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Moving to Mauritius
June 07, 2006 04:45AM
By Maiju
Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 1
Hello!

Me (27yrs) and my husband (32yrs) are thinking about moving to Mauritius (from Finland) maybe after a year or so, and we would like to know what the general work and house situation is over there?

We would like to rent a 1-2 bedroom apartment/house, we still don't know where, but we would appreaciate having some kind of price range on those houses, depending on the location. Does electricity, gas and water include in rents?

My husband is in IT-business (has been all his life). His work is mainly managing, e-commerce, developing, IT-support etc. (but not any kind of software related work) what kind of work situation do you have there for people like my husband? What kind of salary are we talking about for jobs like those?

I on the other hand do not have any specific work area which I would like to be involved while living there.. I am willing to do almost any kind of work (wash dishes, cleaning, work in a bar/coffee shop, pick fruits etc. etc.) Do you have need for people like me, who can and will do all kinds of jobs, in Mauritius? How much does those jobs pay?

What kind of work areas are in need of employees at this point/in general?

We were thinking about saving money before moving there just in case we don't find jobs right away. What do you think, is 5-6 months reasonable period of time to find jobs, if we would save that much money first?

Do salaries get paid once a month, or often?

How much money do you reckon we should have per month, so that the both of us can live a normal life, eating out once in a while (please give out the total sum for the both of us, in MUR)?

How much does Internet connections cost in Mauritius? Is the price a lot different, depending on nortn and south for instance? What kind of options do you have on those, especially speed interests me?

What about working visas? Is it hard to get one? I still haven't looked around for it, so I'm asking you now, can we just apply for one visa and both work with that, or do we both need our own working visas and how much does those cost?

If you have good website links on visas, rent houses, jobs and other kinds of "every day" sites which can help us get to know Mauritius better, please let us know!

Love,

Maiju
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Coming to Mauritius
August 22, 2006 11:02AM
By nadeem
Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 25
Dear Maiju

First of all, as a Mauritian, I'd like to thank you for loving my country. Now the serious part starts. heheheh!

In fact, I'm a business consultant, specialist in expatriate services, immigration/passport issues, business setting ups. There are different schemes that will allow you to stay in Mauritius. There are no longer work or residence permits now, we will only have an Occupation permit as from 1 October. IF you want to stay, you'll have to choose an appropriate formula: either someone hires you, or you open your own business, or you work as self=employed. Each one has its own requirements.

I'll be glad to help you and your husband out. So feel free to get in touch with your precise questions. Let me first answer the ones you posted here:

(i) 1-2 bedroom apartment (for expatriates) is in the range of Rs9,000-Rs13,000

(ii) Your husband can get an excellent job if he has qualifications. In fact, I've got one client who has launched his own e-commerce business, and the guy is now earning a pretty decent (not to say largely much more than that) income.

(iii) You would probably obtain a job in a call centre if you talk good english. Or even in the front office of a hotel.. WE can talk about that

(iv) Salaries are monthly.

(v) Normal ADSL Internet connection around Rs1,200 per month for 128Kb.

(vi) Work visas? I can handle, that's my playground. First, you need to sort out how you want to go about the whole thing.
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Re: Coming to Mauritius
September 29, 2011 10:50AM
By rani
Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 4
Hi nadeem,

I am planing to relocate to mauritius, currently I am working in india one of the software company, i have 4 years of experience as customer care executive, could you please give some idea how can i relocate to mauritius and get a job thr.Please do the needful.

Thanks,
Rani
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Re: Coming to Mauritius
December 02, 2016 12:44PM
Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 2
Dear Nadeem

its good to see your knowledge in permit and immigration.

I am also planning to move to Mauritius

wanted some information on permit, please give me your email id.

Ali hussain
aliseyecare@yahoo.com
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Re: Coming to Mauritius
December 28, 2016 08:32AM
Registered: 11 months ago
Posts: 8
Hi Ali

I've just sent you an email. I was previously registered as member under the name Nadeem.
Lost my membership on this forum and I'm back again with Nadeem777.

Kind regards
Nadeem
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Re: Coming to Mauritius
December 20, 2016 07:56PM
Registered: 12 months ago
Posts: 1
Good day

I have seen your reply to the lady and I am also interested in moving to Mauritius.
I have a Diploma in International Travel but it is so difficult to get a job. I am one module away from getting my National Professional Diploma in Education.
Do you have any advice for me on how do I go about to actually get a job that pays well enough for me to survive in Mauritius?

Any advice will be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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For Nadeem
November 28, 2006 07:28PM
Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 1
Hello Nadeem,
I have been reading the postings on this site and you seem to have a lot of knowledge about moving to Mauritius. My husband are thinking of moving our family there and would like your imput on finding jobs, housing and schools for our children.
Thank you
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Re: For Nadeem
October 02, 2011 09:14AM
Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 5
hiiii...i want to know about mauritius education..actuaaly i want to take admission in mba in mauritius.private college(portluis)..b'cos mauritus is my dream country..i want to come with study..so plz tell me how will it be for me...can i get job after course..and during cource part time job..plz help me....
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Moving to mauritius
September 27, 2007 01:18AM
By reneeta
Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 1
Hi Nadeem,

I'm quite impressed with the knowledge you have in migrating to mu.
My fiance is a mauritian who is currently in singapore and i'm a Singaporean.We plan to get married next year and move to mauritius but i'm quite skeptical about the job oppurtunities available over there as i'm not prepared to leave mu current job here to go there only to find it hard to secure another job.
Please advice as to whether i can get a well paying job. I've got a BSc(Hons) in Computer Science but have never actually put it to use. I'm currently a Manager in the SIngapore University. I'm more interested in the education sector. Is it easy to get jobs in this field there? If so, what would be the pay i'll be looking at.
Also, how much does it cost to buy a property in the west of mu? And are there loans we can get from banks? WHat is the procedure for applying for a occupational pass?

