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Processing Time

8 days

With its palm trees, white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters, the idyllic island of Mauritius is the perfect place for a getaway. So how do we get you there? There are different types of tourist visas depending on your nationality and how long you wish to stay. In particular:

  • You may be visa-exempt.
  • You could be eligible for the new online Premium visa for long-term stays.
  • You might require a Visa on Arrival (VoA) or a traditional embassy visa.

Fortunately, the entry policies on this island are pretty flexible and there are 114 Mauritius visa-free countries for visits of up to 90 days. This includes nationals of the USA, UK, EU, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and India.

What’s more, in 2020, the government here introduced a new premium visa to help citizens of the same 114 nationalities who want to stay longer in the country. Designed with tourists, remote workers, digital nomads and pensioners in mind, this allows you to swim in the ocean and soak up the sunshine for 1 whole year, so long as you can demonstrate the financial means to support yourself. You can apply online for this extended travel pass with Byevisa in just a few simple steps!

Meanwhile, citizens of another 60 countries such as Indonesia, the Philippines and Taiwan can get a VoA which grants you a stay of 60 days. Lastly, only 16 nationalities require a pre-arranged visa from an embassy.

On this page, we look at what each nationality needs to visit Mauritius and all the processes involved in getting the different permits.

What Is the Difference Between the Visa Exemption, the Premium Visa, the VoA and the Embassy Visa?

The main differences are the number of days granted to stay with each authorisation and the process to get them. Here’s a summary of each type:

  • The Visa Exemption allows citizens of 114 countries to stay on this beautiful island for up to 90 days without prior permission.
  • The Premium option allows visa-exempt nationalities to stay up to 1 year, and the entire application process can be completed online.
  • The Visa on Arrival (VoA) is for nationalities who aren’t visa-exempt, and you get it upon arrival at the airport. This document allows stays of up to 60 days in most cases (14 days for 5 select countries).
  • The Embassy Visa is also for citizens of countries that aren’t visa-exempt, and how long you can stay varies depending on where you apply and your nationality. Moreover, you need to apply in person at an embassy.

Please see the section below to check which nationalities are eligible for each of these authorisations.

Mauritius Visa Requirements and Eligibility

Find below the full lists of who’s visa-exempt and can also apply for the new Premium visa in Mauritius, who requires a VoA, and who must apply in advance for an embassy travel pass. We also list the supporting documents you’ll need to enter the country.

If you’re asking yourself “Do I need a visa for Mauritius?”, fortunately, the following 114 nationalities don’t require permission to visit this country for trips of up to 90 days. You’re also eligible for the 1-year Premium visa for longer stays:

Angola
Antigua & Barbuda
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Burundi
Canada
Cape Verde
Chile
China
Congo
Democratic Rep. of Congo
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominica
Egypt
Estonia Republic
Fiji
Finland
France
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece

Grenada
Guyana
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea (South Republic)
Kuwait
Latvia
Lesotho
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxemburg
Macau SAR
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Malta
Mexico
Monaco
Mozambique
Namibia
Nauru
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Oman
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Poland
Portugal

Qatar
Romania
Rwanda
Russian Federation
Samoa (Western)
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovenia
Slovakia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Spain
St Kitts & Nevis
St Lucia
St Vincent & Grenadines
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Tanzania
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
USA
Vanuatu
Vatican
Zambia
Zimbabwe

To apply for the Premium travel pass, you must have a valid passport, and show evidence of sufficient funds to cover the cost of your stay and you must have travel insurance. This document is meant for digital nomads, remote workers, and people who are financially independent like pensioners. As such, you won’t be allowed to seek work in the local Mauritius economy, as for this you would need to get a work permit.

