Who has never dreamed of heading to a fine sandy beach after work and living every weekend like a holiday in the sun all year round? Living and working on a tropical island is a dream come true! Every year, Mauritius welcomes foreigners looking to advance their career in an exceptional setting.
Mauritius is a great place to live and work. This beautiful tropical island is also one of the most dynamic countries in sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean. With its bilingual population, strategic location at the crossroads of major continents, air and sea connectivity to the world’s major cities, as well as its landscape, climate and laid-back lifestyle, the island has much to offer foreigners looking for a healthy work-life balance.
You may work as a foreigner in Mauritius! Three categories of Occupation Permits are available if you wish to relocate and work under the Mauritian sun.
- 1. Occupation Permit (Professional): Working in a Mauritian company
This visa is for people with the required qualifications and skills who want to work for a Mauritian company. The two main requirements for this visa are to have an employment contract for a minimum period of three years and to earn a basic monthly salary of at least MUR 60,000 or MUR 30,000 in the ICT sector. The necessary formalities are carried out by the employer and the visa is then attached to the host company.
- 2. Occupation Permit (Self-employed): Self-employment in Mauritius
This visa entitles you to work in Mauritius as a self-employed person. You will be required to make an initial capital contribution to a bank account in Mauritius and to achieve a certain level of annual turnover for its renewal. This work permit allows you to provide professional services to local and international clients. However, you will not be able to hire employees.
- 3. Occupation Permit (Investor): Investing and working in your Mauritian business
A foreigner may apply for an Occupation Permit as an investor in Mauritius, set up a business, work and hire employees. For this purpose, he must make an initial capital contribution to a bank account in Mauritius in the name of the future company. He must generate a certain level of annual turnover for the renewal of his permit after three years.
For more information about these work permits for foreigners, please visit the Economic Development Board website.
Obtaining an Occupation Permit as a property owner under the IRS!
In line with its vision of creating a sustainable high-income economy, the objective of the Economic Development Board (EDB) is to attract new talent to Mauritius and facilitate foreign investment.
The Integrated Resort Scheme (IRS) was introduced in 2002 by the Government in conjunction with the EDB to enable foreigners to purchase property and obtain a residence permit. Foreign owners of IRS properties are exempted from the requirement to hold an Occupation or Work Permit to invest and work in Mauritius under certain conditions.
Heritage Villas Valriche is an IRS development that is a premier destination for foreigners who want to invest in a property in Mauritius and enjoy its various advantages.
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