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Labor Laws in Egypt

  • Annual Leave: Minimum of 21 days
  • Maternity Leave: 90 days
  • Public Holidays: 13
  • Workweek: Maximum 48 hours per week.

Income Tax in Egypt

Individual income taxes are progressive, ranging from 0% to 27.5% based on the worker’s earnings.

Value Added Tax (VAT) in Egypt

The standard VAT is 14%.

Social Security in Egypt

  • Employee contribution: 11% of a capped monthly salary (EGP 2,000 minimum - EGP 12,600 maximum, as of January 1, 2024).
  • Employer contribution: 18.75% of the same capped monthly salary range as the employee.
  • Managers/Board Members (registered): A flat rate of 21% applied to the maximum monthly salary cap (EGP 12,600).

Work Visas Egypt

Here is a summary of the work visas available to foreigners to work in Egypt:

Work Permit

  • Issued by: Egyptian Ministry of Manpower and Immigration
  • Sponsor: Required. Your employer in Egypt will act as your sponsor and initiate the application process.
  • Requirements
  • Valid passport
  • Proof of work experience and qualifications
  • Justification for hiring a foreign worker (demonstrating no qualified Egyptians available)
  • Payment of processing fees

Work Visa

  • Issued by: Egyptian Embassy/Consulate abroad (after obtaining work permit)
  • Types: Once you have a work permit, your initial visa (e.g., tourist visa) is converted into a work visa.
  • Temporary Work Visa: For short-term projects or contracts.
  • Ordinary Work Visa: Valid for 3-5 years, allowing your spouse to apply for a residence permit.

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