Visa on Arrival (VoA) Eligible Countries

The following countries are granted a VoA for visits of up to 60 days:

Albania
Andorra
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Colombia
Costa Rica
Côte d’Ivoire
Cuba
Djibouti
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea
Ethiopia
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Haiti
Honduras
Indonesia
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Lebanon
Liberia
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Micronesia
Moldova
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Nepal

Nicaragua
Niger
North Macedonia
Palau
Panama
Peru
Philippines
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Serbia
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Togo
Turkmenistan
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Venezuela
Vietnam

Meanwhile, the following nationalities can get a VoA valid for 14 days:

Algeria
Comoros
Madagascar
Myanmar
Nigeria

If you are eligible for a VoA, make sure you also have the following supporting documents:

  • A passport which is valid for at least 6 months.
  • Return flight tickets.
  • At least 1 blank page in your passport.
  • A bank statement showing you have sufficient funds to cover your trip.

Pre-Arranged Embassy Visa

Finally, some nationalities aren’t eligible for the Premium option or the VoA, so you will need to get a standard embassy visa before you leave for Mauritius. These are the countries:

Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Iran
Iraq
Kosovo

Libya
Laos
Mali
North Korea
Pakistan

Palestine
Somalia
South Sudan
Sudan
Syria
Yemen

To be granted this permit, in addition to the documents listed below for the Premium visa, you will also need to provide the following information:

  • The relevant completed and signed Mauritius visa application form.
  • An additional passport photo (2 in total).
  • A photocopy of the bio data page of your passport.
  • Sufficient funds corresponding to 100 USD per day.

In addition, the application can’t be submitted online, but must be done in person at your nearest embassy. We recommend you allow at least 2 weeks for processing time.

Premium Visa Application Process Online

Byevisa has streamlined the whole process to make it as easy as possible. You won’t even need to leave your house to get the Premium travel permit. For a small fee we will sort it all for you. Just follow these simple steps and you will be swimming with turtles and watching a breath-taking sunset over the ocean in no time at all.

1. On the button below, click ‘Apply Now’.

2. Complete our application form.

You will be asked to provide your personal and passport details as well as supporting documents (see below for the documents required).

3. Choose your Byevisa processing speed.

We offer 3 services depending on how urgently you need the document:

  • Standard (17-day processing time for 30 USD)
  • Rapid (13-day processing time for 50 USD)
  • Highly Rapid (8-day processing time for 90 USD)

4. Pay for your application.

You need to enter:

  • Your name, as it appears on your debit/credit card.
  • The number on your debit/credit card.
  • The expiry month and year on your debit/credit card.
  • Your debit/credit card’s 3-digit CVV security code, on the back.

If you prefer, you can pay by PayPal. Just click the ‘PayPal’ button, log into your account, and follow the instructions as you normally would.

Finally, click ‘Submit’ and wait to receive the authorisation in your email inbox. When you receive your pass, simply print it to take with you when you go, to show at the Mauritius border control.

You can apply even if you are already in Mauritius on holiday, and you just can’t resist extending your stay!

Mauritius Premium Visa Application Form and Documents

To apply, you need to complete our online application form and submit a set of documents. We have detailed everything you need below and outlined the process step-by-step, so you can be off to the dreamy island of Mauritius in no time at all.

Application Form

When you complete the application form, you will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • Country of residency
  • Passport number
  • Passport issue date
  • Passport expiry date
  • Email address, where we’ll send your valid travel pass

Supporting Documents

Along with the completed application form, you need to provide the following documents:

  • A valid passport.
  • A scan of your passport’s bio page.
  • Booked onward travel or return travel flights.
  • Booked accommodation.
  • A recent passport-size photo.
  • Medical and travel insurance.

Evidence of funds to cover your trip (e.g. employment contract, bank statement). The minimum amount is 1,500 USD / 1,300 EUR per month.

With this visa, you can also take your family with you. If you are travelling with your family, you will need to provide a marriage certificate and proof of funds to cover anyone under the age of 24 (500 USD / 400 EUR per month for each dependent).

Once you have submitted all the documents, Byevisa will take care of the rest. When your application is approved we will send the visa directly to your email inbox, at which point you’ll need to print a copy to take with you. Easy-peasy!

How Much Are the Mauritius Visa Fees?

The government does not charge any fees for the 1-year Premium permit, so you will only need to pay our processing fee. Byevisa takes care of all the boring paperwork and government bureaucracy on your behalf, so you will have more valuable time to plan your exciting trip.

