Howdy, globetrotters! Mani Karthik here, your travel sherpa and fellow wanderer.
Today, let’s unravel the mystical island nation of Mauritius, an African gem located in the Indian Ocean.
Mauritius is one of those destinations that just scream “paradise.” Known for its sapphire-blue waters, powder-white beaches, and luxury resorts, it’s an ideal spot for the honeymooners, families, and solo travellers alike.
So, are you ready to tread the path less travelled? Let’s dive right into the nitty-gritty of securing a Mauritius Visit Visa!
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The Good News: Visa Exemption for Indians
Are you ready for this? Hold on to your seats because I’ve got great news. For Indian passport holders, visiting Mauritius is visa-free for a stay of up to 60 days!
Yes, you heard it right. Your paradise vacation just got a lot more hassle-free. However, there’s a small catch. You must meet some requirements.
Step 1: Necessary Travel Documents
Pack your bags and don’t forget these important documents:
- A Valid Passport: You’ll need an Indian passport valid for at least six months beyond your stay in Mauritius.
- Return Flight Tickets: A return ticket to India (or onward destination) within 60 days is a must.
- Proof of Accommodation: This could be your hotel booking confirmation or a letter from your host in Mauritius.
- Sufficient Funds: Evidence that you can financially sustain your stay in Mauritius, about $100 per day.
Step 2: Arrival in Mauritius
Once your flight lands in Mauritius, you’re just one step away from starting your exotic getaway.
You’ll need to present your travel documents to the immigration officials.
If everything checks out, you’ll be granted a 60-day permit to enjoy your time on this tropical island.
FAQ 1: Can I extend my stay beyond the 60-day permit?
Yes, you can. If you decide that the Mauritian magic is too hard to leave behind, you can apply for a visa extension at the Passport and Immigration Office in Mauritius.
FAQ 2: Can I work on a tourist permit in Mauritius?
Nah, mate! The tourist permit is for sightseeing, relaxing on the beach, and maybe a little water-skiing. It’s strictly leisure only, no work allowed.
FAQ 3: I am travelling with my children. Do they need separate permits?
Each individual, regardless of age, requires their own permit. But don’t worry, the process is the same and just as simple!
FAQ 4: What happens if I overstay my tourist permit?
It’s essential to respect the permit’s duration, as overstaying could lead to fines or bans from future travel to Mauritius.
Voila! The Mauritius visit visa process is as breezy as the Mauritian sea wind.
Pack your sunscreen, flip-flops and get ready for some Mauritian magic! Safe travels, friends.
Don’t forget to send a postcard!