The Republic of Angola, located in southern Africa, was a Portuguese colony and gained independence from Portugal in 1975, after a long war. However, once emancipated the new country was involved in a civil war that lasted from 1975-2002.
The country has a rich mineral and oil deposits and its economy has grown at a very high rate since the 90s, deepening that growth since the end of the civil war. However, the standard of living of the majority of Angolans is very low.
Angola is a country with great economic inequalities, as most of the wealth is in the hands of a very small percentage of its inhabitants. However, it is presented as the most expensive destination for expatriates.
The large amount of resources and the need for infrastructure, has led many Spanish companies to be interested in expanding your business. Nevertheless, this lack of infrastructure becomes insufficient to support a demand for consumption and tangible property, causing the country it will become the most expensive place to live currently.
On taxation, Angola has not signed any international double taxation agreement with any country. This same event happens in relation to Social Security, which can cause several headaches when the company set the conditions of the employee displacement.
With regard to migration issues, you need to request visas prior to any activity performed. To work in Angola, it is necessary to obtain a work permit and work visa associated with. The work permit is issued by the Direcção do Serviço de Migração e Estrangeiros and is valid for 36 months. A renovation can be request completed this period.
The international certificate of vaccination is required. To travel to Angola vaccine against yellow fever is required and it is further recommend the hepatitis, tetanus, typhoid, polio and meningitis C.
Moving an employee to Angola involves a very complex task of prior planning, so from Expat Advisors we are willing to help you throughout the process in order to achieve a satisfactory result.