Permits & Residency in Mauritius

Mauritius is open to foreigners with numerous opportunities. Whether you are looking to live, work, invest, set up a business or retire, Mauritius is the perfect destination for you, with the possibility to acquire a residence permit of up to 20 years and renewable, or go for permanent residency, if eligibility criteria are met.

The island boasts a warm and sunny climate all year round, stunning natural landscapes, crystal-clear waters, an unparalleled quality of life and a unique cultural diversity. The infrastructure is also excellent, internet connectivity is at high speed, the healthcare facilities are great, and the environment is safe and welcoming. There are also excellent European standards private schools for kids.

With business-friendly laws and incentives to attract foreign investment, Mauritius has been consistently ranked 1st in Africa, and 14th in the world in 2021 by the World Bank for ‘Ease of Doing Business’.

The Different Types of Permits for Residency

Occupation Permit

The Occupation Permit (OP) serves as both a work and residence permit, enabling foreign nationals to both live and work in Mauritius within three distinct categories, namely:

  1. Investor;
  2. Professional
  3. Self-Employed.

Residence Permit

There are different types of permits called Residence Permits (RP), and which are valid for up to 10 years and renewable thereafter if criteria are continued to be met annually during the validity.

Permanent Residence in Mauritius

Permanent residency is valid for 20 years and thereafter renewable if all criteria are met. The following types of persons will be eligible for PR:

How can Business Consult help?

  • Advice and guidance on migrating, residency and visa in Mauritius
  • Application for Occupation Permit (Investor, Professional, Retired)
  • Application for Work Permit
  • Application for permanent residence and naturalisation
  • Liaise with the authorities and make representations/appeal
  • Set up your business (company formation, consultancy, audit, tax & secretarial services)
  • Assist in the acquisition or disposal of immovable property in Mauritius
  • Consultancy services and acting as facilitator/preparing and filing application for real estate projects (PDS/Smart City) in Mauritius
  • Application for residence permit for dependents