The Immigration Practice Group has broad experience in the full range of questions relating to immigration and work permission that arise in Mozambique. Highlights include:
Advice to expatriates seeking to remain in Mozambique legally.
Advice on obtaining documents permitting expatriates to stay and live in Mozambique, including: (i) Visas; (ii) temporary or permanent residence authorizations (commonly known as “DIREs” – Documentos de Identificação de Residentes Estrangeiros; and (iii) others.
Communications of employment within the prescribed quota, or work authorizations when the statutory quota has been exhausted: We organize employment communication applications and applications for work authorizations.
Short term hiring of foreign workers: For cases involving employees who intend to work for short periods of time, we organize applications for this purpose.
Investment Projects and Memoranda of Understanding: We assist companies and NGOs to draft agreements with Government for the purpose of obtaining of benefits related to hiring of foreigners.
Obtaining visas for Mozambique: We advise on and organize applications for visas that allow expatriates to enter Mozambique in accordance with their purposes.
Equivalence Certificates: We assist expatriates to obtain Mozambican educational equivalence certificates for degrees obtained when necessary for work authorization.
Birth Certificates: Registration of newborn Mozambicans with the competent Mozambican authorities, and the registration of newborn foreign citizens with their embassies of origin, in Mozambique.
Criminal record certificates: We obtain criminal record certificates for citizens and expatriates who have lived in Mozambique.
Obtaining visas for other countries: We assist clients to obtain visas from accredited diplomatic representations that provide consular services in Mozambique.
Exit declarations: We assist expatriates who need to leave the country while waiting for the issuance or renewal of their residence permits.
Mozambican nationality: We advise on the acquisition of Mozambican nationality for expatriates who wish to acquire it.