Come and live the island dream
with our new long-stay Premium Visa.
Work remotely from Mauritius and get that work-life balance just right.
Raise a family, retire or simply come and play in paradise for longer. The new Premium Visa is valid for a year,
with the option to renew.
Combine the natural beauty of our COVID-contained island with the warmth and friendliness of the locals, and you’ll discover that holiday feeling can now become the perfect lifestyle.
Find that perfect work-life balance
Work remotely from Mauritius for a better work-life balance
Make the most of time by the beach and ocean
World-class connectivity, from fibre optic broadband to telecommunications
Easily accessible flight route
Time zone ideal for working remotely with Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East
Paradise working environment
RETIRE IN PARADISE
Retire in style or set up a second home
RETIRE IN PARADISE
COVID-contained island with no lifestyle restrictions
Beautiful weather all year round
Healthy and inspiring natural environment
Safe playground for retirement, with golf courses, fantastic cuisine, interesting culture and a beach lifestyle
Warm and welcoming locals
Good medical infrastructure
Enjoy life by the ocean with your family
Work remotely, avoid commuting and spend more time with your family
Healthy and inspiring lifestyle by the beach and ocean
Give your children a sense of freedom and space on a safe island
Great weather all year round
Good international schools
Affordable domestic help, from nannies to cleaners and cooks
Enjoy a long holiday or sabbatical
Slow and unrushed holiday, gap year or sabbatical
Get to know the island in-depth for a more authentic travel experience
Swap multiple short breaks for one long holiday to reduce your flight emissions and carbon footprint
Great weather all year round
Explore beaches, national parks, tea plantations, buzzing cities and offshore islands
Fantastic snorkelling and diving
Time to experience multiple golf courses
Meet the family
living in paradise
The Premium Visa allows you to stay on the island for up to a year, with the chance to renew. It is open to tourists, retirees or professionals who can work remotely from the island. To qualify, you must meet the following criteria:
You must be able to produce proof of your long stay plans, accommodation and the purpose of your visit
You must have sufficient travel and health insurance
You can work remotely from the island but cannot enter the Mauritius labour market
The main place of business and source of income and profits should be outside of Mauritius
The Premium Visa aims to encourage foreign nationals to come and stay on the COVID-contained island of Mauritius.
It allows a non-citizen to stay in Mauritius for up to a year, with the chance to renew.
Who are eligible? +-
Any person from the list of countries listed below is eligible to apply for a Premium Visa.
Antigua & Barbuda
Democratic Rep. of Congo
Korea (South Republic)
Papua New Guinea
St Kitts & Nevis
St Vincent & Grenadines
Trinidad & Tobago
United Arab Emirates
What is the validity period? +-
A Premium Visa is required for those who intend to stay in Mauritius for a period exceeding 180 days in a calendar year.
Those staying for less than 180 days, a tourist visa is granted on arrival to Mauritius.
How do you qualify for a Premium Visa? +-
An application must be submitted online. The e-visa application may be submitted as from 16 November 2020.
In order to qualify for the Premium Visa, the applicant must have proof of his/her long stay plans and sufficient travel and
health insurance for the initial period of stay. The following criteria should also be met:
applicant should not enter the Mauritius labour market;
the main place of business and/or source of income and profits should be outside Mauritius;
documentary evidence to support application such as purpose of visit, accommodation etc.; and
other basic immigration requirements.
Mode of Application +-
Applying for a Premium Visa is a simple online process.
What do you need to complete the form? +-
a valid passport
copy of air ticket (including return ticket)
a passport size photo
a valid email address
Pre-accommodation bookings (for Quarantine and post-Quarantine)
Travel and health insurance for the period of stay
Proof of funds (bank statement or bank attestation) to meet the cost of stay in Mauritius or employment contract
Wait for validation: Do I receive visa document via email? +-
Once you have finished completing the form, there is nothing left to do except to check your mailbox. The e-visa will be issued via email.
The Premium Visa application will be approved within 48 hours for applications made from Monday to Friday.
Applications submitted during the weekend will be approved on the next working day, i.e. on Monday.
Application can be made close to the intended departure date.
However, it is recommended that travellers submit an application well in advance of their intended departure date.
FREE OF CHARGE VISA +-
The Premium Visa is issued free of charge. There is no processing fee applicable.
HEALTH PROTOCOLS +-
All passengers under Premium Visa will have to go through the sanitary and health protocols established by the Ministry of Health and Wellness.
All prospective passengers (including children and infants) travelling to Mauritius for the month of November and December 2020 must possess the following documents:
a certificate of a negative COVID – 19 PCR test administered not more than 7 days prior to the date of boarding at the last point of embarkation.
a valid air ticket to Mauritius; and
proof of purchase of a travel package including accommodation, on a full board basis, at a designated hotel for a mandatory 14-day in-room quarantine.
Visit https://booking.mymauritius.travel/ to book quarantine accommodation.
Attention is also drawn to the fact that
any arriving passenger will have to undergo PCR tests on day of arrival, day 7 and day 14 following arrival: and
if a PCR test reveals that a person is COVID-19 positive, he/she shall be transferred to a public medical institution for treatment.
TOURIST VISA FOR A HOLIDAY NOT EXCEEDING 180 DAYS. +-
A tourist visa is granted for a short period of leisure travel. Foreign nationals are granted tourist visa for a cumulative period of stay not exceeding 180 days in a calendar year.
I CAME TO MAURITIUS ON A TOURIST VISA. CAN I APPLY FOR A PREMIUM VISA? +-
Yes, you can apply for a Premium Visa during your stay in Mauritius.
CAN I APPLY FOR AN OCCUPATION PERMIT OR RESIDENCE PERMIT IF I WANT TO WORK OR LIVE FOR A LONGER PERIOD IN MAURITIUS? +-
A foreign national staying in Mauritius under a Premium Visa may apply for an Occupation Permit if he intends to work or invest in Mauritius or a Residence Permit as a retired non-citizen on the following link: https://edbmauritius.org/work-and-live-in-mauritius/.
CAN I ACQUIRE A RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY IN MAURITIUS WHILE BEING UNDER A PREMIUM VISA? +-
A foreign national may acquire a residential property developed under the Integrated Resort Scheme (IRS), Real Estate Scheme (RES), Property Development Scheme (PDS) or Smart City Scheme (SCS). The foreign national is also allowed to acquire an apartment located in a building of at least ground plus two floors.
Money spent in Mauritius through the use of foreign credit or debit cards would not be liable to tax.
A person becomes a tax resident and therefore is liable to tax in Mauritius if he spends 183 days or more in the country.
ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? +-
For any other questions or assistance, you may contact EDB office on +203 2033800 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.