Mauritius Visa Requirements

Mauritius is a popular tourist destination known for its white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush green mountains. If you are planning a trip to Mauritius, you will need to obtain a visa, depending on your purpose of visit and meet the visa requirements.

Mauritius Tourist Visa

To obtain a Mauritius tourist visa, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Passport: A valid passport with at least six months remaining validity
  • Photographs: Two recent passport-sized photographs
  • Visa Application Form: A completed visa application form
  • Return Flight Ticket: A copy of your return flight ticket
  • Accommodation Proof: Proof of accommodation, either in the form of a hotel booking or evidence of sponsorship. If sponsored by a Mauritian citizen, provide a copy of their ID and proof of address.
  • Financial Proof: Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay. This can be in the form of a bank statement for the last three months.
  • Residence Permit: For applicants not residing in their country of origin, a copy of a Residence Permit valid for at least three months after your proposed departure date from Mauritius.

Mauritius Business Visa

To obtain a Mauritius business visa, you must meet the following requirements:

General Requirements:

  • A valid passport with at least six months remaining validity
  • Two recent passport-sized photographs
  • A completed visa application form
  • Copy of return flight ticket
  • Proof of accommodation (hotel booking or evidence of sponsorship, copy of ID and proof of address if sponsored by a Mauritian citizen)
  • Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay (Copy of bank statement for the last three months)

Additional Business Visa Requirement:

  • Letter of Invitation: A letter of invitation from a Mauritian company or individual sponsoring the business trip. The letter should clearly state the purpose of the business trip, the duration of the stay, and the relationship between the sponsor and the applicant. It should also be signed and dated by an authorised representative of the sponsor.

Mauritius Student Visa

A student visa is for students who plan to study in Mauritius. The Mauritius visa requirements for a student visa include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Passport, valid beyond period of stay.
  • Two recent passport-sized photographs.
  • A completed visa application form.
  • Letter of admission in a recognised educational establishment or TVET institution.
  • Letter of offer from institution.
  • Letter of acceptance from student.
  • Duly signed and sealed covering letter from educational institution with duration of course and start date.
  • Documentary evidence of availability of funds to meet costs of study and stay in Mauritius.
  • Proof of accommodation (proof of address in Mauritius and Copy of ID of tenant).
  • Medical certificate from home country. 

Other Mauritius Visas

Mauritius Dependent Visa

Dependent visas are for spouses, children, and other dependents of Mauritian citizens or residents. Spouses and children of Mauritian citizens are exempt from visa requirements, meaning they do not need a visa to enter the country. However, spouses and children of foreigners who are on a residence or occupation permit in Mauritius must apply for a dependent permit to live in Mauritius. The dependent permit will then be valid until the main applicant’s permit is valid.

Mauritius Investment Visa

There is no investment visa in Mauritius, but foreigners can apply for an investor permit by making an investment of $50,000. The investor permit is the closest alternative to an investment visa and is valid for a maximum period of 10 years. Other ways of investing in Mauritius include an investment of at least $375,000 in either a property or a business activity. The $375,000 investment will eventually grant you long term residence in Mauritius.

Mauritius Self-Employed Visa

The Mauritius self-employed permit is a permit issued to foreign self-employed individuals for a maximum period of 10 years. To qualify as a self-employed, you must operate as a one-person company and make an initial investment of USD 35,000.

Mauritius Digital Nomad Visa

The Mauritius Digital Nomad Visa is a long-term visa designed for digital nomads, retirees, and travellers who want to live in Mauritius for up to a year. The Mauritius Digital Nomad Visa is also a great option for those who want to test the waters before making a long-term commitment to living in Mauritius.

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