 

Seychelles National Youth Council Act

1997/15

2009/21

2013/34

 

 

Seychelles Pension Fund Act

2005/8

2007/3

2010/21

 

 

Seychelles Petroleum (Taxation) Act

2008/23

2013/6

 

 

Seychelles Ports Authority Act

2004/11

 

 

Seychelles Public Transport Corporation Decree

Cap 221

 

 

Seychelles Qualifications Authority Act

2005/12

 

 

Seychelles Revenue Commission Act

2009/26

SI 2011/28

SI 2011/40
2011/15

2014/30

SI 2014/100

 

 

Seychelles Security Guards Service Pension Act

Cap 222

 

 

Seychelles Tourism Board Act

2005/6

2008/36

2010/19

 

 

Small Business Financing Agency Act

2013/20

SI 2014/13

 

 

Small Enterprise Promotion Agency Act

2004/5

2013/9

 

 

Small Holdings Act

Cap 224

 

 

Social Security Act

2010/11

 

 

Social Workers’ Council Act

2007/7

SI 2011/23

 

 

Stamp Duty Act

Cap 226

SI 1996/13

SI 2006/3

SI 2011/34

2015/11 NIF

 

 

State Land and River Reserves Act

Cap 228

 

 

State Security Act

Cap 229

 

 

Status of Married Women Act

Cap 231

 

 

Statute Law Revision Act

Cap 232

2010/3

 

 

Summary Jurisdiction (Wives and Children) Act

Cap 233

1998/5

 

 

Taxation (Provisional Charging) Act

Cap 234

 

 

Termination of Pregnancy Act

Cap 236

 

Tertiary Education Act

2011/12

 

Tobacco Control

2009/14

 

 

Tourism (Incentives) Act

2003/7

2008/1

SI 2008/13

SI 2009/76

SI 2010/14
SI 2011/101

SI 2012/41

 

 

Tourism Marketing Tax Act

2013/16

 

 

Town and Country Planning Act

Cap 237

 

 

Town of Victoria (Boundaries and Divisions) Act

Cap 238

 

 

Transfer and Delegation of Statutory Functions Act

Cap 241

SI 1998/61

SI 1999/31

 

 

Transfer of Prisoners Act

2010/17

 

 

Trustees of Seychelles Ex-Servicemen Fund Act

Cap 243

 

 

Unemployment Fund Act

Cap 244

 

 

Unemployment Relief Scheme Act

Cap 244A

 

 

Value Added Tax

2010/35 
SI 2011/49

2012/3

2012/13

SI 2012/65

SI 2014/4

SI 2014/108

SI 2015/13

 

 

Vice-Presidential Emoluments Act

1998/11

2008/5

2013/30

 

 

Weights and Measures Act

Cap 245

 

 

Wild Animals and Birds Protection Act

Cap 247

2001/9

 

 

Witness Protection Act

2015/2

SI 2015/28

 

 

Witnesses Tariff Act

Cap 248