Students Discuss About Civil Rights
February 5, 2015: Ambassador Shari Villarosa met with Seychellois students, activists and members of the police force at the American Corner Seychelles to discuss civil rights and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.
First American Corner Opens in Seychelles
Oct. 7, 2014: Ambassador Shari Villarosa opened the new American Corner in the presence of Professor Dennis Hardy and other guests. The American Corner is located at the University of Seychelles in Anse Royale. Books and periodicals are available for free to the general public.
Welcome Back Reception for Young African Leaders
Oct. 7, 2014: Ambassador Shari Villarosa welcomed back Sheryl Vengadasamy, Fatoumada Sylla and Christopher Lespoir, who represented Seychelles at the 2014 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in the U.S. She also announced the opening of the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship.
Regional Librarian Introduces eLibraryUSA
Oct. 7, 2014: In the context of the opening of the American Corner, Regional Librarian Henry Mendelsohn gave a presentation on eLibraryUSA to Seychelles graduate students, librarians and NGO leaders. This free resource available at the American Corner provides access to a wide range of online databases.
Volunteer Work for the USS James E. Williams Crew
July 23, 2014: Some crew members of the USS James E. Williams carried voluntary work at the Vocational Training Centre (VTC) at North East Point while the navy ship anchored in Port Victoria in July. They helped with some painting and general cleaning around the compound.
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Seychelles National Day - Statement by Secretary Kerry
Monday, June 29: On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Seychelles as you celebrate 22 years of independence on June 29. The United States appreciates your cooperation in promoting maritime security in the Indian Ocean. Your leadership makes the region safer and promotes peace and stability that benefits all of Africa. I also commend your efforts to develop and maintain a sustainable ocean economy. Conservation will ensure our natural resources endure for years to come, while providing economic opportunities for Seychellois and others who rely on the sea for their livelihoods. The United States wishes Seychelles continued hope and prosperity as you celebrate your national day. I look forward to our continued cooperation in the year ahead.
The U.S. Embassy in Mauritius would like to call your attention to travel restrictions in place for Mauritius and Seychelles concerning the Ebola virus. If you would like information about the disease, please visit the website of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention here »
The Embassy of the United States in Port Louis has the pleasure to invite proposals from non-governmental organizations, schools, community groups, health and environmental associations and others for the Ambassador’s Special Self Help Program in Mauritius and Seychelles. The U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program is a grassroots assistance program that responds to requests for financial assistance from small community-based projects that are initiated and administered at the local level. Click here for the application form »
Have you participated in a U.S.-Government funded exchange or education program locally or in the United States? Have you studied in an American University? If so, the Embassy of the United States of America wants to connect with YOU! It does not matter if it was a year or 15 years (or more) ago! Download the Alumni Registration Form and follow the instructions. Please share the information if you know someone who is eligible. For questions, email US:email@example.com. Download the Alumni Registration Form here »
Fraudulent U.S. Visa Businesses on the Rise
Port Louis, May 28, 2014: Several companies in Mauritius and online claim to offer U.S. visa “expediting” services, often promising to assist with the issuance of U.S. visas for a hefty fee. The United States Embassy in Port Louis wishes to advise all visa applicants that these claims are false. U.S. visas fees can only be paid to the consular cashier at the U.S. Embassy in Port Louis at the time of the visa interview, and are only accepted in cash (U.S. dollars or Mauritian rupees). No other fees are required, and any other payment visa applicants makes to any entity outside of this official process has no bearing on their visa applications or interviews. For any questions or clarification, please contact the U.S. consular team by e-mail at PTLConsular@state.gov.
U.S. Consular Agency Victoria, Seychelles
For American Citizen Services, please contact the U.S. Consular Agency in Victoria, Mahé, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (248) 422 52 56 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 to 12:30.
Monday September 7, 2015
The U.S. Embassy will be closed on that day. For other holidays observed, please consult the full holiday listing.