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All persons residing in a regular way in Mauritius or in Seychelles must make an appointment at the French Embassy in Mauritius  to apply for a visa.

No visa is required for mauritius and seycheles citizens traveling to the Schengen space, as long as they don’t stay more than 90 days every 6 months.

Whether or not you need a visa, entry into the Schengen area of third-country nationals must comply with a certain number of conditions, as provided for by the European and national regulations in force.

Make an appointment

When you have the necessary time and all the documents required for your application, you can make on line an appointment.

Appointment waiting times

The Visa service strives to process applications within 48 hours but additional checks, a growing number of requests or technical problems may extend these deadlines.

We recommend that you make an appointment sufficiently in advance of your planned departure date to avoid disappointment.

The filing of an application is possible from 6 months before the departure date.

Similarly, it is found a flood of applications at the approach of summer and winter, periods of school holidays. Obtaining an appointment can then exceed a reasonable time, whereas during other periods it is limited to a few days. Accordingly, applicants are encouraged to make arrangements to file their claims with sufficient advance to avoid having to delay their departure.

French Embassy in Port Louis

Make an appointment


Contact information


14 rue Saint Georges
11324 Port Louis


Call center

+ 230 20 20 158
From Monday to Friday, Tuesday and Thursday, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.



  Opening times

Submitting applications (by appointment only)

Monday 8:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Friday 8:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Security information

When you visit a French Consulate, you must not bring any weapons or dangerous items with you. Security checks will be performed before you are admitted to the premises.


Public holidays / closures of the French Visa Services

Closed on Saturdays and Sundays and each last Thursday of the month.

Public holidays in 2020 :

  • Wednesday 1st and 2nd of january : Nouvel An
  • Friday 21th of february : Maha Shivaratree
  • Thursday 12th march : Fête Nationale Mauricienne
  • Wednesday 25th march : Ougadi
  • Friday 1st may : Fête du travail
  • Friday 8th may : Voictoire des Alliés
  • Monday 1st june : Lundi de Pentecôte
  • Tuesday 14th july : Fête Nationale Française
  • Monday 1st  november : Arrivée des travailleurs engagés
  • Friday 25th  december : Christmas