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WHY MAURITIUS

Why Mauritius?


WHY MAURITIUS

Situated in the ‘golden triangle’ connecting Asia, Africa and Australia, Mauritius is the converging point of global civilizations – a place where one can feel the cosmopolitan pulse of the world.

  • Impressive track record, political stability and more than 3 decades of sustained economic growth
  • Secure investment location with established rule of law
  • Freest and most business-friendly country in Africa
  • Peaceful, multi-ethnic with a unique lifestyle in a blend of cultures
  • Flexible, bilingual (English/French) and skilled workforce
  • Investment-friendly regulatory regime
  • Open to foreign investors and talents
  • Ocean State with one of the largest Exclusive Economic Zones in the world
  • Preferential market access to Africa, Europe and the USA
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure
  • Convenient time zone (GMT +4)
  • Investment Opportunities

Investment Opportunities


Investment Opportunities

Mauritius is continually reinventing itself. By leveraging its strategic position at the crossroads of Africa, Asia and Australia, Mauritius is gradually transforming itself into a hub and an international jurisdiction for investors in search of security, transparent regulation and high value-addition. Over the years, the economy has been successfully metamorphosed following a smart shift from a mono-agricultural model to a diversified, innovation-driven and knowledge-based economy, underpinned by a broad spectrum of business activities.

Mauritius offers excellent business opportunities in the following industry sectors:

  • Agro-Industry
  • Aquaculture
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality & Property Development
  • Smart Cities
  • ICT-BPO
  • Life Sciences
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Creative Industry
  • Ocean Economy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Seafood

Hospitality & Property Development


Hospitality & Property Development

Mauritius has successfully positioned itself on the international scene as a renowned up-market tourist destination.

One of the measures announced in the 2015/2016 budget was the restructuring of the Integrated Resort Scheme (IRS) and Real Estate Scheme (RES). As a result, the Investment Promotion Act has been amended through the Finance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015.

The Investment Promotion Act makes provision for the introduction of a Smart City Scheme (SCS) and a Property Development Scheme (PDS). The two new schemes will be administered by the BOI under a new set of Regulations. Government will come up with a clear roadmap and guidelines for the development of these projects that will be prescribed shortly.
The Smart City Scheme (SCS) will promote targeted economic activities while at the same time consolidation the industrial and service base and an economic diversification path the promotion and uphold ecological sustainable development.

The Property Development Scheme (PDS) will attract investment from abroad by allowing non-citizens to acquire residential properties under the Scheme.
Letter of approvals or certificates issued to companies to develop an IRS or RES project will continue to remain in force. Non-citizens acquiring immovable property under IRS or RES, for more than USD 500,000 or its equivalent, will still be eligible to apply for a residence permit.

BOI shall however continue to consider applications made under the provisions of the Invest Hotel Scheme (IHS).


Work & Live


Work & Live

With its rich history and a mix of various cultural traditions, Mauritius is a privileged country to live. An attractive and thriving place for business with an incomparable art de vivre, Mauritius is home to the citizen of the world.
Right partnerships between foreign capital and local businesses have resulted in outstanding economic success. The opening up of the economy has had a favourable impact on the growth rate of the country with increased transfer of technology, knowledge, talents and capital.

In its pursuit to become a high-income economy, Mauritius is actively encouraging foreign talents, know-how and investment into the country. Whether you are an investor, a professional, a self-employed or a retired non-citizen, there are a number of compelling reasons to consider Mauritius as your location for doing business and living.

Foreign nationals wishing to work, live or retire in Mauritius may explore various avenues either through the Occupation Permit, the Residence Permit or the Permanent Residence Permit. They are also eligible to acquire property in Mauritius under prescribed conditions. For further information, please refer to the section on how to apply.


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