Upcoming Closure Alert

September 9, 2019 Mauritius will host a visit from Pope Francis on September 9, 2019.  Traffic may be extremely congested, and emergency services’ ability to respond, such as ambulances and police, may be impeded.  The availability of taxis or other transportation services may be severely limited.  Restaurants and grocery stores may be closed. The U.S. Embassy in Port Louis will be closed on ... Read More»

2nd annual English Language Learning and Teaching Conference

Join the 2nd annual English Language Learning and Teaching Conference at Curtin University on Saturday August 24, from 08:00 to 16:00 hrs.  Plethora of local and international speakers will share their expertise on Creativity in the Classroom. Deadline to apply is Monday August 19. Click here for more information. Read More»

2019 English Language Learning and Teaching (ELLT) Conference in Mauritius

The Embassy of the United States of America, the Regional English Language Office Southern Africa, the English Language Fellow Program and the English Speaking Union are hosting the second annual English Learning and Teaching (ELLT) Conference in Mauritius. The theme of the conference, happening on Saturday August 24th, 2019, is  “Creative Teaching and Learning”. This ... Read More»

Visa Processing Notice

The Consular Section will not be processing any visas from June 21-July 15, 2019.   We have reached the peak season and we are fully booked until July 15.   We apologize for the inconvenience.   Advance travel planning and early visa application are important; please check our online  appointment system  for additional appointment times in mid-July. You may also consider ... Read More»

Call for Applications – 2019 International Writing Program Fall Residency

The Embassy of the United States of America to Mauritius and Seychelles is accepting applications for the 2019 Fall Residency with the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. The deadline to submit application is April 3, 2019 Program Overview: The International Writing Program (IWP) is an internationally known annual forum at the University ... Read More»

Fine Arts Students Sketch in the Gardens of Macarty House

On March 18, 2019 Ambassador Reimer opened his residence to the fine arts students of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute (MGI) for a viewing of his “Art in Embassies” collection, “one of the biggest american modern art collection in Africa.” Inspired by the collection, the students sketched in the gardens of Macarty House led by their ... Read More»

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Cyclone Gelena

U.S. Embassy Port Louis, Mauritius Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens Tropical Cyclone Gelena   Date:   February 08, 2019 The Mauritius Meteorological Service has issued a cyclone warning Class 1 in Mauritius.  At 0400 hours this morning, tropical cyclone GELENA was centered at about 715 km to the north northwest of Mauritius, that is in latitude 14.5 degrees south ... Read More»

Notice: Operations during Lapse of Appropriations

U.S. Embassy Port Louis December 27, 2018   The Federal Government of the United States of America is currently in a Lapse of Appropriations period starting Saturday, December 22, 2018. Scheduled passport and visas services, and emergency services for U.S. citizens, will continue at the U.S. Embassy Port Louis during the U.S. government shutdown at this time. We will ... Read More»

Closure of Embassy

The U.S. Embassy in Port Louis informs U.S. citizens that the Embassy will be closed on Monday, December 24 by order of U.S. President Trump. There will be no visa services or routine American Citizens Services available on that day. U.S. citizens with emergences should call 230-5-253-3641 for assistance. We would also like to remind ... Read More»

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Cyclone Cilida

Date:  December 21, 2018 The Mauritius Meteorological Service has issued a warning identifying Cyclone Cilida as a Class 1 storm. The active cloud mass associated with Cilida continues to influence weather over Mauritius. Given the proximity of Cilida and the presence of cyclonic winds near the center, a cyclone warning Class 1 is maintained in Mauritius. You ... Read More»

American Film Showcase Interactive Media Exchange at South by Southwest (SXSW) – Opportunity for Mauritian and/or Seychellois Filmmakers

The American Film Showcase (AFS) has partnered with South by Southwest (SXSW) to bring five (5) international filmmakers to the annual SXSW Conference and Festival in Austin in March 2019. Their time at the festival will be devoted primarily to the Convergence Track, which focuses on use of interactive media through Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented ... Read More»

In Tribute: George H.W. Bush, Our 41st President

George Herbert Walker Bush, who served as the 41st President of the United States, died on November 30 at the age of 94. Ambassador Bill Hagerty issued a statement saying, “My family and I extend our deepest sympathies to the Bush family. President George H.W. Bush’s leadership, humility, and commitment to public service inspired me ... Read More»

Call for Applications for Students and Mentors 2019 Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program Deadline: Monday, December 17, 2018 The Embassy of the United States of America is accepting applications for the 2019 Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program (PYALP). This U.S. Department of State-funded program offers secondary school youth (ages 15-18) and adult educators the opportunity to explore ... Read More»

EducationUSA to Host Several Workshops in November

The EducationUSA adviser is running several sessions at the U.S. Embassy for students during the month of November. If you are interested in any one of the below, send an email to MaherallyIM@state.gov to confirm your attendance or call at 202-4453. There are also skype sessions with admissions officers of U.S. universities. This is an opportunity to learn ... Read More»

The International Writing Program Women’s Creative Mentorship Program

The International Writing Program Women’s Creative Mentorship Program Call for Applications from Young Emerging Mauritian Female Writers Deadline: January 1, 2019   The Embassy of the United States of America is pleased to announce a brand new initiative, the International Writing Program (IWP) Women’s Creative Mentorship Program. Working in collaboration with the Department of State’s ... Read More»

