MOZAMBIQUE – Residency Document No Longer Required for Foreign Nationals Entering for Work
Effective immediately, foreign nationals entering Mozambique with a work visa will no longer be required to obtain an Identification and Residency Document for Foreigners (DIRE).
Instead, their work visa will be extended, for up to one year at a time, for the period of their employment contract.
- The change only affects new hires. Existing DIRE holders will continue to use their DIRE until their work visa expires.
- Dependent family members of work visa holders still need to obtain a DIRE.
- Employers hiring foreign nationals to work in Mozambique should consult an immigration specialist for the latest information on the implementation of this new procedure.