mauritius investor visa

Mauritius Investor Visa

Valid for 10 years, the Mauritius Investor Visa or Investor Permit allows foreigners to live, work and invest in Mauritius. Please note that, while we may be using the term ‘Mauritius Investor Visa’ the official term is ‘Mauritius Investor Permit.’ Getting the Mauritius Investor Visa is a pathway to Mauritius residency by investment. Foreigners can apply for the Investor Visa by investing USD50,000. Another way to get residency by investment is by investing USD375,000 in a property or business. Investing in a property in an approved scheme will allow you to live in Mauritius as long as you own the property.

Why invest in Mauritius?

Foreign investors and entrepreneurs invest in Mauritius due to its stable political and economic environment, favourable tax policies and a skilled workforce. Notably, the island’s tax system has a no capital gains tax policy. Through the Mauritius Investor Visa, foreigners can benefit from a 15% corporate tax rate. Mauritius also offers a well-rounded lifestyle with a rich culture, affordability, good healthcare, and safety, attracting entrepreneurs and families alike. Whether foreigners are exploring business opportunities or seeking a diverse and enriching lifestyle, there are a range of factors making it worth investing in Mauritius.

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 10 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

Choose one of the following to qualify for the Mauritius Investor Visa:

  • Normal Investment: Invest a minimum of USD50,000 in a Mauritian business.
  • Net Asset Value: Your net assets should total at least USD50,000, and your business should have achieved a cumulative turnover of at least MUR12 M over the 3 years leading up to your application.
  • High Technology Machines & Equipment: Invest USD50,000 in technology machines in a business activity.
  • Innovative Start-ups: Invest in an innovative start-up that has either been approved by the EDB or registered with an accredited incubator.

Mauritius Investor Visa Application

To apply for the Mauritius Investor Visa, you will need to provide business documents such as a business plan, business registration card, certificate of incorporation and relevant licenses. Regarding personal documents, you will need your birth certificate, medical reports, a valid passport, among others. The processing time of the Investor Visa can be anywhere between 4 to 6 weeks, for which you do not need to be in Mauritius. We will deal with the authorities on your behalf.  You will then have 90 days to come to Mauritius and submit your original documents.

Alternatives to the Mauritius Investor Visa

Other than the Investor Visa, there are 2 ways to invest in Mauritius. You can invest a minimum of USD375,000 in an approved property scheme. This property investment also makes you eligible for a residence permit, valid for as long as you own the property. Another way of investing in Mauritius is by putting in at least USD 375,000 in a Mauritian business activity. Read more here.

How we can help

TBI Mauritius is a team of immigration consultants and relocation advisors. With over 10 years in the relocation industry, we specialise in relocation services. We can assist in applying for the Investor Visa, business management services, company formation services, property investment and management services, among others. Our services extend to document verification, liaison with authorities, securing licenses, and connecting you with partners and service providers such as, management companies and real estate agents.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get an investor visa for Mauritius?

You can get a Mauritius investor visa by investing a minimum of $50,000 in a business or by showing a net asset value of $50,000 with a business turnover of MUR 12 million. Foreigners can also apply for an investor visa by investing $50,000 in high-tech equipment or innovative start-ups.

How much do you need to invest in Mauritius to get citizenship?

In theory, to get a Mauritius citizenship, you need to invest at least $500,000 in Mauritius and have lived in the country for at least 2 years before applying. However, please note that this pathway involves hurdles. Although citizenship by investment is not the usual path, foreigners can get Mauritius residency by investment. By investing at least USD 375,000 in an approved property, foreigners can live permanently in Mauritius. 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, choose one of the following:

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 invest in a property worth at least $375,000 to live in Mauritius permanently or the same amount in a business for 20 years on the island. 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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