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Angola Capability Statement

  1. 1. Angola Capability StatementVECAGOCS10/10
  2. 2. Von Essen Consulting Angola Availability g • Von Essen can support the expatriate consultants coming to work in the Republic of Angola (Angola) however every nationality must possess the relevant visa before entering Angola. Immigration g • Full immigration support available for: Type of Visa Validity Timescales Documents Costs 1. A photocopy of applicants passport, with a validity of at least 18 months 7 days, with within 5 working days 2. Soft version of a passport-size photograph a right of following submission 3. STV Application forms duly filled USD 550 one off extension for of STV application to costs Short Term (in duplicate) another 7 an embassy of per consultant Visa (STV) 4. An invitation letter provided by Von Essen’s days without Angola in a home Consular Fee - leaving country / a country Local Partner approx. USD 200 Angola of residence 5. A photocopy of a travel itinerary 6. Diploma or Certificate of Achievement 7. Proof of payment of the Consular Fee 1. A photocopy of applicants passport, within 30 with a validity of at least 18 months 30 days, with working days 2. Soft version of a passport-size photograph Ordinary Visa a right of following 3. OV Application forms duly filled USD 550 one off (OV) extension for submission of OV ap- costs (in duplicate) (please see another 30+30 plication to an em- per consultant 4. An invitation letter provided by note 4) days without bassy of Angola in a Consular Fee - leaving home country / a Service Provider approx. USD 200 Angola country of 5. A photocopy of a travel itinerary residence 6. Diploma or Certificate of Achievement 7. Proof of payment of the Consular Fee Approval by 1. A photocopy of applicants passport, with Ministry of a validity of at least 18 months Petroleum (MoP) - 2. Soft version of a passport-size photograph initiated before 3. Extract from the criminal registry travelling to Angola: issued by authorities from a home country / within 10 a country of residence USD 1100 one off working days 4. Certificate of good health issued by an costs following official Health Institution from a home country per consultant submission of WV / a country of residence per year application to the 1 year; with 5. Curriculum vitae (dated and signed by Ministry of Petroleum a right of the Applicant) Government for approval Multiple Entry extension charge - 6. MEWV Application forms duly filled Work Visa without one off fee (in duplicate) (MEWV) leaving of 5% of the Angola up to 7. Declaration by applicant to abide by expatriate 3 years in total the laws of Angola consultants’ Approval by the 8. Diploma or Certificate of Achievement monthly gross Angolan Migration 9. Declaration of no existence of family salary as per the Services and Aliens relations with Angolan or Foreign Citizens employment (SME) - initiated after living in Angola contract arrival to Angola: 10. Documents that can explain any eventual within 10 working days following doubts in the MEWV application submission of original 11. Contract of employment or contract of passport to SME for promise of employment approval 12. Proof of the legal status of the employer Notes: 1. Immigration process foresees consultants entering and working in Angola: ➢ Short-term assignments on the land only: on OV (30 days, with a right of extending twice without leaving Angola). ➢ Long-term assignments: on STV or OV and once expatriate consultants have arrived to Angola, Von Essen’ Local Partner will convert their STV or OV to MEWV. 2. It is required that the copies of MEWV documents (1 to 10) are sent to Von Essen’ Local Partner at the same time as STV or OV documents, i.e. before consultants travel to Angola. MEWV documents have to be translated into Portuguese and legalised - it will be arranged by Von Essen’ Local Partner in Angola at additional costs (translation costs are USD 20.00 per page whereas notarization is charged at USD 45.00 per page). 3. If a previous WV was issued, it has to be cancelled by the previous Angolan employer to the Directorate for Immigration and Customs (DEFA) in Angola (a letter to be attached to the WV application to prove it). 4. It might be very difficult to obtain STV for Indian nationals and other Asian nationalities; in this case Von Essen’s Local Partner could try to obtain an Ordinary Visa (OV) for them at the same costs as for STV, but the timescales are much longer (within 30 working days following submission of OV application to an embassy of Angola in a home country / a country of residence).VECAGOCS08/11
  3. 3. Von Essen Consulting Angola Withholding g • Withholding Tax, Stamp Duty and Training Tax at total rate of 6.75% is deducted at source without Taxes deduction of expenses from remuneration for services invoiced from outside Angola. Types of g • Employed solution Available Contract g • Von Essen’s local partner must hold a detailed contract incl. billing requirements with the Angolan end Structure client to be able to sponsor the visas for the expatriate consultants. The agency would hold a separate side contract with Von Essen for their margin. Consultants will hold a direct employment contract with the Von Essen’s local partner, who in turn holds a service contract with Von Essen. Registration g • Tax Authority • Social Security Authority Taxation g • Taxes are levied in Angola on employment income at the progressive rates up to 17%. • The employee and employer both contribute accordingly 3% and 8% of the gross salary to the social security Note: General rule is that the expatriates shall contribute to the Angolan social security system; however, they may be excluded if remain covered by / continue contributing to an equivalent program in a home country / a country of residence.Banking and g • Local bank account is required to facilitate the relationship with the tax authorities - Von Essen’s local other local partner can help to open it. Access to Swiss private banking is also available to our consultants services where appropriate. • Von Essen’s local partner on request can provide a full range of consultant care services for an additional fee + actual costs, including meet and greet, accommodation, car hire, mobile phone, health insurance, etc.VECAGOCS08/11
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