Australian High Commission
Mauritius
Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Comoros, Reunion Island (consular), British Indian Ocean Territory (consular)

Visas and Migration

Visas and Immigration

Welcome to the Australian Immigration Office at the Australian High Commission, Port Louis. We are an overseas office of the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

 

 

Visa Counter Hours for the lodgement of applications:

  • Tourist/Business Visitor and Transit visa applications: Monday and Wednesday between 09.30 and 11.50 am
  • Resident Return visa: by appointment only
  • Application for registration of Australian citizenship by descent: by appointment only
  • Medical treatment visa application: by appointment only
  • Student visa application: mandatory online lodgement as from 1 July 2016  - see http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Stud/changes-student-visa

Request for an appointment must be made by email to immigration.portlouis@dfat.gov.au

 

Australian High Commission Public Holidays in 2017
 

Australian High Commission Public Holidays in 2017

The Australian High Commission including the Visa Section will be closed on following days in 2017:

 

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2017

New Year

Monday 2 January

Abolition of Slavery

Wednesday 1 February

Maha Shivaratree

Friday 24 February

Good Friday

Friday 14 April

Easter Monday

Monday 17 April

Labour Day

Monday 1 May

*Eid-Ul-Fitr

Monday 26 June

Family & Community Day

Monday 25 September

Divali

Thursday 19 October

Christmas Day

Monday 25 December

Boxing Day

Tuesday 26 December

Additional DFAT  Holiday

Wednesday 27 December

Additional DFAT  Holiday

Thursday 28 December

Additional DFAT  Holiday

Friday 29 December

* subject to the visibility of the moon

 

 

 

Are you applying for your visitor visa online? Please note that it is essential that you upload your supporting documents onto ImmiAccount when lodging your application

 

Polio vaccination certificates now required for certain visa applicants in Africa

Visa Scams - Don't get caught out!
 

VISA SUPPORT

Visa Support includes information on how to apply for an Australian visa, use a migration agent, technical guides on ImmiAccount, LEGENDcom and how to attach documents to an application.

Country Coverage 

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

Temporary entry visa applications (including visitor and student visa applications) should be lodged directly with the Australian High Commission in Port Louis, Mauritius.

Family visa applications (partner, prospective spouse, and child visa applications) and applications for citizenship by descent are processed at the Australian High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa, but can be lodged at the Australian High Commission in Port Louis or alternatively directly with the Australian High Commission in Pretoria. For more information on lodging applications in Pretoria, please see: Australian High Commission in Pretoria website.

For more information on visa processing in this region, including information on how to lodge other visa categories not mentioned above (including skilled migration), please see: Mauritius - Visa information and lodgement  

 

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 how to lodge your visa application, what documents you need to provide and how to pay the visa application charge, please see:
 

How do I lodge my visa application?

Visa Application Checklists and Information Sheets: 

- Tourist & Business Visitor visa checklist – Subclass 600
- Transit Visa Checklist - Subclass 771
- Medical Treatment Visa Checklist – Subclass 602
- Resident Return Visa checklist
- Fees and Acceptable methods of payments
 

What visa can I apply for? 

The Visa Finder tool on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website can help you select a visa that meets your requirements.

See: Information for Visitors if you would like to visit Australia for tourism or for business meetings

See: Work in Australia if you would like to work in Australia

See: Skilled Migration if you would like to migrate as a skilled migrant

See: Study in Australia if you would like to study in Australia

See: Live in Australia if you would like to live in Australia permanently
 

How long will it take to process my visa application?

If you lodge your visa application at the last minute, you may be disappointed if you are not granted your visa in time for your planned date of travel.  Please lodge your visa application with plenty of time before you intend to travel.
 
For information about processing times, please see: Visa Processing Times

 

I need to travel to Australia urgently. How do I get a visa quickly?

If you need to travel to Australia within a short timeframe for compelling or compassionate reasons, please contact the Australian Immigration Office responsible for processing your visa application. In some cases we may able to expedite your visa application.

Please note that simply applying late for your visa will not be considered compelling or compassionate in most cases.

See: Contact us
 

What else should I know before lodging my visa application? 

All visa applicants must read the following Important Information before lodging their visa application.

For more information on how to lodge a visitor visa, please see: How do I lodge my visa application?
 

How can I contact the Australian High Commission about my visa application?

See: Contact us