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Job vacancies in Mauritius and work permit info

If you’re after a change in your life and you’re thinking about working abroad, why not consider looking for job vacancies in Mauritius? Everyone who visits for a holiday comes home smiling and wanting to return as soon as possible to the beautiful island situated in the middle of the Indian Ocean so it’s only natural that lots of UK citizen emigrate each year.
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Work permits

Although the island was under British control until the middle of the 20th century, British citizens have no rights to live and work in Mauritius without a valid work permit and a residence permit.

How to apply for a work permit

If you’re interested in job vacancies in Mauritius and you haven’t sorted out your work permit, you should hold off on the job searching and get onto the island’s authorities about your permit. To begin with you’ll need to apply for a Residence permit which is issued by the Passport and Immigration Office and a Work permit which you’ll get from the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations. You can apply for both permits at the same time at the Immigration office in Port Louis. No minimum salary has to be made in order to qualify but your chances of getting into the island depend on you having a contract of employment. Work permits can be submitted from the firm you’re going to work for which can speed the process up.

What you’ll need

  • When you apply, you’ll need the following documents:
  • Completed application form which you can download from passport.gov.mu
  • Two recent photos
  • Photocopy of the data page from you passport
  • Letter from your employer
  • Documentary evidence that you’ve applied for work
  • Any birth or marriage certificates for dependents

Final word

Moving abroad for work can be a great adventure or a real nightmare. Make sure your paperwork’s in order and you can be enjoying the warm climate of Mauritius in no time.

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