Mauritius is a great place to live, and the country is open for business, there
are various options available for those looking for work, to set up their own
business or simply retire.
The following is a guideline to help you make the move to Mauritius.
Work Opportunities for first-class professionals
As a growing professional services platform in this part of the world, Mauritius
offers huge scope for further advancement to qualified and experienced French
and English-speaking professionals, eager to avail themselves of the many
opportunities offered by a booming country with regional outreach.
Opportunities exist for accountants, finance and marketing professionals,
architects, investment bankers and risk managers, business consultants, IT and
multi-media professionals amongst others.
An occupation permit allows a non-national to reside and work in Mauritius. It
is both a work and residence permit. An investor, a professional or a
self-employed person may be eligible under the following conditions:
Investor: The business activity should generate a turnover exceeding MRU
4 million annually with an initial investment of USD100,000 or its equivalent
in freely convertible foreign currency. If there is more than one investor in
the same company applying for an Occupation Permit, the turnover criteria
should apply in respect of each applicant (i.e MRU 8 million for two
applicants, MRU 12 million for three applicants, and so on)
Professional: Basic salary should exceed MRU 45,000 monthly. However, the basic salary for the category Professional in the ICT Sector should exceed MRU 30, 000 monthly.
Self-employed: Income from the business activity should exceed MRU
600,000 annually with an initial investment of USD 35,000 or its equivalent in
freely convertible foreign currency.
The dependents of an occupation permit holder may also apply for residence
Guidelines and Application forms
Retiring in Mauritius
Mauritius offers an exceptionally safe, hospitable and pleasant environment for
people from over the world to come and retire on the island. There are ample
accommodation facilities, from fully-serviced apartments to luxurious villas
and beach-front residences.
While the cost of living is affordable, medical and health services are of a
Non-nationals are also allowed to acquire residential property under special
schemes known as the Integrated Resort Scheme (IRS) and the Real Estate Scheme
To help with an increasing interest from retirees to settle in Mauritius, the
Government has come up with a special residence permit for retired
A residence permit for retired non-citizens allows an eligible person to reside in Mauritius for three years. To be eligible for a retired permit, a retired non citizen must be 50 years of age or above and must undertake to transfer to his/her local bank account in Mauritius at least USD 40,000 annually, or its equivalent in any convertible foreign currency so as to meet his/her own living expenses in Mauritius. The applicant must make an initial transfer of USD 40,000 at the time of application.
Board of Investment Work and Live Department
You can contact the friendly staff at the BOI’s Work and Live Department for all
Work & Live Department, Board of Investment
Email: email@example.com or call on:
4th Floor, Sterling House,
Lislet Geoffroy Street,
Port Louis, Mauritius
Tel: (+230) 203 3800