Mauritius Offshore International Business Company Information

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Mauritius Offshore International Business Company Information

  • Key Features
  • Setup & Maintenance Costs
  • Compliance
  • General Information
  • Company Information

Key Company Features

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Key Company Features

Type of entity


Type of law


Shelf company availability


Our time to establish a new company

3 days

Minimum government fees (excluding taxation)

US$135 to FSC US$65 to ROC

Corporate taxation


Double taxation treaty access


Share capital or equivalent

Standard currency


Permitted currencies

Any except Rs

Minimum paid up


Usual authorised


Directors or Managers

Minimum number


Local required


Publicly accessible records


Location of meetings




Publicly accessable records


Company Secretary





Local or Qualified


Requirement to prepare


Audit requirements


Requirement to file accounts


Publicly accessible accounts



Requirement to file annual return


Change in domicile permitted


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Setup and Maintenance Costs

Incorporation (Setup) Costs - US$1500(+ US700 if nominee director required)

The fee is all inclusive, no hidden costs.

Our company kits are always delivered with the same documents but may vary slightly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
Our corporate kits are delivered with the following documents:-
- Articles of Incorporation in English (Notarized and legalized by Apostille)
- Appointment of First Directors / Nominee Directors (if applicable)
- Nominee shareholders (if applicable)
- Shareholder certificates
- Minute Books
- Share registry books
- 1 Power of Attorney (Notarized and legalized by Apostille)
- Certificate of Incorporation
- Trust agreement (when applicable)
- Minutes and / or board resolutions when requested.

Annual Maintenance Costs

Annual Maintenance Costs - US$100(+ US700 if nominee director required)

The fee is payable after the first year and covers annual taxes, registered agent and nominees. No hidden costs.

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Authorised and Issued Share Capital.

There is no limit to the number or value of shares that can be issued.

Classes of Shares Permitted.

Registered shares, preference shares, redeemable shares and shares with or without voting rights.


A Company holding a Category 2 Global Business License does not pay any tax on its world-wide profits to the Republic of Mauritius authorities.

Licence Fees

US$ 135 per year to FSC. US$ 65 per year to the Registrar of Companies.

Financial Statement Requirements

Companies holding a Category 2 Global Business License are required to maintain financial statements to reflect their financial position with the Registered Agent but are not required to file accounts with the authorities.


Minimum one, who may be natural person or a body corporate.

Company Secretary



The minimum number of shareholders is one.

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General Information

Mauritius is situated in the Indian Ocean approximately 800 km off the East Coast of Madagascar.


The population of the Island is approximately 1,200,000 made up principally by people of European, African, Indian and Chinese origin. Mauritius takes pride in the fact that these different cultures co-exist in peace and succeed in creating a cultural entity that is distinctly Mauritian.

Political Structure

The British ruled Mauritius for 158 years until 12 March 1968 when it became an independent country within the Commonwealth. The Republic of Mauritius is a Westminster style democracy. The President is the Head of State and Commander in Chief. Full executive power rests with the Prime Minister who is Head of Government. The Members of Parliament are elected every five years by popular vote and a number of political parties contest the elections, every five years, reflecting the country's firm commitment to a multi-party political system.

Infrastructure And Economy

Since independence in 1968, Mauritius has developed from a low income, agriculturally based economy to a middle-income diversified economy with growing industrial, financial, and tourism sectors. For most of the period, annual growth has been of the order of 5% to 6%. The government's development strategy centres on foreign investment. Mauritius has attracted cialis generico more than 15,000 offshore entities, many aimed at commerce in India and South Africa, and investment in the banking sector alone has reached over US$1 billion. The economy in 2000 grew by 8.9% and the Gross National Income per capita at market prices reached 101,948 rupees. Unemployment rate for 2000 is estimated at about 8.0% while inflation stood at 4.2%.


English is the official language. However, the Mauritian population is largely bilingual, being equally fluent in English and French. Creole is also spoken and understood by everyone.


Mauritian Rupee.

Exchange Control


Type of Law

Common Law for corporate matters.

Principal Corporate Legislation

The Companies Act 2001. Financial Services Development Act 2001.

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Company Information

Type of Company for International Trade and Investment

A Company holding a Category 2 Global Business License which is similar to a British Virgin Island International Business Company and is non-resident for tax purposes

Procedure to Incorporate

Submission of the Memorandum and Articles of Association and a Certificate from the Registered Agent confirming compliance with the requirements of the Ordinance. The application must be supported by a Legal Certificate issued by a local Lawyer certifying that local requirements have been complied with. Finally, directors and shareholders must execute consent forms and these must be filed with the Registrar of Companies.

Restrictions on Trading

Companies holding a Category 2 Global Business License cannot trade within the Republic of Mauritius.

Language of Legislation and Corporate Documents

The legislation is in English and French whilst documentation may be expressed in any language but must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

Shelf Companies Available


Language of Name

Latin and other alphabets.

Suffixes to Denote Limited Liability

Limited, Corporation, Incorporated, Public Limited Company, Société Anonyme, Société Anonyme a Responsabilité Limitée, Sociedad Anónima, Berhad, Proprietary, Naamloze Vennootschap, Besloten Vennootschap, Aktiengesellschaft or the relevant abbreviations.

Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership to Authorities


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