Tanzania: New, Tougher Work Visa Requirements

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By Rick Vollmar

May 8—New legislation amending the Non-Citizens (Employment Regulation) Act of 2014 will impose additional requirements on employers seeking to hire non Tanzanian nationals for local jobs, according to a May 5 Berry Appleman & Leiden e-mail alert.

Before it can issue a work permit, the Labor Department must now ensure that the employer:

• has made a serious effort to find a Tanzanian national to fill the position and,

• failing that, has developed a succession/training plan to allow a Tanzanian national to acquire the skills necessary to succeed the foreign worker.

 

To contact the reporter on this story: Rick Vollmar at rvollmar@bna.com

The BAL alert is available on the firm's website at https://www.balglobal.com/News/News/Details/tabid/1136/id/4348/language/en-US/TANZANIA-May-5-2015-New-law-requires-succession-plans-for-transitioning-foreign-employee-jobs-to-local-workers.aspx.

For more information on Tanzanian HR law and regulation, see the Tanzania primer.