Promising job opportunities in the Comoros. How to get a work visa
Comoros is a state located in the Eastern part of Africa. The volcanic archipelago, which includes four main islands: Ngazidzha, Ndzuani, Mwali, and the island of Mayotte, which actually has the status of a region of France, is officially called the Union of the Comoros.
Comoros is one of the poorest countries in the world. GDP per capita, according to statistics for 2018-2019, is $788. 60% of the population is below the poverty line. Lack of skilled labour, large population growth, and considerable dependence on foreign aid, this is how the state lives.
Due to the dependence on foreign aid, and the lack of qualified workers in various fields, the state is suitable for employment abroad, or a place for your own business.
The state cannot provide itself with sufficient food, a key food product, as well as rice remains the main share of imports in the Comoros to this day. In addition to rice, agriculture (40% of GDP) brings vanilla, cloves, cananga, copra, coconuts, bananas, cassava (tapioca), and fishing. Industry (4% of GDP) is focused on perfumery and the processing of agricultural raw materials, as well as the service sector (56% of GDP). The state is dependent on the export of its food.
The government of the state strengthens work to improve the level of labour qualifications and literacy, seeks to privatize commercial and industrial enterprises, improve business and develop tourism.
In most organizations, the working day from Monday to Thursday lasts from 7:30 to 14:30, on Fridays from 7:30 to 11:30, Saturday from 7:30 to 12:00. Business is conducted mainly in French or Arabic, English is used in rare cases.
Employment in the Comoros extends to various vacancies, however, they are few in number and good experience in any of the available fields is required. Of the key ones:
- Trading and marketing;
- IT sphere;
- Health and Welfare;
- Manufacturing and construction;
- Agriculture, and the service sector.
Finding a job on the islands is a difficult task for the locals, the constant population growth and small labor market remains a major problem for the government. For foreigners, the most suitable option to look for work on the islands is through international employment sites and job searches. Finding a job already after being in the state is a problem, but not a big one.
Applying for a work visa
Obtaining a visa to the Comoros is not a difficult task, it is easy to obtain, but the country is not safe, so we advise you to additionally take out life insurance and malaria vaccinations.
You can get proper health insurance to cover emergency air travel out of the country on the Visit World website.
List of documents for a visa:
- Valid passport;
- Confirmation of solvency;
- Booking of air tickets;
- Hotel booking confirmation.
- To obtain a work visa, you will need to receive an invitation from a company or organization.
List of documents for a work visa:
- Filling out a job application form;
- Job invitation;
- Valid passport;
- Information about the vacancy;
- Academic specialty, diploma, certificate;
- Four color photographs (3*4);
- Pension certificate, if the foreigner is already a pensioner.
- Employment permit. You can seek help in finding the appropriate permit from a legal advisor.
There are two types of work visas: short-term (30 days, renewable up to 60 days), and long-term (from 6 months to 2-3 years).
In any country, the African continent is no exception to the rule and employment laws are always changing and improving. You can either track the nuances of the work yourself, or leave this matter to professionals.
The overall level of taxation in the Comoros was 217.9%. Local residents of Comoros are required to pay income tax starting at 0% and reaching a maximum of 30%.
The simultaneous stay of visitors in the hotel lobby not more than one person per 10 square meters of serviceable area is allowed.
Persons can visit hotels and stay there (outside hotel room) only if they wear respirator or face mask (including homemade mask), so that the nose and mouth are covered.
Hotel guests are obliged to keep the 1.5 meters distance.
Online check-in making in advance is recommended to avoid queues at check-in to hotel.
Meals in hotels are provided through meals delivery service to rooms upon prior order or at hotel restaurants situated inside or in open areas, provided the distance of at least 1.5 meters between seats at adjacent tables.
Not more than 4 clients are allowed to stay at the table (excluding children under 14 years old). Unless these tables are separated by a special partition;
Self-serve is not allowed.
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