The services of the Economic Development Board and the Passport and Immigration Office are free of charge.
Foreigners only pay the permit fees to the Government of Mauritius.
Please beware of fraudulous individuals posing as consultants.

Work in a Global Carrefour and Reside in Heaven

With its unique geographical location combined with a rich history, right in the cradle of different cultures, Mauritius is a privileged place to live. An attractive and thriving place for business, set with heavenly surroundings and an incomparable art de vivre, Mauritius is called Home by the citizen of the world.

The Occupation Permit (OP) is a combined work and residence permit that allows a non-national to reside and work in Mauritius. A non-citizen can apply for an OP under any of the following 3 categories, namely: 1) Investor, 2) Professionals 3) Self Employed

Furthermore, the Occupation Permit is granted for a maximum period of three years, renewable thereafter subject to established criteria.

Retired non-citizen person is also eligible for a residence permit for a period of three years, renewable thereafter.

After 3 consecutive years as an Occupation/ Residence Permit holder, non-citizens may apply for a 10-year residence permit provided they satisfy the eligibility criteria under their respective category.

For additional information, please consult the guidelines for Occupation Permit.


Occupation/Residence Permit

Guidelines - Occupation/Residence Permit

New Application fees


Communicate from Ministry of Tourism and External Communications

Indicative list of scarcity areas in the Medical Field in Mauritius

Application Forms



Self Employed

Retired non-citizen




Self Employed

Retired non-citizen


Acquisition of Property

Acquisition of residential properties

Acquisition of property for business purpose

Application form

Permanent Residence Permit


Application form

Contact Us

Economic Development Board /
Passport and Immigration Office
4th Floor, Sterling House,
Lislet Geoffroy Street,
Port Louis, Mauritius

Tel: (230) 203 3813
Fax: (230) 208 8160