COLBERT CONSULTING

SHAPING YOUR FUTURE

Colbert Consulting helps you build something valuable, substantial and enduring with expert advisory and consulting services in the following fields:

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Business setup

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TAX and financial advisory

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Investment advisory

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Back office outsourcing

IN A NUTSHELL

70 %

success rate in all permit applications

250 +

companies incorporated

50 +

migration and relocations handled

90 M

USD investments channeled into Mauritius

MIGRATION AND RELOCATION

MAKING THE MAURITIAN DREAM A REALITY

If you aspire to work or live in Mauritius, this is your chance to make your dream come true. At Colbert Consulting, we know that obtaining a residence and work permit or second passport might be the best investment you ever make, whether for increased global mobility, personal security or tax exemptions. We provide you with sound advice and strategic guidance through the process of relocation, from the very first step, helping you take the smartest decisions to ensure you reach your end goals.

Our professionalism and adaptability guarantees our ability to perform in all situations and, as we assist you, many of the procedures can be completed without your physical presence in Mauritius.

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As from 50 years old, you can seek to retire in the amazing living conditions of Mauritius, surrounded by sun, sea and sand.

Retired Residence Permit as from EUR 1,200/USD 1,400

The non-citizen needs to make an initial transfer of at least USD 1,500 or its equivalent in freely convertible foreign currency to his/her local bank account in Mauritius.

During the ten-year validity of his/her residence permit, it is a requirement that the retired non-citizen should transfer at least USD 1,500 or a total of at least USD 18,000 or its equivalent in freely convertible foreign currency annually.

At the end of each year, the proof/evidence of these transfers of funds into their local bank account should be submitted to the Economic Development Board.

Right of the retired non-citizen to Invest

The holder of a retired residence permit can invest in any business provided that he/she is not employed by the business, does not manage it and does not earn a salary or any employment benefits from it.

Note: The Retired Non-Citizen should also provide information on other residences that he/she may have in other jurisdictions, including tax residences. This information will be shared with the Mauritian Tax Authority to be in line with the prevailing Common Reporting Standard (CRS) adopted by the Republic of Mauritius.

Investor Occupation Permit as from EUR 1,500/USD 1,800

The holder of an investor occupation permit shall enjoy all the fiscal benefit of Mauritius. As defined under the Immigration Act, an Investor is a shareholder and director of a company incorporated in Mauritius under the Companies Act 2001. There are 2 options for an investor to apply for an occupational permit:

Option 1:

By making an initial transfer of USD 50,000 or its equivalent in freely convertible currency in the bank account of the company under which the application will be made.

Option 2:

If the Investor's company – existing or inherited – has a net asset value of at least USD 50,000 or its equivalent in freely convertible foreign currency, as well as a cumulative turnover of at least MUR 12,000,000 during the three years preceding the application. To renew an investor occupational permit, the company should generate a minimum gross income of MUR 4,000,000 per year, as from its third year of registration.

 

Professional Occupation Permit as from EUR 1,000/USD 1,300

 The holder of a professional occupation permit, together with his/her family, shall enjoy the low individual income tax that prevails in Mauritius.

 A professional, as defined under the Immigration Act, is an expatriate who is employed in Mauritius through an employment contract and should earn a monthly basic salary of at least MUR 60,000.

In certain sectors, such as Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), pharmaceutical manufacturing and food processing, the monthly basic salary should be at least MUR 30,000.

An application for a short-term occupational permit for a period not exceeding nine months can also be obtained by the professional. However, this occupational permit may be extended only once, for a period not exceeding three months.

Right of a professional to Invest

A person who holds a professional occupational permit can invest in any business provided that he/she is not employed by the business, does not manage it and does not earn a salary or any employment benefits from it.

Provided the holder of the occupational permit is not a majority shareholder, he/she may hold shares in a business where he/she is employed.

Young Professional Occupational Permit (YPOP)

As provided in Section 13 of the Economic Development Board Act 2017 and Section 9A of the Immigration Act 1970, foreign students having completed at least an undergraduate degree in a tertiary education institution in Mauritius is eligible to apply for a YPOP. Depending on the duration of the employment contract this permit is valid for a maximum of three years.

Self-Employed Occupation Permit as from EUR 1,500/USD 1,800

The Self-Employed Occupation Permit is granted to one who operates a one-person business activity and is working exclusively on his/her own. The permit holder shall enjoy all the advantages of the business environment of Mauritius.

A self-employed person is referred to as a non-citizen engaged in a professional activity under the services sector only and registered with the Registrar of Businesses under the Business Registration Act.

The person is required to make an initial transfer of USD 35,000 or its equivalent in freely convertible foreign currency to his/her local bank account in Mauritius.

As from the Company's third year of registration and to renew his or her permit, the self-employed person's business activity should annually generate MUR 800,000.

Dependents of an Occupational Permit Holder (EUR 300/USD 370 per dependent)

The dependents of an occupation or residence permit holder are eligible to apply for a residence permit. Dependents are defined as the occupational or resident permit holder's spouse (including common law partner of the opposite sex), parents and children (including stepchildren or legally adopted children under 24 years old).

Note: Application for a residence permit cannot be submitted online. Application for a dependent permit is submitted after obtaining the OP by the main holder, at the Passport and Immigration Office (PIO).

