Legal Alert | Non-Citizen Employees in Tanzania Required to Verify Work Permits or Short Term Permits By 21 March 2017

The Ministry of Labour, Youth, Employment and Persons with Disability has issued a public notice requiring all non-citizen employees to verify their Work Permits and Short Term Permits by 21 March 2017.

The non-citizen employee is required to present their original work permit or short term permit to the nearest Labour Office in their region for verification.

According to the notice, the Government intends to conduct a countrywide labour inspection specifically aimed at ensuring all non-citizen employees hold valid work permits or short term permits.

Failure to hold a valid work permit, or employment of a non-citizen without a valid work permit  amounts to a criminal offence  under section 9 (3) of the Non – Citizen  (Employment Regulations) Act, 2015 and on conviction one will be liable to a fine of not less than TZS 10 million or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

Should you have any queries or need any clarifications with respect to the above, please do not hesitate to contact Shamiza Ratansi or Sonal Sejpal.

Shamiza Ratansi
Managing Partner
Sonal Sejpal

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