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Mauritius Visa Requirements

Are you planning a trip to Mauritius? This article will help you determine whether you will require a Mauritian visa and will also help you through the visa application process.

A Visa is an official document provided by the Mauritius Immigration Office, Embassy, or Consular, certifying that an Immigration Officer has examined your application to enter Mauritius and confirmed that you are authorized to travel or transit to Mauritius for a certain purpose.

As a result, a Visa essentially authorizes the holder to travel to Mauritius up to a border checkpoint and does not imply that the bearer will be permitted to enter the country. The immigration officer, after a screening at the borders entrance in Mauritius, makes the final decision to accept a non-resident. He or she determines how long a traveller can remain in the country during any particular visit.

*Important Note:

Travellers who land with no visa (if usually required) may be brought back at their own responsibility by the transportation carrier to their place of origin or residence.

A valid certified passport is mandatory for all travellers coming to Mauritius (The validity of the passport must be at least six months beyond the intended period of stay)

Tourists travelling to Mauritius for other motives besides visits, tourism or tourism activities, or business purposes should acquire prior approval from the Passport and Immigration Office and apply for a visa before travelling to Mauritius:

  • Individuals coming to Mauritius take up employment
  • Potential students coming to Mauritius for study purposes
  • Travellers coming to Mauritius for religious purpose

The Different Types of Visas to enter Mauritius Island

Tourist Visa

A tourist visa enables a non-citizen to travel to Mauritius for a holiday over a certain period of time.

In particular circumstances, a maximum of (six) months may be authorized in a calendar year, subject to Immigration eligibility requirements.

Business visa

The Business visa authorizes non-citizens to travel to Mauritius for the specific reason of starting, operating, or investing in a business.

Businessmen are granted a maximum of 120 days in a calendar year, considering that the maximum stay during each trip is not more than 90 days and the non-citizen is not paid in Mauritius.

Social Visa

Non-citizens who are sponsored by socio-cultural associations are provided with a social visa for a maximum of 45 days to participate in any religious and social activities.

Non-citizens entering Mauritius for religious reasons should apply for and receive a social visa before departure.

Multiple Entry Visa

Only international businessmen and women with major economic importance in Mauritius who require a visa before visiting are eligible. Bona fide business individuals may be provided a multiple-entry visa for a maximum of 120 days in a calendar year, given that the stay during each trip does not exceed 90 days.

Transit Visa

Passengers travelling to a third country within 24 hours are eligible for this specific visa.

Medical Visa

Overseas visitors coming to Mauritius for medical treatment are given a medical visa if they will be treated at private health care facilities that have been officially registered with the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life under the Private Health Institutions Act.

On arrival, a medical visa is issued for the period of the treatment, but not for more than six (6) months.

Exemption from Visa:

  1. Persons who are citizens of Mauritius including those who are residents of Mauritius under the Immigration Act’s child, stepchild, or those who are legally adopted by individuals who are residents of Mauritius.
  2. Crew of Laissez-passer issued by the United Nations, SADC or from globally renowned institutions.
  3. The spouse of a citizen of Mauritius
  4. Holders of Diplomatic Passports other than those issued by the Government of Afghanistan, Algeria, Nigeria, Sudan and Yemen
  5. Citizens of Mauritius
  6. Persons who would like to reside in Mauritius solely for the duration of a ship’s stay on the island
  7. Persons who are residents of Mauritius under the Immigration Act

Who requires a Visa to visit Mauritius?

  • For passengers coming from countries where visas are not required — please see the Visa Requirement table at the bottom of this article.
  • Before travelling to Mauritius for any reason besides just tourism, visit, or commercial activities, all other travellers must first apply for a Visa/permit.

Mauritius Visa extra info

  • Non-citizens who enter Mauritius before obtaining a visa (if one is mandatory) may be repatriated at the expense of the transportation carrier.
  • Any individual who remains in Mauritius after the expiration of the term for which he acquired a visa or entry authorization, as the case may be, constitutes an infraction and is subject to legal action.
  • It is recommended that potential students travel to Mauritius only after their application for study or training in Mauritius has been confirmed.
  • Non-citizens who travel to Mauritius to celebrate their wedding should comply with the provisions of Section 24A of the Civil Status Act.
  • A non-citizen who intends to marry a Mauritian must meet the conditions of Section 19A of the Civil Status Act.
  • Non-citizens travelling to Mauritius for business may request for an Occupation Permit as an Investor, Entrepreneur, or Skilled Professional from the Passport and Immigration Officer through the Economic Development Board.

*Note: Visas And Extensions Of Stay Are Issued Free Of Charge.

Visa Application Mauritius

Application process

  • The individual must apply for a visa through one of Mauritius diplomatic or consular representatives.

List of Mauritius Diplomatic Missions Overseas

  • If no diplomatic or consular representatives are readily accessible, the application must be made to the Air Mauritius office.
  • When none of the aforementioned institutions are accessible, applications should be mailed to piovisa@govmu.org.

