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Visa Requirements in Mauritius


Passport & Visa Requirements - VISA REQUIREMENTS IN MAURITIUS

A visa is an official acknowledgement issued by the Immigration Office/Embassy/Consular of Mauritius, indicating that your application to enter Mauritius has been reviewed by an Immigration Officer and that the officer has determined you are eligible to enter or transit in Mauritius for a specific purpose.

A visa, therefore, simply allows the bearer to travel to Mauritius up a port of entry and does not implicitly guarantee right of admission into Mauritius. The final decision to admit a non-citizen rests with the Immigration Officer after examination at the point of entry in Mauritius. He/she decides how long the person can stay for any particular visit.

Visas and Extensions of stay are issued free of charge.


Categories of persons who are exempted from Visa

The following are exempted from Visa Regulations:-

(a)  Citizens of Mauritius;

(b)  Persons who are residents of Mauritius under the Immigration Act;

(c)  The Spouse of a citizen of Mauritius;

(d)  The child or step child or lawfully adopted child of persons referred to at (a) and (b) above;

(e)  Holders of Diplomatic Passports other than those issued by the Government of Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Yemen;

(f)  Crew of a vessel travelling on duty or in transit to join another vessel;

(g)  Holders of Laissez-passer issued by the United Nations, SADC or from other internationally recognized organizations, and;

(h)  Persons who intend to remain in Mauritius only during the stay of a vessel by which they arrive and depart.

Who Needs a Visa?

» All persons coming from countries which are not exempted from visa requirements - Please refer to Visa Requirement Country-wise (See below).
» All persons coming to Mauritius for purposes other than Tourism, Visit or Business need to apply for a visa/permit before undertaking any travel.

General Information

» Non-citizens travelling to Mauritius without a visa (if required) may be repatriated to their country of origin or residence at the transporting carrier's cost.
»  Any person who stays in Mauritius after the expiry of the period for which he obtained a visa or entry permit as the case may be, shall commit an offence and shall be liable for prosecution by a Court of Law.
» Non-citizens travelling to Mauritius as tourists/visitors are not allowed to engage in any gainful activities or apply for extension of visa to follow studies/training courses.
» Any person who wishes to seek employment or to engage in any gainful occupation in Mauritius will not be allowed to enter Mauritius unless he is the holder of valid residence permit and a work permit issued by the Mauritian Authorities.
» Prospective students are advised to travel to Mauritius only after their application for study/training in Mauritius has been approved.
» Non-Citizens coming to celebrate their marriage in Mauritius should comply with the requirements of Civil Status Act.
» A non-citizen coming to get married to a Mauritian should fulfill the requirements under the Civil Status Act.
»  Non-citizens coming to Mauritius for business may apply for an Occupation Permit to Passport and Immigration Officer through Board of Investment as Investor, Self-Employed and Professional.

Visa Requirement Country-wise

Note 1: Accompanying foreign personnel of Arab visitors and who are from Philippines and Sri Lanka only are granted visa facilities on the following conditions:

  1. visa for a period of one month will be issued on arrival;
  2. they should be accompagnied by their employer who should be from Saudi  Arabia, United  Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar or Bahrain; 
  3. they should be in possession of a Residence Permit valid for a period of at least three months in the country of residence of their respective employers as above and
  4. they should hold a valid passport or other recognized travel documents where expiring date is beyond date of departure.
 
