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Permanent Residence Permit​

A Permanent Residence Perm​​​it (PRP) is a permit that allows an eligible non-citizen to work and/or live in Mauritius for a period of 20 years, ​subject to satisfying the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Criteria for Permanent Residence Permit 

A. Criteria for Eligibility for Permanent Residence Permit:
​A holder of an Occupation Permit or Residence Permit as a Retired non-citizen is eligible to apply for a 20-year Permanent Residence Permit provided the following specific conditions are met:​
​1.
​​​Investor: Holder of an Occupation Permit for at least 3 years, immediately preceding the date of application for the Pe​​rmanent Residence Permit, with:


​a minimum annual gross income of at least MUR 15M for 3 years preceding application; or


an aggregate turnover of MUR 45M for any consecutive period of 3 years during his/her current permit
​2.
Professional: Holder of an Occupation Permit for at least 3 years, immediately preceding the date of application for the Permanent Residence Permit, with a basic monthly salary of at least MUR 150,000 for 3 consecutive years​ ​
​3.
Self-Employed: Holder of an Occupation Permit for at least 3 years, immediately preceding the date of application for the Permanent Residence Permit, with an annual business income o​f at least MUR 3 million for the 3 consecutive years.
​4.
​Retired Non-Citizen: Holder of a Residence Permit as a Retired Non-Citizen for at least 3 years with transfer of at least USD 54,000 or its equivalent in freely convertible foreign currency during the period of 3 years preceding the application
​5.
​An investor who invests at least USD 375,000 in a qualifying business activity:​ ​


​​​Qualifying business activities: Agro-based industry, Audio-visual, Cinema and Communication, Banking, Construction, Education, Environment-friendly and green energy products, Financial Services, Fisheries and Marine Resources, Freeport, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Insurance, Leisure, Manufacturing, Marina development, Tourism and Warehousing, Initial Public Offerings.
 
B. Criteria for Eligibility for Permanent Residence Permit for existing Occupation Permit/Residence Permit Holder
(i) A non-citizen who has been a holder of an Occupation permit or Residence permit as a Retired Non-Citizen for at least 3 years immediately before 1 September 2020 and who satisfies the condition as specified above, may on application, be granted the status of permanent resident for a period of 20 years.

(ii) Holder of an Occupation Permit or Residence Permit as a Retired Non-Citizen need not wait for expiry of their 10-year permit to apply for a Permanent Residence Permit. They can apply for Permanent Residence Permit after holding their permit for 3 years, provided they meet the Permanent Residence Permit eligibility criteria.
1.​
Investor: Holder of an Occupation Permit before 1 September 2020, with Cumulative turnover of at least ​MUR 12 million during the 3 years preceding the application.
​2.
Self-Employed: Holder of an Occupation Permit before 1 September 2020, with cumulative business income of at least ​MUR 2.4 million during the 3 years preceding the application
​3.
Professional: Holder of an Occupation P​ermit before 1 September 2020, in:
​a)
T​he information and communication technologies (ICT) sector and business process outsourcing (BPO) sector with a monthly basic salary of at least MUR 30,000 during the 3 years preceding the application
​b)
​Any other sector with a monthly basic salary of at least MUR 60,000 during the 3 years preceding the application
​4.​
Retired Non-Citizen: Holder of a Residence Permit before 1 September 2020, with:​
a)​Monthly transfer of at least USD 1,500 or its equivalent in freely convertible foreign currency, during the period of 3 years;
​b)
Cumulative transfer of at least USD 54,000 or its equivalent in freely convertible foreign currency, during the period of 3 years.

Note:
​i.
Existing Permanent Residence Permit holders (10 years) may apply for a new Permanent Residence Perm​it (20 years) immediately after the expiry of their existing Permanent Residence Permit.
​ii.
A holder of a Permanent Residence Permit should, during the validity period of his/her respective permit, continue to satisfy the conditions/criteria specified in the Economic Development Board Act and/or the requirement of section 5A(5AA) of the Immigration Act.
​iii.
A Permanent Residence Permit may be cancelled at any time without giving any reason if the holder no longer satisfies the criteria and conditions of Permanent Residence Permit or has acted in contravention to any law of Mauritius, or has given any false or misleading information at the time of application.​

Application for Permanent Residence Permit
An application for Permanent Residence Permit should be made to “Residence Permit Section”, Prime Minister’s Office (Defence and Home Affairs Division), 4th Floor, New Government Centre, Port Louis on the “Application for Permanent Residence Permit” form.

Documents required:​​

Presentation of pas​sport and submission of copy of bio-data page.

​Four recent passport size photographs (not older than three months).

​A sworn affidavit to the effect that the applicant has not been convicted in his country of origin or residence of any criminal offence for the past 10 years.

​In case of categories under Investor/Self-employed Non-Citizen/Professional, a certificate of income from the Mauritius Revenue Authority, covering the last three years preceding his application.

​In case of investor in the 375,000 USD category, the applicant must submit the registration certificate issued by the Economic Development Board.
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​In case of Retired Non-Citizen, documentary evidence from bank to the effect that the applicant has transferred from abroad to Mauritius an amount of money of USD 54,000 or its equivalent in freely convertible currency, during each of the preceding three years, plus copy.

​A medical certificate issued by a doctor in Mauritius, accompanied by test results and chest X-ray report, plus copy of the documents.​​

Application forms, guidelines and other useful information may be obtained from the:


Residence Permit Section
Prime Minister’s Office (Home Affairs Division)
4th Floor, New Government Centre, Port Louis
Mauritius​

 
Tel:   +(230) 201-(1244/3449/1187)/ 214-(1983/1723/1353/2161) 
Fax:  +(230) 201-1082

 
Email: pmo-rp@govmu.org  

 
Procedures for application for Permanent Residence Permit

Application forms for Permanent Residence Permit:​
a)
Investors - Self-Employed - Professional​s​​
​b)
​Retired Non-Citizens
​c)
Dependents​​ - Spouse

Application Residence Permit for foreign students
For relevant information regarding the application for Residence Permit for foreign students the Passport and Immigration Office may be contacted as follows:

The Passport and Immigration Officer​​​
Sterling House
9 - 11 Lislet Geoffroy Street
Port  Louis
Mauritius​
 
Tel : + (230) 210-9312 or +(230) 210-9319  
Fax : +(230) 210-9322 
 
E-mail: piomain@govmu.org or piovisa@govmu.org
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