Foreign nationals coming to Mauritius should enter Mauritius under the appropriate visa that best reflects his/her purpose
Investors, entrepreneurs, professionals who choose to invest, work and live in Mauritius should request for a business visa on arrival. They are eligible for business visa of 120 days in a calendar year and should not stay for more than 90 days on business visa during first arrival.
Retired Non-Citizens applying for a residence permit should enter Mauritius on a Tourist Visa. Retired Non-Citizens are eligible for tourist visa of 180 days in a calendar year.
Dependents of all foreign nationals applying for permits should enter in Mauritius on tourist visa.