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How to set up a business in Mauritius

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Mauritius is a welcoming destination for investors and entrepreneurs. Procedures to set up a business are relatively simple and fast in the island.

To set up a business in Mauritius, investors can apply for an occupation permit if their estimated turnover reaches or exceeds 3,000,000 rupees per year.

To work freelance in the island, people can apply for an occupation permit if their estimated turnover reaches or exceeds 600,000 rupees per year.  

Permanent residence permit for investors and self-employed workers:
Investors can apply for a permanent residence permit if their estimated turnover reaches or exceeds 5,000,000 rupees per year.
Self-employed workers can apply for a permanent residence permit if their estimated turnover reaches or exceeds 3,000,000 rupees in revenue per year.

  Good to know:
No tax on dividends in Mauritius
No taxes on capital gains
No taxes on capital
No inheritance tax
Profits and dividends can be expatriated without restriction.

Medical examinations are required in all cases.

  Useful links:

Occupation Permit – Complete procedure
http://www.gov.mu/portal/goc/compdiv/file/g_occup.pdf

B.O.I. (Board of Investment)
http://www.boimauritius.com/

Ministry of labour - Mauritius
http://www.gov.mu/portal/site/laboursite

Passport and Immigration bureau: Tel. : (230) 210 93 12 ; Fax : (230) 210 93 22
Prime Minister's Office: Tel. : (230) 201 21 54 ; Fax : (230) 212 93 93

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8 months ago

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ajace
ajace
5 years ago

Hey dude, I've seen some of your posts on this website about Mauritius, I'd like to ask you some questions please, I'm planning to come to Mauritius to open a small company, I already contacted the BOI and they told me that I can qualify under the self-employed category, yet the whole process & the paper work seems to be very complicated. Because you are in Mauritius on the same category I think you can help me,,, I need to know where to start, what documents I should bring with me to Mauritius because I will come on Tourist visa & the BOI told me that I can change my status once the OP approved, When do I have to transfer the start-up capital to a bank account in Mauritius and what if I transferred the money then the OP got rejected?? If you know a company who can help me through all the process (like companies formation specialized & trustworthy) there are some companies like this in some other countries. I really appreciate your help man & I hope we can meet in Mauritius soon, Thanks in advance.

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