Australian High Commission, Port Louis
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Notarial service fees to increase from 1 January 2017
Notarial service fees will increase from 1 January 2017, following a recommendation from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Functional and Efficiency Review:
The new fee schedule takes into account the annual rate of inflation in Australia since fees were last increased, the growing cost of delivering notarial services and rising demand.
From 2018 onwards, notarial service fees will increase annually in line with the Consumer Price Index published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
AUSTRALIA AWARDS (Short-term Scholarships) - Apply Now!
Applications for the presitigious Australia Awards (Short-term Scholarships) are currently open.
Applications will close on 15 January 2017. Visit www.australiaawardsafrica.org for more information.
The following courses are available under the Australia Short Course Awards:
- Increasing the Development Impact of Agricultural Research
- Irrigation and Water Resource Management for Agriculture
- Local Economic and Social Development in Extractives
- Mineral and energy economics
- Trade policy and negotiations
- Public Private infrastructure partnerships
- Ocean Management: Sustainable fisheries and Governance
Direct Aid Program (DAP)
The Australian High Commission\'s Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a small grants scheme designed to assist community organisations working in fields such as poverty alleviation, education, sanitation, health, human rights, rural development and conservation.
Projects must have a tangible and direct development outcome. Priority is given to proposals that help alleviate poverty in a sustainable way; contribute to skills development; promote women’s social and economic empowerment; address significant community health issues; and/or support the needs of children, youth, disabled persons and other disadvantaged groups.
Organisations can apply for funding of any amount up to AUD60,000 per project.
DAP funds are project based and ARE NOT used for items such as: salaries, purchase of property (including vehicles, land, or a building), rent, electricity charges, transport, international travel, office running costs, other administrative and organisational costs such as general promotion or monitoring and evaluation, micro-credit schemes, commercial ventures or cash donations.
Applications should be submitted in English and in French. Please complete the DAP Application Form that is located in the 'Development Cooperation section' of our website under the main menu and send this to the High Commission with requested information including any invoices / quotes for the items outlined in your proposal. (DAP normally operates by funding specific quotations. If this does not apply to your project please ensure that your proposal has a complete budget.)
Further information on the Direct Aid Program, including project application forms is avilable on the Development Cooperation page of our website. Public enquires can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (Note: while email submission is preferred, please note that emails exceeding 4mb will not be received).
Note: Only successful applicants will be contacted.
From 1 July 2015 all passport applications must be lodged in person at the Australian High Commission. Applications sent by courier or post will not be accepted.
From 1 July 2015 all passport applications lodged outside of Australia will incur an additional processing fee of AUD100 (adults) or AUD50 (children). See more
Lodging your application
You will need an appointment to lodge your Australian passport application.
Applications may be lodged between 8:30 to 15:00 Monday to Friday
Please note that child applications should be lodged in person by a parent or person with parental responsibility for the child. The parent or person lodging the application is not required to be an Australian citizen, but will need to bring photographic proof of their own identity to the appointment. Children do not have to attend the lodgement interview.
Please contact us on +230 202 0160 to make an appointment.
To apply for a passport :
1. Complete your form online at www.passports.gov.au
2. Print the completed application form, sign within the signature box and date
3. Obtain two passport photos (see photo requirements),
4. Contact us to lodge your application by appointment. Bring your signed form, photos, fee payment, most recently issued passport and any other necessary original documentation (as listed on the application form) to your appointment.
New passports are usually issued within 3 weeks of receipt of a complete application.