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Senegal

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.  If you have any questions, please click here to contact us.

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.

There are various agencies who play a diverse role in the Senegalese Immigration process, however, they all play key roles in the final work authorization processes.

  • There is no short term work permit in Senegal.
  • Work permits are issues for an initial 24 months duration and subject to renewal where applicable.
  • Residence permits are issued for six months and are renewable.
  • Entry visa eligibility is nationality specific.
  • Contract for work authorization must be drafted locally in accordance with the Senegalese labor law.

 

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