Passport Services

COVID-19 Alert: Please do not come to the Embassy if you or a family member are sick or have been in close contact with anyone who has been sick. To minimize clients and time spent in our waiting room, be prepared to pay for your service in cash with exact change. We also request that you take advantage of services that can be performed by mail, such as renewing your 10-year passport.

Returning to the United States on an Expired U.S. Passport: If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021.  See this page for more information

Welcome to the Passport & Citizenship Unit of the U.S. Embassy Port Louis, Mauritius

 

Routine passport services are by appointment only. Review the list of required documents at Travel.State.Gov before arriving at the Embassy for your appointment.

To schedule an appointment, please click here.

In case of an emergency, a limited validity passport may be issued for urgent travel. The passport is generally valid for one year and contains only five visa pages.

Payment:  U.S. dollars (cash or credit card) or Mauritian Rupees (cash only) at the embassy cashier on the day you submit your application.

Select your U.S. Passport Service below:

Renew a U.S. passport (Adult)

 

You can renew by using Form DS-82 if your most recent passport meets all five of these requirements:

  1. Is submitted with your application
  2. Is undamaged (other than normal “wear and tear”)
  3. Was issued when you were age 16 or older
  4. Was issued within the last 15 years
  5. Was issued in your current name (or you can document your name change with an original or certified copy of your marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order)

If any of the above statements do not apply to you, you must apply in person using form DS-11 

All passport renewals must include the following:

  • Complete and sign Form DS-82
  • Your most recent U.S. passport
  • 1 recent color photo (2 x 2 inches with a white background and without glasses). To avoid processing delays, be sure your photo meets all the photo requirements
  • Fees: $ 110 (payable in U.S. dollars (cash or credit) or Mauritian rupees (cash)) payable at the Embassy only.

If your name has changed since your passport was issued, please enclose the original of the legal document specifying your name change (e.g. marriage certificate or divorce decree or court order).

Form DS-82 does not require a personal appearance nor an interview with a Consular Officer; however please book an appointment online to drop off your application.

Renew a 10-year Adult Passport by Mail

You can renew your passport by mail in lieu of coming to the U.S. Embassy in Port Louis in person if your most recent passport meets all five of these requirements:

  1. Is submitted with your application
  2. Is undamaged (other than normal “wear and tear”)
  3. Was issued when you were age 16 or older
  4. Was issued within the last 15 years
  5. Was issued in your current name (or you can document your name change with an original or certified copy of your marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order)

All passport renewals must include the following:

  • Complete and sign Form DS-82
  • Your most recent U.S. passport
  • 1 recent color photo (2 x 2 inches with a white background and without glasses). To avoid processing delays, be sure your photo meets all the photo requirements
  • Bank draft or cashier’s check in U.S. dollars made payable to “U.S. Embassy Port Louis” in the amount of $110 USD [Note: This is the only method of payment when renewing by mail.  We do not accept cash, credit card, or personal checks by mail.  Please note the check must be made out exactly using these instructions and amounts.]
  • If your name has changed since your passport was issued, please enclose the original of the legal document specifying your name change (e.g. marriage certificate or divorce decree or court order).
  • A self-addressed, pre-paid courier (such as FEDEX or DHL) envelope to return the new U.S. passport (please note the tracking number of the return envelope in order to track it once shipped).
  • Please submit the above documents in a sealed envelope to the U.S. Embassy in Port Louis by using commercial courier service to:

    Consular Section
    U.S. Embassy
    Rogers House, 4th Floor
    John Kennedy Street, Port Louis
    Mauritius

Apply for a first adult (full validity, 10-years) passport

 

Applicants age 16 and older must apply in person using Form DS-11 if applying for a 10-year full validity passport for the first time.

It is recommended that at least one parent appear in person to show parental awareness for applicants under the age of 18.

Click here to schedule an appointment prior to coming to the Embassy.

All first adult (full validity, 10-year) passport applications must include:

  • Completed Form DS-11, but do not sign until instructed to do so at the embassy.
  • Your most recent passport
  • 1 recent color photo (2 x 2 inches with a white background and without glasses). To avoid processing delays, be sure your photo meets all the photo requirements
  • Fees: $145 – payable in U.S. dollars (cash or credit) or Mauritian rupees (cash)
  • Recommended: One parent for applicants age 16-17

Replace your limited validity U.S. Passport

Follow the instructions below if your limited validity passport was issued less than one year ago.

Please book an appointment via this link prior to coming to the Embassy.

Bring the following documents on your appointment day:

  • Completed and signed Form DS-5504
  • Your most recent U.S. passport
  • 1 recent color photo (2 x 2 inches, taken with 6 months with a white background and without glasses)
  • There is no fee for this service if the limited validity passport was issued less than one year ago.

 

Lost or stolen U.S. passport

 

  • Notify the nearest police station of the loss/theft
  • Inform the U.S. Embassy

To replace a lost or stolen passport, you must appear in person.  To book an appointment, please click here.

On your appointment date, please bring the following:

  • Completed Form DS-11 Please do not sign the application; you will do so in the presence of the Consular officer)
  • DS-64 Statement regarding a lost or stolen passport book/card)
  • Police report
  • Proof of your U.S. citizenship or identity, if available (previous passport, naturalization certificate, driver’s license or any other form of ID)
  • One recent color photo (2 x 2 inches taken within the last 6 months, with a white background and without glasses)
  • Fees: $145 – payable in U.S. dollars (cash or credit) or Mauritian rupees (cash).

