Mauritius as an immigration destination

Mauritius may not be the first name that springs to mind when individuals consider emigration, but it does offer many benefits that more traditional destinations do not;

The time zone in Mauritius is GMT+4, which makes it feasible to work in Asian, African and European markets while based in Mauritius.

Mauritius is generally cheaper than other popular immigration destinations and the Mauritian Rupee is not a particularly strong currency meaning that currencies like the South African Rand and Indian Rupee still have some spending power and those with income or savings in Dollars, Pounds or Euros have significant spending power.

Mauritius personal tax rates are significantly lower than most popular emigration destinations, this can be controlled further as only income remitted to Mauritius by an individual is taxable in Mauritius.

There are several options for obtaining permanent residency in Mauritius and the one the one that would will work best for you will depend on your personal and family circumstances.

Mauritius permanent residency routes

Property Development Scheme (PDS): Allows the development of a mix of residences for sale to non-citizens. Investment in a qualifying business activity: A foreign investor who invests at least USD375,000 in a qualifying business activity is eligible to apply for a permanent Residence Permit.
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For foreign nationals who do not have USD375,000 to invest, an alternative residency by investment route into Mauritius is via an Occupation Permit. Those wishing to apply for an Occupational Permit to work and reside in Mauritius can do so under the three categories: Investor, Professional and Self-Employed.
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Applicants for Professional Occupation Permit should be foreign nationals employed in Mauritius under a contract of employment and earning a basic monthly salary of at least MUR60,000 (USD1,500). For Professionals in the ICT, BPO, pharmaceutical and food processing sectors, the basic monthly salary must be at least MUR 30,000 (USD750).
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A Retired Non-Citizen can apply for an initial ten-year Residency Permit. The requirements are to make an initial transfer of at least USD1,500, or its equivalent in freely convertible foreign currency, at the time of issuance of the permit to his/her local bank account in Mauritius.
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