Foreign individuals or couples looking to retire and reside in Mauritius for the long term are granted a Residence Permit as retirees.
Retirees will be eligible to live in Mauritius from 3 months up to 10 years, under the status of a “Retired Non-Citizen.” You may only request for your permit to be renewed after a duration of 10 years.
Though there is no mandatory minimum period during which the holder of this visa must reside in Mauritius, he or she is required to reside in the country for at least 183 days per calendar year for fiscal purposes.
Any dependent (spouse, parent or child) will have to apply for a Dependent Visa.
To be eligible for a Residence Permit as a Retired Non-Citizen, you must meet the following requirements:
- You must be a foreign national
- You must be at least 50 years of age
- You must be retired
- You must open a bank account in Mauritius, upon which an initial transfer of €1,200 ($1,500) must be made. You are then required to transfer a monthly sum of at least €1,200 ($1,500) into this account.
- You must make a minimum transfer of €14,400 ($18,000) annually in your Mauritian bank account for as long as you hold your Residence Permit.
- You are permitted to make the transfer in any other equivalent foreign currency, provided it is easily convertible.
- You are not permitted to work or engage in any business activity in Mauritius. However, you can still invest in a local company as a minority shareholder, or retain the position of a Non-Executive Director provided that you do not earn a Director’s salary.
* It is mandatory for you to have a valid return ticket.
*All foreign travelers entering Mauritius are required to possess a passport valid for at least 6 months following your departure date from Mauritius. We strongly recommend that you have unused visa pages, allowing for necessary stamps upon arrival and departure. We also urge you to check if you require a separate transit visa for any connections on your way to Mauritius.
The fee for a Retiree Visa is €880 ($1,030) and does not include the mandatory government-imposed fees for the issuance of the permit:
- €420 ($500) per applicant