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Immigration support for hiring expats in Tanzania via a PEO

If your business objectives are related to hiring expatriate personnel in Tanzania, there are some things you need to consider, from the peculiarities of immigration procedure in Tanzania to documents required to get a work permit, and local payroll for foreign citizens.

If your company is hiring or planning to hire expats in Tanzania, an in-country PEO employment post immigration might be a viable alternative to incorporation. A global PEO company will guide you through every step of immigration procedure in Tanzania and render a ‘no entity hiring’ after visa or permit receipt.

For many years Acumen International has been hiring and payrolling our clients’ expatriates for both short- and long-term projects. If you need to legally hire and pay the expatriates in Tanzania, we can help you. Regardless of your business objectives and timelines, Acumen International can arrange immigration and work permit support for hiring your expats in full legal compliance with local labor legislation after the permit has been issued.

Acumen’s ‘work permit and hiring expats through a Global PEO’ solution is designed for:

  1. employer companies like yourself that want to relocate their selected expats to Tanzania
  2. individuals that have an employer that is ready to finance their immigration and foreign employment in the Tanzania
  3. the service is mainly used by companies hiring highly skilled personnel to fill some top positions in Tanzania

Note: Having a single provider that would sponsor a work permit or visa on your behalf and then employs expats in Tanzania, minimizes risks of visa rejection. In addition, it takes the hassle associated with immigration procedure off your head.

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

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 find jobs overseas.

Estimated time for work permit issuance

Typically, the procedure of work permit issuance in Tanzania takes from 4 to 8 months until entry to Tanzania, and a further 1 to 2 months before the whole process is completed.


Major steps to get a work permit in Tanzania

  1. Business Visa
  2. Work Permit
  3. Special Pass
  4. Resident Pass

Documents for work permit in Tanzania, main applicant

NameNotesCopies
Copy of passport page valid for 2 yearsOne clear copy; one copy
Proof of Suitable QualificationsDocumentation proving the applicant suitability for the role – copy of diploma/degree/professional qualification – including all undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. The copies should be certified by a lawyer in Tanzania.One clear and certified copy
Colour Passport Photographs2 passport-sized photographs (35mm x 45mm), in color. Photographs must be recently taken and must: • show a close-up of the applicant’s head and the top of his/her shoulders so that the face takes up 70%-80% of the photograph • show the individual looking directly at the camera; and • have appropriate brightness and contrast. In addition, the following should be noted: • Head coverings are not permitted, except for religious reasons; in such cases all facial features must be clearly shown. • Prescription spectacles or glasses may be worn; however, the eyes of the individual must be clearly visible and no sunglasses may be worn. • Photographs must be of a high quality with no ink marks, lines or creases and must not be damaged or defaced in any way.Three originals for Work Permit and 6 originals for special pass
Processing fee$ 1000 for Work Permit and $ 2,050 for Resident Pass paid into relevant Authority Bank Account. Bank deposit slip to be attached to applicationOne original
CV/ResumeShowing relevant professional experience and education.One clear copy
Return or onward flight booking, itinerary or airline ticketNot needed
E-Visa Application FormNot in use
Digital PhotographNot needed
E Visa PaymentNot in place
Uploaded Copy of Passport Information PageNot in place
Passport Valid for 2 YearsOriginal passport valid for over two years and containing at least two blank pages.One original
Registration Fee
Registration Application FormDown loaded from website printed and signed. Two copies of application formOne original
Copy of passport information and visa pagesOne clear and translated copy

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

Call us for more information about how you can get a work permit for your expatriate staff and employ them through Acumen International in Tanzania.

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