Mauritius Company Formation

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Mauritius Company. Mauritius Offshore Company. Mauritius Company Formation.

Worldwide Incorporation Services specializes in Mauritius Company Formation (GBC I and GBC II) and opening bank accounts.

Mauritius – General Information

Mauritius Company Formation

Location: Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, about 800 km (500 mi) east of Madagascar.
Area: total: 2,040 sq km, land: 2,030 sq km, water: 10 sq km; note: includes Agalega Islands, Cargados Carajos Shoals (Saint Brandon), and Rodrigues.
Natural resources: Arable land, fish.
Population: 1,356,388 (July 2017 est.).
Capital: Port Louis.
Time Zone: UTC+4.
Languages: Creole 86.5%, Bhojpuri 5.3%, French 4.1%.
Government type: Parliamentary republic.
Legal system: Civil legal system based on French civil law with some elements of English common law.
International organization participation: ACP, AfDB, AOSIS, AU, C, CD, COMESA, CPLP (associate), FAO, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC (NGOs), ICCt, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, IMSO, InOC, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, ITSO, ITU, ITUC (NGOs), MIGA, NAM, OIF, OPCW, PCA, SAARC (observer), SADC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WFTU (NGOs), WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO.
Economy: The economy currently depends on sugar, tourism, textiles and apparel, and financial services, but is expanding into fish processing, information and communications technology, education, and hospitality and property development. Sugarcane is grown on about 90% of the cultivated land area but sugar makes up only around 3-4% of national GDP. Authorities plan to emphasize services and innovation in the coming years. After several years of slow growth, government policies now seek to stimulate economic growth in five areas: serving as a gateway for international investment into Africa; increasing the use of renewable energy; developing smart cities; growing the ocean economy; and upgrading and modernizing infrastructure, including public transportation, the port, and the airport. Mauritius has attracted more than 32,000 offshore entities, many aimed at commerce in India, South Africa, and China. The offshore sector is vulnerable to changes in the tax framework and authorities have been working on a Financial Services Sector Blueprint to enable Mauritius to transition to a jurisdiction of higher value added. Mauritius’ sound economic policies and prudent banking practices helped mitigate negative effects of the global financial crisis in 2008-09. GDP grew in the 3-4% per year range in 2010-17, and the country continues to expand its trade and investment outreach around the globe.
Currency: Mauritian rupee (MUR).

Mauritius Company – Overview

Principal Corporate Legislation

The Companies Act 2001, Financial Services Act 2007.

Type of Law

Hybrid.

Language of Legislation and Corporate Documents

English.

Mauritius Companies: Key Aspects

Types of Company for International Trade, Investment & Tax Planning

  • Mauritius Global Business Company I (Tax Resident)
  • Mauritius Global Business Company II (Mauritius Offshore Company)
GBC I (Tax Resident)GBC II (Offshore Company)

Mauritius GBC I – Mauritius Tax Resident

Share Capital

Standard authorised share capital is US$1,000,000. Minimum paid up share capital is US$1.

Classes of Share Available

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

Bearer Shares

Not permitted.

Restrictions on Trading

Banking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance, fund management, collective investment schemes, trust management, trusteeship business provision are not permitted.

Registered Office Required

Each Mauritius Company must have a Registered Agent and Registered Office in Mauritius, provided by a licenced service provider.

Directors

A Mauritius Company requires a minimum of two director. Director can be of any nationality and need not be resident but at least two directors must be a residents of Mauritius.

Shareholders

A Mauritius Company requires a minimum of one shareholder.

Publicly Accessible Records

No.

Nominee Shareholders and Nominee Directors

Allowed.

Location of Meetings of Directors and Shareholders

Anywhere.

Personal Presence Required

No.

Taxation

0-3%.

Double Taxation Treaty Access

Belgium, Botswana, China, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, India, Italy, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Rwanda, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Thailand, Uganda, UK, Zimbabwe.

Requirements to File Accounts

Yes.

Requirement to File Annual Return

None.

Audit Requirements

None.

Currency

Mauritian rupee (MUR).

Exchange Control

None.

Language of Name

English.

Restricted Words

Words such as “Assurance”, “Bank”, “Building Society”, “Royal”, “Trust Company”, “Trustee Company” etc. will require justification.

Name of a Company

The words “Limited”, “Corporation”, “Incorporated”, “Public Limited Company”, “Societe Anonyme”, “Sociedad Anonima” or Ltd, Corp., Inc., PLC, S.A. must be part of the name of every Mauritius company.

Time to Incorporate

Three to four weeks.

Cost of Mauritius GBC I Company Formation (Tax Resident)

 
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Mauritius GBC II – Mauritius Offshore Company

Share Capital

Standard authorised share capital is US$1,000,000. Minimum paid up share capital is US$1.

Classes of Share Available

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

Bearer Shares

Not permitted.

Restrictions on Trading

A Mauritius Offshore Company cannot trade within Mauritius. Banking, insurance, assurance, reinsurance, fund management, collective investment schemes, trust management, trusteeship business provision are not permitted.

Registered Office Required

Each Mauritius Offshore Company must have a Registered Agent and Registered Office in Mauritius, provided by a licenced service provider.

Directors

A Mauritius Offshore Company requires a minimum of one director. Director can be of any nationality and need not be resident in the Mauritius. Corporate directors are permitted.

Shareholders

A Mauritius Offshore Company requires a minimum of one shareholder.

Publicly Accessible Records

No.

Nominee Shareholders and Nominee Directors

Allowed.

Location of Meetings of Directors and Shareholders

Anywhere.

Personal Presence Required

No.

Taxation

Nil.

Double Taxation Treaty Access

None.

Requirements to File Accounts

Yes.

Requirement to File Annual Return

None.

Audit Requirements

None.

Currency

Mauritian rupee (MUR).

Exchange Control

None.

Language of Name

English.

Restricted Words

Words such as “Assurance”, “Bank”, “Building Society”, “Royal”, “Trust Company”, “Trustee Company” etc. will require justification.

Name of a Company

The words “Limited”, “Corporation”, “Incorporated”, “Public Limited Company”, “Societe Anonyme”, “Sociedad Anonima” or Ltd, Corp., Inc., PLC, S.A. must be part of the name of every Mauritius offshore company.

Time to Incorporate

Three days.

Cost of Mauritius Company Registration

 
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Services related Formation of a Mauritius Company / Mauritius Offshore Company

Worldwide Incorporation Services provides the following services related formation of a Mauritius Company or Mauritius Offshore Company:

  • Mauritius Company Formation
  • Mauritius Offshore Company Formation
  • Registered Office and Agent Services in Mauritius
  • Company Secretarial Services
  • Nominee Shareholder / Nominee Director
  • Opening of Bank Accounts in Mauritus
  • Full Company Administration Services
  • Mailing Address in Mauritius
  • Virtual Office in Mauritius
  • Trademark Registration
  • Yacht Registration

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