A increasing number of foreigners on the lookout for appealing investment opportunities in a little corner of paradise are attracted by the prospect of life in sun-drenched Mauritius.
Turning dreams into reality…
Julien Begasse de Dhaem had one dream when he chose to move abroad: life in the tropics.
While he initially had no specific destination in mind, Mauritius was among his personal favourites. Now the happy owner of a villa in the heart of Heritage Villas Valriche, Julien has this to say: “When we considered buying a property in Mauritius, we were looking for a safe place in the southern hemisphere with an attractive tax regime, a robust legal system that we understood, and exceptional nature. We were swept away by the calm
and beauty of Bel Ombre.”
The residential estate has much to offer, with elegant, contemporary villas that command panoramic vistas of the sea, and a championship golf course – Heritage Golf Club. Nestled in the heart of Bel Ombre’s hilly landscape, this welcoming and peaceful location offers homeowners a vibrant community and a unique lifestyle. Situated on the edge of a nature reserve, Heritage Villas Valriche enjoys access to an exclusive beach club overlooking a protected lagoon, immersive spa wellness experiences, affiliation with Heritage Resorts’ two five star hotels, and the much-anticipated second 18-hole golf course. Excellence at Heritage Villas Valriche is epitomised by a comprehensive premium service.
The estate was recommended to Julien by friends who are homeowners themselves and he is full of praise for the destination:
“Our friends’ experience and the joy they experienced living on the estate reassured us prior to investing here. The Heritage Villas Valriche team was very helpful when we moved in and the residents were very welcoming. We really feel at home here!”
... is just one step away!
Julien and his family were able to achieve their dream through the Integrated Resort Scheme (IRS), which was introduced in 2002 by the Government of Mauritius to allow
non-citizens to invest and live in the country. This highly favourable investment scheme entitles homeowners to the benefits of tax residence: no capital gains tax upon the resale of property; no property tax; agreements to avoid double taxation with 46 other countries; flat rental income tax at 15%; and no inheritance tax on direct descendants.
Mauritius has been encouraging the inflow of foreign capital to support economic growth for several years. The country has an attractive tax framework, with various tax and estate planning options for foreigners, as well as the possibility of taking up tax residence.
Moving to Mauritius with Velogic
Starting a new life often means moving to a new home! Velogic is a subsidiary of the Rogers Group and offers state-of-the-art service with hands-on support. “We leverage our global network of certified professionals to offer a turnkey service to our customers. We understand the sentimental value of each item as well as the needs and expectations of a family that is moving to another country, hence our tailored service. We can handle everything – from packing personal effects to moving into the new home, removing all packaging waste and taking care of pets,” says Neerish Chooramun, Velogic’s Corporate Manager – Marketing & Communication.
Settle in the country with Rogers Capital
A favourable environment for doing business, high living standards, and the opportunity to obtain citizenship are just some of the advantages available in Mauritius. In addition to property investment, non-citizens can start new businesses or invest in an existing company, incorporate a company, branch, or subsidiary of a foreign company, and even work in Mauritius. A residence or work permit can also be issued, provided that the necessary conditions are met.
Rogers Capital provides global support regarding these issues, including:
• comprehensive assistance with residence or occupation permit procedures;
• company or trust structuring;
• opening of a bank account; and
• tax advice according to the client’s profile.
Rogers Capital is a leading provider of corporate trust services in Mauritius. The company assists a mainly international client base that includes large corporate structures as well as families and individuals, all from as early as the exploration stage. Rogers Capital provides various administrative and specialised services such as legal, compliance, accounting, and
wealth management solutions.