Depending on how urgently you need the document, we offer 3 different processing times:

  • Standard (17-day processing time for 30 USD)
  • Rapid (13-day processing time for 50 USD)
  • Highly Rapid (8-day processing time for 90 USD)

Before you submit the application, you choose the processing time best suited to your needs and pay the corresponding amount. Then you can sit back, relax and wait to receive the document directly in your inbox!

How Do I Check the Status of My Application?

To check your application status with Byevisa, you can do the following:

1. At the top of this page, click the ‘Log in’ button in the main menu, then enter your email address and order number. Here, you will be able to see the status of your application:

  • Accepted
  • Rejected (with the reason why if we know)
  • Pending (we’re still processing it)

2. Contact us. Just enter your full name, contact details, and query into our form, then click ‘Submit’. A member of our customer support team will do their level best to resolve your query in the shortest possible time and get back to you with a satisfying response.

If you realise that you’ve made a mistake in your application, please contact us as soon as you can. If possible, we’ll amend your application before we process it, so that you won’t have to apply again.

However, if you only contact us with the error after we’ve already processed your application, you’ll have to submit your details and pay the applicable fees again.

FAQs About the Mauritius Tourist Visa

We hope you’re now all clued-up on what you need before you set off for Mauritius. Below we have put together the questions we get asked most often, so you can easily scan through them and find the answer you need.

Premium visa lasts a whole year, so you can enjoy an entire new lifestyle. Picture yourself working from your favourite beach, then going for an afternoon hike and end the day with an evening swim with the local turtles!
You require:
  • A valid passport.
  • A scan of your passport’s bio page.
  • Proof of onward travel or return flights.
  • Hotel or other accommodation bookings.
  • A recent passport-size photo.
  • Medical and travel insurance.
  • Proof of funds to cover your trip (e.g. employment contract, bank statement), of a minimum 1,500 USD / 1,300 EUR per month.
We always recommend applying well in advance of your planned departure date. In this way, if there are any issues you have plenty of time to fix them. However, if you have left it to the last minute, you can choose our Highly Rapid service (8 day processing time).
On the official website, you can find information on the process and requirements to enter the country. However, we have already gathered everything you need to know on this page to make things easier for you.
Yes, we recommend that you print the document and take it with you when you travel to Mauritius. This is because the border officers will need to check it when you arrive on the island.
The processing time depends on the type of service you select. Before submitting the application you will be asked to choose between our Standard (17 day), Rapid (13 day) and Highly Rapid (8 day) services. If you don’t remember what you opted for after you apply, please check your email confirmation.
If your authorisation is denied, we will contact you right away via email to inform you of the reason. Most often than not, it’s due to incorrect or missing information in the application, so make sure you complete it properly before submitting to avoid having to apply a second time.
Before applying, please make sure your passport is valid for the entire duration of your stay. If your passport is due to expire, you should first renew your passport and then apply using your new passport details.
If both your passports are eligible, all you have to do is choose 1 to apply with. Then, make sure you use the same passport when you travel.
Yes. Although you won’t be eligible to apply for a Premium travel pass, you can get a standard tourist permit to visit Mauritius. You will need to visit your nearest embassy or consulate to get this document.
Yes, fortunately, if you are an Indian national you are eligible for the new Premium visa. Apply online with Byevisa and enjoy a whole year on the picturesque island of Mauritius.
Yes, granted you are from one of the eligible countries. In most cases the VoA is valid for up to 60 days. Please see the relevant section above for further information and the full list of eligible countries.
The Premium permit is only valid if you are working remotely or as a digital nomad. If you want to find work on the island, you will need to apply for a Mauritius work permit instead.
The Premium pass is a simple document that you should print and take with you to Mauritius. It contains your details and confirmation that you are allowed to stay on the island for a whole year. Here’s an example:
Curious to find out more about travelling to Mauritius? We have included some useful links to articles that may interest you. We update this section regularly so do check back once in a while.
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