Working in Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea traditionally had an economy built of agriculture, but since the discovery of oil, the sector has grown significantly and now the majority of exports come from oil & gas. Major trading partners include the USA, France and China.

Working in Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea is a challenging work and social environment. The majority of roles for highly skilled individuals come in the form of oil & gas 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 Equatorial Guinea is not advised prior to obtaining an offer of employment.

Equatorial Guinea - Need To Know




Central African CFA Franc (XAF)

Dialling Code


Official Languages

French, Portuguese, Spanish

Capital City Airport

Malabo International Airport


Equatorial Guinea (UTC +01:00)

How Do I Work In Equatorial Guinea?

Work Authorisation and VISA requirements
You will need a VISA to work in Equatorial Guinea. 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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Job Opportunities in Equatorial Guinea