62 584 Foreigners (Bangladeshis, Indians & More) In Mauritius

62 584 foreigners currently live in Mauritius.

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This figure was revealed by the Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, during the National Assembly.

These foreigners do not include tourists though. Most of them come from Bangladesh and India, and are here for work. Otherwise, they are of 145 different nationalities.

Country from which the foreigners comeNumber of foreigners
Bangladesh20,000
India12,987
France8,425
United Kingdom1,600
Madagascar4,382
Germany475
South Africa2,441
China3,235

The stay of foreigners in Mauritius is regulated by articles 4 and 5 of the Immigration Act. The visa normally lasts from one to six months, as per the article 25 of the Passport and Immigration Office.

DefiMedia.info reports that the Tracing and Tracking Team of the police has also identified and arrested around 100 clandestine foreigners who were eventually expelled from the country.

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