Passport Services

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

 

In order to better serve you, we will provide routine passport services through our online appointment as of May 07, 2019.  To schedule an appointment, please click here.

Please note:  We no longer accept walk-in for citizens who require a service related to passports, citizenship, birth registration and notary. These services are by appointment only.

Passport applications are normally processed within ten working days.

In case of an emergency, a limited validity passport can be issued for your urgent travel. Evidence of the emergency travel should be submitted with your application.

We accept Cash payment in U.S. dollars or Mauritian Rupees or by credit card.

Please make sure you have all the required documents prior to coming in for your appointment.

THIRD PARTY ATTENDANCE AT PASSPORT AND CRBA APPOINTMENT INTERVIEWS

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):

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Attorneys may not engage in any form of legal argumentation during the appointment interview and before the consular officer.
  • 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.
  • To the extent that an applicant does not understand a question, s/he should seek clarification from the consular officer directly.
  • 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.
  • No attendee may coach or instruct applicants as to how to answer a consular officer’s question.
  • 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.
  • During a passport or CRBA appointment interview, attendees may not discuss or inquire about other applications.
  • Attendees may take written notes, but may not otherwise record the appointment interviews.
  • 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.

If you have any questions, please send us an email at ptlconsular@state.gov

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 or Mauritian rupees or by credit card)

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.

Apply for a First time Adult Passport

 

All applicants age 16-17 must apply in person using Form DS-11.

Passports for applicants 16 and older are valid for 10 years.  Applicants 16 years old and above will be allowed to sign on their own passport application.

Special Requirement for minors 16 & 17 years old: It is recommended that at least one parent appear in person to identify the minor applicant (even if he or she will be signing for himself/herself) as well as to show parental awareness.

Please click here to schedule an appointment prior to coming to the Embassy.

Please present the following:

  • Completed Form DS-11 but do not sign, you must sign in front of the Consular officer
  • Provide current passport
  • One parent should appear
  • Provide Parent’s passport/ID
  • 1 recent color photo taken within the last 6 months (2 x 2 inches with a white background and without glasses)
  • Fees: $145 (payable in U.S. dollars, Mauritian rupees or by credit card)

 

Passport Book/Card and Fees

The U.S. Passport Card may be used to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry and is more convenient and less expensive than a passport book.  The passport card cannot be used for international air travel.

United States Passport Fees

Adults applicants (16 years and older) Must apply in person
What are you applying for? Use Form Application Fee
First time Adult Passport Book DS-11 $145
First time Adult Passport Card DS-11 $65
First time Adult Passport Book and Card DS-11 $175
Adult Passport Card

(For applicant who have a valid Passport Book)

DS-82 $30
Adults renewals
What are you renewing? Use Form Application Fee
Adult Passport Book DS-82 $110
Adult Passport Card DS-82 $30
Adult Passport Book and Card DS-82 $140
 
All Minor Applicants (Under 16)
What are you applying for? Use Form Application Fee
Minor Passport Book DS-11 $115
Minor Passport Card DS-11 $50
Minor Passport Book and Card DS-11 $130
 

 

 

Amend or Replace your limited U.S. Passport

 

Do you need to correct or update your U.S. passport due to a name change, data error, printing error or are replacing your limited passport?

Follow the instructions below if your passport was issued less than 1 year ago.

Please book an appointment via this link prior to coming at 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)
  • Original marriage certificate or court document reflecting the name change if applicable
  • There is no fee for this service.

Note: If you are requesting the change, more than one year after your passport was issued; please use Form DS-82 or DS-11 and pay the required fees (either $110 for DS-82 or $115 for DS-11)

Lost or stolen U.S. passport

 

What you should do:

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

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)
  • Application fee for adult: $145 (Cash payment in U.S. dollars or Mauritian rupees or by credit card) and for minor child $115.

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, you must sign in the presence of the Consular officer)
  2. Current passport
  3. Original birth certificate /or Report of Birth Abroad
  4. 1 recent color photo (taken within the past 6 months, 2×2 inches in size, 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
  • OR a written statement or DS-5525 (made under penalty of perjury) explaining in detail the second parent’s unavailability.

IMPORTANT: Social Security number is required for all passports applications.  If you do not have a Social Security number, please submit the No SSN Declaration form .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 applicant is a minor, the parent will do this declaration. 

Request an Emergency passport

 

Emergency passports are only issued in real emergencies and evidence of the need for immediate, emergency travel should be submitted with applications.

If you believe your situation meets the criteria for an emergency, please come prepared when you walk-in by bringing all the completed application forms and documents listed on the specific passport service you are requesting.

Emergency passports have the same fees as regular passports but have very limited validity and contains only 5 visa pages.

When you receive your emergency passport, you will also receive a letter that explains how to obtain a regular passport after returning from your urgent travel.  If you apply for your regular passport within 1 year of the issue date of the emergency passport, you will not have to pay the fee again.