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Copy of National Identity Card for Citizens of Mauritius is no longer required for incorporation of a Company 


 A computer generated Certificate of Incorporation and Business Registration Card now available online 

New mode of payment by credit card available for the following services:

  • F​​ee for request for
    availability/reservation of name (F11)
  • Fee for Incorporation of company (F1)
  • Payment of Yearly Fees
  • Fee for application for an individual business (BRF1)



Filing of Annual Return

Every company should file its Annual Return together with the accounts, which have been approved at the AGM, within 28 days after the date of AGM.

Failure to file the Annual Return is an offence and the company may be liable for prosecution.

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E-Payment by credit card is accepted as from 31 July 2013 . A service charge of 1.725% is applicable for payment exceeding Rs 25,000.
Corporate and Business Registration Department - Grand Winner of the Public Service Excellence Award 2006-Public Service Excellence award 2011-Winner in the Category Effectiveness and Efficiency-Public Service Excellence award 2012-Winner in the Category Leadership and Team Spirit


The public is hereby informed that, it is mandatory for all listed companies to file their financial statements in XBRL format as from  financial year ending June 2016.
The XBRL platform is accessible since 18th November 2016.
If you require any additional information you may call at :


    The Mauritius Network Services (MNS) on 401-6800
    The Corporate and Business Registration Department (CBRD) on 202-0600 
Note: For those companies which have already filed their financial statements, they are advised to file again in XBRL format. 
Registrar of Companies 
January  2017


Users are informed that :
1-Reservation of name is not compulsory for the incorporation of a company.
2-Once a company is incorporated online,a computer generated certificate of incorporation is generated.This electronic certificate is admissible in evidence in legal proceedings as the original certificate.
3-Users are also reminded that a company seal is not required for any transaction with third parties.
Date-8 December 2016

 The Corporate and Business Registration Department is a
government office, which falls under the aegis of the Ministry Of
 Finance and Economic Development. It administers the Companies Act 2001, the Business Registration Act 2002, the Insolvency Act 2009,The Limited Partnerships Act 2011 and The Foundations Act 2012. The Office is the sole place where one may obtain information about
these entities.

The Corporate and Business Registration Department has the following main functions:

·  The incorporation, registration and striking-off of companies  

·  The registration of documents that must be filed under the Companies Act 2001

·  The provision of company information to the  public

·  The enforcement of compliance with the legal requirements

·  Registration of Businesses

·  The Insolvency Service

·  Registration of Limited Partnerships and Foundations