Thanks!!
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Moving to Mauritius
September 27, 2007 09:54AM
Anonymous User
Don't be impressed! That's been my profession for 15 years grinning smiley I'd advise, not to discourage you,to see Mauritius as a country still trying to imitate Singapore. Your country is a model we're trying to get to. So don't make yourself any illusions by comparing the level of Singapore and Mauritius grinning smiley

Job market here will be a bit dense for you cause Bsc Computer Science (depending on experience) will start on relatively low salary. Education sector is booming and you might well interest some good private schools or even new universities taht are being set up. Here your chances (because of your exposure in Singapore) might be the joker card.

If your fiance is Mauritian, he gets direct access to land acquisition rights and of course loan, provided you provide the required security. In your case, you may put a mortgage on the land itself!

Feel free to get me on email if you require any other info. (applies for all of you who believe that I may be useful grinning smiley)
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Re: Moving to Mauritius
October 01, 2011 07:02AM
Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 5
hello...sir
i want to do MBA in Mauritius..and i m taking admission private college there which is recognized by Greenwich university(uk)...i want to know how will be for me..after course i can get a job there...and during course can do part time job...please tell me about it..its must.. because almost i have taken admission...
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moving to mauritius
December 03, 2007 02:21PM
Anonymous User
My husband and I are seriously investigating moving to Mauritius via his current company which has a branch in Port Louis. We have 2 children age 8 and 6. We live in South Africa and have a comfortable life here. We are looking to make a lifestyle change and are finding it difficult to find information related to this possible move. I would like to hear about the kind of life we could lead there, we want quality of life for our family and dont have to live in Port Louis itself.
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moving to mauritius
December 03, 2007 02:49PM
Anonymous User
did you make the move ? if you did, how has it been ?
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mauritius
December 14, 2007 12:46PM
Anonymous User
Dear Nadeem,

I'm impressed by your e-mails.pls help me with information on jobs in mauritius and how i can get work permit.i have masters in tourisn administration degree.
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Working in Mauritius
April 23, 2008 09:56AM
By smurf
Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2
Hi Nadeem,

I was hoping you could help me with a little info. regarding work permits in Mauritius.

I am an Optometrist from South Africa and have an opportunity to work in Mauritius very soon. My work permit etc. will all be arranged by the company I'll be working for.

My concern lies with my boyfriend getting a work permit etc. He has a Masters degree in Computer Science, yet when I look for job availability in Mauritius we don't seem to be able to find any positions available. Would you by any chance have a contact or any information with regards to jobs and work permits for him in Mauritius?

We'd really appreciate your help or advice on this matter.
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Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 1
Hi

My husbands grandfather is from mauritius but he does not have a mauritian passport though he will go to mauritius soon from south africa to see if he can get one. If he can get one will my husband as his grandson be able to get a mauritian passport? We would like to live there in the future. If he can't get a passport what other options do we have? We have no degrees in anything.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Moving to Mauritius
October 29, 2009 03:45PM
Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 1
is anyone still interested to move to mauritius? what decent jobs can you get if you worked in the finace industry? we are intrested to move in a month or 2? i have a 13 yr old son and a 11yr old son as well are there any good schools for them to attend
also i was wondering if any of you know a good self buisness to make like a hotel or a food stall,shop etc. please let me know i also have i house with 3 bedrooms and a villa in a block of villas in la tamier would any1 be interested to buy? thes to are in the west (flic on flac) thanks let me know
ashley
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Re: Moving to Mauritius
August 14, 2010 03:59AM
By katzz
Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 88
@ katsdemo you'll to do lots of paper works. You'll need your ID, BC, passports and you can then start with your paper works.

Good Luck in all that. smiling smiley

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Re: Moving to Mauritius
September 27, 2011 06:19AM
Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 5
hiii...this si riyaz and i want to know about mauritius education ..i want to do mba from mauritus..i m taking admission private college which recognized by uk university..that college is situated in portluis..
i want to know it is gud for me ..and after course i want to a get gud job...there during course i can get part time job...college name is isitech business school,ebene portluis...it was opend last year...
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Re: Moving to Mauritius
December 11, 2011 05:59PM
Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 1
hi me situ raaz from delhi (india), i have good knowledge in computer/printer/laptop hardware
also good knowledge in network AS WELL AS SAP BASIS is there any job 4 me

raj.situ@gmail.com
+91-9990407925
delhi (india)

warm regards

situ raaz
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Re: Moving to Mauritius
May 30, 2015 04:37AM
Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 9
Hi,

We are a specialised society in investment and business in Mauritius and can advise you and help you obtain your permanent resident. Feel free to send me an e-mail on marymsselvon@gmail.com
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