Mauritius Info

Mauritius includes around 22 local and international banks, offering a wide array of services like retail banking, fund administration, private banking, structured trade finance, investment banking and custody services. To open either a private or corporate account, one must provide the following documents: Valid passport, Reference letter from either a foreign bank and Utility Bill.

Mauritius is highly vulnerable to adverse impacts of climate change. Erosion and inundation will require coastal setback. Many hot spots around Mauritius have been identified by scientists and set-back zones have been defined by the government. Properties and houses in affected areas will obviously suffer significant drops in value. We believe that these effects of climate change are not yet reflected in actual property prices.

Mauritius enjoys a mild tropical maritime climate throughout the year. The country has two seasons: a warm humid summer extending from November to April and a relatively cool dry winter from June to September. The month of October and May are commonly known as the transition months.

Electricity in Mauritius is 230V/50Hz with British-style three-pin sockets (Type G) and the Continental two-pin variety (Type C). Although Mauritius has almost ideal conditions for solar energy and good conditions for wind energy, the country lacks a sustainable energy strategy. Thus extensions are mostly made with fossil energy based power plants and you'll see very few private houses with solar cells.

The uncontrolled growth of motor vehicles in Mauritius has created tremendous amounts of traffic and pollution. In close proximity to busy roads there are hazardous levels of pollution. Hazardous levels of pollution create severe health problems including deadly patterns such as childhood cancer. We show you some of the busiest roads and provide you recommendations for your investment.

What are the possibilities to immigrate to Mauritius? If you are not married to a Mauritian woman or man, the most common way is to apply for an Occupation Permit at the Board of Invesntment (BOI) of Mauritius. Upon the fulfillment of the below criteria, a foreign national is granted a renewable Occupation Permit, which is a combined work and residence permit, for a period of 3 years. According to the Mauritian authorities, the permit can be obtained within 5 working days, if all criteria are met.

List of international private schools in Mauritius. The schools are listed by area: North, Central Plateau and West. You might want to check, which schools offer the International Baccalaureate in Mauritius.

More companies are offering Internet services in Mauritius and there are significant infrastructure (FTTH) and Internet connection speed improvements. Although there is not much choice, the dominant market players Mauritius Telecom and Orange offer high grade internet services, both fix line (fibre optic) and mobile (4G).