What is the change? Mozambique is experiencing application processing delays for work permits, work visas and residence permits.

What does the change mean? The delays, which can be three weeks or longer, are in part due to a recent influx of foreign nationals. Authorities have also begun sending some applications that were previously approved at consular posts to Mozambique’s central immigration authority in Maputo.

  • Implementation time frame: Immediate and ongoing.
  • Visas/permits affected: Work permits, work visas and residence permits.
  • Who is affected: Employers and foreign nationals seeking work permits, work visas or residence permits.
  • Impact on processing times: Processing times will vary depending on the home country and type of application, but some applications have been delayed by three weeks or longer.

Analysis & Comments: Employers should anticipate delays in the processing of work permits, work visas and residence permits. Businesses may need to adjust time lines or start dates.

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