Mauritius offers a Premium VISA as a COVID-Safe destinationHLB RISK & COMPLIANCE CONSULTANCY LTD
January 8, 2021
ONE-YEAR PREMIUM VISA
The One-Year Premium Visa is a new visa being issued by Mauritius since the end of 2020 to encourage foreign nationals to come for a long stay as a tourist, retiree or a professional willing to come with his/her family and carry out his business or work remotely from Mauritius, in a COVID-safe destination.
It allows a non-citizen to stay in Mauritius for a period of one year, renewable.
The visa must be applied on-line and it is FREE of charge
Applications are processed and a reply is obtained within 48 hours
CRITERIA FOR PREMIUM VISA
The following criteria should be met to obtain the Visa::
- Any citizen from the list of 114 countries contained in the Annex are eligible to apply for the visa
- Applicant should not enter the Mauritius labour market.
- The main place of business and/or source of income and profits should be outside Mauritius;
- Documentary evidence to support application such as purpose of visit, accommodation etc;
- Other basic immigration requirements.
DOCUMENTATION NEEDED TO SUPPORT AN APPLICATIO0N FOR THE VISA
- Personal curriculum vitea
- Valid passport
- Copy of air ticket (including return ticket)
- A passport size photo
- A valid email address
- Travel and health insurance for the period of stay
- Proof of funds (bank statement or bank attestation) to meet the cost of stay in Mauritius
(minimum monthly transfer of USD 1500/EUR 1300 as per exchange rate applicable)
- Pre-booking for accommodation (Quarantine which has a duration of 14 days and post-Quarantine) is made prior to the date of travel.
- A certificate of a negative COVID – 19 PCR test administered not more than 7 days prior to the date of boarding at the last point of embarkation.
- Adherence to health protocols in Mauritius
- Any arriving passenger will have to undergo PCR tests on day of arrival, day 7 and day 14 following arrival: and
- If a PCR test reveals that a person is COVID-19 positive, he/she shall be transferred to a public medical institution for treatment.