Administration of Estates by Consular Officers Act

Chapter number: 
2
In force: 
Yes

 

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CONSOLIDATED TO 30 JUNE 2012

 

LAWS OF SEYCHELLES

 

CHAPTER 2

ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES BY CONSULAR OFFICERS ACT

[18th December.1940]

Act 17 of 1940

S.I. 95 of 1975

S.I. 72 of 1976

 

 

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

1.                  Short title

2.                  Administration of Estates by Consular Officers

3.                  Variation of Schedule

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WHEREAS it is expedient that effect should be given in Seychelles to the provisions of certain Treaties of Commerce and Navigation mentioned in the schedule hereto –

 

1.                  This Act may be cited as the Administration of Estates by Consular Officers Act.

 

2.                  Whenever any subject or citizen of any State mentioned in the first column of the schedule hereto –

(a)                dies within Seychelles; or

(b)               dies outside Seychelles, leaving property within Seychelles;

and no person is present in Seychelles at the time of his death who is rightfully entitled to administer the estate such deceased person, the Consul, Vice-Consul, or Consular Agent of such State within Seychelles may take possession and have the custody of the property od such deceased person, and may apply the same in payment of his debt and funeral expenses, and may retain the surplus for the benefit of the persons entitled thereto; but such Consul, Vice-Consul, or Consular Agent shall immediately apply for, and shall be entitled to obtain from the court, letters of administration of the property of such deceased person, limited in such manner and for such time as to the court shall seem fit.

 

3.         It shall be lawful for the President by notice published in the Gazette to vary the schedule –

            (a)        by deleting therefrom any State when the provision of the Treaty with that State mentioned in the schedule shall have ceased to have effect;

            (b)        by adding thereto any State with whom the Republic shall make a Treaty of Commerce and Navigation containing provision similar to any of the provisions mentioned in the schedule.

 

SCHEDULE

 

Name of State

Title of treaty

Date of Treaty

Provision

 

Estonia

 

 

 

Finland

 

 

 

Greece

 

 

 

Hungary

 

 

 

Japan

 

 

 

Thailand

 

 

 

Turkey

 

 

 

Treaty of Commerce and Navigation between the United Kingdom and Estonia

 

Treaty of Commerce and Navigation between the United Kingdom and Finland

 

Treaty of Commerce and Navigation  between the United Kingdom and Greece

 

Treaty of Commerce and Navigation  between the United Kingdom and Hungary

 

Treaty of Commerce and Navigation  between the United Kingdom and Japan

 

Treaty of Commerce and Navigation  between the United Kingdom and Thailand

 

Treaty of Commerce and Navigation  between the United Kingdom and Turkey

 

 

18th January 1926`

 

 

 

14th December 1923

 

 

 

16th July, 1962

 

 

 

23rd July 1926

 

 

 

3rd April, 1911

 

 

 

23rd November, 1937

 

 

 

1st March, 1930

 

Article 22

 

 

 

Article19 (third paragraph).

 

 

Article 23

 

 

 

Article 14

 

 

 

Article 5

 

 

 

Article 19

 

 

 

Article 28

 

 

 

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