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Passport and Immigration office



Any person who wishes to seek employment or engage in any gainful occupation in Mauritius may not be allowed to enter Mauritius unless he/she is the holder of a Residence Permit issued by the Passport Immigration Office and a Work Permit issued by the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and employment.

Documents to be submitted

» Application Form to Enter Mauritius to be filled and signed by the applicant or by representative on his behalf.

» Two recent passport size photographs of the applicant and his dependents where applicable.

» Photocopy of the data pages of applicant's passport.

» Letter of sponsor from the company or local counterpart.

» Documentary evidence that work permit has been applied for.

» Applicant to produce documentary evidence of family relationship, if accompanied by family or any dependent i.e. birth and marriage certificates.

» Applicant's children, who have attained the age of 18 years, should apply for residence permit separately with sponsoring letter from parents.


» Applicant who has entered the country on tourist visa will not be entitled to work in Mauritius.

» In case applicant is overseas, he should ensure that approval has been obtained from relevant authorities (work and residence permit) before undertaking any travel to Mauritius.

» Application should be made on the prescribed Form "Application to Enter Mauritius" which is also available at the Passport and Immigration Office and on Internet - http//''.

» All the above mentioned documents should be submitted in original and a legible Photostat copy of each for consideration(original will be returned after verification).

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