Working in Lesotho

The Lesotho economy is tied very closely to South Africa. The country is mainly built on agriculture through subsistence farming. The formal workforce works mainly in labour and textiles. Lesotho exports garments and diamonds, mainly to the USA and Europe.

Working in Lesotho

Lesotho has an economy closely tied to South Africa, and opportunities are limited to its growth sectors of mining and manufacture. You will need to obtain employment before applying for a work permit. The healthcare and education systems are underdeveloped, so you will need access to private services. The country is generally safe, but it is important to follow guidelines given to you by your employer.

Lesotho - Need To Know




Lesotho Loti (LSL)

Dialling Code


Official Languages


Capital City Airport

Moshoeshoe I International Airport


Lesotho (UTC +02:00)

How Do I Work In Lesotho?

Work Authorisation and VISA requirements
You will need a VISA to work in Lesotho. 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 Lesotho