Working in Libya

The Libyan economy is heavily dependent on oil. It exports this to Europe and China which powers its growth. Recent instability has caused suppression of growth, but there has been positive movement in the last 3 years.

Working in Libya

Libya 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 Libya is not advised prior to obtaining an offer of employment.

Libya - Need To Know




Libyan Dinar (LYD)

Dialling Code


Official Languages


Capital City Airport

Tripoli International Airport


Libya (UTC +02:00)

How Do I Work In Libya?

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