Your next step to setting up a company in Mauritius

Get started on setting yourself up in Mauritius

Make Mauritius your home away from home outside South Africa with its investment opportunities, tax benefits, and quick market entry

So you’ve decided that you want to set up a company in Mauritius or invest in Mauritius. But you’re asking yourself what is the next step to creating a company in Mauritius or how to go about buying a company in Mauritius. Or maybe you are more of the investment type and want to set up a trust fund in Mauritius. The bottom line is that no matter whether you are looking to directly enter the island or set up a subsidiary in Mauritius, you’ve come to the right place and our expert team is here to help you get started!

Investing In Mauritius
just makes financial sense

There are many reasons why setting up a business in Mauritius should be on your list of things to do. In addition to the location and how convenient it is to travel between the African continent and the island, Mauritius is fast becoming the destination of choice for businesses. Here are a few reasons why it just makes sense.

  • Rapid Market Entry
    Thanks to how easy it is to do business on the island, South African investors who are ready to start something new, can gain fast market entry to enable greater investment benefits, faster.
  • African Business Gateway
    The island is positioned in an ideal location and serves as a financial hub for business and investments in Africa.
  • Superior Global Ranking
    The island has a ranking of 13th place globally when it comes to ease of doing business
  • Credible legal framework in place
    The island combines the advantages of common and civil law using a dual legal system
  • Double Tax Agreement making things easier
    The country holds 46 Double Tax Agreements and 29 Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements meaning that you as an investor has the chance to benefit from interesting tax benefits.
  • Security ensured
    Mauritius is considered a politically, economically, and investment-safe banking environment
  • Crucial Memberships that help the process
    Mauritius is a member of regional trading blocks which include the SADC, African Union, and COMESA.

Your investment options in Mauritius

Once you meet the requirements set out by the authorities, your world of investment opportunities will open up in the most incredible way. Choose from the investment options available to you:

Property Development Schemes (PDS)

Previously known as RES, PDS is an investment option for foreigners who qualify to invest in real estate. The scheme allows foreigners to be able to buy and own property with is worth USD 500 000 or more. When you commit to this choice, you then get access to a residence permit allowing you to have your family staying with you on the island.

Integrated Resort Scheme (IRS)

This is a scheme created by the Mauritian government and Economic Development Board that allows foreigners to invest in luxury residences or villas that come with full amenities like swimming pools, spas, golf, restaurants, and other high-end facilities. The investment required for this option is USD 500 000 and once acquired comes with a permanent residence permit.

Investment Hotel Scheme (IHS)

Here you have the option of buying an apartment or villa or a room that is part of a luxury resort. There is no minimum limit on the amount you can invest unless you wish to buy an independent luxury villa which then requires a USD 500,000 payment. This scheme also does not enable the investor to obtain a residence permit.

Trust Funds In Mauritius

Whether you are looking to confidently protect your assets, secure your personal and business assets or find a solid investment option, there is the option of setting up a trust fund in Mauritius to suit your financial and investment needs.

G+2 Scheme

This is a scheme created for investors to acquire a property. Properties in this category include condominiums with a minimum of 2 floors and investors are entitled to a temporary residence permit that is valid for 6 months.

Acquiring Businesses In Mauritius

A prime market for existing businesses exists in Mauritius for investors who want to hit the ground running. Put the hassle of starting something from scratch behind you with a wide range of opportunities available on the local market.


This option is available to foreigners who want to invest in villas or other properties. The difference with this option is that the project can be constructed in an area measuring 4221 square metres but has to remain smaller than 10 hectares. Automatic residency also does not come with this option as it does the others. You are also required to provide USD25,000 for tax and registration fees and the construction requires the approval of the Economic Development Board.

Frequently Asked Questions Answered.

What kinds of company structures are available?

Domestic Company
Freeport Company
Global Business (GBL) Company
Authorised Company
Protected Cell Company
Limited Partnerships

Should I be present in Mauritius to set the company up?

No, your application can be processed by us and you don’t have to be present.

How long does it take?

Depending on the type of company you are intending to set up. Chat to us to talk about what you need.

Once I open a company in Mauritius, am I able to move to the island to run it?

Yes, you will be able to but this all depends on what company you set up but we suggest talking to us to find out what your needs are and how we can help you.

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