Tips and advice to prepare your expatriation to Mauritius

Have you decided to embark on an exotic and sunny adventure by moving to Mauritius? Congratulations! But before you take off for this tropical paradise, a few preparations are needed to ensure a smooth transition.
Here are a few tips and tricks to help you in planning your move to Mauritius:

Do your research:

Find out more about daily life in Mauritius, its culture, climate and health system, among other things. The more you know, the better prepared you’ll be.

Get the right visas and permits:

Make sure you have the necessary visas to reside legally in Mauritius. Requirements vary depending on your nationality and the length of your stay. Do not hesitate to contact the relevant authorities for the latest information.

Move to Mauritius
Move to Mauritius

Plan your move to Mauritius:

Make sure you organise the transport of your belongings. You can choose to send your belongings by sea or air, or opt to hire furniture once you’re there, as many homes are already furnished.

Finding your new home in Mauritius:

Now that you’ve got your residence permit or visa, it’s time to find somewhere to settle down! Don’t worry, Mauritius is full of great options for creating your family cocoon. Whether you’re thinking of renting or buying, here’s what you need to know.

Renting a property

If you prefer to have a property ready before you arrive, consider virtual tours offered by reputable estate agents. Alternatively, you can opt for a short-term, fully furnished rental and schedule visits once you’re there. This is a great way to discover the different regions of Mauritius and find the ideal home to suit your needs.

Property investment

As a foreigner, you can invest in property in Mauritius, subject to certain conditions. A wide range of high-quality properties is available, offering attractive options. In addition, the purchase of property makes you and your dependents eligible to apply for a permanent residence permit. To be eligible for this, the purchase of a property with a minimum value of USD 350,000 is required.

Discover our real estate projects for sale in Mauritius.

Prepare yourself financially:

Make sure you have a good understanding of the costs of living in Mauritius and plan accordingly. Also consider opening a local bank account once you’re here to facilitate your financial transactions.

Familiarise yourself with the education system:

If you have children, find out what schools are available in Mauritius and start exploring your options. Some international schools may have waiting lists, so it’s best to start early. In the next blog, we’ll look at the education system in Mauritius.

Don’t forget your pets:

If you’re thinking of bringing your four-legged friend with you to Mauritius, it’s essential to follow the correct procedures and requirements to ensure a smooth arrival. Details can be found on the Ministry of Agro-industry’s website.

Planning your move to Mauritius

Learn the language:

Although English is widely spoken in Mauritius, learning some basic French or local Creole can be helpful in easing your integration.

By following these tips and preparing carefully, you’ll be ready to make the most of your new sunny life in Mauritius. Happy expatriation!

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