The Mauritius Investor Visa is a unique opportunity for foreign investors to live, work, and invest in Mauritius. Please note that, while there is no actual Mauritius Investor Visa, the Occupation Permit as an Investor is the permit that attracts foreign entrepreneurs and investors. With its stable political and economic environment, friendly business climate, and skilled workforce, Mauritius is an ideal destination for investors looking to expand their global reach. This comprehensive guide will provide you with everything you need to know about the Investor Visa, including the options, requirements and application.
Why invest in Mauritius?
Mauritius is a popular destination for foreign investors due to its many advantages, including:
- A stable political and economic environment
- A friendly business environment
- A skilled workforce
- A competitive tax regime
- A strategic location in the Indian Ocean
What is the Mauritius Investor Visa?
The Mauritius Investor Visa is a combined work and residence permit that allows foreign investors to live and work in Mauritius. It is issued by the Economic Development Board (EDB) of Mauritius and is valid for a period of ten years. You can also qualify for a 20-year Permanent Residence Permit as an investor by maintaining a continuous 3-year Investor Occupation Permit. You also need to have either an annual income of MUR 15 million for three years or an aggregate turnover of MUR 45 million over a 3-year period during your current permit.
Mauritius Investor Visa Requirements
There are four investment options available for the Mauritius Investor Visa, with different requirements:
Normal Investment: To qualify for the Mauritius Investor Visa through the Normal Investment option, you need to invest a minimum of $50,000 in a Mauritian business. TBI Mauritius assists in helping foreigners set up businesses in Mauritius. Contact us to find out more.
Net Asset Value: For those considering the Net Asset Value path, your net assets should total at least $50,000, and your business should have achieved a cumulative turnover of at least 12 million rupees over the three years leading up to your application.
High Technology Machines & Equipment: You will need to make a minimum investment of $50,000 in high technology machines and equipment intended for use in a qualifying activity. This option allows you to diversify your investment and contribute to specific sectors.
Innovative Start-ups: You can choose to invest in an innovative start-up that has either been approved by the Economic Development Board (EDB) or registered with an accredited incubator. This pathway encourages your engagement in research and development, promoting sectors like technology, fintech, and more.
Mauritius Investor Visa Application
To apply for the Mauritius Investor Visa, certain essential documents are required, both related to your business and personal details. Business documents include a business plan, business registration card, certificate of incorporation and relevant licenses. Regarding your personal documents, you will need your birth certificate, medical reports, a valid passport among others.
How we can help
At TBI Mauritius, we are committed to streamlining the application process for you. Our services include document verification, investment guidance, liaison with authorities, securing necessary licenses, and connecting you with reputable management companies. With our assistance, you can navigate the complexities of obtaining your visa, without the hassle of dealing with authorities and administrative processes.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get an investor visa for Mauritius?
You can get an investor visa for Mauritius by investing a minimum of $50,000 in a business in Mauritius.
How much do you need to invest in Mauritius to get citizenship?
To get a Mauritius citizenship, you need to invest at least $500,000 in Mauritius and have lived in the country for at least two years before applying. However, please note that this pathway involves hurdles. Read this page to learn more about getting Mauritius residency by investment.
How can I get permanent residency in Mauritius?
To get permanent residency in Mauritius, you will need to invest at least $375,000 in a property in an approved scheme. This type of property investment allows you to be a resident in Mauritius as long as you own the property. Read more about investing in real estate in Mauritius here.
How much to invest in Mauritius to get residency?
You will need to invest at least $375,000 in Mauritius to get residency. You can choose between 2 investment options: a property investment or a business investment. Note that the property investment is a path to permanent residence in Mauritius.
What TBI Business Advisors can do for you:
- We will have a Zoom/ Teams call or email exchange to understand your requirements.
- We can assist with the finding and purchasing of property, and setting up of an entity to purchase through.
- TBI will advise on the appropriate permit or visa for moving to Mauritius.
- We will send a detailed proposal with clear costs, timeframes and explanations.
- We will assemble the documents and make the application on your behalf.
- If you need assistance with setting up companies whether as an investor or just creating a business here.
- We can assist with relocation tasks such as helping with schools, accommodation, insurance, choosing locations.
- The directors can act as Commissioner for Oaths.
- We can assist with other business advice and can bring in law firms as and when required.
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