Vaani Vyapoory Launches “Stop Polisyon” Music Video
April 21, 2016: The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a new music video, "Stop Polisyon" to promote environmental preservation created by Pan African Youth Leadership Program alumna Vaani Vyapoory.
Coffee, Tea and U.S. Elections
April 13, 2016: Members of the English Speaking Union and Political Officer Matthew Gerdin talk about the U.S. elections around a cuppa tea.
MWF for Young African Leaders Mauritian Finalists
March 30, 2016: Susan Falatko announced the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellows – Komal Boodhun, Junaid Udhin, Joanna Doorghen-Gorden, Joseph Jean-Noel Jolicoeur, Dominique Chan Low, Nawsheen Ahmine, Vednidhi “Ram” Mudhoo, Nazeem Junggee, Joseph Dian, Sandrine Julien, Koushul Narrain, and Pritee Auckloo.
Uncle Sam's Travelling Library in Bon Accueil
March 23, 2016: Uncle Sam’s Traveling Library was at the Bon Accueil Government School. Political Officer Matthew Gerdin was the guest reader. Beautiful experience! You want US to visit your school? Drop us an email: email@example.com.
Visit of Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield
January 12, 2016: Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield visited Mauritius from January 11th to 13th. On the 12th, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield toured the workshop and showroom of AWEP alumna Zinaida Ameerally Ramjan, founder CEO of “Sublime Seduction".
Additional Embassy Information
Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation Call for Proposals
The Embassy of the United States of America is accepting project proposals for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2017 Competition. The deadline for submitting proposals at firstname.lastname@example.org is Wednesday, December 14, 2016. For more information on the AFCP, click here »
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 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. Click here for the application form »
Change in Procedures - Optional Practical Training (OPT)
Port Louis, March 24, 2016: The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a change in procedures affecting certain foreign students. Upon completion of a university degree in the United States, international students (on F-1 student visas) may gain work experience complementing their academic program by enrolling under in Optional Practical Training (OPT). All foreign students are entitled to one year of OPT for each degree they receive. Students who complete a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) disciplines are entitled to an additional two years of OPT for a total of three years after their graduation. It should be noted that OPT does not confer a work permit or Green Card. For more information, please visit this website: https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/ or contact the U.S. Embassy at IRC_PortLouis@state.gov.
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 US:email@example.com. Download the Alumni Registration Form here »
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 PTLConsular@state.gov.
Melanie Zimmerman is the new Chargé D’Affaires for Mauritius and the Seychelles.
Public Engagement Grants Program
Are you seeking funding from the U.S. Embassy for a project or idea? Read our Request for Proposals for the Public Engagement Grants Program in order to better prepare your proposal.
Monday, December 26, 2016
The U.S. Embassy will be closed on these days. For other holidays observed, please consult the full holiday listing.
*Christmas Day being a Sunday, the Embassy will be closed on Monday 26th.
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