Do You Need Visa to Visit Mauritius?

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Visa Types and Categories to Apply for Mauritius

Visa Types and Categories to Apply for Mauritius

You can realize your planned trip to Mauritius by obtaining a Mauritius visa. Foreign nationals can apply for Mauritius visas for business, tourism, and other reasons. Depending on the nationality some applicants can obtain a visa on arrival with a validity of 14 or 60 days. These applicants need to present required documents at the airport to obtain a visa from a relevant authority. Mauritius visas and extensions of stay are issued free of charge.

Mauritius Tourist Visa

Mauritius Tourist Visa

Mauritius Tourist visa is issued for applicants intending to visit Mauritius for tourism and sightseeing. You can apply for a Mauritius Tourist visa in order to realize your tourist activities.

 

Required Documents for Mauritius Visa

 

1. Application Form

2. Two Photos

  • Two passport size photos in the white background
  • They must be stapled to the application forms

3. Passport and Copy of the Main Page

  • Your passport must be valid beyond the intended duration of stay
  • It must have at least 2 blank pages

4. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if Your Country of Residence and Citizenship are Different)

  • It must be valid at least 3 months after the intended departure date

5. Travel Itinerary

  • Copy of round-trip flight ticket reservation
  • Proof of accommodation
    • Confirmation of hotel reservation (email or letter from the hotel) or
    • Invitation letter from the host in Mauritius (in case of staying in host’s house)
      • Copy of passport or national ID of the host
      • The full name, address, and contact details of the host must be included
      • Copy of utility bill from the host in Mauritius
      • Exact dates of visit

6. Proof of Financial Means

  • Evidence of sufficient funds (minimum 100 USD per day) to meet expenses in Mauritius
  • Recent bank statement
  • In case of sponsorship (sponsor in Mauritius):
    • Name, address, phone number of the sponsor
    • The profession of the sponsor
    • Relationship between the applicant and the sponsor

7. Travel Plan

  • It must be from an accredited travel agency

8. Travel Insurance

  • It must cover the whole duration of the stay

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Mauritius Tourist Visa

The average processing time for a Mauritius Tourist Visa is 5-30 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Mauritius Tourist Visa Fee

Mauritius Tourist Visa fee issued is free of charge.

 

Where to Apply for Mauritius Tourist Visa?

You will apply for a Mauritius Tourist Visa in Mauritius visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Mauritius Business Visa

Mauritius Business Visa

A Mauritius Business visa gives you the authorization to enter Mauritius and stay here for a maximum period of your visa validity, as permitted. It permits its holder to engage in business-related activities and short-term commerce.

 

Required Documents for Mauritius Business Visa

 

1. Application Form

2. Two Photos

  • Two passport size photos in the white background
  • They must be stapled to the application forms

3. Passport and Copy of the Main Page

  • Your passport must be valid beyond the intended duration of stay
  • It must have at least 2 blank pages

4. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if Your Country of Residence and Citizenship are Different)

  • It must be valid at least 3 months after the intended departure date

5. Travel Itinerary

  • Copy of round-trip flight ticket reservation
  • Proof of accommodation
    • Confirmation of hotel reservation (email or letter from the hotel) or
    • Invitation letter from the host in Mauritius (in case of staying in host’s house)
      • Copy of passport or national ID of the host
      • The full name, address, and contact details of the host must be included
      • Copy of utility bill from the host in Mauritius
      • Exact dates of visit

6. Proof of Financial Means

  • Evidence of sufficient funds (minimum 100 USD per day) to meet expenses in Mauritius
  • Recent bank statement
  • In case of sponsorship (sponsor in Mauritius):
    • Name, address, phone number of the sponsor
    • The profession of the sponsor
    • Relationship between the applicant and the sponsor

7. Proof of Purpose of the Visit

  • Business invitation letter or
  • Company letter which indicates the purpose of the visit
  • Letter from a local company

8. Travel Insurance

  • It must cover the whole duration of the stay

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Mauritius Business Visa

The average processing time for a Mauritius Business Visa is 5-30 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Mauritius Business Visa Fee

Mauritius Business Visa fee issued is free of charge.

 

Where to Apply for Mauritius Business Visa?

