The High Commission provides consular services to Australian citizens and residents in Mauritius, Madagascar, Seychelles, Comores and Reunion Island.
What we can and cannot do
Assisting Australians overseas within limits
Travel information for Australians
Get the latest travel advisories and other traveller hints from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
1 January 2016:
Australian travel document fees will increase as of 1 January 2016.
From 1 January 2016, 16 and 17 year old applicants will be issued with ten-year validity passports. These applicants must be accompanied by a person with parental responsibility to lodge their application in person (mail and courier applications are unable to be accepted).
Frequent traveller passports for children (under 18 years) and persons aged 75 years and over are no longer available.
1 July 2015:
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).
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.
On-line registration for Australians overseas
We encourage use of this online registration service by Australians planning to reside overseas for extended periods, and those travelling to locations where there are security risks.
Living in Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Comoros and Reunion
- Taxation issues
- International driving permits
- Birth, marriage and death certificates
- Police clearances
- Getting married in Mauritius
- Getting married in Seychelles
- See also Marriage overseas
- Authentications and apostilles
- Working in Mauritius
- See also information about Australian living overseas
Returning to Australia
Handy information for Australians or residents returning from a holiday or moving back to Australia.