Mauritius Visa For Us Citizens

There are several steps to consider when applying for a Mauritius visa and there are a number of ways in which you can be issued a Mauritius visa. This article will outline the process step by step, but will also highlight the different ways you can apply for your visa.

In the event that you are seeking to visit Mauritius, you are likely to need a visa. Here is an outline of the sort of visa you will require. For more information and the official application go to

As a luxury and leisure destination of choice for many British passport holders, the government of Mauritius views tourism as an essential driver of economic growth and development. For this reason they have introduced an easy to obtain and cost effective Visa in order to boost tourism figures.

Mauritius Visa For Us Citizens

Mauritius is a stunning island nation off the coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. It’s no secret that Mauritius is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful islands in the world. The crystal blue water, white sand beaches, and tropical experience make it one of the most popular tourist destinations on Earth. In this article, I would like to answer a question I get asked many times each week: How do I get a visa to visit Mauritius?

Perhaps, you are a US citizen wanting to travel to Mauritius and explore the tropical beauty of its turquoise waters and white sandy beaches for the first time ever. Maybe, you already have been there once or twice and it would be an unforgettable experience if you could come back again this year.

Your Visa

Your Visa Eligible Criteria for Visas

  1. A valid passport, where the expiry date is beyond the intended period of stay.
  2. A valid return or onward ticket to the country of origin or residence.
  3. A confirmed booking for accommodation – for example, a booking at a hotel. If the person travelling is being sponsored by a Mauritian citizen, they will need to produce evidence of sponsorship, stating their name, address, profession, relationship, national identity card number and telephone number.
  4. Sufficient funds to meet the costs of stay (US$100 per night).
  5. A pledge not to engage in any profit-making activities.

Application Procedure

  1. Duly filled and signed application forms are available at 
  2. The following documents must be provided:
    • Two recent passport-sized photographs;
    • A photocopy of data pages within the traveller’s passport; and a photocopy of the residence/re-Entry visa with three months validity, where applicable.
  3. An average of five working days is required for processing applications and for a visa to be issued, provided all relevant documents are submitted.

Citizens of most contries do not need a visa or may obtain a visa on arrival to Mauritius for tourism purpose.

Please consult the visa section of the Prime Minister’s office to view more info.

Click here to view (i) lists of countries whose citizens are exempted from visa; (ii) lists of countries whose citizens are granted visa on arrival; and (iii) lists of countries whose citizens require a visa prior to undertaking their travel to Mauritius

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