Retired Non-Citizen
+50 years
Residency by Retirement

Retired Non-Citizen +50 years

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.

Right to Invest by Retired Non-Citizen +50 years

As holder of a Residence Permit under Retired Non-Citizen 50+, you may invest in any business. However, you should not be employed in that business nor manage it in any way. You must also not derive any salary from that business.

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Key Features

Residency Validity

10 years

Processing Fee

MUR 20,000

Renewable

A monthly transfer of USD 1500 or the aggregate of USD 18,000 per year, during the 10 years’ validity

To qualify, you should be aged 50 or more and should undertake to transfer a minimum of USD 1500 or its equivalent in freely convertible foreign currency to a local bank account in Mauritius.

You can start the application process online without having to travel to Mauritius. The National Electronic Licensing System is a dedicated online platform that caters for the whole process: from submission of application until issue of the approval in principle letter.

For security and identification purposes, you will be required to register prior to the use of the online platform, accessible on the following link https://business.edbmauritius.org/.

Once you obtain the approval in principle, you will be eligible to obtain a bank account in Mauritius. The initial transfer of USD 1,500 or its equivalent in freely convertible currency, should be transferred to your bank account. The transfer of funds is a pre-requisite for the issue of the Residence Permit.

As a foreign national, you may acquire a residential property developed under the Integrated Resort Scheme (IRS), Real Estate Scheme (RES), Property Development Scheme (PDS) or Smart City Scheme (SCS). The foreign national is also allowed to acquire an apartment located in a building of at least ground plus two floors.
In addition, a non-citizen who has a residence permit under IRS/RES/PDS is exempted from the requirement to hold an Occupation or Work Permit to invest and work in Mauritius.

Immigration policies in Mauritius strongly promote family reunion/reunification. Dependents of Occupation Permit holders and/or Retired non-citizens are eligible to apply for a residence permit, allowing them to live in Mauritius for the same duration as the main holder.

Dependents are referred to as spouse (including Common Law Partner of the opposite sex), parents and children (including stepchildren or lawfully adopted children) who are unmarried and not engage in any gainful activity.

Application for a Residence Permit as dependent is made to and determined by the Passport and Immigration Office.

You are not taxable on the funds being transferred to Mauritius. There is also absence of taxation on wealth and the absence of inheritance tax.

 Note: 

A Retired Non-Citizen should provide information on other residences that he/she may have in other jurisdictions, including tax residences. This information will be shared with the Mauritian Tax Authority to be in line with the prevailing Common Reporting Standard (CRS) adopted by the Republic of Mauritius.

You are eligible to renew your Residence Permit upon expiry, subject to a transfer of USD 1500 per month or the aggregate of USD 18,000 per year during the 10 years’ validity.
You are also eligible to apply for a 20-year Permanent Residence Permit provided you have held the residency for at least 3 years, with a transfer of at least USD 54,000 or its equivalent in freely convertible foreign currency during the 3 years preceding the Permanent residency application

NEW APPLICATION

Preliminary documents to be uploaded online for Approval-In-Principle

  1. Birth Certificate – original (either in English or French) If not, a certified/sworn translated copy by a competent authority should be submitted.
  2. Passport – Biodata page
  3. Certificate of Character /Police Clearance covering the last ten years – less than six months old
  4. 1 recent colour passport size digital photograph – dimensions 3.5cm (413 pixels) x 4.5cm (531 pixels) (less than six months old)
  5. Signed undertaking – to be filled and signed by the applicant.
  6. Copy of any other permit, if applicableOccupation Permit/Work/Residence Permit 

 

 Documents to be uploaded after Approval-In-Principle

  1. Bank statement (Evidence of transfer of funds from abroad to a local bank account)
  2. Marriage Certificate / Divorce Certificate– original (either in English or French) If not, a certified/sworn translated copy by a competent authority should be submitted.
  3. Medical Certificate and reports – less than six months old
  4. Last entry visa pages
  5. Copy of any other permit, if applicableOccupation Permit/Work/Residence Permit 
  6. Processing fee
  7. Any other document as may be required.

 

RENEWAL

Preliminary documents to be uploaded online for Approval-In-Principle

  1. Certificate of morality for the last 3 years in Mauritius – less than six months old
  2. Passport – Biodata page
  3. Bank statement (Evidence of transfer of funds from abroad to a local bank account)
  4. 1 recent colour passport size digital photograph – dimensions 3.5cm (413 pixels) x 4.5cm (531 pixels) (less than six months old)
  5. Copy of Residence Permit
  6. Signed undertaking – to be filled and signed by the applicant

 Documents to be uploaded after Approval-In-Principle

  1. Processing fee
  2. Any other document as may be required.

Note to applicants

All documents uploaded prior and after the Approval-In-Principle must be presented in originals on the appointment date.

Important Notes

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.

Any other questions ?

You may contact EDB office on
+230 2033800 or send your query below:

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