Honorary Consuls can offer many but not all services. There are some special provisions when consulting us. Applications launched with us in Ebène will be forwarded to the German Embassy in Pretoria/South Africa for processing. Before visiting us, read the information available on your request on our website Services A-Z.
- Passport application
- Passport collection
- Name declaration
- Registration of births
- Registration of marriages
- Assistance in other civil status matters (e.g. adoption, divorce)
- Citizenship matters
- Life certificates (“Lebensbescheinigungen”) for pensions
- Certification of copies or signatures
- Translations of drivers’s licenses
- Simple Translations German/English/French
Please keep in mind that we cannot guarantee that translations done at the Honorary Consul´s Office will be accepted before German or foreign authorities. If in doubt or if the Honorary Consul is unable to translate the document you require, please contact a certified and court-accepted translator´s Office
Travel to Germany
With effect from 05th December 2021 Mauritius is listed as a high-risk area. Please find further Information here.
The German Federal Foreign Ofice has decided that Honorary Consuls must no longer be involved in accepting applications for visas. Therefore, the Honorary Consul in Ebène can unfortunately no more accept applications for national visas. Travellers from Mauritius who would like to submit an application for a German long-term visa (national visa) must do so at the German Embassy in Pretoria with immediate effect.
Information on the application process and appointments can be found here.
The German Federal Foreign Office is working hard to find a solution enabling travellers from Mauritius to apply in Mauritius again at the earliest.
It will also find a timely solution for the period while flights between Mauritius and South Africa have been temporarily suspended due to the new COVID-19- variant B.1.1.529 occuring there.
I want to travel from Mauritius to Germany – what do I need to know about COVID-19-related restrictions?
Depending on your citizenship you may require a visa to enter Germany – the general rules apply, please see here
Please see the information available on the Website of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community here
Note in particular: First-time entry by citizens of non-EU countries is only permitted if they demonstrate that one of the exceptions to the entry restrictions applies to them, that is, if they are residents of a country who are allowed unrestricted entry into Germany, or if they are fully vaccinated (please see “What rules apply for fully vaccinated people?”)
or if there is an urgent need for the entry (see “What constitutes an urgent need for travel?”).
Regarding entry by family members, see also “What special conditions apply to entry into Germany by family members who are nationals of a third country that is not on the safe list?”
Not all vaccines used worldwide are authorized in the European Union, therefore fully vaccinated travellers must ensure they can prove having been vaccinated with a vaccine on the EU-list or one of the following vaccines from the WHO-Emergency Use Listing:
AZD1222 (AstraZeneca), Covishield (ChAdOx1_nCoV-19, AstraZeneca), BNT162b2/COMIRNATY Tozinameran (INN) or mRNA-1273 (Moderna )
For details please see and here
If you have not been vaccinated with one of these vaccines, you are still required to prove an urgent need for travel.
Fees, Payment options
You can find a compilation of all fees charged for consular services on the general page on fees for the German missions in South Africa.
If documents need to be couriered to the competent German mission (e.g. passports applications, name declarations, registrations of births or marriages, citizenship applications), the respective costs for sending such documents will be charged to you - currently for visa applications 1800 MUR, in all other cases (e.g. passport applications) 1500 MUR.
Further to that, the office of the Honorary Consul is equipped with specific hard- and software in order to be able to take biometric data (fingerprints) from passport applicants, while the final responsibility for the issuance of passports in South Africa rests with the German missions.
Apart from the passport fees (please refer to the general page on fees) and the costs for sending the applications to the competent German mission (see above), additional fees in accordance with No. 10.1 of the AABGebV must be charged for submission and forwarding of the passport / ID-application through the Honorary Consul´s office amounting to currently
- 82.13 €
The conversion of the fees from Euro to MUR is done on the actual day of payment based on the exchange rate in use at the German Embassy in Pretoria.
Only payment in cash in Mauritius Rupee (MUR) is accepted.
Consular Services are offered three days per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday), 9h00 to 12h00 a.m.
For all services it is imperative to schedule an Appointment.
Telephone: +230 5253 0300 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9h00 to 12h00)
Address, Site plan
Address: Ebene Junction, Rue de la Démocratie, Ebène, Mauritius
Public transport to the Honorary Consul's office
Bus Route no. 15 ROSE HILL
Bus Route no. 16 ROSE HILL
Bus Route no. 174 ROSE HILL
Bus Route no. 2 CUREPIPE
Bus Route no. 174 PORT LOUIS
Bus Route no. 255 BORD CASCADE
Bus Route no. 254 CUREPIPE
Bus Route no. 173 SAINT PIERRE
Bus Route no. 163 PORT LOUIS