Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean that is attracting considerable foreign investment. Having experienced steady economic growth for decades, Mauritius is one of the most business-friendly countries in Africa. Residence brings many benefits including lifestyle advantages, with additional benefits for Southern African Development Community citizens.
Mauritius’ residence program allows foreign nationals to make a real estate investment into the country and apply for a residence permit. Successful applicants and their families are granted full residence rights including the right to live, work, and retire in Mauritius.Enquiry Factsheet
Minimum real estate investment of USD 375,000
The right to live, work, and retire in Mauritius
Mauritius is known for its pleasant tropical climate, multiculturalism, and spectacular living environments, but its dynamic economy, attractive tax regimes, and competitive business landscape have bolstered the country’s global stature and are attracting high-net-worth individuals and families from around the globe. For those who wish to reside in this island nation, the Mauritius Residence-by-Investment Program is the most efficient way to acquire such status. Under this program, individuals who invest into the nation’s real estate market can become Mauritian residents within two to six months.
The Mauritius Residence-by-Investment Program is ranked 10th out of 24 programs on the Global Residence Programs Index.
The Mauritius Residence-by-Investment Program requires that a foreign individual invests into one of four main real estate projects.
Alternatively, applicants can select one of the following other qualifying options for 20-year permanent residence. These options are geared towards:
Applications to the program must be made through the prescribed forms and must be accompanied by the appropriate fees. Supporting documents including a recent certificate of morality and a recent medical certificate from the applicant stating that they are free of contagious diseases are also applicable.
The real estate investment must be maintained for the duration of the residence permit and must be financed from outside funds transferred to Mauritius through a bank recognized by the Bank of Mauritius.
After initial due diligence checks have been conducted, the applicant may choose their preferred property. Once approval in principle has been granted and the applicant has fulfilled the investment, the application for residence can be submitted to the Economic Development Board of the Republic of Mauritius. Following successful due diligence checks, the applicant (and included family members) receives a Mauritian residence permit.
Dependents include spouses or partners, parents, and unmarried, financially dependent children (including stepchildren and adopted children) of any age who are not gainfully occupied.
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