Corporate Housing: How Relocation Africa Can Help You

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Corporate Housing

Searching for corporate housing?

Whether you’re a business traveler or you represent an international company, we can help you find a new temporary home in South Africa, Ghana, and Kenya. We cater to our clients’ wishes and needs with a wide range of accommodation options. Simply tell us what you require and our professional team will find you the perfect apartment in no time.

What to expect from our corporate housing?

We offer serviced apartments that are fully furnished. Think about a fully equipped kitchen, weekly cleaning, high-speed Internet and other convenient facilities. We constantly look for the best ways to meet the needs of modern business travelers, and make our guests feel at home. In short, you will have the amenities and usual perks of a hotel, combined with the many benefits, such as more space and privacy, of having your own apartment.

For more information on our Corporate Housing solution, please contact Ursula@relocationafrica.com

Nigerian Consulate in SA: Visa Issuing Delays

Please note that the Nigerian Consulate in South Africa has run out of visa labels/stickers. Therefore, visas can only be issued earliest from next week Monday or Tuesday (23/24 October 2017).

Nigeria says no plan to issue visas on arrival for all Africans

Lagos – Nigeria’s government says it has no plans to start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans.

The African Union’s political affairs office had tweeted on Friday that Nigeria announced the plan at a retreat for permanent representatives to the continental body.

Nigeria’s Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, told The Associated Press on Sunday: “It is not true that we have any such plans.”

Africans need visas to travel to 55% of the continent, according to AU figures, and officials say that hurts trade.

 The AU has advocated for a single African passport and for abolishing visa requirements for all African citizens in all African countries by 2018.

Ghana, Rwanda, Mauritius and the Seychelles already issue visas on arrival to all African passport holders.

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Happy independence day in Uganda and living in Uganda

Full name: Republic of Uganda
Location: Africa
Population: cc. 37 million
Capital City: Kampala
Other Important Cities: Jinja, Gulu, Lira
Currency: 1 Ugandan shilling = 100 cents
Language(s): English, Swahili, Luganda, Bantu, Nilotic
Religion(s): Christianity, Islam
Calling Code: +256
Internet TLD: .ug
Electricity: 220V 50Hz
Emergency Numbers: Fire – 112, Police – 999

Some interesting facts about Uganda:

Uganda is one of the safest, secure and most stable countries to visit in Africa.

Uganda is the size of the State of Oregon but has a population that is almost 10 times larger than Oregon.

Uganda has more Butterflies of every color than other East African Country

Uganda is home to over half of all Mountain Gorillas in the world 480 of them out of 880 –

Uganda is one of the Youngest Nation in World – over half of the population are children


Expat Clubs
Expat in Uganda
To provide friendly and fun environment to expats living in Uganda who want to chat and share information. Expat in Uganda is the place for expats to gain and share knowledge about the country and life in general. Whether you are relocating to Uganda, visiting as a tourist, looking for work or have lived here for a long time or just want to interact with other expats, this is the place to do it.


International Schools

International School of Uganda
ISU is a leader in providing world-class, holistic education in a multi-cultural setting, inspiring and equipping students to be life-long learners, to reach their full potential and to be responsible global citizens active in shaping the future.
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Address: Plot 272, P.O Box 4200
Tel: +256 781 468000
Email: sfarmer@isumail.ac.ug
Website: www.isu.ac.ug

Kampala International School Uganda
Kampala International School Uganda offers an international education to students between 2 and 19 years of age. The school was established in 1993. Current enrolment is around 600 and is increasing steadily. Students come from almost 60 different nationalities and, depending on the family’s contracts and nature of their work, stay in Uganda for varying lengths of time. The school is privately owned with an Advisory Board of Governors and the day-to-day running of the school is managed by the Director.
Curriculum: English National Curriculum / Cambridge IGCSE / International Baccalaureate
Address: Plot 447, Block 213, Old Kira Road, Bukoto, Kampala
Tel: +256 752 711 882
Email: office@kisu.com
Website: www.kisu.com

Rainbow International School Uganda
The RISU stands firm on imparting its fundamental and underlying principles of enlightenment, determination, courage and equality in all its modes of teaching to its students. We strive to ensure that these inherent qualities are embedded into each student as we believe in not just developing careers, but lives.
Curriculum: National Curriculum for England
Address: Tyaba Zone, Nanganda-Lukuli, Makindye Division, Kampala
Tel: +256 312 266 696
Email: info@risu.sc.ug
Website: www.rainbowinternationalschool.com


Residents Visa and Work Permit information

All expats intending to work in Uganda must ensure that they are in possession of the relevant work permit. The requirements for the different categories / classes of work permits are listed below:

Business and Trade
Applicants should be persons intending to carry on the business or trade in Uganda. Application Requirements:

  • Fill work permit form
  • Attach Covering letter from company
  • 2 passport size photos
  • Photocopies of the passport
  • Company’s bank statement
  • Uganda Investment Authority license ( where applicable )
  • Articlesand memorandum of association
  • Certificate of incorporation
  • Income tax clearance
  • Trading license
  • Banking of Uganda Certificate of remittance of US $ 100,000
  • Letter of good conduct from home country / interpol in country of origin
  • Security bond

Professionals
Applicants should be members of prescribed professionals intending to practice such profession in Uganda. Applicantion Requirements:

  • Fill work permit form
  • 2 passport size photos
  • Photocopies of passport
  • Attach Covering letter
  • Qualifications
  • Registrstion with the relevant professional agency e.g Association of medical Practitioners
  • Company documents
  • Letter of good conduct from home country or Interpol letter from home country
  • Security bond

Africa: Visa-Free Africa By 2018 – Where Does Rwanda Lie?

In 2013, the African Union adopted Agenda 63, as a blueprint to propel the continent to prosperity within the next 50 years.

As part of the agenda, African countries committed to abolishing visa requirements for all African citizens travelling within the continent by 2018.

According to the second Africa Visa Openness Index, released mid this year, 75 per cent of the countries in the top 20 most visa-open countries are in either Eastern or West Africa, while 20 per cent are in Southern Africa.

Only one country in the top 20 most open to visas is in North Africa (Mauritania), while no countries in Central Africa appear in the top 20.

On January 1, 2013, Rwanda eased visa requirements for African nationals.

All holders of African passports travelling to or transiting through the country are issued an entry visa upon arrival at any Rwandan entry point. And, some countries do not require visas at all.

For Rwandans, however, of the 53 African countries, only 29 allow holders of the Rwandan passport to enter without a visa or issue it on arrival.

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