How to Start a Business in Mauritius as a Foreigner

Non-Mauritian citizens can choose

As a non-Mauritian citizen, you have the option to work, invest, live or retire in Mauritius through various permits, such as the Occupation Permit, the Residence Permit, the Permanent Residence Permit and the Young Professional Occupation Permit. You can also conduct your business or work remotely from Mauritius through the Premium Travel Visa.

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Furthermore as expat

As a non-citizen or expat, you are able to acquire residential property in Mauritius under schemes such as the Integrated Resort Scheme (IRS), the Real Estate Scheme (RES), the Property Development Scheme (PDS) and the Smart City Scheme and Ground +2 apartments, which are approved and managed by the Economic Development Board.

Pay attention

  • You must submit all applications for Occupation Permits and Residence Permits online through the National E-licensing System. Only applications submitted through this system will be considered for Approval in Principle.
  • You can apply for a Permanent Residence Permit if you are a non-citizen who meets the eligibility requirements. This permit allows you to work and/or live in Mauritius for up to 20 years, with the possibility of renewing it for another 20 years. To apply, simply visit the Residence Permit Section of the Prime Minister’s Office (Defence and Home Affairs Division).
  • The Occupation Permit Unit (OPU) should receive an email application from the employer for the Young Professional Occupation Permit. The address to submit the application is [email protected].
  • The Premium Travel Visa makes it easy for foreign nationals to come and enjoy all that Mauritius has to offer for an extended period of time. This visa is valid for one year and can be renewed, making it the perfect option for those looking to retire or work in Mauritius with their family. Applying for the Premium Visa is simple and can be done entirely online.

If you’re wondering how to start a business in Mauritius as a foreigner, look no further. Below are the key steps to follow to start your own business successfully.

Who to contact for my work Permit in Mauritius?

Contact details of the EDB:
Economic Development Board (EDB)
10th Floor, One Cathedral Square Building,
16, Jules Koenig Street Port Louis 11328, Republic of Mauritius
Tel: +230 203 3800

The Steps, of Starting a business in Mauritius as a Foreigner

What permit needs an Foreigner to start a business in Mauritius?

  • Occupation Permit
  • Residence Permit
  • Permanent Residence Permit
  • Young Professional Occupation Permit.
  • Premium Travel Visa
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