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Mauritius To Sell Citizenship And Passports

Mauritius is now offering foreigners the chance to obtain Mauritian citizenship in exchange for a non-refundable contribution of $1m to the national sovereign wealth fund

Port Louis in Mauritius

Applicants’ dependents are also eligible for citizenship with an additional cost of $100,000 per family member.

Another scheme will offer Mauritian passports in exchange for the lesser sum of $500,000 paid to the Mauritius Sovereign Fund and $50,000 per passport for family members.

The Mauritian passport holders have access to 121 countries without visa requirements.

Critics however fear that the Island will become a haven for unscrupulous businessmen.

These latest move has been condemned by opposition leaders. Leader of the populist Rezistans ek Alternativ party, Ashok Subron, said, “The notion of nationality of a country is not a product. It has no price and is in no way a commodity.”

Applicants will have to satisfy defined criteria by the Economic Development Board (EDB) which will manage the scheme.

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