Restriction on acquisition of real estate

All foreigners who wish to acquire an immovable property in Mauritius must obtain approval prior to their purchase, which will otherwise be invalid. Such approval is obtained from Prime Minister’s Office. A foreign-controlled domestic company, however, may be authorised to purchase an immovable property to be used exclusively for business purposes by the Board of Investment and therefore is exempt from the requirement to seek for a certificate from the Prime Minister’s Office.