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How can a non-citizen acquire property in Mauritius?
There are different schemes allowing non-citizens of Mauritius to purchase real estate on the island:

  • The Real Estate Scheme (RES) for small landowners allows the development of any mix of residences for sale mainly to non-citizens on freehold land of at least one arpent, but not exceeding ten hectares. However there is no minimum sale price for the property units.

  • The Integrated Resort Scheme (IRS) is a program designed to facilitate the acquisition of residential property by non-citizens in Mauritius. The IRS is basically a project for the development and sale of luxurious residential units to foreigners at a price exceeding USD 500,000.

  • The Invest Hotel Scheme (IHS) allows hotel developers to sell villas, suites or rooms that form part of the hotel to individual buyers. The unit sold may be used and occupied by the unit owner or any person on his behalf for a total of no more than 45 days per annum.

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Who can purchase a residential property in the above scheme?
Any one of the following are eligible to acquire property under the scheme:

  • A citizen of Mauritius;

  • A non-citizen of Mauritius;

  • A company registered as a foreign company under the Companies Act 2001;

  • A company incorporated under the Companies Act 2001

  • A societé, where its deed of formation is deposited with the Registrar of Companies;

  • A trust, where the trusteeship services are provided by a qualified trustee licensed by the Financial Services.

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