Being an expat in Africa is far from being the easiest ride of your life because it is not the easiest relocation. Africa, one of the most promising lands of the era with a simple fact that in 2015, Africa had the biggest number of expats earning more than $250 000 annually according to a survey made by the Telegraph. Misperceived by the world due to its unfortunate history, Africa has often been criticized because of the financial, political and social instabilities leading expats to feel frustrated and victimized by prejudicial thoughts. However, as the cradle of the humanity, Africa is unbelievably beautiful, rich in culture and in tradition aiming for the continent’s growth looks bright with new multinationals implementing everyday even though doing business in Africa can cause some weighty challenges. What are the 10 things expats consider when moving to Africa?

  1. Communication

Language and communication is often taken for granted when relocating to a new continent, such as Africa. With the diversity of ethnicities and cultures which exists, visitors need to be able to express and communicate properly with the life basics. Before moving to a country, maybe practicing the language would be brilliant. To have a better idea of which type of languages African countries speak, visit our website:

  1. Places to go

You will need to get inform with the main attractions available in the country such as good places to eat, bars, entertainment facilities.

  1. Tax systems

Understanding the tax obligations is one of the biggest challenges of being an expat in Africa. When relocating for work and  for business purposes, one of the biggest barriers will be to comply with all the immigration regulations. Africa HR Solutions is specialized in Immigration processes, payroll and with PEO (Professional Employment Outsourcing) services in Africa. Visit our website to view our services.

  1. Health Insurance

Being covered while operating in Africa is essential. It is also important to be aware of the kind of medical services available in the country and how they are evaluated for their qualities and reliability. This is the reason why; Africa HR Solutions ensures that the best medical insurance is offered to the expats to make the expatriation a safe process.

  1. Housing

Finding a suitable place to live is one of the most important factors while considering to expatriate. This is why looking through a nice comfortable and cozy home will be a priority.

  1. Employment

Going to Africa for work is never easy. When finding employment, Africa HR Solutions helps you with your process of finding a temporary or permanent job in Africa because we act as an Employer of Record. We simplify the operations and take charge of all the Human Resource administration.

  1. Technology

Technology will be priceless devices to remain connected to friends and family while dealing with business in your new country. Getting a local cell phone is significant.

  1. New Cultures

Getting used to the local culture is a long-term challenge but  a constant source of beauty, humor and fascination.

  1. Transport

You will also want to evaluate the import taxes and costs of buying things like a car or furniture which are going to be shipped down to you locally. Take the advice of a local before engaging in any processes.

  1. Residency and Visas

Some expatriates are willing to become a citizen of their new nation while some prefer to stay on an extended tourist visa.  Africa HR Solutions are specialists with immigration procedures.

We offer:

  • Professional Employer Outsourcing (PEO)
  • Contractors
  • HR services
  • Payroll
  • Tax Compliance

Main industries: Oil & Gas industry, mining, engineering & construction, finance, IT/ telecom & NGO/ Non-profit.

Africa HR Solutions operates in more than 50 African Countries:

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire , Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea , Guinea Bissau , Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi , Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome’​ and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


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We hope it helps!