On the 17th April 2019, the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations, Employment and Training published a communiqué on the amendment made in the Non-Citizens (Employment Restriction) Exemptions Regulations.
The main amendment concerns the non-citizens married to Mauritian citizens who work in Mauritius. Those non-citizens were exempted under the law to apply for a relevant work permit in order to work in Mauritius. In this respect, non-citizens being the spouse of a citizen of Mauritius are no longer exempted and need to apply for a Work or Occupation permits.
With regards to an employer who has in his employment after 8 March 2019, a non-citizen who is either a spouse of a citizen of Mauritius and/or, until remarriage, a surviving spouse of a citizen of Mauritius, may, for a period of 3 months after the coming into operation of these regulations, have the non-citizen in his employment without there being in force a permit in respect of the non-citizen. The employer of the non-citizen who intends to continue to have the non-citizen in his employment must, within a period of 3 months after the coming into operation of these regulations, apply and obtain a work permit.
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