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Children (Registration of Adoption Orders) Regulations. (Statutory Instrument 53 of 1982)

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This is the latest version of this legislation commenced on 11 Jul 2016.

Seychelles

Children Act

Children (Registration of Adoption Orders) Regulations.

Statutory Instrument 53 of 1982

  • Commenced on 27 September 1982

  • [This is the version of this document at 11 July 2016.]


[S.I. 53 of 1982]


1. Citation

These Regulations may be cited as the Children (Registration of Adoption Orders) Regulations.

2. Form of Register

The Adopted Children Register shall be in the form set out in the schedule, and shall include the particulars under the headings in columns 2 to 6 of the Schedule.

3. Entry in Register

On receipt of an adoption order from the Registrar of the Supreme Court, the Chief Officer of the Civil Status shall

(a)cause an entry to be made in the Adopted Children Register in accordance with Regulation 2; and
(b)comply with any direction in the order relating to the marking of an entry in the Register or the Register of Births.

4. Index of Register

(1)The Chief Officer of the Civil Status shall cause an index of the Adopted Children Register to be made and kept in the Civil Status Office.
(2)Any person shall be entitled to search that index and to have a copy of any entry in the Adopted Children Register on payment of such fee as may be prescribed under the Act.

5. Cross-references

(1)The Chief Officer of the Civil Status shall, in addition to the Adopted Children Register and its index, keep and make such entries in such other registers and books as may be necessary to record and make traceable the connection between any entry in the Register of Births which has been marked "adopted" under Regulation 3 and any corresponding entry in the Adopted Children Register.
(2)No registers and books kept under sub regulation (1) nor their indexes shall be open to public inspection or search.
(3)Except under an order of the court, the Chief Officer of the Civil Status shall not furnish any person with any information contained in, or with any copy or extract from, registers or books kept under sub regulation (1).

6. Amendment of adoption order

Where an amendment by the court of an adoption order is communicated to the Chief Officer of the Civil Status, he shall amend the Adopted Children Register accordingly.

7. Revocation etc. of adoption order

(1)Where an adoption order is quashed or revoked or an appeal against it allowed and the court gives a direction to the Chief Officer of the Civil Status to cancel
(a)an entry in the Adopted Children Register made under that order; or
(b)a marking of an entry in that Register or the Register of Births,

the Chief Officer of the Civil Status shall comply with that direction.

(2)A copy or extract of an entry in the Adopted Children Register or the Register of Births, marking of which is cancelled under sub regulation (1), is not deemed to be an accurate copy unless both the marking and the cancellation are omitted from it.


Schedule (Regulation 2)

Entry in adopted children register (CH008. pdf): https://www.seylii.org/greybook