Living in Mauritius

Blessed with sunshine all year round, as well as a coastline that is bathed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and spread over hundred kilometres, Mauritius remains the ‘place to be’. With a more liberal property market, Mauritius has gained rising popularity with the internationally mobile community comprising HNWIs and influential business personalities.

Mauritius therefore offers different schemes approved and managed by the Economic Development Board to acquire residential property.

Non-citizens and expats are allowed to acquire residential property in Mauritius under schemes approved and managed by the Economic Development Board such as:

  1. The Integrated Resort Scheme (IRS)
  2. The Real Estate Scheme (RES)
  3. The Property Development Scheme (PDS)
  4. The Smart City Scheme
  5. Ground +2 apartments

Integrated Resort Scheme (IRS) and Real Estate Scheme (RES)

Residential estates developed under the IRS offer a wide variety of world class amenities for leisure, entertainment and wellness such as golf courses, marinas, beachclub, clubhouses and wellness centres that surrounds the residences and provide an exclusive resort experience.

A foreigner can acquire residential properties, like villas, townhouses, penthouses, apartments, duplexes and serviced plots of land in existing IRS projects.

Learn more about the Integrated Resort Scheme (IRS) on our Residency portal.

Property Development Scheme (PDS)

The Property Development Scheme (PDS) is one of the approved schemes, which has been designed to facilitate the development and subsequent purchase of luxurious properties by non-citizens in Mauritius.

Projects developed under this scheme provide outstanding luxury residential properties of high international standards together with high quality open spaces, high-class leisure and recreational facilities as well as day-to-day management services.

Learn more about the Property Development Scheme (PDS) on our Residency portal.

Smart City Scheme

The Smart Cities, revolving around the work, life and play concept, are large-scale mixed-use developments in cosmopolitan conurbations with smart technology and pioneering innovation at their core. residential estates are embedded within an integrated masterplan fostering a sustainable and happier lifestyle with ample space and opportunities for innovation driven businesses and multiple leisure amenities, while living next door.

A non-citizen can acquire a residential unit, being a townhouse, villa, apartment, penthouse, or a duplex within any of the smart cities.

Learn more about the Smart City Scheme on our Residency portal.

Ground+2 Apartments

As announced in Budget 2021/22 and pursuant to Section 5(1)(ga) of the Immigration Act, a residence permit is now granted to the non-citizen upon acquisition of a residential property in a building of at least 2 floors above ground floor for an amount not lesser than USD 375,000 or its equivalent in any other freely convertible foreign or Mauritian currencies. The residence permit is valid for as long as the non-citizen remains the owner of the residential property under the G+2 scheme.

Foreigners are allowed to purchase apartments in developments outside of the approved residential schemes.

Learn more about the Ground+2 Apartments on our Residency portal.



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