A Work visa is designed for foreign workers to take up employment in Mozambique. The visa is issued for a single entry and includes residency for thirty (30) days. This may be extended for up to one (1) year in country. It requires a work authorization issued by the Directorate of Labour in the province where the work is expected to take place. Long term work authorizations can be issued for a period of two (2) years and various options available depending on the local registered entity’s available quotas.

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Allows you to lawfully work

Allows you to lawfully work

Valid for up to 1 year

Valid for up to 1 year

Applications must be made prior to entering Mozambique

Takes up to 20 days to process

Takes 7-10 working days to process


The following quintessential documents are required to be submitted interalia with the application –

  • Proof of qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Employment contract
  • Motivational letter
  • Work authorization approved by Labour Directorate
  • Certificate of discharge issued by the Ministry of Finance (Tax Department)
  • Certificate of discharge issued by the Institute of Social Security
  • Police Clearance Certificate authenticated by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Mozambique diplomatic mission


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