Citizenship by descent if my grandfather was Mauritian?

I am trying to find the decree from the Government re. citizenship by descent as I seem to remember that it also applies to grandchildren of people born in Mauritius. Could anyone lead me to the right place?

My grandfather was born in 1904 Madagascar from Mauritian parents born in Rodrigues. Half of his siblings were born in Rodrigues as the family was originally settled there. He held a British subject Mauritian passport. Later on in his life, due to political changes in Madagascar he was forced to take Malagasy nationality. I was born in France but always felt Mauritian. I have a copy of my grandfather passport.

I would like to know where I should start as I assume that my case is not as straightforward as children of parents born in Mauritius and re-applying for citizenship.

Thank you everyone!

Hello

If one of your birth parents is not Mauritian ( jus soli) , you won't be eligible to apply as a  jus sanguinis candidate.

Jus soli definition is - a rule that the citizenship of a child is determined by the place of its birth

Jus sanguinis (Latin: right of blood) is a principle of nationality law by which citizenship is not determined by place of birth but by having one or both parents who are citizens of the state.

As far as the rules and terms are concerned, the govt site has been posted so many times on this forum :
do a search on "Mauritian citizenship"

Thank you for your reply. It clarifies things then. The decree I had read in 2015 a few months after the new government was elected included 'grandchildren of a Mauritian national' who could apply to obtain permanent residence if they could justify they would contribute to the country somehow and without having to pay the usual required amount.  I think this was done through the BOI. This happened about six months after we had to leave Mauritius after being refused the occupation permit. Not sure the program is still around.

I guess in my case, as only my grandfather was a British subject Mauritian and he is deceased, the chance is slim to say the least.  My husband who is British has probably more chances as he is from the Commonwealth!  We will probably look for retirement in South East Asia as we are not rich enough to afford the Citizenship against investment scheme:)

Parfumsisabelle wrote:

Thank you for your reply. It clarifies things then. The decree I had read in 2015 a few months after the new government was elected included 'grandchildren of a Mauritian national' who could apply to obtain permanent residence if they could justify they would contribute to the country somehow and without having to pay the usual required amount.  I think this was done through the BOI. This happened about six months after we had to leave Mauritius after being refused the occupation permit. Not sure the program is still around.


You mean the Diaspora Scheme ?

Unfortunately your grand-pa did not hold a Mauritian passport per se .
He must have been  the lucky few who were granted the British subject passport and most probably allowed to maintain it after Independence .

Thank you. Yes it was the Diaspora scheme. My grandfather was born from both Mauritian parents but when it was under French protectorate. Then it became British and they became British subjects. When they moved to Madagascar, they remained British subjects indeed. The history of Mauritius is quite fascinating but also complex! Which makes the legal system equally complex when it comes to this kind of civil status case... Thank you for all your replies. Much appreciated!