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.
The Companies Act provides for several options to investors in terms of category, nature and types of company structures.
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.
Registration of a business or incorporation of a company can be completed within 2 hours with the CBRD.
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.
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.