Whether you are looking to relocate to Mauritius for business purposes or for family settlement, AAMIL helps you to determine the types of permits which are appropriate for you and accompanies you all the way until the permit is issued by the Economic Development Board (EDB), which is the local authority giving such approval.
The Occupation Permit (OP) is a combined work and residence permit which allows foreign nationals to work and reside in Mauritius under the following 3 specific categories (Investor, Professional & Self-Employed).
An Investor, as defined under the Immigration Act, is a shareholder and director in a company incorporated in Mauritius under the Companies Act 2001. An investor is eligible to apply for an Investor OP under the following options:
Option 1: An initial transfer of USD 50,000 or its equivalent in freely convertible currency in the bank account of the company under which the application will be made.
Option 2: Net asset value of at least USD 50,000 or its equivalent its equivalent in freely convertible foreign currency, for existing businesses and businesses inherited and a cumulative turnover of at least 12 million rupees during the 10 years preceding the application.
A Professional, as defined under the Immigration Act, is an expatriate employed in Mauritius by virtue of a contract of employment.
A Professional should earn a monthly basic salary of at least MUR 60,000.
For Professionals in the sector of information and communication technologies (ICT), business process outsourcing (BPO), pharmaceutical manufacturing and food processing, the monthly basic salary should be at least MUR 30,000.
A Self-Employed is defined as a non-citizen engaged in a professional activity under the services sector only and registered with the Registrar of Businesses under the Business Registration Act.
A Self-Employed should operate a one-person business activity, working exclusively for his/her own
A Self-Employed should make an initial transfer of USD 35,000 or its equivalent in freely convertible foreign currency to his/her local bank account in Mauritius.
A Retired Non-Citizen is defined as a person who is not a citizen of Mauritius and aged 50 years or above.
A Retired Non-Citizen should make an initial transfer of at least USD 1,500 or its equivalent in freely convertible foreign currency to his/her local bank account in Mauritius.
Thereafter, the Retired Non-Citizen should transfer at least USD 1,500 monthly or the aggregate of at least USD 18,000 per year or its equivalent in freely convertible foreign currency during the 10 years’ validity of the residence permit.
The Dependents of an Occupation or Residence Permit holders are eligible to apply for a residence permit. Dependents are defined as spouse (including Common Law Partner of the opposite sex), parents of OP/RP holder and children, including stepchildren or lawfully adopted children, under 24 years of age.
Existing OP/RP holder’s eligibility for PRP
A non-citizen holding OP/RP for at least 3 years and whose OP/RP is valid on 1 September 2020 is eligible for a 20-year PRP provided the following specific conditions are met:
Investor: Holds an OP for at least 3 years with a minimum annual gross income of at least MUR 15M; or an aggregate turnover MUR 45M for any consecutive period of 3 years.
Professional: Holds an OP for at least 3 years with a basic monthly salary of at least MUR 150,000 for 3 consecutive years.
Self-Employed: Holds an OP for at least 3 years with an annual business income of at least MUR 3 million for the 3 consecutive years.
Retired Non-Citizen: Holds an RP for at least 3 years with transfer of at least USD 54,000 or its equivalent in freely convertible foreign currency for the period of 3 years.