Immigration

This category considers what type of visas are necessary for particular activities, such as attending a conference or marketing a business, and what work permits and visas are needed to work or to hire employees. It also looks at what immigration documents are required; the process, costs and timeframe of obtaining these; and the consequences of non-compliance. It also includes the requirements for permanent residence and citizenship, and set out the government’s policy on immigration.

Topics covered

The following topics are covered in detail under the Immigration category for each country (click to expand):
Legal framework
Trends and practice
Immigration

Practical Q&A format

This category contains detailed and up-to-date local guidance, in an easy-to-use question-and-answer format, in relation to all short-term and long-term immigration requirements in a particular African country. If you have a question that is not answered, we’ll source the response for you. Sample questions include:
Are there any industries or sectors that are exempt from, or have more lenient, immigration requirements?
What visa must those wishing to visit or to attend business meetings in the country apply for? What is the application process?
What prior approval do foreign nationals need to work in the country?
Are there any quotas for the number of foreign employees an employer may hire?
Do employers of foreigners have any ongoing obligations?
What visa must those wishing to provide training in your country apply for? What is the application process?

Benefits of the Immigration category of Afriwise

For those responsible for any element of human resources, employment or immigration, the Afriwise platform, and this category in particular (as well as our Employment & Labour category), is a must. Afriwise is more powerful than any other solution as it provides accurate, up-to-date and plain-language guidance in relation to all your questions, is interactive, and also notifies you when there are legal updates you should be aware of.
Afriwise subscribers benefit from:
  • 24/7 access to our online platform
  • detailed practical guidance and insights on all aspects of this area of law
  • overviews of the applicable laws and upcoming changes, as well as alerts to important legal developments
  • downloadable copies of all relevant laws and regulations
  • direct access to vetted local immigration law experts
  • valuable tools such as powerful search engine with relevant filters
  • country comparisons
  • a clarification-request tool
  • note-taking
  • ... and much more.
Gain full visibility across the local immigration law landscape.

Afriwise connects organisations to outstanding quality and up-to-date legal, risk and business information and local expertise for African countries. We give you deep understanding about African markets, online, and help you proactively comply with local regulations.

Our award-winning solution offers an innovative way to source key information about visa and other immigration-related legal requirements and practices in a particular African country.

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