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  • Inauguration of Daniel Pearl Corner at Anoska

    Inauguration of Daniel Pearl Corner at Anoska

    October 21: Ambassador Villarosa inaugurates the Daniel Pearl Corner at Anoska. This project is an initiative of the Port Louis – USA Alumni Association in collaboration with the residents of Anoska Village to create an area where the community can meet, do research, engage in discussions and undergo training.

  • USS James E.Williams in Port Louis

    USS James E.Williams in Port Louis

    September 30, 2014: Captain Anthony Simmons and the crew of the USS James E.Williams last night Friends of U.S. Embassy, Port Louis. Guests included Vice President of the Republic of Mauritius Monique Oh San Bellepeau and other VIPs.

  • Rule of Law for IJLS

    Rule of Law for IJLS

    September 30, 2014: The embassy hosted a Digital Video Conference (DVC) for legal professionals at the Institute for Judicial and Legal Studies Mauritius yesterday on Ethics in Legal Practice with Thomas Mason, U.S. expert and Chairman of Zuckerman Spaeder LLP’s Legal Profession and Ethics Practice.

  • Rs 2.6 million to 5 NGOs

    Rs 2.6 million to 5 NGOs

    September 25, 2014: Ambassador Villarosa signed five agreements with NGOs to provide funding of Rs 2.6 million ($85,000) under the 2014 Democracy and Human Rights Fund. The beneficiaries are Women in Politics, SOS Femmes, Transparency Mauritius, Mauritius Bar Association and International Organization for Migration.

  • Women in Uniform Networking

    Women in Uniform Networking

    September 24, 2014: Ambassador Shari Villarosa hosted a gathering at her residence for the Women in Uniform Network. The aim of this group is to raise the profile of women in uniform and get them to network amongst themselves. It comprises women from the Police, Fire Services, Prison Service, Nurses, and Customs.


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    Security Message: Ebola Travel Ban

    The U.S. Embassy in Mauritius would like to call your attention to travel restrictions in place for Mauritius and Seychelles concerning the Ebola virus. If you would like information about the disease, please visit the website of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   here »

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    2014 U.S. Ambassador's Special Self-Help Program - Invitation to submit proposal

    The Embassy of the United States in Port Louis has the pleasure to invite proposals from non-governmental organizations, schools, community groups, health and environmental associations and others for the 2014 Ambassador’s Special Self Help Program in Mauritius and Seychelles. The U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program is a grassroots assistance program that responds to requests for financial assistance from small community-based projects that are initiated and administered at the local level. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 16 30 hours on December 15, 2014.  Click here for the application form »

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    You are the next generation of African Leaders: Apply for the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders!

    Port-Louis, October 6, 2014: The U.S. Government invites young African leaders aged between 25 and 35 years old to apply to become Mandela Washington Fellows in 2015. It will be an unparalleled opportunity for selected participants. Applications will be available from October 7 to November 5, 2014. 

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    U.S. Diversity Visa Program (DV-2016 Lottery)

    The Diversity Visa Program (DV-2016) will open on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at noon and will close on Monday, November 3, 2014 at noon. Applicants must submit entries electronically during the registration period using the electronic DV entry form (E-DV) at Registration for the DV Program is free. Paper entries will not be accepted. Only one entry may be submitted during the registration period. For more information, please visit the State Department website  here »

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    Alumni, the Embassy wants to connect with YOU!

    Have you participated in a U.S.-Government funded exchange or education program locally or in the United States? Have you studied in an American University? If so, the Embassy of the United States of America wants to connect with YOU! It does not matter if it was a year or 15 years (or more) ago! Download the Alumni Registration Form and follow the instructions. Please share the information if you know someone who is eligible. For questions, email Download the Alumni Registration Form  here »

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    Fraudulent U.S. Visa Businesses on the Rise

    Port Louis, May 28, 2014: Several companies in Mauritius and online claim to offer U.S. visa “expediting” services, often promising to assist with the issuance of U.S. visas for a hefty fee. The United States Embassy in Port Louis wishes to advise all visa applicants that these claims are false. U.S. visas fees can only be paid to the consular cashier at the U.S. Embassy in Port Louis at the time of the visa interview, and are only accepted in cash (U.S. dollars or Mauritian rupees). No other fees are required, and any other payment visa applicants makes to any entity outside of this official process has no bearing on their visa applications or interviews. For any questions or clarification, please contact the U.S. consular team by e-mail at  

  • $100 note redesigned
    The redesigned $100 note: Easy to use, hard to counterfeit

    The redesigned $100 note will be issued on October 8, 2013. It will begin circulating across the US and around the world in the weeks and months that follow. It is not necessary to trade in your older-design notes for new ones. This $100 note was redesigned to protect your money by staying ahead of counterfeiters. More than a decade of research went into the redesigned note’s security features. The redesigned $100 notes are easy to authenticate. Over than the watermark, look for two new security features: a 3D security ribbon and the bell in the Inkwell. For more information, click  here »



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    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    The U.S. Embassy will be closed on that day. For other holidays observed, please consult the full holiday listing.


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    Strategic Moves: Using Smart Sanctions in the 21st Century

    August 2014 - The U.S. uses sanctions to alter the behavior of bad actors and tries to minimize any harm to general populations. Learn how sanctions work. Plus international entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, winning female coaches and what it means to be cool. In all 50 states, Americans, naturalized citizens, and tourists alike celebrate the 238th year of U.S. independence. Plus, where teens are spending their summers, why the health of our oceans affects our planet and how you may one day get to be a tourist in space. 

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