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Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ministry of Planning

National Investment Promotion Agency


What is the procedure for hiring and firing expatriate workers in the DRC?

The procedure for the hiring and termination of expatriates is as follows:

  • Submit the job offer to the National Employment Office "ONEM" beforehand;
  • Submit the expatriate candidate’s file to the National Commission for the Employment of Foreigners in order to enable the Commission to decide on the application for employment and the granting of the work permit for foreigners