Mauritius, set across turquoise sea, is nothing less than paradise on earth, where every encounter with someone will promise friendly nature, every day is plenty of energetic and full of peace. Living as expat in Mauritius is truly a experience that no one can forget.
We describe you how to get Residency status for your life in Mauritius.
Occupation Permit (Work & Residence Permit)
The residence permit and work permit is now combined into a one, called the Occupation Permit – The following criteria have to be met:
- Investors : The business turnover should reach over MRU 4 million annually.
- Professional: Salary should me more than MRU 45,000 monthly.
- Self-Employed: Income should be more than MRU 600,000 annually.
- Retired Non-Citizen: 50 years of age or above has to transfer at least 40,000 USD in local Bank account to gain Residential Permit.
You also have to provide a health clearance certificate issued by a Mauritius Doctor.
The spouse of a holder of an occupation permit can take up any job that pays her more than USD 1,600. After 3 years of activity in Mauritius, consistent with the terms of entry, the foreign national and spouse and dependents can apply for permanent residence.
Permanent Residence Permit (PRP)
A PRP is a permit that allows you to live in Mauritius for a period of 10 years and it is renewable and application is made at PM’s Office.
Eligibility for PRP
- Investor – An Investor having held an Occupation Permit for 3 years immediately preceding the date of the application for PRP and whose company’s turnover exceeded Rs 15 million every year during each of these 3 years in respect of each shareholder.
- Self-Employed – A self-employed having held an Occupation Permit for 3 years immediately preceding the date of application for PRP and whose income exceeded Rs 3 million every year during each of these 3 years.
- Professional – A Professional having held an Occupation Permit for 3 years immediately preceding the date of application for PRP and who has drawn a basic monthly salary of at least Rs 150,000 during the entire three year period.
- Retired Non-Citizen – A retired non-citizen having held a Residence Permit for 3 years and who has transferred to Mauritius US$ 40,000 or its equivalent in convertible currency annually during each of these 3 years.
Only married spouse and dependent children under 18 years are eligible for PRP. Children over 18 years old may obtain such permit if enrolled in a fulltime education in Mauritius. Common law partners are not eligible for PRP, but will obtain a residence permit renewable on a yearly basis.