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Labor Laws in Equatorial Guinea

  • Annual Leave: 30 days
  • Maternity Leave: 12 weeks
  • Public Holidays: 10
  • Workweek: 48 hours per week.

Income Tax in Equatorial Guinea

Individual income taxes are progressive, ranging from 0% to 35% based on the worker’s earnings.

Value Added Tax (VAT) in Equatorial Guinea

The standard VAT is 15%.

Social Security in Equatorial Guinea

The social security contributions in Equatorial Guinea in 2024 are as follows:

Employer Contributions

  • Employers must contribute 21.5% of each employee's gross salary to the National Institute of Social Security (INSESO).
  • Employers must also contribute 1% to the Work Protection Fund.

Employee Contributions

  • Employees in Equatorial Guinea must contribute 4.5% of their gross salary to the National Institute of Social Security (INSESO).
  • Employees must also contribute 0.5% to the Work Protection Fund.

Work Visas Equatorial Guinea

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

  • BI: Initial work permit valid for one year, applicable to any employer.
  • BR: Renewal of the BI permit, valid for two years.
  • C: Granted after renewing the BR permit, valid for three years.
  • A: Temporary work permit valid for six months, renewable, for temporary employees.
  • PCP: For self-employed workers conducting business in Equatorial Guinea, open to contract workers, valid for up to three years.
  • PP: Permanent work permit for foreigners meeting certain conditions.

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