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Honorary Consul Goodlands, Mauritius

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Office of the Honorary Consul Goodlands, Mauritius
Office of the Honorary Consul Goodlands, Mauritius © HC Goodlands

Honorary Consuls can offer many but not all services. There are some special provisions when consulting us. Applications launched with us in Goodlands 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.



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
  • National visa applications
  • Translations German/English/French

Please note that we cannot guarantee that the translations are accepted in Germany. If you want to be on the safe side you should consult a sworn translator in Germany.

Visa

You can submit an application for a long term visa (“national visa”) at the Office of the Honorary Consul in Goodlands. Information regarding the required documents can be found on the Website oft he German Missions in South Africa here. 

It is not possible to apply for a short term visa (“Schengenvisa”) at the Office oft the Honorary Consul in Goodlands. Mauritian citizens do not require a visa to enter Germany for short stays of up to 90 days in a 180 day period. The only requirements to enter Germany are:

  • Mauritian passport, valid for at least 3 months after the end of the intended stay
  • Return ticket
  • Proof of purpose of trip (e.g. invitation letter, travel bookings)
  • Proof of financial means
  • Travel medical insurance

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 must be charged if you apply for a passport through the Office of the Honorary Consul:

  • 25 EUR for identification
  • 20 EUR for certification of your signature
  • 10 EUR for certification of copies (1-10 pages)

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 the following services it is imperative to schedule an Appointment:

  • Passport application
  • Registration of births
  • Registration of marriages
  • Name declarations
  • Other civil status issues
  • Certification of signatures
  • Citizenship matters
  • Visa application (long term visa)
  • Translations

For the following services you do not need an Appointment:

  • Collection of passport
  • Life certificates (“Lebensbescheinigungen”)
  • Certification of copies

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: +230 283 7500 (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: Royal Road, St. Antoine, Goodlands, Mauritius

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