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Expat financial advisor in Mauritius part 1 – How to get Mauritius citizenship?

Expat financial advisor in Mauritius part 1

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Mauritius is a small state with an island located in the southwestern part of the Indian Ocean.

The island has a fairly acceptable climate: summer all year round. In addition, there are very friendly people who speak different languages, a kind of exotic cuisine and truly heavenly beaches.

Coming to Mauritius for permanent residence in 2021 is not as easy as it seems at first glance. The main problem is finding a permanent place of residence. In addition, you will need to prepare a number of documents and find a job. In order to communicate freely, it is not at all necessary to know all the variety of languages, it will be enough to be fluent in English. To travel, you must obtain a visa to Mauritius.

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It will be especially difficult for migrants at the very beginning. They will need to learn the local dialect, get used to the customs and rules on the island, and make connections. Well, after foreign citizens receive a residence permit and work here for some time, they will have prospects for professional growth.

It is worth noting that just the desire to move to the unique island of Mauritius, for a permanent residence, is not enough. This also applies to rest on the island.

The island of Mauritius is attractive for tourists for its beaches. Despite its small size, the state is not considered backward. In fact, this is truly a piece of paradise. Tourists are given the opportunity to do water sports, relax in comfortable hotels, visit cafes and shops.

In addition, Mauritius is famous for its beautiful parks and gardens, there are museums and zoos here. If a tourist trip is organized with children, then there is an opportunity to take them to the water park, where they will get real pleasure.

As for housing, in addition to hotels, it is quite possible to rent an apartment from the owners, as well as settle in a villa. In this case, everything depends on financial capabilities. Finding accommodation in Mauritius is easy. There are special agencies for this.

Rest with children deserves attention. In order to be able to always buy diapers and food for children, including baby food, it is advisable to settle in cities.

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Working in Mauritius

Finding a job in Mauritius in 2018 is much more difficult for migrants than for locals. The island becomes attractive due to the low crime rate. This makes it the safest place on earth. Thanks to the high standard of living on the island, health workers and special organizations manage to prevent the development of epidemics.

Among the specialties for which foreign citizens are taken are:

  • bank employees;
  • tourism business workers;
  • educational sector specialists: teachers, methodologists;
  • medical professionals.

A number of medical centers, private hospitals and clinics employ foreigners. In addition to special education, they are almost always required to know English or French. As a rule, the conversational level is sufficient in many cases.

In addition to the above specialties, in Mauritius, you can get a job as a guide at one of the travel agencies. There are also plantation sites. While agricultural work is considered more difficult, it pays well.

In conclusion, we can conclude: although it can be difficult to find a suitable place of work in Mauritius, it is quite possible to do it if desired.

How to get Mauritius citizenship?

If you have a Mauritian passport, you can travel even without a visa. In addition to the Schengen countries, it is possible to get a visa and travel to New Zealand, China, Chile, and even South Africa. And it is quite possible to apply for a visa for Australia through communication via the Internet.

And it is strongly discouraged to believe the information posted on the Internet, which states the opposite.

In fact, obtaining Mauritian citizenship involves the renunciation of all other passports and other nationalities. However, there are two interpretations in the legislation, based on which the minister can, at his discretion, bypass some provisions. But the state definitely does not approve of dual citizenship in any case.

The grounds for obtaining a passport and obtaining citizenship are as follows:

  • Adoption of a child by persons with Mauritian citizenship;
  • When land is included in the island;
  • Marriage with the indigenous people or citizens of a given country. You must have lived in marriage for at least 4 years;
  • Naturalization, which takes 6 years to live in Mauritius. In addition, you must be fluent in English.

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