A Mauritian residence permit is compulsory when staying for a period exceeding 6 months.
A foreigner is eligible for a permanent residence permit if he invests at least US$ 500 000 by acquiring an immovable property through one of the schemes described earlier: PDS, RES, or IRS.
THE OCCUPATION PERMIT FOR INVESTORS
It applies for those who wish to carry out an economic activity in Mauritius through the setting up of a company. The business activity must generate an annual turnover exceeding Rs.2 million on the first year (then a total turnover of at least Rs.10 million over the next two years) for a minimum investment of US$ 100 000 or the equivalent of said amount in a freely convertible currency.
THE OCCUPATION PERMIT FOR EMPLOYED PROFESSIONALS
The basic month salary must be superior to Rs.60 000, the foreign applicant must have an employment contract with a Mauritian company as well as the proof that no Mauritian citizen can perform the job he/she is being recruited for.
THE OCCUPATION PERMIT FOR SELF-EMPLOYED PROFESSIONALS
This permit applies to the persons who practice a liberal profession and wish to generate an economic activity from it. This business activity must be registered at the Registrar of Business and must generate an annual turnover exceeding Rs.600 000 for the first two years, then an annual turnover exceeding Rs.1,200 000 from the third year, for a minimum investment of US$ 35 000 or the equivalent of said amount in freely convertible currency.
THE RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR RETIRED NON-CITIZENS
One qualifies as a Retired Non-Citizen if one is 50 years of age or above, does not engage in any gainful activities in Mauritius and must undertake to transfer, to one’s local bank account in Mauritius, a monthly amount of at least US$ 2 500, or an annual total amount of at least US$ 30 000 for a period of three years.
The residence permit allows for dependents of the holder to reside in Mauritius. However, this permit does not allow the dependents to work in Mauritius.