Embassies and Consulates in Mauritius

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In most of the countries you will find diplomatic missions, which usually refers to an embassy and/or a consulate. Diplomatic bodies represent other country’s interests in Mauritius, with the aim of strengthening international relations between the states and providing services for their citizens in Mauritius.

Embassies and consulates are considered legal territories of their home countries. They are not "foreign territory" but they are protected and considered the property of the country using them, meaning that Mauritius does not have jurisdiction over the embassy or consulate of another country.

What is the difference between Embassy and Consulate?

The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations international treaty defines the diplomatic mission’s purpose and framework. The various diplomatic missions offer several services and carry out different missions. For example:

  • Embassy: This is the primary diplomatic representation of a country’s government and is headed by an ambassador. An embassy is the main location for a diplomatic presence of one country in another. A country has at most one embassy in another country and is always established in the capital city of the host country. In the absence of a consulate in a country, the embassy also has a consular section to carry out all the relevant consular services (see below).
  • Consulate General: This is a diplomatic mission, headed by a consul that provides a full range of services such as: issuing passports/visas, keeping birth and marriage records, assisting expats, providing legal information, translations etc. It can be located in any major city of the host country, although often in the capital city (in certain cases, in the same building as the embassy). In major countries and large territories, you often have more than one consulate.
  • Honorary Consulate: It supplements the Consulate to provide a limited range of consular services and is headed by an honorary consul. They help nationals abroad. For example, in the event of a hospital stay, missing person, death, natural disaster or another emergency. They can also issue emergency travel documents and consular declarations for which the applicant is required to appear in person.

NB: You will usually apply for a visa at the Consulate of the country you want to visit. However, if there is no such representation in Mauritius, you can apply for a visa at the embassy.

Where to find Consulates and Embassies in Mauritius

Not all countries have an Embassy and/or a Consulate as it depends on the political situation, the relationship with the host country, the size of the country, and the number of foreign citizens living there.

In some cases, countries can share representations and you can be assisted by the services of another embassy or consular service to get the information you need.

We recommend you register/contact your country’s embassy at your destination. It is a free service provided by any diplomatic mission and it will allow them to record information about your upcoming trip abroad. It can be used to assist you in case of an emergency.

Registration will also allow you to get routine information from your nearest embassy or consulate, as citizens residing abroad.

The capital of Mauritius, Port Louis hosts 15 embassies and high commissions.

There are also 55 consulates and another representation located in Mauritius.

All consulates and honorary consulates are located in Port Louis, except for those countries who own an embassy in the capital of Mauritius and might have another diplomatic mission outside the capital.

You will find below a list of selected countries (the list is not exhaustive) that have a diplomatic mission in Mauritius. The list includes embassies, consulates, honorary consulates, and sometimes other official representations for you to be able to get information and services.

Embassies and Main Consulates in Port Louis


Chinese Embassy in Mauritius

Address: Royal Road, Bell Rose, Rose Hill, Port Louis
Tel: (+230) 467 4600
E-Mail:  chinaemb_mu@mfa.gov.cn
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Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 08:30-12:00 & 14:30-17:00
Consular Section: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00am-11:30am

The consular section provides a range of consular services such as document authentication and legalisation processing, as well as notary certification and marriage registration, visa application, and consular protection to all Chinese living abroad.


French Embassy in Mauritius

Address: 14 rue Saint-Georges, Port Louis
5, Rue Auguste Rouget - Port Louis (Public entrance to the Consular Chancellery)
Tel: (+230) 202 0100
E-Mail:  cad.port-louis-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/ambafrance.maurice/ and https://www.instagram.com/ambafranceamaurice/
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 08:00-16:30

The French Embassy in Mauritius provides Consular Services such as Passports, national identity cards and driving licenses application, registration in the register, Civil status (marriage, birth, death) documentation, School scholarships, etc.


Embassy of Japan in Mauritius

Address: Level 6, Tower C, Exchange Square, Wall Street, Ebene 72201
Tel: (+230) 460 2200
E-Mail:  japanembassy@mx.mofa.go.jp
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/JapanEmb.Mauritius/
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 08:00-12:00 & 13:00-16:45
Consular Section: Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

The Japanese embassy provides a range of consular services such as visa and passport processing as well as document legalisation (birth certificate, marriage and death certificate, etc…) and police clearance certificate.


Embassy of Russia in Mauritius

Address: Queen Mary Avenue, Floreal, P.O. Box 10, Port Louis
Tel: (+230) 696 1545 and 696 5533
E-Mail: rusemb.mu@yandex.ru   
Social Media: https://twitter.com/RusEmbMauritius and https://www.facebook.com/RusEmbMauritius and https://www.instagram.com/rusembmauritius/
Opening hours: The Consular Section is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:30 till 12:30.

For services such as issues of citizenship of the Russian Federation, visa and passport information as well as document legalization, notarial matters, police certificates, etc. it is requested to visit the Consular Section located in the same building, under appointment. 

The Consular Section accepts payment in Mauritian rupees and operates on a cash-only basis in MUR.

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

 High Commission of the United Kingdom in Mauritius

Address: Sir Hesketh Bell Street, Floreal, Plaines Wilhems, Port Louis
Tel: (+230) 660 4900
E-Mail:  bhcportlouis.generalenquiries@fco.gov.uk
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/ukinmauritius
Opening hours: Monday to Friday between 7:45 a.m. to 3:54 p.m.

The British Embassy in Mauritius provides services to British nationals living and visiting Mauritius, including commercial, consular, visa and information services. As well as notarial services, including certificates, letters, and notes available.

You can also apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

USA (United States of America)

Embassy of the United States of America in Mauritius

Address: 4th Floor, Rogers House, Port Louis
Tel: (+230) 202 4400
E-Mail: USEmbassyMauritius@state.gov
Social Media: https://twitter.com/USEmbassyMoris and https://www.facebook.com/usembassy.portlouis and
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 16:45 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The U.S. Embassy in Port Louis provides a range of services for U.S. citizens residing in or visiting Mauritius and Reunion Island.

Routine services including U.S. passport applications or renewals, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, and notarials are by appointment only.

Honorary Consulates in Mauritius

Contact directly the Embassy/Consulate website for more information.

For countries with no consulates or embassies in Mauritius, the Honorary Consulates are supervised by diplomatic representations located in other countries, often Pretoria or Johannesburg, in the Republic of South Africa for Mauritius.

General Consulates and embassies in Port Louis