Required document for Mauritius Visa application

  1. Visa Application Form duly filled in and signed by the applicant.
  2. Two recent passport-size photos of the applicant.
  3. Photocopy of the data pages of the applicant’s passport.
  4. A copy of the Residence Permit. (Applicable for applicants not residing in their country of origin). Same to be valid for at least three months after the proposed date of departure from Mauritius.
  5. Copy of passage ticket to country of origin or residence.
  6. Copy of bank statement for the last three months.
  7. Hotel Booking for accommodation (if sponsored by a Citizen of Mauritius, to produce evidence of sponsorship, Copy of ID and proof of address)
  8. In the case of a business visa, the applicant should also submit a letter from a local sponsor/company.
  9. In case of Minor:- Consent letter from parents, copy of the birth certificate of applicant and copy of parents’ passports.
  10. Any other documents as may be required by this office.

Additional information regarding Mauritius visa

Depending on the submission of all requirements for the application, a visa will be granted as soon as possible after five (5) business days.

The individual must apply at least one month before their travelling to Mauritius.

Admission to Mauritius is not assured by a visa. After an inspection at the point of arrival in Mauritius, the Immigration Officer shall also be responsible about whether or not to allow a traveller into Mauritius.

Prior to actually travelling to Mauritius, applicants should wait for the outcome of their application.

