Country profile

Destination Angola, officially the Republic of Angola, a southern African country and the seventh largest country in Africa. Bordering Namibia, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the country has vast mineral and petroleum reserves and possess rich and rapid infrastructures advancements. Any visitors or expats shall be lucky to discover this wealthy country. The natural reserves are also protected, sustained and recognized as green country. Angola has a population of 26 million inhabitants and ranks in the 50th place in the countries by population.

VISA & Work Permits

Most foreign nationals need a visa for Angola, unless a reciprocal visa agreement is in place. Passports must be valid for at least six months from date of entry, and expats will also need proof of a yellow fever vaccination.

Work permits for Angola are granted to expats who are temporarily employed by an Angolan company or the state.

Holders of a work visa can stay in the country for the duration of their work contract (usually up to 12 months) and are allowed multiple entries into the country. Expats are restricted to the job for which the visa was issued and are only allowed to work for the employer who requested the visa.

It’s important to note that Angolan work visas don’t allow the holder to establish residence, and expats wanting to live in the country need to apply for a residence permit for Angola.

Contact us to apply for your work permit.

Tax

Income tax in Angola is calculated on a scale up to 17 percent. Tax equalisation agreements are widespread in Angola, and many expats insist their company offers tax protection as a benefit of their employment contract.

Expat life:

Currency: Angolan kwanza

Languages: Portuguese is the official language of Angola and used for all official purposes but as a diverse and indigenous country, they also speak Bantu and French.

Climate: February is the hottest month in Luanda with an average temperature of 28°C (82°F) and the coldest is July at 22°C (72°F).

Top Activity: Visit Kalandula Falls Food to try in Angola: Cabidela, Caldeirada de cabrito

Locals: Friendly

Transport: Taxis are the best way to get around cities in Angola. Trains and buses are also available.

Where Expats hang out: Angola Field Group

Services:

  • Immigration and work permits
  • Medical insurance and repatriation
  • Life insurance
  • Employment and payroll solutions
  • Auxiliary services such as transport, accommodation and office space

Angola Expat Forum

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