Notice of Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year 2018

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy to Mauritius and Seychelles is pleased to announce a funding opportunity through the Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This  document  outlines our funding priorities based on availability of funds, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding.  Please carefully follow all instructions detailed in ... Read More»

The First Annual Conference on English Language Teaching & Learning

Exciting News! Are you an English Teacher? Do you want to share successful techniques with like-minded enthusiastic English teachers? Maybe you have teaching techniques that you have developed and mastered in the Mauritian context and that help you teach English beyond the exam, integrating communicative, creative, collaborative and/or critical thinking skills into the classroom? Maybe ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: Port Louis, Saturday, June 2, 2018

Location: Port Louis, Mauritius Event: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens in Mauritius that the Collectif Arc-en-Ciel’s Pride Event at Caudan Waterfront in Port Louis on Saturday, June 2, 2018 has been authorized by the Mauritian police. The Embassy notes reports in the press and on social media that indicate a potential for counter-demonstrations. Actions ... Read More»

Scam Alert!

The U.S. Embassy is aware of an ongoing tender scam using our name to fraudulently request sample items or money.  If your business receives a tender from a “Mr. Kerry Collins,”  usa@embassytenders.com  or  info@embassytenders.com , please do not act on this request and contact us immediately at  Portlouis_GSO@state.gov U.S. Government procurement follows strict regulations outlined in the U.S. ... Read More»

International Writing Program

Call for applications 2018 Fall Residency with the International Writing Program Deadline: March 28, 2018 Note: Open to citizens of Mauritius, Rodrigues and Seychelles only   The Embassy of the United States of America to Mauritius and Seychelles is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2018 International Writing Program (IWP) Fall Residency, ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U. S. Embassy (Port Louis, Mauritius)

WEATHER UPDATE:  ‎‎The Government of Mauritius ‎has announced that there is no longer a cyclone warning in force in Mauritius.  The U.S. Embassy will be open and fully operational beginning Friday, January 19.  The Embassy advises U.S. Citizens to continue to exercise caution until the strong winds and heavy rains have subsided. Assistance: U.S. Embassy to Mauritius and Seychelles + (230) ... Read More»

Ambassador Designate Reimer Statement Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Statement of David Dale Reimer Nominee to be U.S. Ambassador to Mauritius and Seychelles Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations October 3, 2017   Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Booker, and Members of the Committee, I am honored to appear before this Committee today as the President’s nominee to be the next United States Ambassador ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Plague Outbreak in Madagascar

If you intend to travel to Seychelles and have been to/transited Madagascar, please visit the Seychelles Ministry of Health website:  http://www.health.gov.sc/index.php/news-posts/9018/ prior to traveling to Seychelles.  According to that website, anyone traveling to Seychelles who has recently visited Madagascar may be subject to quarantine protocols. U.S. Embassy Mauritius alerts U.S. citizens to a plague outbreak which ... Read More»

Sports Envoy Kelsey Perlman Highlights Gender Equality and Cohesion in Mauritius Through Soccer

Africa Regional Services’ Soccer Envoy Kelsey Perlman had a stellar week-long program in Mauritius from July 30-August 6.   Kelsey’s program kicked off on July 30, where at the invitation of our partners and collaborators – the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Mauritius Football Association – she attended the final of the Council of ... Read More»

Education USA Pre-Departure Orientation Program

Wednesday July 19, 2017 – Macarty House, Vacoas Each year, the U.S. Embassy sponsors its Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) program for all students who have been accepted into undergraduate/graduate programs at various universities and colleges in the United States that start that Fall, including Fulbright and Humphrey Exchange participants.  The PDO is hosted by the Embassy’s ... Read More»

United States Embassy Port Louis, Mauritius Message for U.S. citizens: Embassy Closing June 19, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Port Louis informs U.S. citizens that due to a small fire the embassy will be closed on Monday, June 19, until further notice.  There will be no visa services or routine American Citizens Services available. U.S. citizens with emergences should call 230-5-253-3641 for assistance. For further information: See the State Department’s ... Read More»

Once Upon a Time… Dasha Kelly Hamilton Was in Mauritius!

From a creative writing class with authors to a talk with NGOs on how to help children express their emotions through art to discussing the creative industry with entrepreneurs, spoken word artist, writer and social entrepreneur Dasha Kelly Hamilton had a busy schedule during her stay in Mauritius. Read More»

Mauritius Hosts Cutlass Express 2017

Mauritius hosted Cutlass Express 2017, a 9-day military training exercise designed to improve cooperation, coordination, and collaboration among 250 participants from 14 partner nations to increase maritime safety and security within the Indian Ocean and off the coast of Africa. Sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa NAVAF) in partnership ... Read More»

Apply for the EducationUSA Academy 2017

Thinking of applying to a short-term academic program in a U.S. college or university? The EducationUSA Academy will hold its 2017 summer session during the months of June, July, and August. The Academy provides international youth aged 15-17 with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to submit strong applications for future admission to colleges and ... Read More»

Cyclone Information Fact Sheet

WARDEN MESSAGE – CYCLONE INFORMATION FACT SHEET MARCH 2017 Provided below is valuable information on emergency preparedness for cyclones. U.S. citizens are encouraged to review this information and to share it with family members in order to be prepared in the event of a serious cyclone. CYCLONE WARNING CONDITIONS The cyclone warning system for Mauritius ... Read More»
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