Passport and visa regulations
|Passport required||visa required||Return ticket required|
|Other EU countries||Yes||no||Yes|
Generally required, must be valid beyond the stay.
Generally required, with the exception of citizens of the following countries listed in the table above, who are allowed to stay for a tourist stay of up to 90 days (max. 180 days) or for a business stay of up to 90 days (max. 120 days) against presentation passport, return or onward travel ticket and hotel reservation as well as proof of sufficient funds (at least US$ 100 per day) (proof of sufficient funds is only very sporadically required in practice) obtain an “Entry Permit” for the stay: (a ) EU countries, (b) Switzerland and (c) Turkey.
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No fees are charged.
Visa types and costs
Tourist and Business Visa.
Tourist and business visa on arrival: varies by nationality. Extensions can be applied for at the local immigration office (address see extension of stay).
Travelers who otherwise require a visa, who continue their journey with the first connecting flight within 24 hours, do not leave the transit area and are in possession of valid documents for the onward journey and sufficient funds, receive a transit visa upon entry. If the transit takes more than 24 hours, the transit visa must be obtained before the start of the journey. Consulate or consular department of the embassy, which forwards the visa applications to the authorities in Mauritius (see contact addresses).
(a) 1 application form (to be completed in English). (b) 2 passport photos. (c) Copy of all relevant pages of passport (photo, nationality, passport number and authority that issued the passport) – not the original. (d) If applicable, residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland. (e) Proof of accommodation (hotel booking confirmation etc.). (f) Confirmation from travel agent of paid return or onward travel tickets. (g) for visiting trips: invitation of the person to be visited with name, address, telephone number and family relationship or type of relationship. (h) Proof of sufficient funds with a recent bank statement (minimum US$100 per day). (i) A stamped, registered, self-addressed envelope for delivery of the permit. (j) for business trips: letter from the company. Documents for a visa on arrival (a) Passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the stay. (b) Valid Return Ticket. (c) Proof of sufficient funds (minimum US$100 per day). (d) Hotel booking confirmation or letter of invitation for private visits. (e) Possibly a residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland. (c) Proof of sufficient funds (minimum US$100 per day). (d) Hotel booking confirmation or letter of invitation for private visits. (e) Possibly a residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland. (c) Proof of sufficient funds (minimum US$100 per day). (d) Hotel booking confirmation or letter of invitation for private visits. (e) Possibly a residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland.
3 to 4 weeks. In Geneva: 5 working days.
Proof of sufficient funds
All foreigners must have sufficient funds (minimum US$100 per day). Evidence of this is very sporadically required in practice.
Documents required upon entry
Upon arrival, all travelers must be in possession of a valid passport, valid return or onward travel tickets, a hotel booking or a letter of invitation, if applicable a residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland, and proof of sufficient financial means for the duration of their stay (at least €100 per day) (proof of sufficient funds is only requested very sporadically).
Extension of stay
Renewals are issued by the Passport and Immigration Office, 9-11 Lislet Geoffrey Street, Sterling House, MU-Port Louis (Tel: 210 93 12 19). A work permit is required if you wish to start work in Mauritius. A stay can be extended up to a total length of stay of 6 months.
Entry with children
German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa regulations apply to children as to their parents. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) to travel abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.
Passports issued by the authorities of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, among others, are not recognized by Mauritius. Holders of the mentioned passports must apply for an entry permit at the Passport and Immigration Office in Mauritius (address see extension of stay).
Entry with pets
Pets require an import permit from the Ministry of Agriculture, Veterinary Services, Food Technology and Natural Resources, Port Louis, and a health certificate from the country of origin. The quarantine obligation for dogs and cats is 6 months and for birds 3 weeks to 2 months. Note: Dogs and cats originating from places where rabies cases have occurred within a 100km radius are not allowed to enter Mauritius. Imports of invertebrates are prohibited.