International Financial Centre

Mauritius, as an International Financial Centre, has during the past 30 years, established itself as a robust regulatory and supervisory regime for its financial services sector, with the Bank of Mauritius responsible for the banking sector and the Financial Services Commission responsible for non-banking financial services.

Mauritius offers a complete array of financial products such as global funds, protected cell companies, treasury management, captives, family offices and trusts, amongst others. It is further aiming at positioning itself as a growing fintech hub in the African region by adopting comprehensive legislations on virtual assets (VAs) and initial token offerings (ITOs).

Why choose Mauritius?

Economic and political situation

  • Well-regulated economy
  • Democratic Government 
  • Economic and political stability


  • Beneficial trade links 
  • Large network of over 40 double tax treaties in force
  • 15% tax rate for companies and individuals

Cultural factors

  • Educated population
  • Multilingual workforce
  • Low crime rate
  • Good infrastructure
  • Low pollution
  • Good quality of life

Legal system

  • Robust legal framework – hybrid legal system based on French civil code and English common law
  • Ultimate court of appeal is the Privy Council in the UK
  • Ratified the New York Convention on the enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards
  • Written constitution based on the doctrine of separation of Powers
  • Flexible company and trust legislation


  • No foreign exchange controls
  • Presence of reputed international banks
  • Favourable time zone for Africa, Europe and Asia
  • A sophisticated international financial centre of substance
  • Privacy of information for Global Business Companies
  • Approval for Occupation Permits and Residence Permits granted to eligible expatriates within 3 weeks from application
  • Standard businesses may be granted licences and permits within 15 days