The Economic Development Board welcomes your interest to Invest, Work and Live in Mauritius.

We are launching a new online process for submission and approval of applications for Occupation Permits in the following categories:

  1. Professional
  2. Investor
  3. Self Employed
  4. Retired Non-Citizens

You can access the new Guidelines for “Approval in Principle” for Occupation Permits on the business portal of the National E-Licensing System (NELS).

On the NELS, you would be able to track the progress of your application on your dashboard and provide any additional information as may be requested by the Economic Development Board and/or Passport and Immigration Office. Payment of required fees can be effected online by credit card or bank transfer. Normally, an applicant would need to call at the office only once to present original documents and collect the requested Occupation Permit after approval.

Should you wish to apply for a new Occupational Permit or renew an existing one, please register with your email address and mobile number on the National E-Licensing System. An activation link and SMS confirmation code will be automatically sent to your email address and mobile number respectively.

All further applications would need to be submitted for “Approval in Principle” through the new National E-Licensing System.

Kindly email us on op@edbmauritius.org for any queries regarding regulations and procedures, and on nels@edbmauritius.org for technical assistance to use the system.