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.
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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:
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: