12-14 May 2019 The Ravenala Attitude Hotel, Mauritius 

Visa Information

A visa is an official acknowledgement issued by the Immigration Office/Embassy/Consular of Mauritius, indicating that your application to enter Mauritius has been reviewed by an Immigration Officer and that the officer has determined you are eligible to enter or transit in Mauritius for a specific purpose.

A visa, therefore, simply allows the bearer to travel to Mauritius up a port of entry and does not implicitly guarantee right of admission into Mauritius. The final decision to admit a non-citizen rests with the Immigration Officer after examination at the point of entry in Mauritius. He/she decides how long the person can stay for any particular visit.


Visas and Extensions of stay are issued free of charge.

 

Categories of persons who are exempted from Visa

 

The following are exempted from Visa Regulations:-

 

  1. Citizens of Mauritius;
  2. Persons who are residents of Mauritius under the Immigration Act;
  3. The Spouse of a citizen of Mauritius;
  4. The child or step child or lawfully adopted child of persons referred to at (a) and (b) above;
  5. Holders of Diplomatic Passports other than those issued by the Government of Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Yemen;
  6. Crew of a vessel travelling on duty or in transit to join another vessel;
  7. Holders of Laissez-passer issued by the United Nations, SADC or from other internationally recognized organizations, and;
  8. Persons who intend to remain in Mauritius only during the stay of a vessel by which they arrive and depart.

Who Needs a Visa?

  • All persons coming from countries which are not exempted from visa requirements - Please refer to Visa Requirement Country-wise (See below).
  • All persons coming to Mauritius for purposes other than Tourism, Visit or Business need to apply for a visa/permit before undertaking any travel.

General Information

  • Non-citizens travelling to Mauritius without a visa (if required) may be repatriated to their country of origin or residence at the transporting carrier's cost.
  • Any person who stays in Mauritius after the expiry of the period for which he obtained a visa or entry permit as the case may be, shall commit an offence and shall be liable for prosecution by a Court
  • Non-citizens travelling to Mauritius as tourists/visitors are not allowed to engage in any gainful activities or apply for extension of visa to follow studies/training courses.
  • Any person who wishes to seek employment or to engage in any gainful occupation in Mauritius will not be allowed to enter Mauritius unless he is the holder of valid residence permit and a work permit issued by the Mauritian Authorities.
  • Prospective students are advised to travel to Mauritius only after their application for study/training in Mauritius has been approved.
  • Non-Citizens coming to celebrate their marriage in Mauritius should comply with the requirements of Civil Status Act.
  • A non-citizen coming to get married to a Mauritian should fulfill the requirements under the Civil Status Act.
  • Non-citizens coming to Mauritius for business may apply for an Occupation Permit to Passport and Immigration Officer through Board of Investment as Investor, Self-Employed and Professional.

 

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  • Lillian Musyoka, Country Manager Kenya, outstations & Offl ines – Precision Air

    With a dynamic airline industry, I was expecting to learn more on cost management and business improvement and this was met.
  • Bongani Lukhele, Airport Director – Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority

    My objective was to meet and interact with external stakeholders and suppliers in the airline industry - this was met.
  • Olivier Theilig, MTU Maintenance

    The one to one session was the most valuable part of the event.
  • Matthew Miller, Business Development Manager - ACS Aviation Solutions

    The one-to-one meetings were very valuable.
  • Tayeb Rostami, Project Manager - Air BP

    Really great idea to have the one-on-one session, extremely productive. Overall this has been a really excellent conference, especially in terms of networking, very well organized by AFRAA and many thanks to everyone involved.
  • Latimer Mwaniki, Managing Consultant African Civil Aviation Commission

    Excellent forum for aviation stakeholders
  • Iyabo O. Sosina, Secretary General African Civil Aviation Commission

    It was a pleasure for me to have been part of the Convention and I must confess that I had a fruitful and enjoyableexperience. The programmme was well coordinated. Well done!
  • Eng. Ahmed Mokhtar, GM, Marketing - EgyptAir Training Center

    I congratulate AFRAA on the success of the Aviation Convention and the unbelievable efforts exerted during preparation.
  • Tim Bingham, General Manager - World Fuel Services

    The event was very well organized and the content of the presentations were very insightful. It is one of the few conferences I have attended in recent times that has proved worthwhile.
  • Ms. Adefunke Adeyemi, IATA

    Very well organised event as usual for AFRAA and great networking opportunities
  • Mrs. Aduke Atiba, Landover Co. Ltd

    Very good job overall and conference is very useful/practical in approach. I believe more key decision makers in the airline industry should have been in attendance; as the issues discussed had strong policy implications and not totally operational in nature
  • Mrs. Shingai Dhliwayo, Air Zimbabwe

    Great platform, Well organized
  • Mr. Tom Bright Amooti, DAS Handling Company Juba

    Great Networking opportunities! The convention was well arranged and planned well. Thanks AFRAA team for your coordination.
  • Mrs. Blessing Amiandamen, Medview Airline

    Information and Networking – yes this was achieved
  • Mr. Waltie Kleinhans, Flamingo Inflight Services

    Networking, learning and gathering information related to the industry. Yes, this was met.
  • Mrs. Carla da Silva, Air Mauritius

    Networking, understanding updates on the industry issues, maintain abreast of aviation challenges, opportunities and key issues – yes was met
  • Ms. Shornette Rodrigues, Travelport

    Recently joined the air commerce team so needed to understand how my role is linked to the industry as a whole. Yes, objective met
  • Mr. Kelvin Kaisi, Flamingo Inflight Services

    My main objectives were to get exposure on latest trends, understand the African Aviation market better and to network. They were met
  • Mrs. Safia Abdulhamid, Zanzibar Airports Authority

    To meet different airlines which are not operating to our airport and invite them. Objective was met
  • Mr. Bruno Boucher, Lufthansa Consulting

    Good set up, good organisation
  • Mr. Sibusiso Nkabinde, ATNS

    Comprehensive list of topics and discussions. Also a unique gathering of stakeholders
  • Ms. Loyiso Jiyana, Air Chefs

    The pricing/fare management masterclass
  • Mr. Lawrence Tsimane, Air Botswana

    Rockwell Collins' presentation during the masterclass
  • Mr. Semou Diouf, Egnos Africa

    Statistics. True discussion on current problems
  • Mr. Moitry Joel, Thales Avionics

    Quality/knowledge of presenters
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