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Employment Division Work Permit Unit (under the aegis of Ministry of Labour, Human Resource Development and Training)



Can documents submitted be in any language?

No. All documents submitted should be in either English or French.

Can I collect my work permit?

Yes, otherwise the work permit is sent by registered post.

Can I have another work permit in case of loss of the original one?

Yes, a duplicate work permit will be issued against payment of the prescribed fee of Rs500.

A statement from the Police Authorities should accompany the request for a duplicate work permit.

Can I have my claim for payment of work permit fees by fax?

Yes, exact fax number to be submitted.

Can the company sign the application form on behalf of the expatriate?


Does a foreigner married to a Mauritian citizen need a work permit?

No, he/she is exempted from the requirements of a work permit

Does a non-citizen who wishes to follow an attachment course in Mauritius as trainee?


For how long can a skilled expatriate worker work in Mauritius?

Foreign skilled workers are normally granted work permit for a maximum period of four years. They may take up employment for another term of four years provided they have spent one year abroad at the expiry of their first term of employment.

How do I make an application online?

Steps involved are:

(i) If you are already registered to the online services, login and select online work permit service, else register yourself and then select the online work permit service.
(ii) Fill in the online form available
(iii) Print filled in application form and sign.
(iv) Submit filled in application form with signature at Employment Division and pay application fee.
You may attach scanned copies of all documents except for the following documents, which should be submitted in original copy when paying the application fee, which is Rs 500 at the Employment Division Counter.

(i) 4 passport size photograph
(ii) provisional Health Clearance from the Occupational Health Unit of Ministry of Health and Quality of Life
(iii) Contract of Employment duly vetted by the Ministry of Labour and Industrial Relations and Employment

How to apply for work permit?

Applications should be submitted on prescribed application forms available at the Employment Division on weekdays from 09:00 to 16:00 at the following address:

Employment Division
10th floor, Sterling House
Lislet Geoffroy Street, Port Louis
Republic of Mauritius
(230) 213 2370 - 75
Application forms can be downloaded here