Mauritius Permanent Residence: How To Live In Mauritius Permanently

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Your journey to living permanently in Mauritius begins with understanding the diverse routes to obtaining Permanent Residence. The quickest way to get Mauritius Permanent Residence is by investing at least USD 375,000 in an approved property scheme in Mauritius. This will allow you to stay in Mauritius as long as you own the property. Other ways of obtaining a permanent residence status are through the Mauritius Occupation Permit, Mauritius Retirement Permit and through a business investment. This page details what it is like to live in Mauritius.

Permanent Residence through Investment

Real Estate Investment

You can live permanently in Mauritius by investing at least USD 375,000 in a government-approved property scheme in Mauritius. Investing a minimum of USD 375,000 will get you a Mauritius residence permit that will be valid as long as you own the property. This means that you will be allowed to live in Mauritius for as long as you wish, provided that you retain ownership of the property. Note that, to be eligible for this residence permit, you should invest in government approved schemes only. Learn more on the government approved real estate schemes here

Business Investment

Foreign investors can also get Permanent Residence by investing USD 375,000 in a qualifying business activity in Mauritius. The business activity can be in any of the following sectors: agriculture, audio-visual, banking, education, green energy, tourism, among others. This business investment will grant the foreigner a Permanent Residence Permit allowing them to work and live in Mauritius for 20 years. Dependents of a Permanent Residence Permit holder are also eligible for Permanent Residence Permit. However to be able to work in Mauritius, they would have to obtain a work permit or occupation permit. 

Permanent Residence through Occupation

Investor Category

Foreign investors can apply for a Mauritius Permanent Residence Permit (20 years) provided that they hold a valid occupation permit for at least three years before applying. To fulfill the financial requirement, their company should show a minimum gross annual income of MUR 15 million for the preceding three years. Alternatively, an aggregate turnover of MUR 45 million over any consecutive 3-year period could fulfill the criteria. Click here to learn more about obtaining an Occupation Permit as an Investor. 

Professional Category

Working professionals can apply for a Permanent Residence Permit (20 years) by showing that they have earned  a monthly salary of at least MUR 150,000 for the three years before their application. A valid occupation permit is mandatory for eligibility in this category. Click here to learn more about obtaining an Occupation Permit as a Professional.


Self-Employed Category

To get a Permanent Residence Permit (20 years), self-employed foreigners must show an annual business income of at least MUR 3 million for three consecutive years leading up to their application. Holding a valid occupation permit is a prerequisite in this category. Click here to learn more about obtaining an Occupation Permit as a Self-Employed.

Permanent Residence by Retirement

Retired foreigners, having held a residence permit for three years, can qualify for a Permanent Residence Permit in Mauritius. The financial requirement includes transferring at least USD 54,000 during the preceding three years. This will give the retired foreigner 20 years on the island.

As per the latest budget amendment, foreign retirees can now get Mauritius permanent residence by investment. To be eligible, they must be at least 50 years and invest more than USD 200,000 in a government-approved property scheme. Buying a property in Mauritius will then give the retiree the right to live in Mauritius as long as the property ownership is retained.

Click here to learn more about retiring in Mauritius.

At Relocate Mauritius, we specialise in assisting foreigners to qualify and apply for Mauritius Permanent Residence and navigate the pathways to live in Mauritius permanently. As a team of immigration consultants and relocation advisors in Mauritius, we guide individuals through the intricacies of the application process, ensuring eligibility criteria are met while identifying the most suitable route for achieving permanent residence in Mauritius. Moreover, our support extends beyond getting the residence permit, focusing on helping foreigners in finding accommodation, pet relocation and settling in. Get in touch

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