How to obtain a work permit in Cameroon.

A foreigner wishing to secure a job in Cameroon must first start by obtaining a Work Permit. In order for this Work Permit to be issued, as a matter of procedure to be followed by the foreigner, the following are submitted:

  1. An application for a Work Permit addressed to the Minister for Labour and Social Security.
  2. Six copies of the contract of employment dated and signed by the employer and the employee.
  3. A detailed description of the job in view for which the corresponding profile is related.
  4. A Medical Certificate dated less than 3 months.
  5. Certified true copies of academic or professional Certificates.
  6. Curriculum Vitae.
  7. A certified true copy of entry visa or Resident Permit for those already residing in Cameroon.
  8. Detailed organization chart of the company presenting all the posts of managers, office agents as well as the company’s profile.
  9. Copy of the company’s Memorandum and Articles of Association.
  10. Summary of the company’s activities.

Once these documents have been compiled and submitted to the Minister, a Work Permit can either be granted or rejected. It shall take a period of about 2 months upon application for a Work Permit to be granted, everything being equal. If after these two months there is no response, the application will be deemed to have been granted. To this effect, the Nico Halle and Co. Law Firm shall be ready to assist you in obtaining one.
Taking into consideration its duration in legal practice, the Nico Halle and Co. Law Firm is well experienced and renders expeditious services to all its clients. The Firm is also experienced in the domain of labour matters. In fact the Firm has quite a good number of lawyers who are specialized in labour matters. So do not hesitate to contact us in case of any doubts. We shall be most honoured in serving you.

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