Work Permit &
Immigration in Africa

Let your business grow beyond borders

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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. 

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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

13 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.

We successfully onboarded more than 30,000 talents in Africa​

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Dominating Payroll & EOR Services Across Africa!

With our Headquarters based in Mauritius, Africa HR Solutions stands as your ultimate destination for top-tier payroll outsourcing and Employer of Record services. Unearth the unmatched expanse of our coverage and immerse yourself in payroll solutions that span the entire African continent.
Our proficiency encompasses a diverse array of nations, bolstered by 100% compliance.

Choose the country you wish to expand to:

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Algeria

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Angola

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Benin

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Botswana

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Burkina Faso

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Congo Brazzaville

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Egypt

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Equatorial Guinea

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Eritrea

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Eswatini

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Ethiopia

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Gambia

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Gabon

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Ghana

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Guinea Conakry

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Kenya

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Lesotho

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Liberia

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Madagascar

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Malawi

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Mali

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Mauritius

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Mauritania

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Morocco

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Mozambique

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Namibia

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Niger

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Nigeria

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Rwanda

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GRANT GERAGHTY - Africa HR Team

GRANT GERAGHTY

HEAD OF CLIENT RELATIONSHIP

Grant Geraghty is the longest-serving member of the Africa HR team. This resident subject matter expert and client champion is responsible for gaining a deep understanding of our clients’ unique HR needs in Africa and providing tailored solutions that align with their business objectives. Grant collaborates closely with our clients to ensure that their requirements are properly implemented, providing ongoing support and guidance throughout the process.

Grant brings a wealth of experience to his role, having served as Africa HR’s longest-serving employee. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with a major in Economics and Business Finance, from the University of Natal in South Africa. Additionally, he has completed a certification program in Payroll and Tax Administration from the University of Cape Town, further enhancing his expertise in HR operations and compliance.

His commitment to delivering exceptional service and his extensive knowledge of HR in Africa make him an invaluable member of the Africa HR team.

KEVINA TAKOORDYAL Africa HR Team

KEVINA TAKOORDYAL

HEAD OF OPERATIONS

Kevina Takoordyal has a BA Hons Business Management from the University of Glamorgan, UK, with MBA in leadership and Innovation, MBA General, PMP Certified, and Agile Scrum Master. She currently works as the Head of Operations at Africa HR Solutions Ltd with more than 20 years of proven leadership capabilities in Operations, Business Development, People Management, Process Optimization, and Project Management in the Financial Services, BPO, Banking Industry, and Heath Care Industry. In Senior leadership roles with an international footprint across Europe working and extensive Pan- African experience from a compliance, finance, and operations angle, Kevina comes across with a panoply of cross-functional skills. Kevina also serves on a few Boards, Non-Independent Executive at MioD and for NGOs on a voluntary basis, a coach and mentor to aspiring female leaders across Africa and Mauritius.

Kevina is a firm believer in Servant Leadership with a strong focus and commitment to uplifting others, with the ability to deliver through a highly engaged – diverse team, and works towards consistently synergistic value creation. While being a focused and adaptive thinker and Kevina is actively participating in panel discussions on Innovation, CX, Digital transformation.

Kevina serves as Project Assessor for the National Youth upskilling program. She has been recognized as Global Talent in a few companies, Ceridian, and International SOS Ltd whereby she has been awarded a few scholarships and had the opportunity to be mentored by Senior Vice President in the US. Award Winner in various fields and at a national level and recognized including Super Achiever Leader Award in Africa in 2016, Awarded Africa Women Leader 2018.

VILOSHNA PACKIRY POULLE​

VILOSHNA PACKIRY POULLE

Head of Finance & Business Support

Viloshna is an experienced finance professional with 18 years of expertise in strategic financial planning, financial analysis, cash flow management, systems and controls implementation, financial reporting, and continuous process improvements. She currently serves as Head of Finance & Business Support, where she has successfully automated and leveraged the financial reporting system capabilities to ensure efficient company operations.

Viloshna’s background includes senior roles in a multinational pharmaceutical company and a large listed Mauritian conglomerate. Her meticulous attention to detail and strategic thinking have streamlined financial processes, making her a valuable addition to any finance team. Viloshna is a qualified finance professional with an FCCA qualification and an MBA, bringing valuable expertise to any organization.

In her current role, Viloshna leads the company’s Treasury and Payments function, including the fulfillment of the company’s cross-border payments into Africa. With her strong educational background and extensive experience, Viloshna consistently demonstrates her ability to optimize financial operations, minimize risks, and improve profitability. Her expertise in financial reporting and process improvements make her a valuable asset to any organization.

MARK DU PREEZ​

MARK DU PREEZ

Head of Legal & Compliance

A qualified lawyer who joined Africa HR Solutions in July 2020, Mark Du Preez has experience working in private practice for a reputable law firm in South Africa. He also played commercially focused roles at a leading private bank, wealth management company, and outsourcing firm in South Africa and Mauritius.

Mark has played a pivotal role in Africa HR Solution’s risk mitigation strategy, which positively impacted P&L performance over the years.

He currently leads the Partnerships function of the company including relationships and oversight with in-country partners (ICPs) across Africa.

Alex Daruty - Africa HR Team

ALEX DARUTY

Head of Commercial

Alex has more than 15 years of experience in the global, strategic development of both enterprise and consumer brands in categories including technology, transport, enterprise software, entertainment, and travel.

With experience in roles on both agency and corporate side, he has worked across international brands and has led the development and execution of multi-discipline campaigns across EMEA, NORAM and Asia Pacific.

His focus is on driving meaningful business impact through brand differentiation and building high-functioning, digitally oriented, and analytically driven capabilities. He is motivated by working with, and developing dynamic people, teams, and organizations.

He leads, manages, develops and mentors the Key Account Management department, including line management responsibility for the team of Key Account Managers and Key Account Administrator who represent the Company as the primary communication link between all relevant stakeholders, including clients, third party in-country partners and internal functions.

Originally from Mauritius, he holds bachelor’s degrees in International Business, Finance and Management from the University of Nevada, Reno.