Visa application requirements for Mauritius
Getting visa to Mauritius requires several steps and procedures in order to achieve stay in the country. The visa is an official acknowledgement issued by the Immigration Office/Embassy/Consular of Mauritius which indicates that the application that the applicant submits has been renewed by the Immigration Officer and that it also determines that the visitor is eligible to enter or transit in Mauritius for a specific purpose. The visa is necessary for the bearer to travel to Mauritius up a port of entry and does not implicitly guarantee right of admission to Mauritius. An examination is given and the final decision to admit a non-citizen of the country is decided by the Immigration Officer. The officer decides then how long the person can stay in the country.
One should first state purposes why one should acquire a visa either for religious purpose, for employment, or for studying purposes. Visa is either tourist, or business visa depending on what suit your stay in the country. Prepare a recognized passport (beyond six months at arrival), a valid return passage ticket to country of origin or residence. One also must have confirmed booking accommodation (in case of sponsorship), has adequate funds in staying in the country of Mauritius, and one must be eligible to re-enter his or her country of origin or residence. Application for an extension of stay may be made at the Passport and Immigration Office at Port Louis, Mauritius. Depending on the days or weeks you would like to have your stay in Mauritius, visa is required to assure security in the country’s premises.