We are at your disposal and competent to assist through the procedure of getting a work permit and residence, "the Occupation permits". This process must be carried out at the same time as the creation and incorporation of the company or activity. Many formalities can be done through us without the need of your presence in Mauritius (that will only be necessary when achieving the principle agreement of the B.O.I and to get you settled).
The future expatriate employee who plans to work for a company in Mauritius, called "professional" must have a contract of employment and have a basic salary of more than 60 000 Rupees a month. However, for professionals in the field of new information and communication technologies (ICT), a basic salary of Rs 30,000 per month is sufficient. An professional expatriate employed by a company in Mauritius can start working immediately after the Occupational permit is granted.
Self-employed status ("Self employed")
Settling in Mauritius in a liberal profession (doctor, dentist, consultant, etc.) or in personal name as an independent worker, in an individual company, is also valid for an application of a work and residency permit of 3 years.
To do this, you have to:
Investor status ("investors")
Status Investor new System ("Investor-Machinery & Equipment")
Investors-machinery and equipment
An investor wishing to bring high-tech machinery and equipment as part of an investment of 100 000 USD, must transfer a minimum of 25 000 USD or its equivalent in freely convertible currencies and the remaining balance in terms of machines and high-tech equipment.
The following criteria must be met in order to benefit from the plan:
If the value of high-tech machinery and equipment is less than that presented on the invoice and Bill of lading when assessed by the competent authority in Mauritius, the investor should transfer the difference in a Foreign currency freely convertible. High-tech machinery and equipment must be used for the proposed commercial activity.
The application under this category must be submitted online through channel A, known as the pre-approval scheme.
Investor Status New device ("Investor-Innovator")
Licence to occupy innovative investors
The following costs may be considered as research and development:
To clarify, the following costs will not be considered R & D expenditures:
The request must be submitted via channel A (approval in principle). It is the responsibility of the proponent to provide accurate, exhaustive and reliable information on its qualifying activities and the BOI accepts or rejects eligible R & D expenditures based on a Judicious interpretation of the innovative aspects and of the added value of the project.
All residence permit files in Mauritius are subject to the approval of the Prime Minister's office. To getting a principle agreement (letter of approval), the procedure is fast, from the order of a few days as soon as the file is complete. An occupancy Permit is only valid for one category (investor, professional or self-employed). It is not possible to move from one category to another on the same document. When you get the residence and work permit, your spouse and dependent children under the age of 24 will also be able to obtain the residence permit.
Excluding the case of the investor who immediately invested more than 500 000 USD in an activity in the sectors listed by the soundtrack who is granted a permanent residence permit of 10 years, it is only after the initial period of 3 years, if the conditions required to obtain a residence permit or residence and work permit have been met, that a renewable 10-year permanent residence permit may be granted to holders of residence permits or occupancy permit, after study of the file by the competent services.
In addition, with regard to commitments in terms of volume of activity, the salaried professional must justify having actually been paid a minimum wage of 150 000 Rs throughout the period. The holder of a retiree residence permit will be required to justify the annual payment of USD 40 000 on the bank account opened in a Mauritian bank.
The owner of the Occupation permits as self-employed must have achieved at least the expected turnover of Rs 9 000 000 over the three-year period. Finally, the investor will justify that his company has achieved a turnover of Rs 45 000 000 over the 3 years. The application for a permanent residence permit, in all cases, may concern spouses, concubines and children under the age of 18.
Apart from the case where the proprietor of the Occupation permits is specifically for activity through the company consisting of the acquisition and commercial exploitation of one or more buildings, until last December, the holders of the occupancy permit could only acquire one apartment in a building comprising the ground floor and at least 2 floors and for the sole purpose of their personal residence.
For information, since December 20, 2016, all Non-foreign nationals holding the occupation permit or not may acquire one or more apartments for the purpose of personal habitation and/or rental purposes in a building comprising the ground floor and at least 2 floors, with the prior approval of the Board of investment without any particular condition. Only restriction, the Purchase price of an apartment should not be less than Rs 6 million or the equivalent in any other convertible currency.
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