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Civil Status Division

The Civil Status Division is responsible for the registration of births, deaths and marriages and other matters relating 
to the civil status of persons in Mauritius and for the issue of civil status certificates.
Since 01 November 2001, a Computerized Registration System is operational on a pilot basis.
Laser-printed certificates of birth, death and marriage are issued on A4 format in English and French language at                   computerized offices.
 
 

Civil Status Certificates

Extracts of civil status certificates may be applied for either at the Central Civil Status Office in Port Louis or at the
Civil Status Office where the event was registered.

Any person may on production of a stamp to the value of Rs25 obtain a copy of the entry relating to:

-the declaration of his birth;
  • the declaration of the birth of his spouse or of any of his ascendants or descendants -the registration of :-
  • his marriage
  • a previous marriage of his spouse;
  • the marriage of any of his ascendants or descendants;
  • any declaration of death other than the first manuscript
    The first issue of a birth, death and marriage certificates is free of charge.
     
 
 
Such certificates may be obtained instantly at computerized offices.
  • Laser-printed certificates of birth are delivered on the same day or after a minimum period of 3 days 
  • at the Central Civil Status Office and at any computerised office.
  • No fee is payable for the issue of civil status certificates.
 
Application for Civil Status documents from abroad.

Subject to providing proof of identity, persons residing abroad may apply for civil status certificates.
To enable searches to be carried out, an indicative date and place of the birth/death /marriage should 
be given on application.

 1)      Foreign applicants can apply for Civil Status documents by :-

 

a)      E-mail:-  -    civstat@govmu.org

b)      Fax :- 002302112420

c)       Postal Address:-

Civil Status Office

7th Floor, Emmanuel Anquetil Building,

Port Louis,

Mauritius.

2)      Foreign applicants can also authorize a person living in Mauritius to collect the requested document.

         However, the names and surname of the proxy will have to be communicated to this office in advance.

 3)       For foreign applicants who have no proxy in Mauritius, payment for postage fees is as follows:-

 

      

POSTAL ORDER

CHEQUE/BANK TRANSFER

No.Of Documents

Euros (€)

Pounds (£)

No. Of Documents *

Euros (€)

Pounds (£)

1

18

14

1

8 (4+4 Bank Charges)

10(3+7 Bank Charges)

2

19

15

2

9( 5+4 Bank Charges)

11(4+7 Bank Charges)

3

20

16

3

10( 6+4 Bank Charges)

12(5+7 Bank Charges)

4

21

17

4

11(7+45 Bank Charges)

13(6+7 Bank Charges)

5

22

18

5

12( 8+4 Bank Charges)

14(6+7 Bank Charges)

6

23

19

6

13( 9+4 Bank Charges)

15(8+7 Bank Charges)

7

24

20

7

14(10+4 Bank Charges)

16(9+7 Bank Charges)

8

25

21

8

15(11+4 Bank Charges)

17(10+7 Bank Charges)

9

26

22

9

16(12+4 Bank Charges)

18(11+7 Bank Charges)

10

27

23

10

17(13+4 Bank Charges)

19(12+7 Bank Charges)

 

* where the document requested by the applicant is to be apostilled an additional fee of 3 Euros or 2 GB pounds per document for citizens of Mauritius and 13 Euros or 10 GB pounds per document for non-citizens should be added to the fee listed in the above table.

4)      Payment by cheque or through bank transfer is more economic.

5)      Postal orders or cheques should be drawn to the order of the Government of Mauritius and be payable in Mauritius.

6)      If payment is made through bank transfer, this office should be immediately notified upon completion of the transaction.

(Corresponding) bank details are hereby annexed)

7)      Time taken for clearance of postal orders,  Cheques and bank transfer is as follows:-

 

Description                                                               Time Taken (Max)

Cheques                                                          4 – 6 Weeks

Postal Orders                                                    6 -8 Weeks

Bank Transfer                                                   On receipt by Accountant –General from Bank of Mauritius.


 8)      For additional information, foreign applicants can contact this office by e-mail or by calling on 2302012279 or 2302011207.



 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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Hours of Business
 
Monday to Friday
From 08:45 a.m to 12.00
From 12.30 p.m to 16:00
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Saturdays,Sundays and
public holidays
 
Hours of work
From 9.00 am to 12.00 a.m(on call 12.00 to 17.00)
Service:
Declaration of deaths only
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 
Contact Us
 
Civil Status Division
7th Floor,Emmanual Anquetil Building,
Port Louis,
Mauritius.
Tel : 2012279
Email : civstat@govmu.org
Fax : 002302112420