Immigration - Practice Group

The Immigration Practice Group assists foreign citizens to work and live in Mozambique legally, and has broad experience in the various matters falling within this area, of which we can highlight:


Communications of employment, within the prescribed quota, or work authorizations, in cases in which a quota has been used up: 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 also advise employers as to the contracting of foreign workers for short periods.

We provide advice on the obtaining of documents which permit foreigners to remain and live in Mozambique, which are: (i) visas and (ii) “precarious”, temporary or permanent residence authorizations (commonly known as “DIREs” – Documentos de Identificação de Residentes Estrangeiros, or Foreign Residents´ Identification Documents).

Equivalence Certificates: we assist clients to obtain equivalence certificates, in accordance with the degree of equivalence to be obtained.

Birth Certificates: registration of newborns with the competent Mozambican authorities, as well as the registration of newborn foreign citizens with their embassies of origin, in Mozambique.

Passports and passport renewals: issuing and renewal of passports, for both foreigners and nationals.

Criminal record certificates: We obtain criminal record certificates for nationals and foreigners who have lived in Mozambique for at least two years.

Obtaining of visas for other countries: We assist clients to obtain visas from diplomatic representations which are accredited in Mozambique, and which provide consular services.

Exit declarations: we assist foreigners who wish to leave the country while waiting for the renewal of their residence permits.

Advice on the acquisition of Mozambican nationality, and on various other matters which permit foreigners to work and remain in the country legally.

Attending to any problem presented by foreigners, relating to their remaining in Mozambique legally.

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