Australian High Commission
Mauritius
Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Comoros, Reunion Island (consular)

Visas and Migration

Visas and Immigration

Welcome to the Australian Immigration Office at the Australian High Commission, Port Louis. The Immigration Office at the Australian High Commission in Port Louis provides visa services to residents of Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion Island, Seychelles and Union of Comoros.

Please note that as of 1 December 2017, the Immigration Office at the Australian High Commission will no longer accept cash or cheque payments for visa applications. Payment must be made either by credit cards or Australian debit cards.

The Visa counter service at the Australian High Commission, Mauritius will cease to operate as of 15 January 2018. If you are unable to lodge online, you can place your application in the drop box located at the front door of the High Commission between 8.30am-3.30pm Monday to Friday. Drop-ins wanting to lodge or request follow-up on a visa application will be turned away.

 

How to apply for a visa to Australia 

All people who are not Australian citizens need a visa to travel to Australia. For information on what visa subclass may be right for you, and what documents you should provide, please visit the Department of Home Affairs' Visa Finder

 

The preferred visa application method is online lodgement. To start an application, you will first need to create your own online account, through the Department’s ImmiAccount portal. ImmiAccount lets you create and manage all your online visa applications in one place. You can use your account to:

  • lodge and pay for your visa application;
  • continue a saved application;
  • attach documents if required; and
  • check the progress of your application.
     

Alternative to online lodgement

If you are unable to lodge online, some visa subclasses can be lodged via a paper application. These paper applications can only be accepted by placing your application in the drop box located at the front door of the High Commission between 8.30am-3.30pm Monday to Friday.

Please note some visa subclasses such as student visas, and those allowing you to work in Australia can only be lodged online through ImmiAccount.

Visa Application Process

Important News

The Australian Government has announced it will enhance the way visa and citizenship services are delivered using the latest digital technologies. For more information visit the Department of Home Affairs website.

Urgent Travel Requirements

If you need to travel urgently to Australia for compassionate or compelling  reasons, please contact the Australian Immigration Office responsible for processing your visa application. We can expedite visa processing for genuine instances of urgent travel requirements on compassionate and compelling grounds, and encourage applicants to lodge their application online through ImmiAccount.

Once your application is lodged, please email immigration.portlouis@dfat.gov.au with the subject header Urgent Visa Request, and ensure documentation of compassionate or compelling reason for expedited visa processing has been attached to your application.

Please note already booked trips, financial losses incurred or late visa applications will not be considered as compassionate or compelling grounds for urgent travel.


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