Doing Business

Key stages

Register your business activity and incorporate your company with the Corporate and Business Registration Department (CBRD). A company can be 100% foreign owned with no minimum capital requirement. Once registered, a Business Registration Number (BRN) is issued. 

Choosing the right structure

The Companies Act provides for several options to investors in terms of category, nature and types of company structures.

Selecting the company name

Availability of a name can be checked online, free of charge.  Please note that reservation of a name is not mandatory to incorporate and register a business.

Registering a business and Incorporating a company

Registration of a business or incorporation of a company can be completed within 2 hours with the CBRD.

Starting the business activities

Businesses engaged in unregulated activities may start operations immediately after registering  with the CBRD. Whilst investors should ensure that before starting a regulated activity, they hold the appropriate licence.

Opening a bank account

Once registered, a business can open a business bank account.  The list of commercial and corporate banks operating in Mauritius and registered with the Bank of Mauritius is available here.

Enabling legislations
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