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2nd March 2011

The following holiday closing schedule was quoted directly from the official website of the United States Embassy in Port Louis, Mauritius:

New Year

Saturday, January 1

Mauritian/U.S.

New Year (Special)

Monday, January 3

Mauritian

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 17

U.S.

Thaipoosam Cavadee Thursday, January 30 Mauritian
Abolition of Slavery Tuesday, February 1 Mauritian

Chinese Spring Festival

Thursday, February 3

Mauritian

Washington’s Birthday Mnday, February 21 U.S.

Maha Shivaratree

Wednesday, March 2

Mauritian

National Day

Saturday, March 12

Mauritian

Ougadi

Monday, April 4

Mauritian

Labor Day

Sunday, May 1

Mauritian

Memorial Day

Monday, May 30

U.S.

Independence Day

Monday, July 4

U.S.

Eid-Ul-Fitr**

Wednesday, August 31

Mauritian

Ganesh Chathurthi

Friday, September 2

Mauritian

Labor Day

Monday, September 5

U.S.

Columbus Day Monday, October 10 U.S.

Divali

Wednesday, October 26

Mauritian

All Saints Day

Tuesday, November 1

Mauritian

Arrival of Indentured Laborers Wednesday, November 2 Mauritian

Veterans Day

Friday, November 11

U.S.

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 24

U.S

Christmas Day***

Monday, December 26

U.S.

**The exact date of this festival will depend on the visibility of the moon.
***December 25, 2011 (the legal public holiday for Christmas Day), falls on a Sunday. For most Federal employees, Monday, December 26, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes.

Those wishing to visit the official homepage of the United States Embassy in Mauritius please click: HERE.

Those seeking services which can only be provided by a US Embassy or US Consulate abroad (such as issuance of a new US Passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or additional visa pages for a previously issued US Passport) are well advised to contact an American Citizen Services (ACS) Section of the nearest US Consulate with appropriate jurisdiction. In some cases, it may be possible to set an appointment with the post online. Setting an appointment with the post in advance may prove beneficial as foreknowledge of customer requests can greatly streamline the processing of such requests.

Those seeking non-immigrant visas such as the B-2 visa for tourists, the F-1 visa for students, the J-1 visa for exchange visitors, or the B-1 visa for business travelers are likely to see their visa application processed at a Non-immigrant visa (NIV) Unit abroad. Those seeking such travel documents should bear in mind that such applications are scrutinized pursuant to section 214(b) of the United States Immigration and Nationality Act.

Those seeking immigrant visas for foreign family members such as the CR-1 visa or the IR-1 visa are likely to see their visa application processed pursuant to an approved immigration petition at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).  For application processing purposes, it should be noted that the K-1 visa, a non-immigrant US fiance visa, is treated in a similar manner to the aforementioned immigrant visas noted above.

Those seeking visas such as the L-1 visa for intra-company transferees or the EB-5 visa for immigrant investors are likely to only see a visa application processed after receiving approval on an immigration petition at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).

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12th September 2010

Frequently the administration of this blog posts the holiday closing schedules of various American Embassies and Consulates located abroad in an effort to forestall fruitless trips by American travelers to a US Embassy or US Consulate which is closed in observance of an American or local holiday. The following is quoted directly from the official website of the United States Embassy in Mauritius:

New Year

Thursday, January 1

Mauritian/U.S.

New Year (observed)

Friday, January 2

Mauritian

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 18

U.S.

Thaipoosam Cavadee Saturday, January 30 Mauritian
Abolition of Slavery Monday, February 1 Mauritian

Maha Shivratree

Friday, February 12

Mauritian

Chinese Spring Festival Sunday, February 14 Mauritian

Washington’s Birthday

Monday, February 15

U.S.

National Day

Friday, March 12

Mauritian

Ougadi

Tuesday, March 16

Mauritian

Labor Day

Saturday, May 1

Mauritian

Memorial Day

Monday, May 31

U.S.

Independence Day*

Monday, July 5

U.S.

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Sunday, August 15

Mauritian

Labor Day

Monday, September 6

U.S.

Eid-Ul-Fitr**

Friday, September 10

Mauritian

Ganesh Chathurthi Sunday, September 12 Mauritian

Columbus Day

Monday, October 11

U.S.

Arrival of Indentured Laborers

Tuesday, November 2

Mauritian

Divali Friday, November 5 Mauritian

Veterans Day

Thursday, November 11

U.S.

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 25

U.S

Christmas Day***

Friday,  December 24

U.S.

Christmas Day Saturday, December 25 Mauritian

* July 4, 2010 (the legal public holiday for Independence Day) falls on a Sunday, therefore Monday, July 5 will be the public holiday.

**The exact date of this festival will depend on the visibility of the moon.

*** December 25, 2010 (the legal public holiday for Christmas Day) falls on a Saturday, therefore Friday, December 24 will be the public holiday for the U.S.

There are a rather large number of services which Americans and foreign nationals seek from American Missions abroad. Those seeking Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, US passport renewal, addition of visa pages, or notarial services are well advised to contact an American Citizen Services Section of an American Embassy or Consulate. Furthermore, those seeking the aforementioned services are encouraged to check the US Embassy or US Consulate website in order to ascertain if appointments can be booked online. Booking an appointment with American Citizen Services is an effective way of minimizing difficulties at a Post and streamlining the processing of requests as American Consular Personnel are put on notice of the customer’s request and can thereby make preparations to provide assistance.

Those seeking an American visa abroad are well advised to contact an American Embassy directly in order to inquire as to the procedures for making a visa interview appointment. Generally, the protocols for making an immigrant visa appointment differ from the procedures which one must adhere to when booking a non-immigrant visa appointment. Generally, for purposes of making a visa appointment, the K1 visa is considered to be an immigrant visa.

For related information please see: US Visa Thailand.

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