You will apply for a Mauritius Tourist Visa in Mauritius visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Mauritius Student Visa

Mauritius Student Visa

Mauritius Student Visa enables you to study full or part-time in TVET institutions or Tertiary Educational Institutions. You can find registered TVET or Tertiary Educational Institutions on this website. Mauritius Student Visa is valid for 3 months.

 

Required Documents for Mauritius Student Visa

 

1. Application Form

2. Two Photos

  • Two passport size photos in the white background
  • They must be stapled to the application forms

3. Passport and Copy of the Main Page

  • Your passport must be valid beyond the intended duration of stay
  • It must have at least 2 blank pages

4. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if Your Country of Residence and Citizenship are Different)

  • It must be valid at least 3 months after the intended departure date

5. Travel Itinerary

  • Copy of round-trip flight ticket reservation
  • Proof of accommodation
    • Confirmation of hotel reservation (email or letter from the hotel) or
    • Invitation letter from the host in Mauritius (in case of staying in host’s house)
      • Copy of passport or national ID of the host
      • The full name, address, and contact details of the host must be included
      • Copy of utility bill from the host in Mauritius
      • Exact dates of visit

6. Proof of Financial Means

  • Recent bank statement
  • In case of sponsorship (sponsor in Mauritius):
    • Name, address, phone number of the sponsor
    • The profession of the sponsor
    • Relationship between the applicant and the sponsor

7. Proof of Purpose of the Visit

  • Admission letter from a recognized Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) or educational institutions
  • Details about the duration of the course the applicant planning to take
    • Confirmation issued by Mauritius Qualifications Authority (or Tertiary Education Commission) regarding the duration of the course

8. Medical Certificate

  • Medical certificate proofs you are not suffering from any infectious disease
  • HIV, Hepatitis B, and Chest X-ray results are required to submit to Mauritius Passport and Immigration Office. It must be done no later than 1 month upon the arrival in Mauritius

9. Travel Insurance

  • It must cover the whole duration of the stay

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Mauritius Student Visa

The average processing time for a Mauritius Student Visa is 5-30 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Mauritius Student Visa Fee

Mauritius Student Visa fee issued is free of charge.

 

Where to Apply for Mauritius Student Visa?

You will apply for a Mauritius Student Visa in Mauritius visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Mauritius Transit Visa

Mauritius Transit Visa

Foreign citizens who need a visa to enter Mauritius are able to transit through Mauritius without a visa for up to 24 hours. Mauritius Transit visa is valid for up to 3 days. Nationals from the following countries are not eligible to transit without a visa:

  • Afghanistan
  • DR Congo
  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Libya
  • Liberia
  • Sudan
  • Nigeria
  • Yemen

 

Required Documents for Mauritius Transit Visa

 

1. Application Form

2. Two Photos

  • Two passport size photos in the white background
  • They must be stapled to the application forms

3. Passport and Copy of the Main Page

  • Your passport must be valid beyond the intended duration of stay
  • It must have at least 2 blank pages

4. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if Your Country of Residence and Citizenship are Different)

  • It must be valid at least 3 months after the intended departure date

5. Travel Itinerary

  • Copy of onward flight ticket reservation
  • Proof of accommodation (if any)
    • Confirmation of hotel reservation (email or letter from the hotel)

6. Proof of Financial Means

  • Evidence of sufficient funds (minimum 100 USD per day) to meet expenses in Mauritius
  • Recent bank statement

7. Proof of Purpose of the Visit

  • Eligibility to enter the destination country
    • Visa for the destination country (if any)
  • If the applicant doesn’t need a visa for the destination country:
    • Documents confirming the purpose of the visit
    • Hotel reservation
    • Invitation letter
  • Sufficient funds to meet transit costs

8. Travel Insurance

  • It must cover the whole duration of the stay

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Mauritius Transit Visa

The average processing time for a Mauritius Transit Visa is 5-30 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Mauritius Transit Visa Fee

Mauritius Transit Visa fee issued is free of charge.

 

Where to Apply for Mauritius Transit Visa?

You will apply for a Mauritius Transit Visa in Mauritius visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Mauritius Residence Permits

If you want to stay in Mauritius for a longer period for some reason (such as study, employment, etc.) you can also apply for Mauritius residence permits.

