The Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) recognizes the growth and increasing use of unmanned aircraft (UA), or commonly known as ‘drones’ for recreational purposes, monitoring of the environment and wildlife, agriculture, inspections and has huge commercial potential. UA vary in size, weight, performance and the most sophisticated models have the ability to access remote areas to carry out aerial surveys, deliver humanitarian aids and other essential supplies. However, it is critical that their operation does not present any risk to aircraft, helicopters and their passengers, including the general public, who are protected under national laws and international laws emanating from the Chicago Convention.
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Do I have to pay a registration fee?For the time being all drone registrations are free of charge.
How can I find out where it is acceptable to fly a drone and where it is not?Please refer to the Dos and Don’ts from the “Unmanned Aircraft / Drone Operation Safety Guidelines” and “Operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones)” documentation here.
What should I do if I see a drone being flown in a reckless manner?If you notice someone flying their drone in a reckless manner which goes against published guidelines, please report the incident to us by clicking here. If this is an emergency (there is imminent danger presented by the drone), please contact your local police.
How do I find my drone serial number?
Most serial numbers are located on or inside the body of the drone.
To find your serial number, follow these steps:
- Make sure your drone is switched off and is safe to investigate.
- Find and remove your drone's battery.
- Inside the battery compartment, look for a range of numbers or characters – this is your serial number. This number may also be labelled 'Serial number' or simply as 'S/N' or ‘SNID’.
- If your drone's battery can't be removed, search the outside for a set of numbers or characters as above.
- If there is no number on the drone itself, you might find it on your warranty card or original packaging.
For DJI drones:
- it often appears under or adjacent to a QR code
- it will be 14-characters long and it may include a combination of letters and numbers
- visit the DJI website to find out How to check your product's serial number
- check the list of DJI models and serial number prefixes to look out for
This table contains DJI models and serial number prefixes.
Inspire 1 V2.0
Matrice 200 V2
Matrice 210 RTK
Matrice 210 V2
Matrice 300 RTK
Mavic 2 Enterprise (DUAL)
Mavic 2 Enterprise (ZOOM)
Mavic Mini 2
Mavic Pro Platinum
Phantom 4 RTK
Phantom 3 4K
Phantom 3 Advanced
Phantom 3 Professional
Phantom 3 SE
Phantom 3 Standard
Phantom 4 ADV
Phantom 4 ADV+
Phantom 4 Pro 2.0
Phantom 4 Pro 2.0+
Phantom 4 Pro
Phantom 4 Pro+