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A residence permit is required to enter Mauritius for work. Check out information on procedure for acquiring residence permit in Mauritius.
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Residence Permit in Mauritius

Any person who wishes to seek employment or engage in any gainful occupation in Mauritius may not be allowed to enter Mauritius unless he/she is the holder of a Residence Permit issued by the Passport Immigration Office and a Work Permit issued by the Ministry of Labor, Industrial Relations and employment.
Documents to be Submitted
  • Application Form to Enter Mauritius duly filled and signed by the applicant or by representative on his behalf.
  • Two recent passport size photographs of the applicant and his dependents (if applicable).
  • Photocopy of the data pages of applicant’s passport and that of any dependants.
  • Evidence of admission in an educational or training establishment approved by the Government
  • Details on the course to be followed.
  • Evidence of funds to meet costs of training/course
  • Evidence of accommodation in Mauritius.
  • Evidence from the foreign educational or training establishment to the effect that the training/short course to be followed in Mauritius forms part of a course of study being followed
  • An undertaking by applicant to the effect that he/she would not engage in any financial gainful activities
  • In case of a minor, a letter of consent from the responsible parties / guardian to be produced.
  • Applicant who has entered the country on tourist visa will not be entitled to study or undergo any training in Mauritius
  • In case applicant is overseas, he should ensure that approval has been obtained from relevant authorities (work and residence permit) before undertaking any travel to Mauritius
  • Application should be made on the prescribed Form "Application to Enter Mauritius" which is also available at the Passport and Immigration Office and on  the Immigration Office Website:  http//
  • All the above mentioned documents should be submitted in original and a legible Photostat copy of each for consideration (original will be returned after verification).

Last Updated on: 19-04-2010

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