The purpose of this guideline is to provide information governing the application for Occupation Permits and Residence Permits.
The Occupation Permit (OP) is a combined work and residence permit which allows foreign nationals to work and reside in Mauritius under 3 specific categories namely:
Foreign nationals, above the age of 50 years, may also choose to retire in Mauritius under a Residence Permit (RP).
An Occupation Permit (Investor and Self-employed) and a Retired Residence Permit shall be issued for a maximum period of ten years, renewable thereafter as per established criteria.
An Occupation Permit under the Professional category shall be issued for a maximum period of three years or as per the duration of the contract of employment, renewable thereafter as per established criteria.
Dependents of an OP or RP holders may also apply for residence permit for a duration not exceeding that of the main holder.