Democratic republic of Congo
The DRC is a country located in central Africa. It is the second largest country in Africa by area and the eleventh largest in the world. With a population of over 75 million the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the nineteenth most populous nation in the world, the fourth most populous nation in Africa, as well as the most populous officially Francophone country.
It borders the Central African Republic and South Sudan to the north; Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi in the east; Zambia and Angola to the south; the Republic of the Congo, the Angolan exclave of Cabinda, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west; and is separated from Tanzania by Lake Tanganyika in the east. The country has access to the ocean through a 40-kilometre (25 mi) stretch of Atlantic coastline at Muanda and the roughly 9 km wide mouth of the Congo River which opens into the Gulf of Guinea.
National Language of the DRC is French.
the currency in DRC is the Congolese Franc (CDF) (1 EUR=1196CDF)
Visa – work & residence permits
Both Visa and Work permit are required by anyone entering the DRC 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:
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.
Tax and social security
Income tax: 30% on income.
Social security tax employer: 5%
Social security tax employee: 3.5%
VAT: 16% on 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: