Virginia, US


If your company is sending employees to Senegal—Fragomen is here to help. Working closely with our Local Advisors in Senegal, we provide the immigration strategies and support you need to get your employees on the ground as quickly as possible. 

Senegalese law provides many solutions to help employers of foreign nationals.  Requirements, processing times, employment eligibility, and benefits for accompanying family members vary by visa classification.

Passport holders of many countries are business visa-exempt for stays up to 90 days. However, even exempt nationals are advised to obtain consular visas in order to avoid issues/delays at the border. 

Foreign nationals who intend to stay and work for longer than 90 days in Senegal must also apply for a residence permit (carte d'identité d'étranger, or CIE).  While the application processing, the applicant will be provided with a receipt ('récépissé') which will allow him or her to live in Senegal until the permit is granted.

Note that for activities that may generally be conducted as a business visitor, the foreign national should not conduct any activity beyond 90 days without a residence permit. 

Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.