Medium Priority

What is the immigration news? The National Migration Service is strictly enforcing rules requiring foreign nationals to report changes to their circumstances and has begun levying fines against those who fail to meet the mandatory reporting requirement. Foreign residents are reminded that they have a duty to report changes to their home or work address, as well as to their nationality or marital status, among other personal changes, as well as any absences from Mozambique that exceed 90 days.

Key points:

  • Deadlines: Immediate and ongoing.
  • Who is impacted: Foreign nationals living and working in Mozambique.  
  • Impact on employers: Foreign employees are subject to fines for not reporting relevant changes. Failure to report a change of address incurs a fine of 1,000 meticals (about US$16.50) per month. Failure to report change of ID details incurs a fine of 1,000 meticals per day.
  • What to watch: Any changes that are covered by the duty to report should be immediately communicated to the National Migration Service.

BAL Analysis: To avoid penalties, foreign nationals and their employers should make sure that any relevant changes to their personal or employment details, and absences from Mozambique exceeding 90 days, are reported to the National Migration Service.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network partner in Mozambique. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

Copyright © 2018 Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. All rights reserved. Reprinting or digital redistribution to the public is permitted only with the express written permission of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. For inquiries please contact