Mauritius Premium Visa

November 27, 2020 - 5 min read


What is the Mauritius Premium Visa?

The Mauritius Premium Visa is applicable for a long stay, more precisely for a period exceeding 180 days in a calendar year. This Premium Visa, valid for up to one year and renewable, aims to attract Nomad Workers and professionals who are looking for a change of scene for themselves and their families, and retirees looking for a stress-free environment.

Foreign nationals who are planning to stay on the island for a cumulative period not exceeding 180 days in a calendar year, a tourist visa will be granted. In the case they want to stay for a longer period, they can submit an application for the Mauritius Premium Visa, provided then meet certain conditions.

With its modern telecommunications infrastructure and a reliable ICT connectivity, the island nation is an ideal spot for non-citizens to work remotely with peace of mind.


Who can apply for a Mauritius Premium Visa?

The non-citizens must come as tourists, retirees, professionals accompanied by their family willing to carry out business or work remotely from Mauritius, or parents of children studying in Mauritius. Furthermore, the Mauritian authorities have drafted a list (see below) of countries whose citizens are eligible to apply for a Mauritius Premium Visa.

Antigua and BarbudaCongo BrazzavilleGuyanaMacau SARRomaniaSweden
ArgentinaCongo (DRC)Hong KongMalawiRwandaSwitzerland
BahamasCzech RepublicIndiaMaltaSan MarinoTonga
BahrainDenmarkIrelandMexicoSaudi ArabiaTrinidad & Tobago
BelgiumEgyptItalyMozambiqueSierra LeoneTurkey
BelizeEstonia RepublicJamaicaNamibiaSingaporeTuvalu
BrazilFranceKiribatiNew ZealandSolomon IslandsUAE
BruneiGabonSouth KoreaNorwaySouth AfricaUK
BurundiGeorgiaLatviaPapua New GuineaSt Kitts and NevisVanuatu
CanadaGermanyLesothoParaguaySt LuciaVatican
Cape VerdeGhanaLiechtensteinPolandSt Vincent & GrenadinesZambia


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How does a person qualify for the Mauritius Premium Visa?

To qualify for the Mauritius Premium Visa, non-citizens must provide evidence of:

  • their long stay plans;
  • adequate travel and health insurance for the initial period of stay; and
  • sufficient funds to cover for the cost of the stay.

Foreigners also need to :

  • demonstrate that the main place of business and source of income is outside Mauritius; and
  • provide documentary evidence to support application such as purpose of visit, accommodation etc.

To note that, under the Mauritius Premium Visa, non-citizens will not be allowed to enter the Mauritius labour market. To be authorised to carry out a professional activities or invest in Mauritius, foreign nationals staying in Mauritius under the Mauritius Premium Visa may apply for an Occupation Permit, or a Residence Permit as a retired non-citizen.


Why you should come to Mauritius

Mauritius has been, for many years, an international business destination, a business hub with renowned banks as well as financial and legal institutions. First in Africa in the last World Bank’s Doing Business Report, and on other international indices, Mauritius provides a conducive business ecosystem with modern infrastructure, allowing Mauritius Premium Visa holders to easily transfer their business operations to the island.

Indeed, Mauritius has a dual legal system combining the advantages of Common Law and Civil Law, a bilingual (English and French) and skilled workforce, a simple and attractive tax system, and a free and democratic political system. Its strategic geographic location and convenient time zone is ideal for working remotely with Europe, Asia, Africa and Middle East. Mauritius is also well known among tourists as a holiday destination, with its warm climate, beautiful beaches, lush greens, and multicultural landscape.

The Mauritius International Financial Centre

Mauritius provides world-class leisure facilities, real estate properties and activities. This is why a large number of families, High-Net-Worth Individuals and retirees coming from South Africa, France, Germany, United Kingdom and other European countries chose Mauritius, favourable and secure living environment, as their second home. For the children, Mauritius offers a comprehensive education system with Anglophone and Francophone primary, secondary and tertiary private institutions. Medical services are also easily accessible with modern and well-equipped private hospitals.

The Mauritius Premium Visa provides them the opportunity to relocate to Mauritius and take advantage of the benefits the jurisdiction provides as a business hub, coupled with a secure and pleasant destination, Mauritius gives foreigners the opportunity to come for a long stay in a pleasant and tropical environment. You wish to work remotely while contemplating the sea or relax in a peaceful environment; the Mauritius Premium Visa provides you with this opportunity.


Sunibel is here to advise you

Since our inception, we have helped businesses and individuals to relocate to Mauritius, accompanying them and facilitating the relocation process, as well as providing concierge services for your stay in Mauritius.

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