Working in Guinea-Bissau

The Guinea-Bissau economy is significantly based on agriculture and food production. They are the 6th largest producer of cashew nuts in the world, and export this and other produce to partners particularly in India and China.

Working in Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau is one of the more challenging places to live and work in Africa. The country is in the midst of a continued development, meaning there are less significant industries in which to work. The country has many natural resources, which is the main source of employment. Cashew nut production accounts for the majority of exports. The healthcare and education systems are very underdeveloped, and you will need access to private options for your safety and comfort. Crime is a particular issue, especially late at night, and you should follow security advice from your employer. It is essential to have a confirmed job role before travelling to Guinea-Bissau.

Guinea-Bissau - Need To Know




West African CFA Franc (XOF)

Dialling Code


Official Languages


Capital City Airport

Osvaldo Vieira International Airport


Guinea-Bissau (UTC)

How Do I Work In Guinea-Bissau?

Work Authorisation and VISA requirements
You will need a VISA to work in Guinea-Bissau unless you are a citizen of an ECOWAS nation. 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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