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The Republic of Mauritius is a parliamentary democracy modelled on the British system. The separation of powers among the three branches of the Government, namely the Legislative, the Executive and the Judiciary, is embedded in the Constitution. The President is the Head of State while the Prime Minister has full executive power and is the Head of Government. The National Assembly comprises seventy members, out of which sixty-two are elected every five years during parliamentary elections. Eight are chosen according to a best-loser system.
Mauritius has a composite legal system consisting of British common law practices and the French Napoleon Code. During the French period, the island's legal system was governed by the French Napoleonic Code, which remained in force under the British rule. This entailed subsequent amendments in civil and criminal procedural laws as well as in company law. Although Mauritius has been a Republic since 1992, the country is still a member of the Commonwealth. The Privy Council in London is the Supreme Court of Appeal.
The Prime Minister's Office website has a page which gives a full list of the current Ministers in the Government.
E-Government refers to the use by Government agencies of information technologies (such as Wide Area Networks, the Internet and mobile computing) to transform relations with citizens, businesses and other arms of Government, for:
E-Government offers Mauritian citizens with significant benefits by:
E-Government helps to improve the flow of information and enhances communication between the different Government departments. This gives rise to significant improvements in the coordination of public sector resources, better analytical tools to solve the increasingly complex problems faced by Government and decision support tools to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of public policy.
E- Government will benefit businesses by:
The objectives of e-Government are to:
Signing up as a user on the portal
Registering on www.govmu.org enables you to sign up for any of the services of the Government of Mauritius that are available over the internet.
Once you are registered as a www.govmu.org Portal User, you will be able to:
If you have an existing account for online government services from the previous portal, you are kindly requested to register again on the new portal.
How to apply for:
More than one account cannot be created with the same NIC and user should call the Government Online Centre on 454-9955 for assistance.
User wishing additional information can call the Support Team of Government Online Centre on 454-9955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A user he/she himself/herself has to cancel an application for learner by:
Mauritius, an island covering 1,860 square kilometres (720 square miles), is situated some 2,000 kilometres (1242 miles) off the south East coast of Africa. More than 150 kilometres (93 miles) of white sandy beaches and transparent lagoon are protected from the open sea by the world’s third largest coral reef, which surrounds the island.
Non-nationals are allowed to acquire residential property in Mauritius under special schemes known as the Integrated Resort Scheme (IRS) and the Real Estate Scheme (RES) respectively.
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Mauritius is a great place to live, and the country is open for business, there are various options available for those looking for work, to set up their own business or simply retire.
Yes, a foreigner can hold 100% shares provided that at least one of the directors resides in Mauritius and that the foreigner gets approval from the Prime Minister's Office for the undertaking, as required by section 52.6 of the Companies Act 2001.
An application needs to be made at the Companies Division on the prescribed forms. This division is responsible for incorporating and regulating companies in Mauritius and for keeping their records.
For more information, please visit the Companies Division's Website
There are many sectors in which you can invest ranging from manufacturing to Information and Communication Technology. You are advised to visit the website of the Economic Development Board for detailed information on investment opportunities and incentive schemes.
The Economic Development Board provides a detailed list of various costs of doing business in Mauritius.
The major tax in Mauritius is the income tax, which is a tax imposed on individuals as well as corporate entities. Value Added Tax, Registration tax, Customs & Excise duty, land transfer taxes, etc., are other forms of direct and indirect taxes applicable in Mauritius.
Information on the various taxes is available on the Mauritius Revenue Authority's Website
An Investor's guide is downloadable from the Economic Development Board
Information on Government tenders and procedures is available from the Public Procurement’s website.
The Patents and Trademarks Section of the Ministry of Foreign Trade, International trade and Cooperation is responsible for registering trademarks.
The website of the Prime Minister's Office provides information on visa requirements and residence permits.
All Government schools are English-based while private/fee paying schools follow either the English or the French model.
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Click here for the calendar of schools in Mauritius