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  2. Global HR Compliance
  3. Global PEO and payroll
  4. Work permit for hiring expats via PEO
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Immigration support for hiring expats in South Sudan via PEO

Global expansion is often linked with foreign hiring. This may require knowing the labor code of a foreign country, in-country incorporation peculiarities or immigration procedure in case of expats hiring.
If you are already hiring or planning to onboard expatriates for your international projects in South Sudan, there is a range of things that you need to consider:

  • HR compliance
  • How to get a work permit or visa so that foreigners are eligible to work in South Sudan
  • Timelines to get a permit or visa
  • How to payroll expats after the permits have been received
  • Whether it makes sense to open and keep your own business entity to employ expats directly

A global PEO or Employer of Record solution with immigration support might be a viable alternative to direct hiring of expats on your own company in South Sudan. This solution gives companies freedom from the need to keep the entity in the country while employing expats in full compliance with South Sudan labor legislation. Immigration support is part of a PEO service that precedes the employment. As a PEO service provider, Acumen International can sponsor a work permit and then employ an expat in South Sudan on the client’s behalf.

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

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 ‘work permit and hiring expats through a Global PEO’ solution is designed for employer companies that want to transfer selected expats to South Sudan or individuals whose employers are ready to finance their immigration and foreign employment in the country. The service is mainly used by companies hiring highly skilled personnel and willing to retain them by offering employee status and providing employee benefits.

Unlike other global Professional Employer Organizations, Acumen International can provide extra benefits in addition to work permit and employment of expats in South Sudan. This includes medical insurance, housing, office rent, mobile phone and car provision to meet-and-greet, dependents relocation, etc.

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

  1. For long-term assignments in South Sudan, allowing to payroll and manage expats with full legal compliance without a legal entity
  2. As an interim solution before incorporating in the country

Solution for global mobility of expats in South Sudan

Acumen International will guide you through a grueling immigration procedure and will help you immediately onboard and payroll expats after they have received a work permit or visa. Use our global mobility and PEO solution to staff any international assignments in South Sudan without the pitfalls and financial risks associated with hiring expatriate personnel there.

With our expertise in expats immigration and employment, we offer a comprehensive solution to ensure that your international employees get their work permits within the standard duration of the immigration service in South Sudan. Learn more about the timelines requirements for getting a work permit in South Sudan below.

Estimated time for work permit issuance

Typically, the procedure of work permit issuance in South Sudan takes between 7 to 30 working days to process a South Sudann work permit.


Major steps to get a work permit in South Sudan

This service is offered to clients who have a valid 12-month visa. According to the guidelines of the RSS Immigration Authorities, individuals who apply for 12-month visas should apply and obtain a work permit since the RSS Immigration Authorities require a work permit to accompany a 12-month visa during travel.


Documents for work permit in South Sudan, main applicant

Type of documents
Copy of Passport
Copy of Visa (12 month)
2 x color Passport Photos
Abbreviated CV
Academic Qualification Certificate
Application Letter from employer on company letterhead
Employment contract
CID Police Clearance (Fingerprints)

Also clients are requested to provide Client Company Documents:

  • Valid Certificate of Incorporation (Ministry of Justice)
  • Tax Registration Certificate (Ministry of Finance & Economic Planning)
  • Tax Clearance Certificate (National Directorate of Taxation)
  • Membership Certificate (SS Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture
  • Letter of No Objection (Ministry of Interior – CID)
  • Operation License (Ministry of Finance & Public Service)
  • Memorandum & Articles of Association (1st and last Page)

If you need to have your expat personnel legally work for you in South Sudan 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 South Sudan.

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