Mozambique: Deadline approaches for employers to submit annual employee list

What is the change? Employers are reminded to submit their annual Mozambican Company Employee List (known locally as the Relação Nominal) to the Ministry of Labor between April 1 and April 30.

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What does the change mean? The list must detail all employees, regardless of nationality, who are employed by the company as of March 31. Employers who do not submit their annual list to the Ministry of Labor by April 30 will automatically be deemed noncompliant.

  • Implementation time frame: The filing period opens April 1 and closes April 30.
  • Visas/permits affected: Long-term work permits.
  • Who is affected: All Mozambican companies are required to file a list of both local and foreign national employees.
  • Business impact: Noncompliant employers will not be able to obtain new long-term work permits or renew existing ones until the necessary corrective action is taken.

BAL Analysis: Employers should begin preparing to submit their employees lists and should be sure to meet the April 30 deadline. Those who fail to comply with this requirement face being deemed noncompliant by the Ministry and could face a penalty.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

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