Foreign Expertise Scheme

Registered Training Institutions can claim 50% of relevant training expenses up to a ceiling of Rs 200,000 per week for a maximum period of 2 weeks.

To be eligible under the scheme the training should be conducted by a foreign resource person in scarcity and/or priority areas to conduct training in Mauritius.

Eligibility criteria:

1. The Registered Training Institution or employer will be eligible to bring up to a maximum of five (5) resource persons during the financial year (period 01 July to 30 June).

2. The same resource person cannot come more than twice during the same financial year for the same Registered Training Institution.

3. To qualify for the two (2) weeks, the resource person should dispense training for at least 7 days and the total number of training hours should not be less than 5 hours per day.

4. Application Form G11 for having recourse to foreign expertise should be submitted for approval of the HRDC at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the training. The training programme(s) should be MQA / HEC approved. All relevant documents should be sent to the HRDC by post/hand delivery.

5. Application Form G12 for refund under the Foreign Expertise Scheme should be submitted along with the relevant documents, invoice(s) and receipt(s). All documents should be sent to the HRDC by post/hand delivery.

6. The Registered Training Institution can only benefit from one of the incentive schemes, either the Foreign Expertise Scheme or the Local Training Scheme for the same course / workshop / seminar / conference.

7. The course / workshop / seminar / conference should be conducted for a minimum of 15 participants and should be open to the public, and the minimum 15 participants should not be from the training centre.

8. The Registered Training Institution should have contributed training levy for at least six (6) months preceding the application.

9. The following expenses are refundable and should be supported by the original invoice(s) and receipt(s) or certified true copy of the original by the applicant.

    • Cost of economy airfare of the trainer/s, with the itinerary attached.
    • Cost of accommodation of the trainer/s
    • Trainer/s fees
    • Rental cost of venue (excluding food and beverage)
    • List of course materials used for the training.    

10. In addition to the invoice(s) and receipt(s), the applicant is requested to submit the following documents along with the claim for refund:

           (i)  A copy of extract of bank statement if the payment has been effected by cheque, evidencing that the cheque has

                been cleared by the bank.

           (ii) A copy of the bank remittance if the payment has been effected through bank transfer.

11. The attention of the Registered Training Institution or employer is drawn to the fact that it is a requisite to justify the rationale for conducting this training programme.

12. All refunds are VAT excluded.

13. No refund shall be made for expenditure incurred by cash.



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