Mauritius Startup Visa

An Occupation Permit allows startup founders and investors in an innovative startup to move to Mauritius. No minimum investment is specified, but business plan must be approved.

BENEFITS

  • Bring family
  • Path to Permanent Residence
  • Valid up to 10 years
  • No minimum investment specified
  • Online application
  • Tropical beaches

INTRODUCTION

The tropical island nation of Mauritius is well-known for its striking multicolored sand dunes, beautiful nature, and outdoor activities like scuba and golf. Located off the coast of Africa and Madagascar, Mauritius has a diverse and welcoming culture combining African, Asian, Indian, and French elements.

INTERNET SPEED

Fixed broadband: 20.32 Mbps download/10.89 Mbps upload Mobile: 25.14 Mbps download/11.09 Mbps upload Mauritius Speedtest

COST OF LIVING

No. 52 globally

REQUIREMENTS

  • An innovative startup business plan approved by the Economic Development Board or registered with an approved incubator or accelerator
  • Business should be in qualified sectors “including but not limited to life and health sciences, technology, ICT, fintech, biotechnology, nano technology, light manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and design.”
  • R&D must be at least 20% of the operational costs during the research phase.
  • Specific guidelines for the business plan are here.

FEES

$505 for application fee (plus $126 per dependent)

APPLICATION PROCESS

Apply online here.

You can also enter Mauritius visa free or on a tourist visa and apply for an Occupation Permit from within the country.

Check if your country has visa-free entry to Mauritius here.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

All documents must be submitted in hard copy, on paper:

  • Passport
  • Visa and entry pages to Mauritius (if applying from within Mauritius)
  • Birth certificate
  • Business plan
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Medical certificate (less than six months old)
  • 1 passport photo 35 mm x 45 mm
  • Academic and professional qualifications (original or certified copies)
  • 2+ contracts and letters of intent from potential clients
  • Business registration card (if required)
  • Cancellation and no objection letter (if required)
  • Record of investment (transfer of funds from abroad) (if required)
  • Marriage certificate and/or divorce certificate (if required)
  • Copy of current occupation permit, work, or residence permit (if required)
  • Professional license (if required)

Documents must be in English or French. If they are in another language, they should be submitted with a certified translation. Other documents may be required.

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