All Citizens of Mauritius, either by Birth, Descent, Adoption, Registration or Naturalization, are eligible for a Mauritius Passport, provided that they satisfy all conditions prescribed by law.
One can collect the Passport Application Form, either at:
- The Enquiry Desk of the Passport & Immigration Main Office, Sterling House, 9-11, Lislet Geoffroy Street, Port Louis, or
- Any Police Station in Mauritius, or
- Download the Form from the PIO (Passport and Immigration Office)Website http//:passport.gov.mu, or
- The nearest Mauritian Embassy/Consulate Office, if one is abroad.
Completing the Form
The Application Form comes with clear and detailed instructions on the front page. Please follow them carefully and provide precise information, as any error will delay the application. Complete all sections of the Form which are relevant in capital letters with a black ballpoint pen, well within the white boxed areas.
Need for Passport to Enter/Leave Mauritius
Any person entering or leaving Mauritius shall produce to the Passport Officer a valid passport (at least six months validity beyond the intended period of stay) issued to him by or on behalf of the Government of a country of which such person is a national or citizen, or some other Government document intended for travel and establishing the nationality or citizenship and identity of such person to the satisfaction of the Passport Officer.
A passport issued by any of the following governments is not recognized to be a valid travel document to enter Mauritius:-
- The homelands of Botsphutatswana, Ciskei, Transkei, Venda or any other homeland existing in the Republic of South Africa. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
Holders of unrecognized passports, stateless, political refugees and holders of travel documents should apply and obtain an entry visa before undertaking any travel to Mauritius.
Conditions to be Satisfied for Right of Admission in Mauritius
Any person entering Mauritius must:
- hold a valid passport or any other recognized travel document, with expiry date at least 6 months beyond the intended period of stay.
- hold the appropriate Visa or Entry/Residence Permit as applicable.
- hold a valid return/onward passage tickets to his/her country of origin or residence.
- have sufficient funds to meet the costs of stay in Mauritius. (A minimum of 100 U.S Dollars per day).
- have a confirmed booking for accommodation in Mauritius.
- be eligible to re-enter his/her country of origin or residence.
- Merchant Seamen travelling on duty must be in possession of a valid Passport or a valid Seaman's Book written in English or French.
- If seaman is arriving by air in order to board ship, visa not required, provided the seaman is in possession of a Letter of Guarantee from the Shipping Company/is met at the Airport by the Shipping Agent.
- If seaman is arriving by ship in order to board aircraft, visa not required, provided the seaman is met at the Sea Port by the Shipping Agent. The shipping Agent to inform Immigration Authorities prior to their arrival.
- If continuing journey to a third country, should comply with Transit Visa requirements.
Last Updated on: 19-04-2010