Citizenship in the Seychelles is set out in Chapter II of the 1993 Constitution, as amended to 2011, and is further clarified in the 1994 Citizenship Act, which replaced the 1976 Citizenship Ordinance. The 1994 Citizenship Act was amended in 2013 to change the provisions on naturalisation, including to permit “citizenship by investment”, and on deprivation of citizenship.

The Seychelles has reported to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child that citizenship is automatically conferred on every child born of a Seychellois parent, regardless of gender.