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.
YALI Washington Fellowship Finalists Announced
April 28, 2014: Ambassador Villarosa, in the presence of Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Paul Adam, officially announced the four Seychellois attending the highly competitive Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Program. They are: Fatoumata Sylla, Micheline Khan, Christopher Lespoir, and Sheryl Vengadasamy.
Lisa Haley and the Zydekats Join the Parade
April 26, 2014: Cajun band Lisa Haley & the Zydekats performed in the float parade in the streets of Mahé to thousands of people during the Seychelles International Carnival 2014 the last weekend of April.
Lisa Haley and the Zydekats Get Seychelles Dancing
April 27, 2014: While participating in the Seychelles Carnival 2014 during the last weekend of April, Lisa Haley & the Zydekats gave a great performance both at the opening and closing concerts.
Lisa Haley and the Zydekats in Seychelles
Zydeco band Lisa Haley & the Zydekats was at the Seychelles School of Music last week for a master class with professional musicians.
Additional VPP Information
The Embassy of the United States of America to Mauritius and Seychelles is pleased to announce the launch of an alumni small grants competition. Winning proposals will be eligible to receive approximately Rs. (Seychelles) 24,000. Deadline: August 25, 2014. More information here »
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:firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
The redesigned $100 note: Easy to use, hard to counterfeit
The redesigned $100 note will be issued on October 8, 2013. It will begin circulating across the US and around the world in the weeks and months that follow. It is not necessary to trade in your older-design notes for new ones. This $100 note was redesigned to protect your money by staying ahead of counterfeiters. More than a decade of research went into the redesigned note’s security features. The redesigned $100 notes are easy to authenticate. Over than the watermark, look for two new security features: a 3D security ribbon and the bell in the Inkwell. For more information, click here »
U.S. Consular Agency Victoria, Seychelles
For American Citizen Services, please contact the U.S. Consular Agency in Victoria, Mahé, via email at email@example.com or on (248) 422 52 56 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 to 12:30.
Friday, August 15, 2014
The U.S. Embassy will be closed on that day. For other holidays observed, please consult the full holiday listing.
July 2014 - In all 50 states, Americans, naturalized citizens, and tourists alike celebrate the 238th year of U.S. independence. Plus, where teens are spending their summers, why the health of our oceans affects our planet and how you may one day get to be a tourist in space.