I am a South African thinking about emigrating to Mauritius under the self employed program. I understand that in order to qualify, one must have an annual turnover of around $20k but if you want to obtain a permanent residence, you must have a turnover of around $100k.
My questions are:
- How long must you reside in Mauritius before you can apply for a passport?
- If I just stay on an occupational permit, renewing it every 3 years, will I be eligible for a passport?
- Will I be able to keep my South African passport if I apply for mauritian citizenship?
An unrelated question is whether anyone has experience with immigration consultancies and whether it is necessary. I have been quoted some pretty horrific prices for them to help me with the self employed application forms and business plan.
Is the application process straightforward or do you think it's necessary paying them for the help?
Thanks in advance