Occupation Permit

The Occupation Permit (OP) is a combined work and residence permit which allows foreign nationals to work and reside in Mauritius under the following 3 specific categories (Investor, Professional & Self-Employed).


Investment and entrepreneurship have made Mauritius one of the most dynamic developing countries of sub-Saharan Africa and of the Indian Ocean. The country has been consistently growing its economy and has therefore been attracting investors.

Mauritius is one of the go-to destinations to invest due to its privileged geographical placement, a true crossroad between Asia and Africa, and its beneficial international treaties, that makes it a gateway to European and American markets.

Thanks to its strategy geared towards best practices, Mauritius has turned into a hub in terms of fiscal policy, good governance, ethics, transparency, political and economic freedom. A transparent and well-defined investment code and legal system have made the foreign investment climate in the country one of the best in the region.

To further open the Mauritian market to investors and foreign expertise and with a view to long-term stability, the government offers a 10-year Occupation Permit as value investing incentive through different means of investment.

Visit our Residency portal for detailed information.


A professional should earn a monthly basic salary of at least MUR 60,000. As for professionals in the ICT Sector, the monthly basic salary should be at least MUR 30,000.

For further information visit the Residency portal.


The Self-Employed Occupation Permit is ideal for a freelancer wishing to relocate to a tropical jurisdiction with reliable telecommunication networks. Beyond the possibility to pursue an active lifestyle, it also provides the opportunity to provide professional services to both local and international clients.

For further information visit the Residency portal.

Retired non-citizen

Retiring in Mauritius may be your best choice if you are aged 50 or above.

With just USD 1500 monthly, you can benefit from a 10-year Residence Permit and live in a peaceful environment.

The Residence Permit further offers you the possibility to apply for a 20-year Permanent Residence Permit after 3 consecutive years.

Visit our Residency portal for detailed information on Residency by retirement.

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