ANGOLA: Amendments to Rules on Hiring of Foreign Employees

Effective immediately, Presidential Decree No. 79/17 of 24th March 2017 relaxes the rules for employing foreign nationals established in Presidential Decree No. 43/17 of 6th March 2017.

What has changed?

The new decree makes the following amendments:

  • Angolan companies may now hire foreign professionals for the provision of services or technical assistance
  • The duration of the employment agreement may now be freely agreed between the employer and the employee, and may be renewed only twice
  • The amount and currency of a foreign national employee’s salary may once again be freely agreed between the employer and the employee, and may be paid in any currency, rather than exclusively in Kwanzas
  • Benefits and allowances are no longer limited to 50% of the employee’s base salary

Our advice

Employers hiring foreign nationals to work in Angola should check the latest employment regulations with your Newland Chase specialist.

For advice and information on Angolan immigration in general, please email us at enquiries@newlandchase.com.

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