Thursday, April 02, 2009

Laws on Employment of Foreigners in Mozambique

There seems to be a lot of confusion lately regarding the laws for employment of foreigners. There have been several changes since I moved here in 2005, namely the establishment of a quota system for full-time foreign employees, and a limit of 90 days per year on contracts for short-term foreign consultants.

Below are links to the law, both in Portuguese and in English. I suggest that any of you concerned about how your employment may be affected by these changes read the law for yourself, as I've received (and heard of others receiving) incorrect advice from HR departments and even company directors.

Portuguese version of Law on Employment of Foreigners

English version of Law on Employment of Foreigners


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this info,it is always a good policy to learn the laws oneself as they affect us, since ignorance of the law does not mean we won't be held accountable for our actions.I will be sure to read it, and cross my fingers I will continue to be employable next year.

Ali la Loca said...

~Anonymous - Agreed 100%!