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Immigration support for hiring expats in Angola via PEO

Among many other issues companies face when expanding globally is global HR. This includes hiring local citizens and expats, and payrolling them, paying taxes and getting work permits and visas so that expatriates were eligible to work in a foreign country.

If you are a company that is already hiring or planning to hire international workforce for your international projects, you must be aware of how hard it may get to onboard the person if they are miles away. Things can get even more complicated if expats are to be onboarded in a foreign country.

Whether it is to serve your company’s clients in Angola or to tap into a new market, Acumen’s ‘work permit and hiring expats through a Global PEO’ is here for you.

Attention: we are not an immigration service! We do not provide a work permit and immigration support as a standalone solution to individuals willing to work overseas.

Our solution is a one-stop shop service for the official employment of expats in Angola after they have received a work permit or a visa. Our Global PEO for hiring expats is aimed at employer companies that want to transfer selected candidates or individuals whose employers are ready to finance their immigration and foreign employment.

Note: having one provider that sponsors a work permit or visa on your behalf and then employs the expat, minimizes risks of visa rejection and takes the hassle associated with immigration procedure off your head.

Unlike other global Professional Employer Organizations, we can provide a bunch of extra benefits in addition to immigration support and onboarding in full compliance with local labor legislation. This includes housing, office, mobile phone and car provision to meet-and-greet, dependents relocation, and others.

Focus on your primary business goals. And let us take care of the work permit and immigration procedures for you. Use our all-in-one solution:

  1. For long-term assignments in Angola, allowing to payroll expats with full legal compliance
  2. As an interim solution before incorporating in the country

Hiring and payrolling expats in Angola

Acumen’s approach to global mobility and expats employment in Angola is backed with years of field expertise. Our team of seasoned professionals has managed to guide the whole bunch of companies of different sizes and sectors through the challenging immigration and onboarding and offboarding procedure.

We have helped companies to easily onboard, payroll and withdraw employees at the end of the employment agreement when it was needed based on their needs.

If you want to quickly and without risk get a work permit for your expatriate candidate, Acumen International can be your dedicated partner. We will guide you through all steps and advise on the documents required.

Note: we cannot shorten or affect the immigration procedure. However, we can make all necessary preparations so that you can onboard the employee immediately the permit or visa have been received.

We will ensure 100% compliance with the in-country labor legislation during the expats’ employment with Acumen International. Contact us for details on visa processing timelines and documents required to get a work permit in Angola.

Estimated time for work permit issuance

Typically, the procedure of work permit issuance in Angola takes from 3 to 9 months until entry to Angola.


Major steps to get a work permit in Angola

  1. Labour Market Search
  2. Ministry Approval
  3. Work Visa Application
  4. Entry to Angola

Documents for work permit in Angola, main applicant

NameNotesCopies
Passport (Valid 12 months)Valid for at least 12 months beyond the requested permit date, with two blank pages.One original
Yellow Fever Vaccination CertificateNo older than 6 months prior to date of entry to host country.One original
Declaration to AbideSigned declaration written in Portuguese confirming that the applicant will abide by Angolan laws, with signature recognized by a Notary and legalized for use in Angola.One notarized and legalized original
Qualification CertificatesCopies of highest relevant official educational/qualification certificates translated into Portuguese and legalized (within the 90 days immediately preceding the work visa application). These should not be for a vocational course.One legalized and translated original
Police Clearance CertificateFrom country of origin or legal residence. Translated into Portuguese and legalized (within the 90 days immediately preceding the work visa application) for use in Angola.One legalized and translated original
Medical CertificateIssued within the last 90 days and translated into Portuguese and legalized (within the 90 days immediately preceding the work visa application) for use in Angola.One legalized and translated original
Legalized Resume/CV with TranslationResume/CV showing the last five years of professional experience and education, translated into Portuguese, signed and legalized.One notarized, legalized and translated original
2 Passport Photographs (4cm x 5cm)Two recent passport photographs, 4cm x 5cm, in color, with a white background. Face forward, mouth closed, eyes open.Two originals
Copy of all pages of passport valid for 18 months minimumComplete color scanned copy of all pages of passport. Valid for at least 18 months and with at least 3 blank pages.One clear copy
Both Parents’ Full NamesRequired for the application formOne clear copy
Application FormCompleted and signed. Example here is for the UK. Some consulates require online submission of the visa application form (plus payment of government fee) via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website www.visaangola.com. This should be checked on a case by case basis with the relevant Angolan mission.One original
Evidence of Legal Immigration Status in Country of ResidenceEvidence of legal residency in the applicant’s country of residence, where the application is being made (if he/she holds a passport from a different country)One notarized and legalized original

If you need to have your expat personnel legally work for you in Angola without having to set up your own business entity for that, trust us to assist you with work permit and immigration support, and then employ your expats locally on your behalf.

Contact our team to let us take up your foreign employees’ immigration matters and relieve you of the responsibility of getting work permit by working with our local partners to organize and obtain all the necessary permits, as well as provide you with a detailed update on the progress of the process.

Contact us for more details about how you can get a work permit for your expatriate staff and employ them through Acumen International in Angola.

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