Work Permit in Tanzania: procedures and requirements to get it.
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If you are a non-Tanzanian who has just secured employment or looking to start a business in Tanzania- you need a work permit. The work permit in Tanzania is issued by the government of Tanzania under the ministry of labor and employment.
In need of a work permit? At Tan Biz Link we can easily help with the tedious work involved in attaining a work permit in Tanzania. We make sure that all the required procedures are followed, preparing documents and submitting them to the relevant authorities.
What is a Work permit?
A work permit is an official document that shows a foreigner is allowed to work in a country for a certain specific period. As explained above, the work permit in Tanzania is issued by the government of Tanzania under the ministry of labor and employment. Once a foreigner has this document, he or she can work legally in Tanzania.
Who Qualifies for the Work permit?
If you are a non-citizen in Tanzania looking to start a business or invest, or you have just secured employment, you qualify to get a work permit in Tanzania. With your working permit, you can work and move freely and legally in Tanzania.
Who Can apply for a Work permit?
In Tanzania, non-citizens cannot personally apply for a permit work permit, hence only local incorporated companies and Foreign companies with certificates of compliance and permanent place of business in Tanzania or Zanzibar, are the ones allowed to apply for the work permit on behalf of the person.
Hence, the company will apply for the permit on behalf of its employees and directors. Once the work permit is issued it remains to be the property of the company.
Classes of Work permit in Tanzania?
Work permit requirements in Tanzania
One thing to note when applying for a work permit in Tanzania is that each work permit class has its special requirements, which is different from the other. However, there are general requirements that apply to all the work permit classes. Below is a list of documents required to be submitted for work permit application in Tanzania.
Documents required for the work permit application - class A
Documents required for work permit application for classes B, C, and D
How and when to apply for Work permit?
The work permit in Tanzania can be applied for and filed with the commissioner for the labor of Tanzania, through its online permit application system(e-permit). The application for a work permit can be made any time when the employment contract is finalized or it is for self-employed after the business is set up and secure the business license from relevant authorities.
Is a work permit in Tanzania permanent?
The work permit in Tanzania is not permanently valid. After being granted, the work permit stays valid for two years only, after which it has to be renewed again to a maximum of 5 years for employed persons and undefined time for self-employed (Directors and Shareholders of the company) for as long as the business is running in Tanzania.
At the moment, the person who has been granted a work permit in Tanzania has to also file a separate application for a Residence Permit with the Commissioner General of Immigration.
Let's help you secure a work permit in Tanzania.
Whether you are a self-employed foreigner, a foreigner who has found employment in Tanzania, or a foreign company looking to invest in Tanzania, At Tan Biz Link we can help you to secure a work permit. We make sure that all the required procedures are well followed by preparing the required documents and submitting the applications to the relevant authorities. Contact us today for more information regarding getting a work permit in Tanzania.