Mauritius Visa Information
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Who requires a visa?
Categories of persons who are exempted from Visa:
(a) Citizens of Mauritius;
(b) Persons who are residents of Mauritius under the Immigration Act;
(c) The Spouse of a citizen of Mauritius;
(d) The child or step child or lawfully adopted child of persons referred to at (a) and (b) above;
(e) Holders of Diplomatic Passports other than those issued by the Government of Afghanistan, Algeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Liberia, Nigeria, Sudan, and Yemen,
(f) Crew of a vessel traveling on duty or in transit to join another vessel;
(g) Holders of Laissez-passer issued by the United Nations, SADC or from other internationally recognized organizations, and;
(h) Persons who intend to remain in Mauritius only during the stay of a vessel by which they arrive and depart.
Who Needs a Visa?
• All persons coming from the following countries:
Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Colombia, Congo (Brazzaville), Central African Rep., Democratic Rep. Of Congo, Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Cuba, Djobouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Korea (North), Liberia, Libya, Macau SAR, Macedonia, Mali, Mauritania, Marshall Island, Mexico, Micronesia, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian State, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Siberia, Somalia, Suriname, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tchad, Thailand, Togo, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Yugoslavia.
• All persons coming to Mauritius for purposes other than Tourism, Visit or Business need to apply for a visa/permit before undertaking any travel.
What documents will be required?
• Visa Application Form duly filled and signed by applicant.
• Two recent passport-size photos of the applicant.
• Photocopy of the data pages of applicant’s passport.
• 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 proposed date of departure from Mauritius.
• In case of business visa, applicant should also submit a letter from local sponsor/company.
Time required to issue visa:
Typically, a visa takes anywhere from 2 days to 15 days to process in the Mauritius Embassy/Consulate depending on the consulate that we need to send the application to and whether you choose to “rush” your Mauritius visa.
How long is the Visa valid for?
The final decision to admit a non-citizen rests with the Immigration Officer after examination at the point of entry in Mauritius. He/she decides how long the person can stay for any particular visit.
Embassy contact information:
Please contact the nearest Mauritius embassy for information on what documentation you may require to enter Mauritius. Mauritius Embassies Worldwide.
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