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Company registration in Mauritius

mavrikiy_0.jpgThe Mauritius island is called fabulous for a reason: there is amazing combination of magnificent beaches of white sand, gently washed by the clean turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, the highest level of service in luxury hotels, hospitable locals, coral reefs, absence of venomous insects, dangerous animals and snakes. Due to the abovementioned it is indeed fairy tale island.

Mauritius is located in the western waters of the Indian Ocean. According to its state structure, Mauritius is a republic. According to its administrative arrangement, the country is divided into 10 districts. The capital is the city of Port Louis. The area of the island itself is about 1600 km2. A number of islands also belong to the republic, namely: Agalega, Rodrigues, Cargados Carajos.

The official language is English. It is the language of business communication, while French is more prevalent among the local population.

Mauritians make up approximately 68% of the island's inhabitants. Hinduism is confessed by most of the population.

The monetary unit is the Mauritian rupee.

Company registration in Mauritius - Main advantages

  • Exemption from payment of taxes;
  • Ensuring confidentiality;
  • There is no need to submit reporting;
  • Short terms of establishment of the company (up to two days);
  • No personal presence is required to register the company;
  • Mauritius is signatory to the Hague Convention.

Forms of doing business in Mauritius

In accordance with the legislation of Mauritius, such organizational and legal forms can be registered in the territory of the state as the following:

l  Private limited company;

l  Public limited company;

l  Global Business Company (GBC 1 and GBC 2).

All these forms of companies in Mauritius can be of considerable interest to potential investor. But the most frequently selected form is the Global Business Company, given that GBC 1 is resident company and GBC 2 is classic tax-exempt (offshore) company in Mauritius.

Offshore company in Mauritius - Basic provisions

  • It is allowed to register offshore company in Mauritius, which has at least 1 director and 1 shareholder. Responsible persons can be nominal.
  • It is not necessary to have a secretary.
  • Shares can be in free float, and the issue of bearer shares is not permitted.
  • The meeting of shareholders can be held at any time (there are no requirements regarding the frequency of meetings) and anywhere in the world.
  • The authorized capital shall be contributed in US dollars, pounds sterling, and euros. The amount of minimum authorized capital is not determined. One share should be paid.
  • Third parties do not have access to the registries of directors and shareholders. It is possible to acquire confidential information only by the decision of the court of Mauritius.
  • It is necessary to have registered address and registration agent.
  • Conducting any legitimate activity is allowed.
  • Operation in the territory of Mauritius is prohibited.

In order to register company in Mauritius, it is necessary to provide:

- Charter;

- Memorandum of Association;

- detailed information on the beneficial (real) owner, including copy of the passport;

- balance sheet (audited one) for the previous 3 years (it is needed in the case when the founder is legal entity);

- recommendation from the bank to the beneficial owner;

- business plan of the company.

The statutory documents should contain information regarding the legal address of the company (registered in the territory of Mauritius), and the correspondence from the state authorities of Mauritius will come to the foregoing address.

Taxes in Mauritius

  • GBC 1 (resident company in Mauritius) pays standard tax in the amount of 15% on income earned in the country. The rate can be reduced to 3% on income earned outside Mauritius.
  • GBC 2 (offshore company in Mauritius) is completely exempt from paying taxes.

Bookkeeping in Mauritius

The resident company in Mauritius should annually submit report on commercial activities to the financial authorities of the state. The report should contain information about the financial transactions of the company, the amounts of remunerations for residents of Mauritius (communication services, lease, etc.). There is no currency control.

Offshore company in Mauritius

Offshore company in Mauritius is not required to be audited and submit reports.

The selection of the form of the company depends on the purpose of the investor. For example, resident company will have to pay income tax, but at the same time its owner will avoid double taxation. And offshore company in Mauritius can conduct business activities only outside of the jurisdiction. But at the same time it is ensured with full confidentiality.

The cost of the company's maintenance includes the submission of the required annual reporting.

Registering or buying company in Mauritius is now easy procedure.  Registration of the company in Mauritius will be quick and efficient for you in case of using our assistance. Registration of companies (including offshore companies in Mauritius) is one of the main vectors of our work. 

Set of documents
  • Certificate of Incorporation 
  • Company Licence 
  • Share Certificate 
  • Register of Directors 
  • Share Register 
  • Register of Officers 
Nominee director and shareholder
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General information
Square2 040.00
Population1 313 100.00
CapitalPort Louis
State polityParliamentary democracy
Telephone code230
Place in the world in corruption46
locationSouthern Africa
Climatetropical, modified by southeast trade winds; warm, dry winter (May to November); hot, wet, humid summer (November to May)
Literacy rate84.40%
Ethnic groups68 % - Indo-Mauritian; 27 % - Creole; 3 % - Sino-Mauritian; 2 % - Franco-Mauritian.
National currencyMauritian rupee MUR
USD exchange rate29.15
GDP per capita83
Official languageEnglish
Credit ratingB+
The judiciarySupreme Court
Executive authorityPrime Minister (Head of government); Council of Ministers appointed by the president on the recommendation of the Prime Minister
Legislative authoritiesunicameral National Assembly (70 seats; members to serve five-year terms)
Corporate information
Opportunity to purchase ready-made companiesNo
Legal systemCommon Law for corporate matters
Terms of purchasing ready-made company2 - 3 weeks
The use of the Cyrillic alphabet in the nameNo
Local registered officeYes
Organizational and Legal FormsPrivate and Public Limited Company, sole proprietorship, partnership, branch of a foreign company
Terms of registration3 days
Indication of BPA in the nameLimited, Corporation, Incorporated, Public Limited Company, Société Anonyme, Société Anonyme à Responsabilité Limitée, Sociedad Anónima, Berhad, Proprietary, Naamloze Vennootschap, Besloten Vennootschap, Aktiengesellschaft или соответствующие аббревиатуры
Prohibited expressions in the nameYes
Local registered agentYes
Shares and share capital
Standard currencyUSD, EUR, GBP
The minimum amount of the issued capitalNo
Bearer sharesNo
Terms of payment of the issued capitalWhen the issue of shares
Terms of capital paymentwhen shares are issued
Possibility to issue shares without par valueNo
Basic corporate tax rate0.00%
Basic corporate tax rate0-15%
Capital gains taxNo
Currency controlNo
Corporate tax rates detailsEffective rate of 3 %. Updated February 2018:Company holding Category 1 Global Business License can claim credit equivalent to 80% of Mauritius tax payable, maximum effective tax rate of 3%.
Government dutyYes
Stamp dutyNo
Director and Secretary
Minimum number of directors1
The requirement for residency directorsNo
Director of legal entities are allowedYes
The data reveals to the local agentYes
Data field to the public registryNo
Meeting / regularity / placeAnywhere
The requirement for the presence of the SecretaryYes
Requirement to the residense of the SecretaryNo
Requirements to qualification of the SecretaryNo
Legal entity as the SecretaryYes
Shareholder and beneficiary
Minimum number of shareholders1
Data is entered in the public registerNo
Shareholders residency requirementNo
Information about the beneficiary is disclosedNo
Information may be disclosed to the local agentYes
Shareholders-legal entities are acceptableYes
The requirement for filing reportsYes
Open access to reportsNo
Statutory auditNo
The requirement for filing Annual ReturnNo
Open access to the Annual ReturnNo
The requirement for reportsYes
Treaty on avoidance of double taxation (States which signed)35
Membership in the OECDNo
Is it offshore according to Russian legislationYes
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