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Labor Laws in Gabon

  • Annual Leave: 24 days
  • Maternity Leave: 14 weeks
  • Public Holidays: 13
  • Workweek: 40 hours per week.

Income Tax in Gabon

The individual tax rates on ordinary income are progressive and range from 0% to 35% for both residents and non-residents.

Value Added Tax (VAT) in Gabon

The standard VAT rate in Gabon is 18%.

Social Security in Gabon

Social Security contributions are mandatory for both employers and employees. The rates for these contributions are as follows:

Employer Contributions

  • Social Security Rate For Companies: 20.1% of the employee's gross salary.
  • Contributions for Vocational Training (CFP): 1.2% of the employee's gross salary.

Employee Contributions

  • Social Security Rate For Employees: 2.50% of the employee's gross salary.
  • These contributions support various social security schemes, including retirement, health insurance, and other benefits.

Work Visas Gabon

There are two main types of work visas available to foreigners who want to work in Gabon in 2024:

Business Visa

Issued to foreigners who want to visit Gabon for business purposes.

Requires documents like a valid passport, completed visa application form, letter of invitation from a host in Gabon, travel itinerary, and a letter from the company stating the duration of the trip and financial support.

Work Visa

Issued to foreigners who want to work in Gabon. Requires the employer to first apply for a business e-visa or business visa at the Gabon embassy/consulate in the employee's home country.

The employer must then apply for a work permit on behalf of the employee by submitting documents like a copy of the applicant's passport, a letter of invitation from the company, and the fee payment receipt to the Ministry of Labor and Human Resources.

After receiving the work permit, the employee can obtain their work visa, pay additional fees, and start working in Gabon.

The work visa is valid for 2 years and can be renewed. Foreigners working for the government can get a free work permit, while others need to pay a fee.

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