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Public Seal Act (Act 17 of 1976)

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This is the latest version of this legislation commenced on 30 Jun 2012.

Seychelles

Public Seal Act

Act 17 of 1976

  • Commenced on 29 June 1976

  • [This is the version of this document at 30 June 2012.]


[Act 17 of 1976; Act 11 of 1977]


1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the Public Seal Act.

2. Interpretation

In this Act the context otherwise requires—"the President" means the President of the Republic;"the Republic" means the Republic of Seychelles.

3. The Public Seal

The Public Seal of the Republic shall be "the device illustrated in this section surrounded in the manner shown hereunder, by the words, THE SEAL OF THE REPUBLIC OF SEYCHELLES".

4. Custody of the Public Seal

(1)The President may appoint a person holding office in the service of the Republic to be the Custodian of the Public Seal and may give directions as to the manner in which it shall be kept and used.
(2)In default of any such appointment, the President shall be the Custodian of the Public Seal.

5. Authentication

Whenever the Public Seal is affixed to any document or other thing, the affixation shall be authenticated by the signature of the Custodian of the Public Seal.

6. Penalties

(1)No person may make or use the Public Seal or any facsimile thereof without the permission in writing of the President or the Custodian of the Public Seal.
(2)Any person who makes or uses the Public Seal or any facsimile thereof without the permission of the President or the Custodian of the Public Seal shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years or to a fine not exceeding Rs. 100,000 or to both such imprisonment and fine.