Investment Visa Overview

Mauritius Residency & Citizenship options

Mauritius offers 2 options to obtain permanent residency on the island. Once the requirements have been met and the investor has obtained Mauritius permanent residency, they are free to live and work in Mauritius without any restrictions. Investors who take advantage of the MPD scheme can enjoy all the benefits of living in Mauritius, including its stable political environment, its tropical climate, and its limited taxation regime.

Program 1
  • Name
    Mauritius Permanent Residence Program
  • Description

    The Mauritius Permanent Residence Program was developed in order to create jobs and stimulate the local economy. The Mauritius Permanent Residence Program gives the investor a 10 year residency permit. In order for the Investor to apply for citizenship he has to have resided on Mauritius for a continuous period of residence of not less than 2 years immediately preceding the date of his application. Keep in mind that Mauritius does not allow dual citizenship.

  • Requirements

    Investment in an Agro-based industry, Audio-visual, Cinema and Communication, Banking, Construction, Education, Environment-friendly and green energy products, Financial Services, Fisheries and Marine Resources, Freeport, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Insurance, Leisure, Manufacturing, Marina development, Tourism and Warehousing, Initial Public Offerings.

  • Validity
    10 years
  • Investment Type
    Active
  • Avg. Processing Time
    1 month
  • Investment Amount
    500,000 USD
  • Avg. Agent Fee
    N/A
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    183 days of the year
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
Program 2
  • Name
    Property Development Scheme
  • Description

    Mauritius offers a Mauritius Property Development Scheme (MPD) as one way to obtain Mauritius permanent residency. The scheme is open to foreign investors who make a minimum investment of USD $500,000 into an approved real estate project.

  • Requirements

    Invest 500,000 USD + 5%(registrition fee) in an approved real estate project.

  • Validity
    10 years
  • Investment Type
    Real Estate
  • Processing Time
    1 month
  • Investment Amount
    500,000 USD + 5%(registrition fee)
  • Avg. Agent Fee
    N/A
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    183 days of the year
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
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Mobility Options
Investment Types
Passport Overview

According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the Mauritian passport is now ranked 31st. It allows for visa-free travel to 148 countries. This gives it a higher total mobility score, making it a desirable passport. Visa-free travel and visa-on-arrival are available to Mauritian passport holders in countries such as Singapore, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, and the European Union as a whole. This enables for practically quick travel to some of the world's most popular destinations. Mauritian passport holders, on the other hand, need a visa to visit 81 countries. Taiwan, the United States, and Australia are among the countries that require a visa.

Passport Rank

31

Visa Free Countries

148

Mobility Stats
  • Dual Citizenship Allowed?
    No
  • Visa Free Destinations
    120
  • Visa on Arrival
    26
  • Visa Online
    2
  • Visa Required
    22
  • Visa Free Access
    Schengen, UK, China, Japan
  • World Surface Area Reachable
    41%
  • Unesco Heritage Sites Access
    49%
Passport Ranking Factors

Mauritius Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries Mauritius passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) is added to the number of countries Mauritius passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) (eTA). There are now 120 visa-free countries for Mauritius passport holders, 26 visa-on-arrival countries for Mauritius passport holders, and two eTA destinations. In total, Mauritius passport holders can visit 148 countries without a visa, via a visa on arrival, or using an eTA. As a result, Mauritius' passport is ranked number 31 in the world. Apart from these Mauritius visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 81 more places where Mauritius passport holders would need a physical visa or an eVisa to visit (i.e. visa required countries).

Citizenship by Descent - Details
  • CBD Available?
    No
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