The Family Occupation Permit is established under section 14 of the Immigration Act 2022 and section 13(1)(b) of the Economic Development Board Act 2017. Under a Family Occupation Permit, an applicant, his/her spouse, dependent child, parent, other dependent or such other person working exclusively for the family unit may on application, become a resident of Mauritius for a period of 10 years.

The applicant and his/her spouse would be allowed to work and/or invest in Mauritius. Moreover, other persons working for the family unit may, upon approval of the Director-General of Immigration, take up employment with the applicant for the purpose of attending to the needs of the family.

Highlights/ Key Features


USD 250,000

Residency Validity

10 years

Applicable Fees

As from $1000

A contribution of USD 250, 000 or its equivalent in freely convertible foreign currency to the COVID-19 Projects Development Fund.

If at any time, the main applicant intends to terminate his/her Family Occupation Permit or for any family member or any individual working for the family unit, he/she should immediately inform in writing the Chief Executive Officer of the EDB, for deregistration.

Upon deregistration, the concerned persons shall leave the country within a period of three months or within such reasonable

Important Notes

The contribution of USD 250,000 to the COVID-19 Projects Fund is non-refundable.

Any other questions ?

You may contact the Occupation Permit Unit on
+230 2033813 or send your query on

To apply for the residency

The duly filled application form, supported by relevant documents specified in the checklist, must be submitted to the Economic Development Board (EDB) by email on

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