Occupation and Residence Permits

The Occupation Permit (OP) is a combined work and residence permit which allows ​a foreign national to work and live in Mauritius for a period of 10 years, renewable. There are 4 categories of Occupation Permit: Investor, Professional, Self Employed and Investor for innovative start-up​.  Retired non-citizens over the age of 50, their dependents and dependents of Occupation Permit holders can apply for a Residence Permit (RP).​
The eligibility criteria and the guidelines are available on the website of the Economic Develo​pment Board and the application for an OP and RP is made online​​.