What is the change? Employers are reminded to submit their annual Mozambican Company Employee List (known as the Relação Nominal) to the Ministry of Labor between April 1 and April 30.

What does the change mean? The list must detail all employees, regardless of nationality, who are employed by the company as of March 31. Companies that incorporate and begin business activities after April 30 have 30 days to submit their employee list. Employers who do not submit their annual list to the ministry on time will be deemed noncompliant and could face immigration consequences.

  • Implementation time frame: The filing period opens April 1 and closes April 30.
  • Visas/permits affected: Long-term work permits.
  • Who is affected: All Mozambican companies are required to file a list of both local and foreign national employees.
  • Business impact: Noncompliant employers will not be able to obtain new long-term work permits or renew existing ones until the necessary corrective action is taken. Noncompliant employers also face fines ranging from 5 to 10 times the national minimum wage.

Analysis & Comments: Employers should begin preparing to submit their employee lists and should be sure to meet the April 30 deadline. The lists are used to calculate foreign worker ratios and are needed in order for companies to sponsor foreign workers for long-term work permits or work permit renewals.

Source: Deloitte LLP. Deloitte LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC303675 and its registered office at 1 New Street Square, London EC4A 3HQ, United Kingdom.