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Country profile

The Republic of the Congo, also referred to as Congo-Brazzaville, is a country located in Central Africa. It is bordered by Gabon, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Angolan exclave of Cabinda. The capital city in the republic of Congo is Brazaville. It has an estimated population of 4,3 million people. The national language of the republic is French however various dialects of Congolese do exist. The Currency of the Republic is the Central African CFA franc (XAF) (1 EUR = 656 XAF)

Visa – work & residence permits

Both Visa and Work permit are required by anyone entering the Republic of Congo with the intention to work. Expat Africa Payroll through his network of local partners is able to offer the Contractor a global immigration solution including: Business Visa Expat Payroll Africa ensures that the contractor is fully compliant to work in the country and seeks all avenues in ensuring that the specific requirements of the country are met. Expat Payroll Africa will ensure that all requirements are fulfilled and that the contractor is fully aware of any developments needed to ensure a successful acquisition of the business visa. Work permit Applying for a work permit may be done whilst in the country or before the contractor is deployed in the said location. Expat Africa Payroll ensures that the contractor obtains the work permit in the correct way to ensure that he/she is not disrupted by local authorities in any form once the work process has commenced. A work permit may take a few weeks to secure but Expat Africa Payroll ensures that the work permit application process is done in the most efficient way possible and that all requirements are adhered to, including and informing the contractor and end user of any additional requirements that may be needed.

Tax and social security

Income tax: up to 50% of income depending on income capacity social security tax for employee: 4% social security tax for employer: 8% VAT: 7% of value added

Payroll solution

A payroll solution for the Republic of Congo is available, however it is highly sector specific and each aspect needs to be tailored for the specific requirements of the contractor or end user. This will be formulated upon request. The payroll solution will ensure that all relevant taxes are paid and that the contractor enjoys peace of mind with regards to these compliances.

In-country services

Expat Africa Payroll can provide the Contractor with a lot of “in-country” services such as assistance in opening a bank account, in finding an accommodation, car hire, driving licence conversion, local mobile phone… Expat Africa Payroll can also arrange for the Contractor a medical and repatriation insurance. The insurance is very flexible and the cover will depend on the requirements of the Contractor, and his family. For more information, do not hesitate to contact Expat Africa Payroll: Email:

For Congo Recruitment Services please visit Congo Recruitment

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