Doing Business, Working and living in Mauritius

Occupation Permit

Premier can assist you in obtaining an occupation permit that allows you as a non-national to work in Mauritius. This permit is both a work and a residence permit. We shall complete and submit the necessary application to the relevant authorities.

The following person may be eligible to apply for an occupation permit subject to satisfying the necessary criteria;
  • Investor - The proposed business activity should generate an annual turnover in excess of Rs 4 million after an initial investment of USD 100,000 or its equivalent in any other currency. If there is more than one investor applying for the same company, then the turnover criteria shall apply to each investor. For example for two investors the turnover should be in excess of Rs 8 million.
  • Professional - The basic monthly salary of a professional under a contract of employment should exceed Rs 45,000 per month.
  • Self-employed - The annual income from the proposed activity should be in excess of Rs 600,000 after an initial investment of USD 35,000 or its equivalent in any other currency is made.

It takes three days to process and obtain an occupation permit which is issued for a maximum period of three years. The dependents of an occupational permit holder may also apply for residence permit.

Accessing Permanent Residence Status

Immigration laws in Mauritius allow foreign nationals who have been resident in Mauritius for at least three years to become eligible for a Permanent Residence Permit. A Permanent Residence Permit is valid for a period of ten years.

Work opportunities for first-class professionals

As a growing professional services platform in this part of the world, Mauritius offers huge scope for further advancement to qualified and experienced French and English-speaking professionals, eager to avail themselves of the many opportunities offered by a booming country with regional outreach.
Opportunities exist for accountants, finance and marketing professionals, architects, investment bankers and risk managers, business consultants, IT and multi-media professionals amongst others.

Retiring in Mauritius

Mauritius offers an exceptionally safe, hospitable and pleasant environment for people from over the world to come and retire on the island. There are ample accommodation facilities, from fully serviced apartments to luxurious villas and beachfront residences. While the cost of living is affordable, medical and health services are of a world-class standard.
A residence permit for retired non-citizens allows an eligible person to reside in Mauritius for three years. Please contact us to know if you are eligible.

Business-friendly Mauritius

Mauritius has been endowed with a natural gift for business ever since she was a major trading post for the renowned French "Compagnie des Indes" two centuries ago.
Further still, in the years 1600’, she was referred to as the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean. The entrepreneurial spirit lives on. The business community is active and the government is instrumental in making things happen. Today, any foreign investor can settle hassle-free in Mauritius and be operational in just 3 days. Add to this one of the world’s most generous tax regimes, where personal and corporate tax are harmonized at a low 15% and where dividends are tax free, complemented with no exchange control. A country where export oriented operators enjoy duty-free privilege for their inputs and equipment. Mauritius also has signed non-double taxation agreements with 34 countries so far and is signatory to a number of Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements. Mauritian traditional investors are also very receptive to partnering with their international counterparts. An increasing number of joint ventures are being witnessed today, in the traditionally strong sectors as well as in a growing number of innovation-driven emerging sectors.

If you want to live or work in Mauritius, please call our Expert Team who can assist you with your requirements. You are invited to call us at (230) 245 6703. You may send your enquiries by email: or by fax at (230) 245 6704.