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PREMIUM VISA

Live Work Play
in PARADISE

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.

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WORK REMOTELY

Find that perfect work-life balance

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RETIRE IN PARADISE

Retire in style or set up a second home

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Family Life

Enjoy life by the ocean with your family

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Slow Travel

Enjoy a long holiday or sabbatical

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Meet the family
living in paradise

Important information

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
  • Meet other basic immigration requirements

EASY STEPS TO GET YOUR VISA

FAQs

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.

Any person from the list of countries listed below is eligible to apply for a Premium Visa.

COUNTRIES:

Angola
Antigua & Barbuda
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Burundi
Canada
Cape Verde
Chile
China
Congo (Brazzaville)
Democratic Rep. of Congo
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominica
Egypt
Estonia Republic
Fiji
Finland
France
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Grenada
Guyana
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea (South Republic)
Kuwait
Latvia
Lesotho
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxemburg
Macau SAR
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Malta
Mexico
Monaco
Mozambique
Namibia
Nauru
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Oman
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
Rwanda
Russian Federation
Samoa (Western)
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovenia
Slovakia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Spain
St Kitts & Nevis
St Lucia
St Vincent & Grenadines
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Tanzania
Tchad
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
USA
Vanuatu
Vatican
Zambia
Zimbabwe

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.

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:

  1. applicant should not enter the Mauritius labour market;
  2. the main place of business and/or source of income and profits should be outside Mauritius;
  3. documentary evidence to support application such as purpose of visit, accommodation etc.; and
  4. other basic immigration requirements.

Applying for a Premium Visa is a simple online process.

  1. a valid passport
  2. copy of air ticket (including return ticket)
  3. a passport size photo
  4. a valid email address
  5. Pre-accommodation bookings (for Quarantine and post-Quarantine)
  6. Travel and health insurance for the period of stay
  7. Proof of funds (bank statement or bank attestation) to meet the cost of stay in Mauritius or employment contract

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.

The Premium Visa is issued free of charge. There is no processing fee applicable.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. a valid air ticket to Mauritius; and
  3. 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.

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.

Yes, you can apply for a Premium Visa during your stay 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/.

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.

For any other questions or assistance, you may contact EDB office on +203 2033800 or at hpd@edbmauritius.org.

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