Applying for a residence permit
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    Applying for a Residence Permit

    A Residence Permit allows eligible non-Mauritian citizens to enter and live in Mauritius for full-time or part-time studies. An application for a permit is determined by the Passport and Immigration Office and is subject to it being complete and accompanied by appropriate supporting documents.

    • The Process

      After we have received the full payment  of tuition fee deposit, a receipt and unconditional firm letter will be issued.

      The student must send the following documents by courier to  Mrs Nihaad Baboorally, International Student Advisor, Coastal Road, 90203, Uniciti, Mauritius.

      1. Signed unconditional firm letter from the University;
      2. Completed Application to Enter Mauritius PDF, 319.99 KB form;
      3. 4 passport-size photos;
      4. Copy of passport data page;
      5. Sponsors copy of passport data page;
      6. Undertaking from a parent/sponsor confirming their financial commitment (dated and signed);
      7. Undertaking from the student (dated and signed).
      8. Provide a recent and original (not print out) bank statement dated not more than 3 months, of no more than 3-5 pages.  The statement should bear the signature of the Bank Officer and seal of the Bank.  Your balance must show sufficient funds, an equivalent of MUR100,000 after paying the deposit of your tuition fees.
      9. NIC Insurance Form PDF, 537.94 KB
      10. 10.Original medical reports – Hepatitis B, HIV, detailed chest x-ray report

      NB:  We do not require birth certificate, marriage certificate nor academic certificates for your visa application.   Also the PIO does not accept self-sponsored applications.

      The International Student Advisor will submit the above-mentioned documents (once they are complete) along with the below-mentioned documents to the Passport and Immigration Office (PIO), Port-Louis.

      • Sponsorship letter from Middlesex University Mauritius Branch Campus;
      • Receipt for the payment of tuition fees

      The PIO will process and issue the Provisional Student Entry Visa within 3-4 weeks. The issued permit will be sent to the student by email. Please ensure you have provided the University with your personal email address and not your agent’s email.  Your passport must be valid a minimum of one year prior to travel and throughout the period of your studies to avoid unnecessary delays.

      The PIO will require the full contact details of the landlord and the complete property address before issuing the Provisional Student Entry Visa, this information should be inserted on the Application to Enter Mauritius form.

    • Exceptional Documents

      Minor students (under 18 years of age) should provide the following documents along with all their visa application:-

      • Consent letter from both parents;
      • Passport copies of both parents;
      • Marriage certificate of both parents;
      • Copy of the students birth certificate;
      • If the name does not correspond then additional documents to certify the name will be required ie. Affidavit for a change of name.


      Tuition fees are to be paid by bank transfer.  Payment is required before the start of the semester.   Visa processing will not take place without the full deposit payment.

      Please note that all students who fail to pay their fees on or before payment deadlines will be subject to a late payment fine of MUR 2,000. This late payment fine will be payable on each occurrence of default, including each installment.

      Arrival in Mauritius

      Inform the International Student Advisor about your flight details (flight number, airline and estimated time of arrival) so that airport transfer can be arranged, preferably 24 hours beforehand, our van will collect you at the airport upon your arrival.

      Should you require further information, you may contact us on +230 403-6400 / +230 5852 7550 or

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