Unlocking Mauritius passport for foreigners: how and why

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Foreigners who have legally lived in Mauritius for a qualifying period can seek naturalisation. Non-citizens who invest in Mauritius can pursue this process with their investment as a stepping stone. In turn, they can gain many benefits from acquiring a Mauritian passport.

The Henley Passport Index rates the Mauritian passport amongst the top 3 in Africa and the top 30 worldwide. Mauritius earned this distinction with its passport honoured visa-free in 146 countries. The ranking is based on the database of the International Air Transport Association, the largest and most precise travel information.


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Naturalisation for investors

The Mauritius Citizenship Act sets these conditions for foreign investors to be naturalised as a citizen of Mauritius:

  • An investment of not less than USD375,000 in Mauritius
  • Continuous residency in Mauritius for not less than 2 years prior to the date of the naturalisation application

Generally, applicants for naturalisation also have to:

  • Pass a test on good character
  • Speak English or another local language well
  • Show intent on permanent residency on the island

Penthouse at The Essence
The Essence: An investment in a luxury development is an enticing ticket for a Mauritian passport for non-citizens.

Real estate as a stepping stone

Foreigners who invest in Mauritius real estate are eligible for a permanent residence permit of up to 20 years. They have many great choices on properties that would qualify them for naturalisation and a Mauritian passport.

For the top choices, it is best to proceed to the north of Mauritius. Here, 2Futures has several luxury real estate projects either underway or already completed.

One of these is The Essence. It features 3 apartment blocks and private villas with a gross building area of 13,287 square metres and a development value of USD35 million.

2Futures developed this project under the Property Development Scheme open to foreign investors. The choices here include apartments priced from USD274,000, featuring 1 bedroom and 1 bath. The floor area of these units ranges from 66 to 89 square metres.

Non-citizens investing in this property can buy units qualifying them for permanent residency and eventual eligibility for a Mauritian passport with a property investment of at least USD 375,000.

Residential investment options

For a wonderful alternative in the west of the island on the beautiful coastline of Black River, 2Futures presents Infinity by the Sea, a seafront project with luxurious penthouses and apartments facing the infinite blue of the ocean and the towering historical site of Le Morne Brabant, all tastefully designed to achieve the art of living in comfort.

Infinity by the Sea offers interesting investment options for non-citizen buyers as it is planned under the Ground+2 Scheme which is luring many foreigners to live and invest in Mauritius long-term.


Infinity by the sea property in Mauritius
Infinity by the Sea: a gem nestled between the mountains and the sea

To weigh these choices, contact us at sales@2futures.com or at +230 5942 8106. The legal team at 2Futures can also provide more insights on Mauritian naturalisation and on applying for a Mauritian passport.


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