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Setup of Global Business Company (GBC) in Mauritius

Category 1 & Category 2 Global Business License are issued for overseas investors to conduct international business via Mauritius company. The incorporation and licensing are governed under the provisions of Companies Act 2001 and the Financial Services Act 2007 of the Republic of Mauritius respectively.

The companies holding a Category 1 or Category 2 Global Business License are called as Global Business Company 1 (GBC-1) or Global Business Company 2 (GBC-2).

GBC-1 Formation Service

One-off charges:

  • Incorporation/conversion, legal certificates and application for GBC-1 licence from Mauritius Financial Services Commission (FSC)
  • FSC processing fees-payable to FSC

Annual services fee:

  • Provision of registered office address in Mauritius
  • Provision of FSC approved company secretary/management company in Mauritius
  • Provision of two Mauritius resident directors (two natural personas are required) as nominee directors

Annual government fee:

  • Annual FSC licence fee
  • Registrar of Companies annual fee
  • Application and renewal of Tax Residency Certificate (per one unit)

Additional services:

  • Annual management account (minimum charge)
  • Filing of quarterly tax return (per one unit per quarter)

Total fee payable at stage of GBC-1 formation (minimum):

One-off charges + annual services fee + annual government fee = starting from USD 16,500 per company


Subsequent Years annual fees (minimum):

Annual services fee + Annual government fee = starting from USD 12,750 per company


Remark: All third-party disbursement is excluded.

CATEGORY 1 GLOBAL BUSINESS LICENSE (GBC-1)

GBC-1 undertakes global business activity, outside of Mauritius. Examples of some approved activities are international trading, investment holding, offshore insurance, offshore funds management, IT services.

GBC-1 is qualified as Mauritius Tax Resident mainly to avail of the benefits from the Mauritius Double Taxation Treaty Network. by following the ongoing requirement as follows:

  • The Company is centrally controlled and managed in Mauritius.
  • Two resident Directors on the Board.
  • The Company has a qualified resident company Secretary.
  • The registered office and business address of the Company is in Mauritius.
  • The Company must maintain an account with a local bank through which funds must flow.
  • All Meetings of the Board of directors are held in and chaired from its Registered Office in Mauritius.
  • The Company records are kept at the Registered Office in Mauritius.
  • The Company’s administrator is based in Mauritius.
  • The auditors of the Company are based in Mauritius.

GBC-2 Online Formation Service

One-off setup charges:

  • Application for GBC-2 license from Mauritius Financial Services Commission (FSC)
  • FSC processing fees-payable to FSC

Annual maintenance services fee:

  • Provision of registered office address in Mauritius
  • Provision of Mauritius registered agent fee

Annual government fee:

  • Annual FSC licence fee
  • Registrar of Companies annual fee

Total fee payable at stage of GBC-2 formation:

One-off charges + annual services fee + annual government fee = USD8,000-


Subsequent annual fees:

Annual services fee + Annual government fee = USD5,400-


Remark: All third-party disbursement is excluded.

CATEGORY 2 GLOBAL BUSINESS LICENSE (GBC-2)

GBC-2 is tax exempt in Mauritius so it does not qualify as tax resident in Mauritius and does not benefit from the Mauritius double taxation treaty network.

GBC-2 are restricted to carry on activities as follows:

  • Business with persons resident in Mauritius and in Mauritian currency.
  • Banking, insurance or reinsurance business or collective investment schemes.
  • Business of the company formation, administration and management or provide professional nominee or trusteeship services or professional financial services.
  • Professional fiduciary services or act as functionary in the investment fund, collective investment business.

GBC2 enjoys a flexible legal regime, is easy to operate. It can undertake the different global business activities though are commonly used for international trading, invoicing, consultancy business.


For registration details of GBC-1 and GBC-2, please refer the Mauritius Financial Services Commission (Global Business).

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