Visa Interview Appointments April-June 2022: The embassy will not be processing routine non-immigrant visa interview appointments from April 25th to July 1st, 2022. Legal residents of Mauritius, Seychelles, or Reunion who have previously been issued nonimmigrant visas may be eligible to renew their visa without an interview during this time. Please click here for additional details.

Effective November 8, 2021 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require all non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrant passengers entering the United States by air to present proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before travel from a foreign country. Additionally, all air passengers ages 2 or older, regardless of citizenship or vaccination status, must show negative COVID-19 test results, taken no more than one calendar day before travel (effective December 6, 2021), or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days. Airlines must confirm proof of vaccination and the negative test result or proof of recent recovery for passengers prior to boarding.  Airlines must deny boarding of passengers who do not provide documentation of vaccination as well as a negative test or recovery.

Visa renewal interview waiver: You can renew your visa by mail or drop off in lieu of coming to the U.S. Embassy in person provided you meet all the qualifications listed at Please read all the instructions before submitting your application.

The U.S. Embassy in Port Louis is accepting and processing non-immigrant visa applications for citizens and residents of Mauritius, Seychelles, and Reunion (FR) and from individuals physically present in Mauritius, including third country nationals. Applicants should expect a longer wait time for scheduling an appointment and should plan accordingly. Visa application interviews require physical presence of the applicant; do not reserve an appointment if you are not able to be physically present in Port Louis, Mauritius.

The purpose of your intended travel and other facts will determine what type of visa is required under U.S. immigration law. As a visa applicant, you will need to establish that you meet all requirements to receive the category of visa for which you are applying.

See our Directory of Visa Categories on to determine which visa category might be appropriate for your purpose of travel to the United States.

The Visa Unit processes all categories of non-immigrant visas for foreign nationals wishing to travel to the United States. We do not process immigrant visas, which are handled by U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa.

A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States generally must first obtain a U.S. visa, which is placed in the traveler’s passport, a travel document issued by the traveler’s country of citizenship.

Certain international travelers may be eligible to travel to the United States without a visa if they meet the requirements for visa-free travel. The Visa section of this website is all about U.S. visas for foreign citizens to travel to the United States.

(Note: U.S. citizens don’t need a U.S. visa for travel, but when planning travel abroad may need a visa issued by the embassy of the country they wish to visit.).

Consular Section

U.S. Embassy Port Louis

4th Floor, Rogers House
John Kennedy Avenue
Port Louis, Republic of Mauritius
Fax: (230) 208-9534;

The Department of State manages the visa process strictly but fairly in order to best protect the United States.  We are committed to the essential openness for which the United States has always been known.  Travel to the United States is welcomed and encouraged.

We promise to you, the visa applicant, that:

  • We will treat you with dignity and respect, even if we are unable to grant you a visa.
  • We will treat you as an individual and your case as unique.
  • We will remember that, to you, a visa interview may be a new or intimidating experience and that you may be nervous.
  • We will use the limited time available for the interview to get as full a picture as possible of your travel plans and intentions.
  • We will use our available resources to fairly assist all applicants to get appointments to allow travel in time for business, study, and other important obligations.
  • We will post detailed and accurate information on visa requirements and application procedures on every Embassy and Consulate website.
  • We will provide information on non-immigrant appointment waiting times at every Embassy and Consulate posted on
  • We will explain the reason for any visa denial to you.

Furthermore, if you are a:

  • Student, we will make every effort to ensure that you get an appointment and, if qualified, a visa in time to start classes.
  • Medical and humanitarian emergency traveler, we will expedite processing for those dealing with life threatening emergencies.
  • Business traveler, we will establish appropriate mechanisms to facilitate business travel and expedite cases of particular concern to American business.

At the same time, we expect you, the visa applicant, to:

  • Plan your travel and visa application as far in advance as possible.
  • Complete your application fully and accurately.
  • Be forthcoming about your purpose and plans.
  • Prepare for your interview by being able to clearly and concisely describe your intentions.