Work Permit and Immigration in Africa

Work Permit and Immigration

When, under an employment outsourcing solution, you need the expertise of expatriate workers in the country of assignment, Africa HR Solutions can facilitate the immigration formalities.

Each African country has specific requirements for issuing a visa and work permit. Depending on the nationality, the duration of stay and even the industry, the expatriate worker will be subject to different requirements, complexities and applicable legislation.

From the letter of invitation to enter the country to the supply of work permit, our dedicated local team will sponsor and assist the expatriate in all the different steps with the local immigration authorities.

Even if we cannot guarantee the positive outcome of the application as the final decision is at the discretion of the local Authority, Africa HR Solutions will strive to ensure that all paperwork is completed timely and accurately, and that the entire process is done in accordance with the local legislation to reduce the risks of denial.

Organisations are operating in an increasingly connected and borderless world of work. Expanding business operations internationally is a key factor in remaining competitive in constantly changing markets. But this is not easy to achieve.

68% of CEOs say that a mobile workforce enables business and talent strategies

But only 3% see their organizations as having a ‘world class’ in global relocation or mobility programs

 

Considerations before immigration

Expansion of business operations requires the employment of locals or the relocating of an existing employee through a global mobility program. There are various considerations before taking this decision.

When to hire local

 

– When knowledge of local culture and business practices is important to the role

– When the role requires employees to be fluent in the local language

– When the role needs to be filled immediately

– When the organisation needs to hire without the associated cost of immigration

– When there is a scarce or critical skillset needed in the country of operation

– When the employee should be already aligned with the organisation’s ways of work, culture, and organisational values

– When you need an employee with pre-existing skills in a role, rather than needing to upskill

– When an employee at management level needs to align their practice to business continuity and direction

 

Efficient and effective immigration processes are important

Relocating employees internationally, particularly into Africa, can be very challenging. Successful relocation is often hindered by:

  • High cost of moving
  • Difficulty acquiring visas
  • Compliance related issues
  • Employee willingness to move
  • Lack of structured internal talent program

Partnering with an immigration house smooths the process of transitioning employees to a new country

 

In-house vs outsourcing

Some organisations may seek to manage their immigration processes internally. In-house management requires a considerable investment of time and resources, delaying the date the employee can begin work in Africa.  

Consider the steps and timelines required to manage an in-house process versus an outsourced process.

 

Typical industries we offer immigration services to:

  • Oil/gas exploration or mining (gold, diamond, and copper)
  • Health services
  • Conservation
  • Education
  • Telecommunication
  • Sustainable development

12 Years of Experience

Over more than a decade, Africa HR Solutions has become a leading payroll service provider across Africa with a proven track record of success with over 400 clients across many industries.

Bulletproof Compliance

Ensuring your operations are carried out compliantly is a must. From country-specific regulations to government laws, we make sure your company is up to code with Africa's legislation at all times.

+44 Countries in Africa

Operating in more than 44 countries in Africa, our team of experts gathered the required knowledge and local expertise to handle your needs and demands - wherever, whenever.

Single Point of Contact

Avoid unnecessary headaches and mistakes thanks to our centralized services and manage everything from a single database. A single point of contact for all of your needs across the continent.

Maximize your ROI

It is cheaper to let a third-party organization handle your payroll than to do it yourself. By saving on the overall cost of payroll, you can reallocate your budget elsewhere to promote company growth.

Swift Payroll Implementation

With Africa HR Solutions you are one call away from implementing an accurate and timely payroll operation to ensure your talents are paid on time no matter where they are in Africa.

All Countries We Cover with Our Africa Professional Employer Organisations Solutions

Central Africa
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Angola
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Cameroon
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Central African Republic
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Chad
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of Congo
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Equatorial Guinea
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Gabon
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Republic of Congo
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Sao Tome & Principe
Southern Africa
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Botswana
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Lesotho
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Mozambique
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Namibia
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South Africa
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Swaziland
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Zambia
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Zimbabwe
Eastern Africa
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Burundi
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Djibouti
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Eritrea
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Ethiopia
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Kenya
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Malawi
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Rwanda
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Somalia
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Tanzania
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Uganda
Northern Africa
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Algeria
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Egypt
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Libya
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Morocco
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South Sudan
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Sudan
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Tunisia
Western Africa
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Benin
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Burkina Faso
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Cape Verde
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Gambia
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Ghana
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Guinea Bissau
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Ivory Coast
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Liberia
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Mali
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Mauritiana
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Niger
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Nigeria
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Senegal
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Sierra Leone
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Togo
Indian Ocean
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Comoros
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Madagascar
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Seychelles
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Mauritius

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