Mauritius, a paradise for digital nomads, has some of the world’s most pristine turquoise waters and white sand beaches. The new digital nomad visa (Premium Visa) allows for a longer stay than the standard six-month tourist visa.
With the Premium Visa, remote workers can stay in Mauritius for a year and with the option to renew the visa once that period draws to a close. The visa category was introduced in a bid to attract more longer-term visitors into the country after the Covid-19 pandemic decimated the Mauritius tourism industry.
The application is free to submit and carries a 48-hour turnaround time. To date, approximately 2000 applications have been approved.
What Is A Digital Nomad Visa?
A digital nomad visa category allows remote workers and freelancers to claim temporary residency in another country, granted they meet specific criteria.
The applicant must be:
- Employed as a remote worker
- Have a portfolio of freelance clients
- Own a business outside of the country where they wish to apply for their visa
A Wonderful Way Of Life
The Mauritius Premium Visa is one of the most popular because of its longer-term stay (12 months) and reduced financial requirements. Not to mention the wonderful in-country conditions, which include steady, moderate weather patterns, a surprisingly low cost of living, rapidly advancing infrastructure, and a laid-back island lifestyle. The Premium Visa also allows the addition of family members/dependants.
Mauritius Digital Nomad (Premium Visa) Requirements
The Premium Visa carries the following requirements:
Valid Passport ‒ Passport must be valid for the duration of your stay.
Remote Employment ‒ Whether self-employed, freelance or working for a company outside of Mauritius.
Earn $1,500 Per Month ‒ This criteria is increased by $500 for each dependent/family member added to your application.
Travel Insurance ‒ You must have valid and comprehensive travel/health insurance for the entire duration of your stay.
Nationals from 114 countries are eligible to apply for the visa. Get in touch to find out more.
Thinking Of Becoming A Digital Nomad In Mauritius?
Our consultants are immigration experts with decades of collective experience. We will help you plan strategically, ensuring a smooth transition; we will handle every aspect of your application, giving you time to plan your exciting new life. With Move To Mauritius on your side, you can have your digital nomad visa taken care of correctly the first time. We will assist with your visa application, including gathering all relevant documents for submission.
Additionally, we can assist with finding and setting up residence in Mauritius for you and your family members/dependants and assistance with your visa renewal once your 12-month validity has come to an end.
A digital nomad (Premium Visa) is an excellent option for those wishing to spend time in a country before permanent relocation. Get in touch with one of our immigration experts today.