Discover the perks of making Mauritius your second home with the Permanent Residence Permit (PRP) program. This scheme is designed for global citizens – from investors to retirees, professionals to self-made entrepreneurs – who aspire to work and live in the enchanting lands of Mauritius, enjoying a sense of freedom and cultural immersion. With its terms stretching for two decades, the PRP offers not just you, but also your family, a chance to settle into this new paradise.
Earning your PRP isn’t just about duration, though. You’ll need to demonstrate your commitment to Mauritius over three years to qualify. However, once you secure the permit, it’s valid for a full 20 years, and should you continue to meet the residency requirements, you’re free to renew it for another 20-year stretch.
What does this commitment look like? Depending on your professional status, there are a few different paths to qualifying for the PRP. As an investor, you’ll need to show an annual gross income of at least MUR 15 million for three straight years before you apply, or an aggregate turnover of MUR 45 million over any three consecutive years prior to your application.
If you’re applying as a retired non-citizen, you’ll need to transfer at least USD 54,000, or its equivalent in freely convertible foreign currency, in the three years leading up to your application. Professionals can qualify by maintaining a monthly basic salary of at least MUR 150,000 for three consecutive years before applying. Finally, if you’re self-employed, you’ll need to prove an annual business income of at least MUR 3 million for three consecutive years before your application.
Note: If you held an Occupation Permit/Residence Permit (OP/RP) for at least three years and this permit was valid as of September 1, 2020, you’re eligible for the 20-year PRP. The renewal criteria will follow the existing OP/RP renewal criteria.
Importantly, the immigration policies of Mauritius uphold and promote family reunification. Dependents, including your spouse, common-law partner, children, and even parents, can also be eligible for the PRP.
Applying for the PRP, whether as an occupation permit or as a retiree’s residence permit, is straightforward and wallet-friendly. You can submit your application through the National E-Licensing System (NELS) without incurring any charges. Furthermore, the Economic Development Board doesn’t charge any processing fees for these permits. Only successful applicants will need to pay the statutory permit fees required by law to the Mauritian government.
For any questions or additional information, feel free to reach out to the Residence Permit Section at +230 2011244 or drop an email at [email protected]. To apply, submit your application to the Residence Permit Section at the Prime Minister’s Office (Defence and Home Affairs Division) located on the 4th Floor of the New Government Centre in Port Louis. Embark on this new adventure and make Mauritius your home away from home!