S/No Country Requirement
1 Afghanistan Visa required prior to travel.
2 Albania Visa for sixty days on arrival
3 Algeria Visa for two weeks on arrival
4 Andorra Visa for sixty days on arrival
5 Angola No visa required
6 Antigua and Barbuda No visa required
7 Argentina No visa required
8 Armenia Visa for sixty days on arrival.
9 Australia No visa required.
10 Austria No visa required.
11 Azerbaijan Visa for sixty days on arrival.
12 Bahamas No visa required.
13 Bahrain No visa required.
14 Bangladesh Visa required prior to travel.
15 Barbados No visa required.
16 Belarus Visa for sixty days on arrival.
17 Belgium No visa required.
18 Belize No visa required.
19 Benin Visa for sixty days on arrival.
20 Bhutan Visa for sixty days on arrival.
21 Bolivia Visa for sixty days on arrival.
22 Bosnia & Herzegovina Visa for sixty days on arrival.
23 Botswana No visa required.
24 Brazil No visa required.
25 Brunei Darussalam No visa required.
26 Bulgaria No visa required.
27 Burkina Faso Visa for sixty days on arrival.
28 Burundi No visa required.
29 Cambodia Visa for sixty days on arrival.
30 Cameroon Visa for sixty days on arrival.
31 Canada No visa required.
32 Cape Verde No visa required.
33 Chile No visa required.
34 China No visa required.
35 Colombia Visa for sixty days on arrival.
36 Comoros Visa for two weeks on arrival.
37 Congo (Brazzaville) No visa required 
38 Central African Rep. Visa for sixty days on arrival.
39 Democratic Rep. of Congo No visa required 
40 Costa Rica Visa for sixty days on arrival.
41 Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Visa for sixty days on arrival.
42 Croatia No visa required
43 Cuba Visa for sixty days on arrival.
44 Cyprus No visa required.
45 Czech Republic (ex Czechoslovakia) No visa required.
46 Denmark No visa required
47 Djibouti Visa for sixty days on arrival.
48 Dominica No visa required.
49 Dominican Republic Visa for sixty days on arrival.
50 Ecuador Visa for sixty days on arrival.
51 Egypt No visa required
52 El Salvador Visa for sixty days on arrival.
53 Equatorial Guinea Visa for sixty days on arrival.
54 Eritrea Visa for sixty days on arrival.
55 Estonia Republic No visa required.
56 Ethiopia Visa for sixty days on arrival.
57 Fiji No visa required.
58 Finland No visa required.
59 France No visa required.
60 Gabon No visa required.
61 Gambia No visa required.
62 Georgia Visa for sixty days on arrival.
63 Germany No visa required.
64 Ghana No visa required.
65 Greece No visa required.
66 Grenada No visa required.
67 Guinea Visa for sixty days on arrival.
​68 ​​​Guinea Bissau ​Visa for sixty days on arrival.
69 Guatemala Visa for sixty days on arrival.
70 Guyana No visa required.
71 Haiti Visa for sixty days on arrival.
72 Honduras Visa for sixty days on arrival.
73 Hong Kong No visa required 
74 Hungary No visa required.
75 Iceland No visa required.
76 India No visa required.
77 Indonesia Visa required prior to travel.
78 Iran Visa required prior to travel.
79 Iraq Visa required prior to travel.
80 Ireland No visa required.
81 Israel No visa required.
82 Italy No visa required.
83 Jamaica No visa required.
84 Japan No visa required.
85 Jordan Visa for sixty days on arrival.
86 Kazakhstan Visa for sixty days on arrival.
87 Kenya No visa required.
88 Kiribati No visa required.
89 Korea (South Republic) No visa required.
90 Korea (North) Visa required prior to travel.
91 Kuwait No visa required.
92 Kyrgyzstan Rep. Visa for sixty days on arrival.
93 Laos Visa required prior to travel.
94 Latvia No visa required.
95 Lesotho No visa required.
96 Lebanon Visa for sixty days on arrival.
97 Liberia Visa for sixty days on arrival.
98 Libya Visa required prior to travel.
99 Liechtenstein No visa required.
100 Lithuania No visa required.
101 Luxemburg No visa required.
102 Macau SAR No visa required.
103 Macedonia (ex Yugoslav Rep.) Visa for sixty days on arrival.
104 Madagascar Visa for two weeks on arrival.
105 Malawi No visa required.
106 Malaysia No visa required.
107 Maldives No visa required.
108 Mali Visa required prior to travel.
109 Malta No visa required.
110 Mauritania Visa for sixty days on arrival.
111 Marshall Island Visa for sixty days on arrival.
112 Mexico No visa required.
113 Micronesia Visa for sixty days on arrival.
114 Moldova Visa for sixty days on arrival.
115 Monaco No visa required.
116 Mongolia Visa for sixty days on arrival.
117 Morocco Visa for sixty days on arrival.
118 Mozambique No visa required
119 Myanmar (Burma) Visa for two weeks  on arrival
120 Namibia No visa required
121 Nauru No visa required.
122 Nepal Visa for sixty days on arrival.
123 Netherlands No visa required.
124 New Zealand No visa required.
125 Nicaragua Visa for sixty days on arrival.
126 Niger Visa for sixty days on arrival.
127 Nigeria Visa for two weeks on arrival.
128 Norway No visa required.
129 Oman No visa required.
130 Pakistan Visa required prior to travel.
131 Palau Visa for sixty days on arrival.
132 Palestinian State Visa required prior to travel.
133 Panama Visa for sixty days on arrival.
134 Papua New Guinea No visa required.
135 Paraguay No visa required.
136 Peru Visa for sixty days on arrival.
137 Philippines *(See note 1) Visa required prior to travel.
138 Poland No visa required.
139 Portugal No visa required.
139 Qatar No visa required.
140 Romania No visa required.
141 Rwanda No visa required.
142 Russian Federation (Russia) No visa required.
143 Saharawi Republic Visa required prior to travel.
144 Samoa (Western) No visa required.
145 San Marino No visa required.
146 Sao Tome & Principe Visa for sixty days on arrival.
147 Saudi Arabia No visa required.
148 Senegal Visa for sixty days on arrival.
149 Seychelles No visa required.
150 Sierra Leone No visa required.
​151 Serbia​ ​Visa for sixty days on arrival.
152 Singapore No visa required.
153 Slovenia No visa required.
154 Slovakia No visa required.
155 Solomon Islands No visa required.
156 Somalia Visa required prior to travel.
157 South Africa No visa required.
158 Spain No visa required.
159 Sri Lanka *(See note 1) Visa required prior to travel.
160 St Kitts  and Nevis No visa required.
161 St Lucia No visa required.
162 St Vincent & Grenadines No visa required.
163 Suriname No visa required.
164 Sudan Visa required prior to travel.
165 South Sudan Visa required prior to travel.
166 Syria Visa required prior to travel.
167 Swaziland No visa required
168 Sweden No visa required.
169 Switzerland No visa required.
170 Tajikistan Visa for sixty days on arrival.
171 Taiwan Visa required prior to travel.
172 Tanzania No visa required.
173 Tchad No visa required.
174 Thailand Visa for sixty days on arrival.
175 Timor Leste Visa for sixty days on arrival.
176 Togo Visa for sixty days on arrival.
177 Tonga No visa required.
178 Trinidad & Tobago No visa required.
179 Tunisia No visa required.
180 Turkey No visa required.
181 Turkmenistan Visa for sixty days on arrival.
182 Tuvalu No visa required.
183 Uganda No visa required.
184 Ukraine Visa for sixty days on arrival.
185 United Arab Emirates No visa required.
186 United Kingdom No visa required.
187 United States of America No visa required.
188 Uzbekistan Visa for sixty days on arrival.
189 Uruguay Visa for sixty days on arrival.
190 Vanuatu No visa required.
191 Vatican No visa required.
192 Venezuela Visa for sixty days on arrival.
193 Vietnam Visa required prior to travel.
194 Yemen Visa required prior to travel.
195 Yugoslavia (Serbia & Montenegro) Visa for sixty days on arrival.
196 Zambia No visa required.
197 Zimbabwe No visa required.
 

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