ANGOLA – Work Visas No Longer Limited to Three Years
Presidential Decree No. 151/17 of 4 July 2017 removes the three-year maximum duration for work visas for foreign nationals established in Article 75.1 of the Visa Law Regulations.
What has changed?
According to the new rule, work visas are now granted for the duration of the foreign national employee’s employment agreement.
However, the change has not yet been implemented by the immigration authorities in Angola, and the Petroleum Ministry has not yet confirmed whether this rule will also apply to companies in the oil and gas sector.
Since Presidential Decree No. 79/17 of 24 March 2017, the duration of the employment agreement may be freely agreed between the employer and the employee, and may be renewed only twice, up to a maximum total limit of ten years for small and medium-sized companies and five years for larger companies - see our previous alert here.
- Employers hiring foreign nationals to work in Angola should consult an immigration specialist to check the latest employment regulations.
This news alert was prepared using information provided by AVM Advogados.
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