U.S. Virtual Presence Post in Seychelles

The Republic of Seychelles

 

The U.S. Embassy in Port Louis, Mauritius, is accredited to both Mauritius and Seychelles. This website is especially designed as a link between U.S. Embassy Port Louis and those interested in U.S.-Seychelles relations.

The Indian Ocean region offers potential for U.S. trade and investment, especially in tourism and the sale of consumer goods. One of Embassy Port Louis’s top priorities is U.S. business promotion. We have an active Economic and Commercial Section, which seeks to create trade links between U.S. and local companies in the region.

The Embassy’s Consular Section offers a full range of American citizen and non-immigrant visa services for a consular district comprised of Mauritius, Seychelles and the French overseas department of Reunion. Providing those services in an efficient, courteous, and timely manner is a top priority. The U.S. Consular Agency in Victoria, Seychelles provides routine and emergency consular assistance to American citizens.

The Indian Ocean is of importance to U.S. foreign policy, especially in relation to such diverse issues as open sea-lanes, fisheries and the marine environment. As elsewhere in the world, the U.S. also observes and, where appropriate, attempts to positively influence human rights conditions in the region, emphasizing the benefits of democracy, transparent governance and the rule of law. Mauritius and Seychelles play key roles in international fora, such as the U.N. General Assembly.

The Office of Overseas Security Cooperation coordinates the United States’ military partnerships with Mauritius and Seychelles. Activities with the Republic of Seychelles consist primarily of ship visits, officer training, and exercises. The office also administers various Security Assistance programs, which provide funding for professional military education of selected officers and non-commissioned officers, purchase of defense equipment, and attendance at USG hosted seminars and conferences.