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Honorary Consul Ebène, Mauritius

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Honorary Consul's Office in Ebène
Honorary Consul's Office in Ebène © Honorary Consul Ebène

Currently, the Federal Republic of Germany relies on a network of about 350 Honorary Consuls worldwide, one of them in Ebène (Mauritius).

Honorary Consuls are active in many places in complementing the network of diplomatic and consular missions. They are appointed at places where the running of a consular mission would be too complex (e.g. due to the size of the consular jurisdiction) but having a focal point for citizens is still useful given the number of Germans residing or temporarily visiting in the area.

German Honorary Consuls are working in an honorary capacity and –based on the longterm experience in the country have excellent contacts, are well versed in the local circumstances and can therefore render valuable assistence to Germans in distress.

The tasks to be performed by the German Honorary Consul in Ebène mainly consist of securing the interests of Germany and its citizens in Mauritius as well as in fostering the relations between Mauritius and Germany.

He also suppports and complement the work of the German Embassy in Antananarivo and Pretoria in a broad way, for example in the field of consular duties, cultural cooperation, promotion of trade and commerce as well as building a positive and modern image of Germany abroad.

Honorary Consuls can offer many but not all services. There are some special provisions when consulting an Honorary Consul. Applications launched with the Honorary Consul in Ebène will be forwarded to the German Embassy in Pretoria/South Africa for processing.

The Honoary Consul in Ebène, Mr. Marius Schneider, is being assisted by Ms Larissa Wilhelm.

Consular Services

  • 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

Please find further Information here.

Visas

Important Notice:

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 will in the future unfortunately no more be able to accept applications for national visas.

The German Federal Foreign Office is working hard to find a solution enabling travellers from Mauritius to apply in Mauritius for national visas and third-country nationals residing in Mauritius to also apply for Schengen visas there as well.

NEW:
As a matter of courtesy and in order to avoid inconvenience for prospective visa applicants from Mauritius, the Honorary Consul –with immediate effect- has been granted temporary permission to accept applications for national visas (not for Schengen visas).
In order to allow for a just prioritization of allotting appointments, please exclusively contact the Honorary Consul by email, should you wish to submit an application for a national visa, enclosing conclusive documentation about the date on which you need to arrive in Germany. Kindly understand that appointments will only be given by email and that it is not necessary to call the office of the Honorary Consul.

Information on the application process for national visas including required documents can be found here.
All requests for additional Information (not covered in the Website accessible under a.m. link) should be directed to the German Embassy in Pretoria as the Honorary Consul Office´s capacities are limited.



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 here

If you have not been vaccinated with one of these vaccines, you are still required to prove an urgent need for travel.

Please see our specific article about current regulations for entry into Germany when coming from Mauriius here

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

  • 82,03 €

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.

Payment options:
Only payment in cash in Mauritius Rupee (MUR) is accepted.

Contact, Appointment

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. Before visiting us, read the information available for your request on our website .

You can reach the office by telephone during office hours only. In emergency cases, please send an email.

Contact:  Did you read the information provided on our website and have further questions? Would you like to schedule an appointment? You are welcome to contact us.

Telephone: +230 5253 0300 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9h00 to 12h00)

Attention: We reserve the right not to reply to questions if the answer can be found on our website Services A-Z or in the FAQs.

Address, Site plan

Address: Ebene Junction, Rue de la Démocratie, Ebène, Mauritius

Address

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

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