Work and Live

Non-citizens are issued with Occupation Permits (OP) to work and live in Rodrigues in accordance with the Investment Promotion Act 2000.

Occupation Permits can be issued under three distinct categories:

  1. Investor,
  2. Professional and
  3. Self-Employed


The non-citizen should apply for the OP under a category which best reflects the nature of his activities in the country to the Board of Investment. Details on each category are available on A retired non-citizen scheme is also available for retirees who want to live in  Rodrigues.  The eligibility criteria are available at

Retirees are granted residence permits for a period of three years, renewable thereafter subject to established criteria.