A long-term work permit is designed for foreign workers intending to work in the Democratic Republic of Congo for a period that exceeds 12 months up to 2 years. The long-term work permit is issued with an initial period of 2 years and is renewable in-country. The long-term work permit process for the DRC is multi-step and complex. Applicants must first obtain a work card with the Ministry of Labor and thereafter apply for the long-term work permit with the DRC Migration Authority. In addition to a work card, and a long-term work permit, applicants must also apply for an entry-exit visa that is valid for seven (7) months after the first use.


Allows you to lawfully work

Valid for up to 2 years

It is renewable in-country

An additional exit-entry visa is required

Multi-step and complex process


The following quintessential documents must be submitted interalia with the application –

  • A valid entry visa to the DRC
  • Medical certificate
  • Employment contract
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of qualifications
  • Application letter from the host company
  • Company organization chart
  • Training program
  • A DRC residence certificate
  • A DRC police clearance certificate no more than 3 months old

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