Over a million travelers visit Mauritius, with numbers growing each year for this luxurious East African island destination.
Foreign nationals from more than 110+ countries can travel to Mauritius visa-free. Depending on the purpose of travel to Mauritius, all other foreign travelers should apply for the appropriate Mauritius visa, prior to their trip to Mauritius, or, if eligible, obtain a visa-on-arrival at a Mauritius port of entry. Mauritius also offers the Mauritius Premium Travel Visa to eligible foreign citizens, wishing to stay in Mauritius long-term, for up to one year with their families, for purposes of tourism, retirement, or professional or remote work activities. The Mauritius premium travel visa can be applied for online, while all other Mauritius visas can be applied for at the nearest Mauritius embassy, consulate, or representation office abroad.
The Mauritius visa normally allows for a maximum period of 180 days within a calendar year for the Mauritius tourist visa, 120 days for the Mauritius business visa, 45 days for the Mauritius social visa, 24 hours for the Mauritius transit visa, and one year for the Mauritius premium travel visa.
If you are a foreign national required to apply for a Mauritius visa, prior to traveling to Mauritius, you should apply for the appropriate Mauritius visa, based on the purpose of your trip to Mauritius. The Mauritius visa types are:
The following are required when applying for a Mauritius visa:
Applicant should have a valid passport or travel document, with a photocopy of the passport data pages.
The applicant is required to submit 2 recent, passport-size photos.
Applicant should provide an airline ticket, exiting Mauritius for another destination.
Applicant should provide hotel reservations or proof of lodging, or a letter of invitation by a Mauritius citizen, including invitee’s ID, address, and proof of sponsorship.
Applicant should provide proof of means during stay in Mauritius, in the form of bank statements or salary slips for the past 3 months.
Applicant should fill out a Mauritius visa application form.
Certain Mauritius visas require additional information, such as business or official invitations, academic acceptance letters, medical reports, and others.
Please note that minors applying for a Mauritius visa are required to provide a parental consent letter, birth certificate, and copies of parents’ passports.
In addition to the basic requirements listed above, the following are also required when applying for a Mauritius premium travel visa:
To be eligible to apply for the Mauritius premium visa, applicants should not work in the Mauritius labor market, and the majority of their income should come from outside Mauritius.
Applicant should have travel health insurance coverage during the length of their stay in Mauritius.
Applicant should fill out a Mauritius premium travel visa application form online.
Foreign nationals applying for a Mauritius visa should follow these steps:
Fill out a Mauritius application form with your personal details and other requested information.
• Contact your nearest Mauritius embassy, consulate or representation office to set an appointment.
• Submit the Mauritius visa application form and all required documents at your nearest Mauritius embassy, consulate, or foreign mission abroad.
• Pay the Mauritius visa application fees.
• Collect approved Mauritius visa from the Mauritius embassy, consulate, or representation office where you applied.
• Make sure all information on the visa is correct and matches your passport.
Foreign nationals applying online for a Mauritius premium travel visa should follow these steps:
• Fill out application and other requested information at the Mauritius Business Licensing Platform
• Upload required documents
• If approved, receive your Mauritius premium travel visa to the email you provided.
• Verify the visa information is correct and matches your passport.
Foreign nationals applying for a Mauritius visa should do so at their nearest Mauritius embassy, consulate, or foreign mission abroad. The Mauritius premium travel visa can be applied for online at the Mauritius Business Licensing Platform.
Mauritius visas generally take 5 business days to be fully processed and issued, and you are advised to apply at least one month before your intended trip to Mauritius.
Foreign nationals from the following countries should apply for a Mauritius visa before traveling to Mauritius: Afghanistan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Brazil, Guyana, Iraq, Kosovo, Laos, Libya, Mali, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.
All Mauritius visa applications are free of charge.
Valid Mauritius visas can be extended by applying to the Mauritius Passport and Immigration Office and submitting a set of requirements, including a Mauritius visa extension application form, passport photocopy, airline reservation, accommodation, financial proof, invitation letter, or other documents, depending on your purpose of stay in Mauritius.
Normally, it takes 5 days for a Mauritius visa to be fully processed and issued. You are advised to apply at least 1 month before your intended trip to Mauritius.