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Labor Laws in Democratic Republic Of The Congo

  • Annual Leave: Minimum of 12 days
  • Maternity Leave: 14 weeks
  • Public Holidays: 10
  • Workweek: 45 hours per week.

Income Tax in Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Individual income taxes are progressive, ranging from 3% to 40% based on the worker’s earnings.

Value Added Tax (VAT) in Democratic Republic of the Congo

The standard sales tax is 16%.

Social Security in Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Social security contributions for employers and employees are as follows:

Employee Contributions

  • Social Security Fund (CNaPS): 6% of gross salary, no threshold
  • National Health Insurance Fund (CNAM): 4% of gross salary, no threshold
  • National Pension Fund (CNAPS): 0.5% of gross salary, no threshold

Employer Contributions

  • Social Security (CNaPS): 17% of gross salary, no threshold
  • National Health Insurance (CNAM): 6% of gross salary, monthly threshold
  • National Employment and Vocational Training Fund (FNEF): 2% of gross salary, no threshold

Work Visas in the DRC

Types of Work Visas in the DRC:

Temporary Visa

The General Direction of Migration issues temporary work visas. To obtain a temporary work visa, the following documents must be submitted to the Direction:

  • Work contract of the expatriate
  • Proof of identity of the expatriate
  • Identification picture
  • Completed form, together with the contract between the DRC company and the foreign company

Work Permit

To obtain a work permit, authorization for a work card from the Labor Ministry is required.

The process used to obtain temporary work visas also applies to work visas and work permits.

This process also applies to establishment visas and multiple entry visas.

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