All passport applicants under 16 must apply in person using Form DS-11

To schedule an appointment, please click here.

Please note: Passports for minors under 16 are only valid for 5 years.

To submit an application for a child under age 16, both parents and the child must appear and present the following:

  1. Completed DS-11 Form (do not sign until instructed to do so at the embassy)
  2. Current passport
  3. Original birth certificate, consular report of birth abroad, or adoption judgement
  4. One recent color photo (2 x 2 inches taken within the last 6 months, with a white background and without glasses)
  5. Both parents’ passports or local ID
  6. Fees: $115

If only one parent appears, you must also submit one of the following:

  • Second parent’s notarized written statement or DS-3053 (including the child’s full name and date of birth) consenting to the passport issuance for the child. The notarized statement cannot be more than three months old and must be signed and notarized on the same day, and must come with a photocopy of the front and back side of the second parent’s government-issued photo identification;
  • OR second parent’s death certificate if second parent is deceased
  • OR primary evidence of sole authority to apply, such as a court order

IMPORTANT: A Social Security number is required for all passport applications.  If you have never been assigned a Social Security number, you must submit a No SSN Declaration. This declaration or statement of “NO SSN” does not need to be notarized, but must be signed and dated and attached to the passport application.  If the applicant is a minor, a parent or a legal guardian will submit a declaration. 

If you believe your situation meets the criteria for an emergency passport, please come prepared by bringing all the completed application forms and documents listed for the specific passport service you are requesting.  No appointment is necessary for emergency passport applications, however, contacting PTLConsular@state.gov as soon as possible will facilitate processing.

Emergency passports have the same fees as regular passports but have limited validity (12-months) and contain only five (5) visa pages.

With limited exceptions, applying for a regular full-validity passport within 12 months of the issuance of an emergency passport incurs no additional fees. You may be asked to present proof of payment (receipt) for the emergency passport when submitting a full-validity passport application.

Generally, immediate family members may accompany passport or CRBA applicants to their appointment interviews at a U.S. embassy or consulate, and all minor children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Passport or CRBA applicants also have the option of being accompanied by an attorney at their appointment interview.  Attendance by any third party, including an attorney, accompanying an applicant is subject to the following parameters designed to ensure an orderly appointment interview process and to maintain the integrity of the adjudication of the application(s):

o   Given space limitations in the consular section, not more than one attendee at a time will be allowed to accompany an applicant (or the applicant’s parent or guardian if the applicant is a minor).

o   Attendance by an attorney does not excuse the applicant and/or the minor applicant’s parent or guardian from attending the appointment interview in person.

o   The manner in which a passport or CRBA appointment interview is conducted, and the scope and nature of the inquiry, shall at all times be at the discretion of the consular officer, following applicable Departmental guidance.

o   It is expected that attorneys will provide their clients with relevant legal advice prior to, rather than at, the appointment interview, and will advise their clients prior to the appointment interview that the client will participate in the appointment interview with minimal assistance.

o   Attorneys may not engage in any form of legal argumentation during the appointment interview and before the consular officer.

o   Attendees other than a parent or guardian accompanying a minor child may not answer a consular officer’s question on behalf or in lieu of an applicant, nor may they summarize, correct, or attempt to clarify an applicant’s response, or interrupt or interfere with an applicant’s responses to a consular officer’s questions.

o   To the extent that an applicant does not understand a question, s/he should seek clarification from the consular officer directly.

o   The consular officer has sole discretion to determine the appropriate language(s) for communication with the applicant, based on the facility of both officer and applicant and the manner and form that best facilitate communication between the consular officer and the applicant.  Attendees may not demand that communications take place in a particular language solely for the benefit of the attendee.  Nor may attendees object to or insist on the participation of an interpreter in the appointment interview, to the qualifications of any interpreter, or to the manner or substance of any translation.

o   No attendee may coach or instruct applicants as to how to answer a consular officer’s question.

o   Attendees may not object to a consular officer’s question on any ground (including that the attendee regards the question to be inappropriate, irrelevant, or adversarial), or instruct the applicant not to answer a consular officer’s question.  Attendees may not interfere in any manner with the consular officer’s ability to conduct all inquiries and fact-finding necessary to exercise his or her responsibilities to adjudicate the application.

o   During a passport or CRBA appointment interview, attendees may not discuss or inquire about other applications.

o   Attendees may take written notes, but may not otherwise record the appointment interviews.

o   Attendees may not engage in any other conduct that materially disrupts the appointment interview.  For example, they may not yell at or otherwise attempt to intimidate or abuse a consular officer or staff, and they may not engage in any conduct that threatens U.S. national security or the security of the embassy or its personnel.  Attendees must follow all security policies of the Department of State and the U.S. embassy or consulate where the appointment interview takes place.

Attendees may not engage in any conduct that violates this policy and/or otherwise materially disrupts the appointment interview.  Failure to observe these parameters will result in a warning to the attendee and, if ignored, the attendee may be asked to leave the appointment interview and/or the premises, as appropriate.  It would then be the applicant’s choice whether to continue the appointment interview without the attendee present, subject to the consular officer’s discretion to terminate the appointment interview.  The safety and privacy of all applicants awaiting consular services, as well as of consular and embassy personnel, is of paramount consideration.