Visa Requirement Country wise
S/No COUNTRY REQUIREMENT
1 Afghanistan Visa required prior to travel.
2 Albania Visa for sixty days on arrival
3 Algeria Visa for two weeks on arrival
4 Andorra Visa for sixty days on arrival
5 Angola No visa required
6 Antigua and Barbuda No visa required
7 Argentina No visa required
8 Armenia Visa for sixty days on arrival.
9 Australia No visa required.
10 Austria No visa required.
11 Azerbaijan Visa for sixty days on arrival.
12 Bahamas No visa required.
13 Bahrain No visa required.
14 Bangladesh Visa required prior to travel.
15 Barbados No visa required.
16 Belarus Visa for sixty days on arrival.
17 Belgium No visa required.
18 Belize No visa required.
19 Benin No visa required
20 Bhutan Visa for sixty days on arrival.
21 Bolivia Visa for sixty days on arrival.
22 Bosnia & Herzegovina Visa for sixty days on arrival.
23 Botswana No visa required.
24 Brazil No visa required.
25 Brunei Darussalam No visa required.
26 Bulgaria No visa required.
27 Burkina Faso Visa for sixty days on arrival.
28 Burundi No visa required.
29 Cambodia Visa for sixty days on arrival.
30 Cameroon Visa for sixty days on arrival.
31 Canada No visa required.
32 Cape Verde No visa required.
33 Chad No visa required.
34 Chile No visa required.
35 China No visa required.
36 Colombia Visa for sixty days on arrival.
37 Comoros Visa for two weeks on arrival.
38 Congo (Brazzaville) No visa required
39 Central African Rep. Visa for sixty days on arrival.
40 Democratic Rep. of Congo No visa required
41 Costa Rica Visa for sixty days on arrival.
42 Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Visa for sixty days on arrival.
43 Croatia No visa required
44 Cuba Visa for sixty days on arrival.
45 Cyprus No visa required.
46 Czech Republic (ex Czechoslovakia) No visa required.
47 Denmark No visa required
48 Djibouti Visa for sixty days on arrival.
49 Dominica No visa required.
50 Dominican Republic Visa for sixty days on arrival.
51 Ecuador Visa for sixty days on arrival.
52 Egypt No visa required
53 El Salvador Visa for sixty days on arrival.
54 Equatorial Guinea Visa for sixty days on arrival.
55 Eritrea Visa for sixty days on arrival.
56 Estonia Republic No visa required.
57 Ethiopia Visa for sixty days on arrival.
58 Fiji No visa required.
59 Finland No visa required.
60 France No visa required.
61 Gabon No visa required.
62 Gambia No visa required.
63 Georgia No visa required
64 Germany No visa required.
65 Ghana No visa required.
66 Greece No visa required.
67 Grenada No visa required.
68 Guinea Visa for sixty days on arrival.
69 Guinea Bissau Visa for sixty days on arrival.
70 Guatemala Visa for sixty days on arrival.
71 Haiti Visa for sixty days on arrival.
72 Honduras Visa for sixty days on arrival.
73 Hong Kong No visa required
74 Hungary No visa required.
75 Iceland No visa required.
76 India No visa required.
77 Indonesia Visa for sixty days on arrival.
78 Iran Visa required prior to travel.
79 Iraq Visa required prior to travel.
80 Ireland No visa required.
81 Israel No visa required.
82 Italy No visa required.
83 Jamaica No visa required.
84 Japan No visa required.
85 Jordan Visa for sixty days on arrival.
86 Kazakhstan Visa for sixty days on arrival.
87 Kenya No visa required.
88 Kiribati No visa required.
89 Korea (South Republic) No visa required.
90 Korea (North) Visa required prior to travel.
91 Kuwait No visa required.
92 Kyrgyzstan Rep. Visa for sixty days on arrival.
93 Laos Visa required prior to travel.
94 Latvia No visa required.
95 Lesotho No visa required.
96 Lebanon Visa for sixty days on arrival.
97 Liberia Visa for sixty days on arrival.
98 Libya Visa required prior to travel.
99 Liechtenstein No visa required.
100 Lithuania No visa required.
101 Luxemburg No visa required.
102 Macau SAR No visa required.
103 Macedonia (ex Yugoslav Rep.) Visa for sixty days on arrival.
104 Madagascar Visa for two weeks on arrival.
105 Malawi No visa required.
106 Malaysia No visa required.
107 Maldives No visa required.
108 Mali Visa required prior to travel.
109 Malta No visa required.
110 Mauritania Visa for sixty days on arrival.
111 Marshall Island Visa for sixty days on arrival.
112 Mexico No visa required.
113 Micronesia Visa for sixty days on arrival.
114 Moldova Visa for sixty days on arrival.
115 Monaco No visa required.
116 Mongolia Visa for sixty days on arrival.
117 Morocco Visa for sixty days on arrival.
118 Mozambique No visa required
119 Myanmar (Burma) Visa for two weeks  on arrival
120 Namibia No visa required
121 Nauru No visa required.
122 Nepal Visa for sixty days on arrival.
123 Netherlands No visa required.
124 New Zealand No visa required.
125 Nicaragua Visa for sixty days on arrival.
126 Niger Visa for sixty days on arrival.
127 Nigeria Visa for two weeks on arrival.
128 Norway No visa required.
129 Oman No visa required.
130 Pakistan Visa required prior to travel.
131 Palau Visa for sixty days on arrival.
132 Palestinian State Visa required prior to travel.
133 Panama Visa for sixty days on arrival.
134 Papua New Guinea No visa required.
135 Paraguay No visa required.
136 Peru Visa for sixty days on arrival.
137 Philippines Visa for sixty days on arrival.
138 Poland No visa required.
139 Portugal No visa required.
140 Qatar No visa required.
141 Romania No visa required.
142 Rwanda No visa required.
143 Russian Federation (Russia) No visa required.
144 Saharawi Republic Visa required prior to travel.
145 Samoa (Western) No visa required.
146 San Marino No visa required.
147 Sao Tome & Principe Visa for sixty days on arrival.
148 Saudi Arabia No visa required.
149 Senegal Visa for sixty days on arrival.
150 Seychelles No visa required.
151 Sierra Leone No visa required.
152 Serbia Visa for sixty days on arrival.
153 Singapore No visa required.
154 Slovenia No visa required.
155 Slovakia No visa required.
156 Solomon Islands No visa required.
157 Somalia Visa required prior to travel.
158 South Africa No visa required.
159 Spain No visa required.
160 Sri Lanka Visa for sixty days on arrival.
161 Saint Kitts  and Nevis No visa required.
162 Saint Lucia No visa required.
163 Saint  Vincent & Grenadines No visa required.
164 Suriname No visa required.
165 Sudan Visa required prior to travel.
166 South Sudan Visa required prior to travel.
167 Syria Visa required prior to travel.
168 Swaziland No visa required
169 Sweden No visa required.
170 Switzerland No visa required.
171 Tajikistan Visa for sixty days on arrival.
172 Taiwan Visa for sixty days on arrival.
173 Tanzania No visa required.
174 Thailand Visa for sixty days on arrival.
175 Timor Leste Visa for sixty days on arrival.
176 Togo Visa for sixty days on arrival.
177 Tonga No visa required.
178 Trinidad & Tobago No visa required.
179 Tunisia No visa required.
180 Turkey No visa required.
181 Turkmenistan Visa for sixty days on arrival.
182 Tuvalu No visa required.
183 Uganda No visa required.
184 Ukraine No visa required.
185 United Arab Emirates No visa required.
186 United Kingdom No visa required.
187 United States of America No visa required.
188 Uzbekistan Visa for sixty days on arrival.
189 Uruguay Visa for sixty days on arrival.
190 Vanuatu No visa required.
191 Vatican No visa required.
192 Venezuela Visa for sixty days on arrival.
193 Vietnam Visa for sixty days on arrival.
194 Yemen Visa required prior to travel.
195 Yugoslavia (Serbia & Montenegro) Visa for sixty days on arrival.
196 Zambia No visa required.
197 Zimbabwe No visa required.

 

Disclaimer: All information on the site is provided in good faith however we make no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability or completeness of any information on the site. For more accurate and updated information regarding Visa requirements to Mauritius, please visit the government of Mauritius official website.