Officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country in West Africa bordered by Sierra Leone to its west, Guinea to its north and Côte d'Ivoire to its east. It covers an area of 111,369 km2 (43,000 sq mi) and is home to about 3.7 million people. English is the official language and over thirty indigenous languages are also spoken within the country. Its coastline is composed mostly of mangroves, while its more sparsely populated inland consists of forests opening onto a plateau of drier grasslands. Liberia is one of only two modern countries in Sub-Saharan Africa without roots in the European colonization of Africa. The currency is the Liberian Dollar (LRD) (1 EUR = 97.3 LRD)
Visa – work permits
Expat Africa Payroll through his network of local partners is able to offer the Contractor a global immigration solution in Liberia including:
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.
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.
We highly advise the Contractor to directly apply for a work permit before entering the country.
The process of obtaining these various documents is very difficult however Expat Africa Payroll ensure that the process is done with utmost efficiency to ensure that the contractor is deployed in a timely fashion.
Tax and social security
Personal income tax rate: up to 35%
Social security tax by employer: 4.7%
social security tax by employee: 3%
VAT: 7% of value added
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: