ICF is working with the Government of Mauritius to introduce an electronic Registry which would allow users to submit and pay for asset registrations online. This will make it easier for businesses and members of the public to transfer ownership of property. The aim is to reduce the time and cost for the registration of documents in Mauritius in order to foster a conducive investment climate for the private sector and members of the public.
The project is expected to reduce the time for transferring ownership of immovable property (e.g. houses) from 15 days to 1 day, and movable property (e.g. cars) from 1 day to 30 minutes. Other documents, such as affidavits, security bonds and leases will be processed within 30 minutes rather than the previous 1 day. The time taken to search the deeds archives is expected to go down from 1-2 days to 30 minutes.