 


 

Mauritius Employment Residence Permit

Foreigners who wish to engage in employment and salaried occupations by obtaining Work Permit from Mauritius Ministry of Labor and Residence Permit from Passport Immigration Office. The applicants with employment purposes are not allowed to enter Mauritius without these permits.

 

Required Documents for Mauritius Employment Residence Permit

 

1. Application Form

  • Application form to enter Mauritius
  • It must be completed and signed by the applicant or the representative of the applicant

2. Photos

  • Two passport size photos of the applicant and dependents (if any dependent accompanies)

3. Passport and Copy of the Main Page

  • Copy (ies) of passports of dependents (if any)
  • Your passport must be valid beyond the intended duration of stay

4. Sponsor Letter

  • It must be from a company in Mauritius or a local counterpart

5. Documents Proving the Applicant Has Applied for Work Permit

  • Work Permit is issued by the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment

6. If the Applicant is Accompanied by a Family Member

  • Evidence of the relationship between the applicant and family member
    • Birth certificate
    • Marriage certificate

7. If the Children of the Applicant are Above 18

  • They have to apply for residence permit separately
  • Sponsor letter from the parents must be included in the application

 


 

Mauritius Student Residence Permit

The application must be done by sponsoring institutions on behalf of a foreigner who wishes to obtain a residence permit. The purposes of this permit are practical training/industrial placement/internship of foreign students. The residence permit is valid for 6 months. Firstly, entry permission is given to the applicants to enter the country which is valid for 1 month. Within 2 weeks upon arrival, the applicant must submit an application for a residence permit.

 

Required Documents for Mauritius Student Residence Permit

 

1. Application Form

  • Duly completed and signed

2. Photos

  • Two passport size photos of the applicant and dependents (if any dependent accompanies)

3. Passport and Copy of the Main Page

  • Your passport must be valid beyond the intended duration of stay

4. Proof of Financial Means

  • Recent bank statement for the last 3 months
  • In case of sponsorship (sponsor in Mauritius):
    • Name, address, phone number of the sponsor
    • The profession of the sponsor
    • Relationship between the applicant and the sponsor

5. Medical Certificate

  • Medical certificate proofs you are not suffering from any infectious disease
  • HIV, Hepatitis B, and Chest X-ray results are required to submit to Mauritius Passport and Immigration Office. It must be done no later than 1 month upon the arrival in Mauritius
    • If the result is positive the applicant is requested to leave Mauritius within 2 weeks

6. Proof of Purpose of the Visit

  • Proof of admission to engaging in training, internship, and industrial placement (in a well-known organization)
  • Details about the duration. The duration cannot exceed 6 months
  • Details about the necessity of education, training, internship to enhance the skills of the applicant

 


 

Mauritius Spouse Residence Permit

Foreigners who wish to stay in Mauritius with their spouse (citizen or resident in Mauritius) can obtain Mauritius Spouse Residence Permit.

 

Required Documents for Mauritius Spouse Residence Permit

 

1. Application Form

  • Duly completed and signed by the applicant

2. Photos

  • Two passport size photos of the applicant and dependents (if any dependent accompanies)

3. Passport and Copy of the Main Page

  • Copy (ies) of passports of dependents (if any)
  • Your passport must be valid beyond the intended duration of stay

4. Birth Certificate of the Applicant

  • It must be legalized by the relevant authority

5. Marriage Certificate

  • It must be legalized competent authority

6. Marriage Certificate of Previous Marriage with Ex-Spouse or Death Certificate of Ex-Spouse

7. Police Clearance Certificate

  • It must be issued within the last 6 months
  • All names and forenames of the applicant must be included
  • Must be obtained from both origin and residence country

8. Letter from Mauritian Citizen (Spouse in Mauritius)

  • Confirmation of supporting application
  • If the spouse in Mauritius has got a new nationality
    • Foreign nationality certificate

9. Birth Certificates of Children (if any)

  • Birth certificates must be legalized by a relevant authority

10. Proof of Financial Means

  • Recent bank statement for the last 3 months to prove available and sufficient funds to cover the expenses in Mauritius by a spouse in Mauritius 

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