Premium Visa as from EUR 700/USD 850

The premium travel visa is valid for a period of one year and gives the perfect opportunity, to a tourist, retiree or professional and their families, to locate and be able to work remotely with no limitations or restrictions. Nothing beats having the privilege to enjoy the superb tropical lifestyle of Mauritius during these unexpected times of the COVID 19 pandemic.

Should someone be interested in acquiring a Premium Visa, he/she should produce proof of his/her long stay plans and sufficient travel and health insurance documents for the initial period of stay while meeting the following criteria:

– the applicant cannot enter the Mauritius Labor market

– his/her place of business and source of income and profits should be located outside of Mauritius

– the applicant should provide evidence and documentation to support the application such as purpose of visit, accommodation…

– other basic immigration requirements

Prices on request

 

We handle the following additional services:

  1. Buying a property
  2. Buying or leasing a car
  3. Buying a boat
  4. Acquiring a business
  5. Legal advisory
  6. School and university admission
  7. Pet relocation

BUSINESS SETUP

Colbert Consulting takes care of all the administrative procedures necessary for the creation of your company in Mauritius.

With Colbert Consulting, creating a company and starting a commercial activity in Mauritius is a simple and direct process. We take care of all the administrative procedures relating to the creation and start-up of your company. In the island's favorable environment for investment and growth, the company can start operating in just 10 business days.

A company in Mauritius can be 100% foreign, without minimum capital. If you are an individual wishing to start a business as a self-employed person, you only need to record your business activity.

Each company's structure varies according to its category, nature and type. It is therefore important to understand the different companies' structures in order to be able to choose the one that shall best suit your business.

Our recommendation: Get advice from one of our specialists on the process of creating and starting a company, he/she will guide you through each step of your project.

Colbert Consulting and its partners take care of all administrative and accounting procedures for the creation of your offshore company in Mauritius. For the purpose, we work closely with our partners in order to give you the best outcome.

Our partners hold a “Global Business” license allowing to offer a wide range of professional services, including tax planning, business creation, corporate secretarial, recess products and services such as debt structuring and regional headquarters.

In this case, Mauritius shall be your company's headquarters so you will need to find an office according to your specific requirements. You can either rent an unfurnished office space or lease premises according to a plug and play model, build your own office or even work from home. There are several business and industrial parks which offer modern facilities and catering options in the various regions of the island. Colbert Consulting's specialists take care of locating the best office space for your business according to your need, location, budget and number of employers.

The trade license is a card bearing the classified trade, the address of the trade and the business registration number. Classified trade means a business specified in the Twelfth Schedule of the Local Government Act 2011. The registered trader should then call at the relevant local authority for payment of the trade fee according to the classified trade.

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TAX AND FINANCIAL ADVISORY

Prices on request

Taxes in Mauritius have been simplified to a unique rate of 15%, with no ceiling, known as a flat tax. Therefore, you will never have to pay more than 15% taxes. The value-added tax is also at 15%. The Republic of Mauritius has set up double-taxation agreements with the several countries which means that the same revenue cannot be subject to taxation more than once in either jurisdiction.

To benefit from the tax benefits of Mauritius, you have to be a tax resident and there are two ways to achieve this; the first is to obtain the Mauritian nationality and the second is to have a residence permit.

  1. A flat tax rate of 15%
  2. No taxes on dividends
  3. No taxes on capital gains
  4. No wealth taxes
  5. No inheritance tax if the inheritors fiscally reside in Mauritius
  6. Complete exemption on total import for import-export activities
  7. Double-taxation agreement
  8. No local tax or property tax
  9. Tax deductions for all dependents

Services as from EUR 250/USD 300 per month

As tax specialists, we have a competitive advantage that enables us to thoroughly structure our clients' accounts, from the ground up. Tax is planned proactively to be optimal and fully compliant and is not a mere afterthought. At Colbert Consulting, we always maintain the highest levels of integrity, ethics and professionalism to help our clients cultivate long-term success.

Monthly & Yearly Accounting

  1. Company tax returns
  2. VAT Registration and returns
  3. IFRS compliance financial statements
  4. Secretarial services
  5. Payroll services
  6. Corporate income tax returns

Services as from EUR 250/USD 300 per month

As tax specialists, we have a competitive advantage that enables us to thoroughly structure our clients' accounts, from the ground up. Tax is planned proactively to be optimal and fully compliant and is not a mere afterthought. At Colbert Consulting, we always maintain the highest levels of integrity, ethics and professionalism to help our clients cultivate long-term success.

Monthly & Yearly Accounting 

  1. Company tax returns
  2. VAT Registration and returns
  3. IFRS compliance financial statements
  4. Secretarial services
  5. Payroll services
  6. Corporate income tax returns

INVESTMENT ADVISORY

Business acquisition

Whether you are looking to invest or buy an existing business, we can help you to find the right opportunity and do the necessary assessments and due diligence required.

Property acquisition

As a property developer, we offer several options of property investment through our own exclusive premium portfolio of projects or alternates as per your requirements.

Wealth management through bank deposit and securities

Colbert Consulting can refer you to the right partner who will manage your portfolio of wealth as per international standards.

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BACK OFFICE OUTSOURCING

Colbert Consulting can outsource one or more back office services to trusted third party service providers in order to help companies lessen their expenditures on acquiring more office space or hiring and retaining employees. Most of the functions outsourced to us are accounting and payroll.

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