Visa Requirements for Mauritius
Travelling to Mauritius? This page will let you to check whether or not you will have a need for a Mauritian visa and moreover guide you through the visa application procudure.
A Visa is an official acknowledgement issued by the Immigration Office/ Embassy/ Consular of Mauritius, indicating that your application to enter Mauritius has been reviewed by an Immigration Officer and that the officer has determined you are eligible to enter or transit in Mauritius for a specific purpose
A Visa, therefore, simply allows the bearer to travel to Mauritius up to a port of entry and does not implicitly guarantee right of admission into Mauritius. The financial decision to admit a non-resident rests with the Immigration officer after examination at the point of entry in Mauritius. He/ She decide how long the person can stay for any particular visit.
Warning: passengers arriving without a visa (if required) may be repatriated to their country of origin or residence at the transporting carrier's expenses.
Important: all travellers to Mauritius require a valid recognized passport (valid for at least six months beyond the intended period of stay)
Passengers coming to Mauritius, other than for the purpose of tourism, visits or business should obtain prior authority from the Passport and Immigration Office before undertaking any travel to Mauritius and apply for a visa prior to entry:
- Persons coming to take up employment
Who requires a Visa to visit Mauritius?
All those coming from countries which are exempted from visa requirements
All persons coming to Mauritius for purposes other than tourism, visit or business need to apply for a Visa/permit before undertaking any travel.