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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


New Year (Special)

Monday, January 3


Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 17


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

Chinese Spring Festival

Thursday, February 3


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

Maha Shivaratree

Wednesday, March 2


National Day

Saturday, March 12



Monday, April 4


Labor Day

Sunday, May 1


Memorial Day

Monday, May 30


Independence Day

Monday, July 4



Wednesday, August 31


Ganesh Chathurthi

Friday, September 2


Labor Day

Monday, September 5


Columbus Day Monday, October 10 U.S.


Wednesday, October 26


All Saints Day

Tuesday, November 1


Arrival of Indentured Laborers Wednesday, November 2 Mauritian

Veterans Day

Friday, November 11


Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 24


Christmas Day***

Monday, December 26


**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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