Drone Flight Authorization Request
(within controlled airspace or restricted areas in Seychelles)

Introduction

In Seychelles there are certain areas which are regarded as controlled airspace or restricted areas. A drone flight authorization request (within controlled airspace or restricted areas in Seychelles) is asking permission to fly in a controlled airspace or restricted area in adherence to the regulatory requirements including guidelines provided by the Safety and Security Regulation Department of SCAA.

Authorization Process

If your drone operation is planned to take place within controlled airspace or restricted area in Seychelles, you are required to request for an authorization from SCAA before the commencement of such operation. Before applying for a drone flight authorization, you must create an account on the SCAA Drones Database and register your drone online and wait for approval. The authorization request and supporting documentation must be submitted not less than 72 hours in advance of any intended operation. You cannot apply for a drone flight authorization without a Seychelles Telephone Number. A local number is required to remain in contact with Air Traffic Services.

Prior to the authorization request, the applicant shall familiarize themselves with the below regulatory requirements including guidelines provided by the Safety and Security Regulation Department of SCAA:

FAQs

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

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