Victims of Crime

U.S. citizens who are victims of a crime overseas may suffer from physical injuries, as well as emotional or financial damages. Circumstances can be even more difficult to navigate because the victim may find himself/herself in unfamiliar surroundings, and may not know the local language or customs. The American Citizen Services office at the U.S. Embassy in Port Louis, Mauritius and the U.S. Consular Agency in Seychelles are prepared to assist you.

What we can do:

  • Replace a lost or stolen passport
  • Contact family, friends, or employers with written permission, in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974
  • Provide information to facilitate access to appropriate medical care
  • Address emergency needs that arise as a result of the crime
  • Explain financial assistance options, such as assistance available to return to the United States
  • Provide information about local points of contact or organizations who discuss relevant host country laws and implementation of those laws
  • Share information about the status of your case in the local criminal justice process when applicable
  • Connect you to overseas and U.S.-based resources for victims of crime, if available
  • Provide a list of local lawyers who speak English

We cannot:

  • Investigate crimes
  • Provide legal advice or represent you in court
  • Serve as official interpreters or translators
  • Pay legal, medical, or other expenses for you

If You Are the Victim of a Crime in Mauritius, Seychelles, or Reunion (France):

  • Contact the local police and get immediate help.
  • Mauritius Police Emergency services- Dial 999
  • Seychelles Police Emergency services-Dial 999
  • Reunion Police Nationale Emergency services-Dial 17 or 15 17 18 114
  • Seek medical attention
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Port Louis, Mauritius at (230)202-4400 or the U.S. Consular Agency in Seychelles at (248) 422 52 56

Additional Resources: Help for U.S. Citizen Victims of Crime