Working in Congo, Democratic Republic of

The vast Democratic Republic of The Congo is the 14th largest economy in Africa, despite political unrest which has hampered growth. The country’s natural resources support the economy, with mining, oil and gas and FMCG creating the majority of export wealth. China holds significant interest in the country, and accounts for 54% of the total export market.

Why work in Congo, Democratic Republic of?

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a challenging work and social environment. The majority of roles for highly skilled individuals come in the form of NGO and charitable work. The country has under developed education and healthcare systems, and anyone working in the country is advised to ensure they have insurance and access to private provisions. Social living is limited, and the population generally has very low levels of income, resulting in reduced social activity. Moving to The Democratic Republic of the Congo is not advised prior to obtaining an offer of employment.

Congo, Democratic Republic of - Useful Information




Congolese Franc (CDF)

Dialling Code


Official Languages


Main Airport

N'djili Airport


Congo, the Democratic Republic of the (UTC +01:00)

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How Do I Work In Congo, Democratic Republic of?

Work Authorisation and VISA requirements
You will need a VISA to work in Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is recommended to obtain employment there before applying, as your new employer can often sponsor your application. You can find out more information by visiting your local embassy website. More information is available using the button below.

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