Considering moving to Mauritius

Hello Everyone,

Trust you are all well.

Need some advise please.

We are looking to move to Mauritius in the foreseeable future.

I run a telecommunications company as well as an accounting/bookkeeping practice in Gauteng South Africa. I am looking to open an office and focus on Telecommunications within Mauritius and work with existing suppliers of Telecoms products within Mauritius' market, and move my family as well. So our residence will be Mauritius. I will be commuting back and forth to South Africa for my existing clients.

I need help and advise as too who I can speak to for information on the following topics;

1. Policies and procedures to make the move to Mauritius; Residence and working permits etc. Can this be done without going through immigration agents that charge an arm and a leg?
2. Who can I speak to regarding registering a company in Mauritius to trade;
3. Understanding lifestyle costs vs South Africa;
4. Real estate agents to help us find homes;
5. Education for my kids. Daughter is turning 4 and baby boy a couple of months old;
6. Business forums I can belong too;
7. Speaking to other ex-South Africans to understand challenges they went through.

These are some of the topics I need help on. I am sure further questions will come up as I go along. I also understand this is not a simple exercise, however, I would prefer to speak to someone with experience of the above.

Thanking you all.

Lucien Strydom

Hi Lucien Strydom,

Welcome to Expat.com :)

I invite you to have a look at the various existing topics in the Mauritius forum, you may find some interesting information that will help you in your move to Mauritius.

I also strongly recommend you to download the Mauritius expat guide as there are several instructive articles that will also guide you to make your expat project a success.

For the real estate agencies, you will find a few in this list : Real estate in Mauritius.

Best of luck,

Priscilla
Expat.com Team

Hello Lucien

Your questions cover a lot of topics and this can generate very vague replies.
I'd be happy to answer any precise questions you have.

Hello Priscilla,

Thank you for your reply.

I will read up on the information you provided re expat guide and list of real estate agencies.

Thank you.

Lucien

Hi Lucien,

I can help you fid the right deal for your move in Mauritius. I have some businesses for sale as well as partners sell theirs from small one man show to restaurants in prime Grand bay.   See my replies hope that helps. I am friends and have a few SA clients and mates now I can refer you to.

1. Policies and procedures to make the move to Mauritius; Residence and working permits etc. Can this be done without going through immigration agents that charge an arm and a leg?

Visit https://www.edbmauritius.org/work-and-l … ce-permit/

2. Who can I speak to regarding registering a company in Mauritius to trade;

The Mauritius Business Registry in capital done in half day you have your company open.

3. Understanding lifestyle costs vs South Africa;

Cant compare but Mauritius safer, more expensive living cost for sure than SA. But if you dont have too much expensive taste Mauritius can be cheap too.

4. Real estate agents to help us find homes - ***

5. Education for my kids. Daughter is turning 4 and baby boy a couple of months old;

Depending if you will be based North or West we have schools everywhere. Not an issue.

6. Business forums I can belong too; Here on Expat.com or many org in Mauritius. SME's Business Mauritius and others....

7. Speaking to other ex-South Africans to understand challenges they went through. Yes try facebook there is a group SA moving to Mauritius there is two actually.

Hope that helps.

Connect with me on Linked In too.

Cheers,

Sebastien Staub
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Hi Lucien,

I see you have very valuable info from others- and you will find life in Mauritius to be very pleasant indeed.

1. Policies and procedures to make the move to Mauritius; Residence and working permits etc. Can this be done without going through immigration agents that charge an arm and a leg?
Yes, indeed- the EDB (Economic Development Board) are very helpful

2. Who can I speak to regarding registering a company in Mauritius to trade;
The Mauritius Registrar of Companies in very helpful and it is efficient in registering a company. On their website, they provide you with info of what papers you need to present them in order to proceed

3. Understanding lifestyle costs vs South Africa;
It depends on what you are looking for but in general it is more expensive here (food, drinks, clothes, activities...…)
4. Real estate agents to help us find homes;
Park Lane Properties has many years of experience in relocating and assisting foreigners from A-Z in their move.
5. Education for my kids. Daughter is turning 4 and baby boy a couple of months old;
If you choose to live in the West, Tiny Tots Day Care and Telfair International Primary School are highly recommended
6. Business forums I can belong too;
Expat.com organizes business networking events which may be helpful
7. Speaking to other ex-South Africans to understand challenges they went through.
You can go on the facebook group South Africans relocating to Mauritius which may be helpful. You will meet a lot here too, especially in the west coast. ***
Good luck!

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Hi Lucien. I have sent you my number via personal message. Happy to have a general chat. Regards

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