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Mauritius to sell citizenship and passports


<p>By all means Mauritius is trying to attract investors.</p> <p>Mauritius is offering foreigners the chance to obtain Mauritian citizenship in exchange for a non-refundable contribution of $1m to the national sovereign wealth fund.</p> <p>Applicants’ dependents are also eligible for citizenship with an additional cost of $100,000 per family member.</p> <p>Another scheme will offer Mauritian passports in exchange for the lesser sum of $500,000 paid to the Mauritius Sovereign Fund, and $50,000 per passport for family members.</p> <p>The Mauritian passport holders have access to 121 countries without visa requirements.</p> <p>Critics however fear that the Island will become a haven for unscrupulous businessmen.</p>
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