Any non-citizen who has acquired an apartment in a ground plus two (2) complex (a building of at least two floors above ground floor), located outside of approved residential schemes, for a price exceeding USD 500,000 or its equivalent in any convertible currencies will be eligible for a long stay visa.
A long stay visa allows a non-citizen and his dependents to stay for a consecutive period of 10 years, renewable depending on the status of ownership. It remains valid so long as the non-citizen holds the apartment.
APPLICATION FOR LONG STAY VISA
Applying for an Occupation Permit or a Residence Permit by Retirees on the National E-Licensing System (NELS) is free of charge. In addition, the Economic Development Board does not charge any fees for processing of applications for these permits. Only successful applicants are required to pay the statutory permit fees, as prescribed by law, to the Government of Mauritius.