Well, this permit came into being under the Immigration Act of 2022, section 14 to be precise, and section 13(1)(b) of the Economic Development Board Act 2017.
So, who can apply for this permit? You, your spouse, your kids, parents, any dependent, or even someone who works solely for your family. If you apply and get accepted, you’ll become a resident of Mauritius for a decade. That’s 10 whole years!
The really cool part? Both you and your spouse can work or invest in Mauritius. What about the others working for your family? They can also work for you, provided they get the green light from the Director-General of Immigration. They’d basically help cater to your family’s needs.
Now, let’s talk about the important points. For this permit, you need to make a one-time, non-refundable contribution of USD 250,000 to the COVID-19 Projects Development Fund.
The residency will be valid for 10 years, and the starting fees are just about $1,000. Remember, you have to immediately inform the Chief Executive Officer of the Economic Development Board in writing if you wish to end your Family Occupation Permit. This applies to any family member or individual working for your family too. Once the permit is terminated, the people involved should leave Mauritius within three months, give or take.
When you’re ready to apply, fill out the application form and attach the necessary documents mentioned in the checklist. Send it all over to the Economic Development Board at [email protected] via email. There you have it – a step closer to beautiful Mauritius!
How long does it take to get an occupational permit in Mauritius?
The processing time for an occupational permit in Mauritius is typically one day. After registering the applicant, the Occupation Permit/ Residence Permit will be issued on the same day of the appointment.
What is the difference between work permit and occupation permit in Mauritius?
The main difference between a work permit and an occupation permit in Mauritius is that the occupation permit includes both a work permit and a residence permit. This means that foreign nationals can not only work but also live in Mauritius for up to three years, with the permit being renewable under certain conditions. The occupation permit is specifically relevant for investors and employed or self-employed professionals.