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.
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.
Additional VPP Information
Temporary Closure of Consular Agency
The U.S. Consular Agency in Victoria will be closed from December 5, 2014 through January 7, 2015. The final day on which to access consular services before this closure will be December 4th, 2014, from 08.30 am to 12.30 pm. U.S. citizens in need of passport renewals or other services are urged to visit the agency as soon as possible to allow enough time for processing. The Consular Agency will re-open on Thursday, January 8, 2015, with office hours of 08.30 am to 12.30 pm and will resume its regular schedule of Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 08.30 am to 12.30 pm. Should you need consular assistance during the agency’s closure, please contact the U.S. Embassy in Port Louis, Mauritius at +230 202-4432. For emergencies outside of normal working hours, you may also dial the Embassy duty officer at +230 5 253 3641.
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 2014 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. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 16 30 hours on December 15, 2014. 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: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.
Monday, December 8, 2014
The U.S. Embassy will be closed on that day. For other holidays observed, please consult the full holiday listing.
*The legal public holiday of Immaculate Conception falls on Sunday December 7. Monday December 8, 2014 will be treated as a public holiday.
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