Mauritius Business Services Overview About Mauritius Setting up a Business in Mauritius Taxation Living & Working in Mauritius
As a growing professional services platform in this part of the world, Mauritius offers huge scope for
further advancement to qualified and experienced French and English-speaking professionals, eager
to avail themselves of the many opportunities offered by a booming country with regional outreach.
Opportunities exist for accountants, finance and marketing professionals, architects, investment
bankers and risk managers, business consultants, IT and multi-media professionals amongst others.
An occupation permit allows a non-national to work in Mauritius. It is both a work and a residence permit.
A complete application is made through the Board of Investment to the Passport and Immigration Office.
Applicants must register with the Board of Investment and registration is done at the same time that
an application is submitted. An investor, a professional or a self-employed person may be eligible under
the following conditions:
An occupation permit is issued for a maximum period of three years. The dependents of an occupation
permit holder may also apply for residence permits.
Mauritius offers an exceptionally safe, hospitable and pleasant environment for people from over the
world to come and retire on the island. There are ample accommodation facilities, from fully serviced
apartments to luxurious villas and beachfront residences. While the cost of living is affordable, medical
and health services are of a world-class standard.
A residence permit for retired non-citizens allows an eligible person to reside in Mauritius for three
years. To be eligible for a residence permit, a retired non-citizen must undertake to transfer to his/
her local bank account in Mauritius, at least 40,000 US dollars annually, or its equivalent in any freely
convertible foreign currency. The applicant should make an initial transfer of at least USD 40,000 or its
equivalent in freely convertible foreign currency when first settling in Mauritius. A holder of a residence
permit for retired non-citizen is not allowed to work in Mauritius.
Immigration laws in Mauritius allow foreign nationals who have been resident in Mauritius for at least
three years to become eligible for a Permanent Residence Permit. A Permanent Residence Permit is
valid for a period of ten years and allows the purchase of immovable property in Mauritius.
To qualify, the investor must have generated an annual turnover exceeding Rs 15 million, the selfemployed
an annual income in excess of Rs 3 million and the professional a basic monthly salary of
a least Rs 150,000.The retired non-citizen must have transferred at least USD 40,000 every year for
three years to be eligible for a Permanent Residence Permit.
All medical tests should have been done no longer than six months before date of submitting an
application. Hence, it is advisable that applicants undergo these tests in Mauritius if you intend to visit
the Country and then within 5 months, submit the application OR do these test in Mauritius at the time
of the Application itself.
For spouse and dependents, if any, an application for a normal residence permit should be made on the
form “Application to enter Mauritius” and submitted along with the following documents: