Connecticut, US

Feb 28 2017

Employers Must Present Work Permits to Authorities by March 24



Employers must present their foreign workers’ work permits to the Tanzanian Labour authorities by March 24, 2017, according to a new rule that requires verification of foreign workers’ work authorization.

After March 24, the labour authorities will be conducting inspections to ensure that foreign employees possess valid work permits. Foreign employees will have to present their work permits for verification and those found to be working in Tanzania without a valid work permit may be subject to arrest, prosecution or a fine and deportation. Employers employing foreign workers without a valid work permit are also subject to arrest and prosecution.

What This Means for Employers and Foreign Nationals

Employers of foreign employees in Tanzania should contact their immigration professional for assistance with the verification process.

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen or send an email to

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