Mauritius – Authority to buy or sell property

Power of Attorney for Mauritius requires an apostille

Mauritius

We regularly assist clients with property transactions in Mauritius. Considering its small land size and population (relative to any other destination in the world), we seem to receive a disproportionately high number of enquiries to notarise documents for Mauritius.

If you live in Australia but intend to buy or sell property in Mauritius, it may be easier for you to authorise someone (in Mauritius) to act on your behalf to avoid the logistical issues of dealing with your property from Australia. You can normally give your authority by a power of attorney. Preferably and to ensure that it is legally valid in Mauritius, your power of attorney will have been prepared by your lawyer in Mauritius and sent to you to be signed in front of a notary public in Australia. Your lawyer may post a hard copy version of the document to you but in most cases, they would probably just email it to you to print and sign in Australia. Importantly, if your power of attorney is to be legally valid in Mauritius, it must also need to be notarised and stamped with an apostille from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Your lawyer should be able to guide you as to the formal requirements. If you do not satisfy these requirements, your power of attorney may be useless and not achieve the intended purpose of authorising someone to act on your behalf in Mauritius.

Do you have the Power of
Attorney that you must sign?
Do you have the Power of <br>Attorney that you must sign?<br>
Has your lawyer given instructions?
Has your lawyer given instructions?<br>
Speak to your lawyer in Mauritius
Speak to your lawyer in Mauritius
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Do you need assistance with
obtaining the Apostille?
Do you need assistance with<div>obtaining the Apostille?</div>
We arrange for the Apostille
with the Department of Foreign
Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and
pay the Apostille Fee for you
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No
You obtain your own Apostille
from the Department of Foreign
Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
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NOTARY PUBLIC SERVICES
MAURITIUS POWER OF ATTORNEY AND APOSTILLE
prepared by Ern Phang, Notary Public
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6/83 George Street, Parramatta NSW 2150 AU / Telephone: +61 2 9687 8885 / https://www.notary-parramatta.com.au
6/83 George Street, Parramatta NSW 2150 AU / Telephone: +61 2 9687 8885 / https://www.notary-parramatta.com.au
Send your notarised Power of Attorney with the Apostille to
your lawyer in Mauritius
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We witness you sign the Power
of Attorney and we notarise the 
Power of Attorney.
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Yes
Yes

As a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney, our clients include people originally from Mauritius (some have their own property or intend to buy their own property, but an increasing number have property dealings due to an inheritance) as well as intended or existing foreign investors. While Mauritius is traditionally and best known for tourism, it has been transitioning its economy from sugar, textiles and tourism towards luxury real estate, offshore banking and medical tourism. Who knows what the future will bring for this island nation, but the increasing demand for our notary public services to notarise documents for Mauritius indicates a growing trend of financial activity and investment which we suspect will only increase in the future.