Permit of Stay

Permit of Stay Requirements

The foreigner applying permit of stay should comply the requirements and the reason of staying in the country.

A) Foreign Employees

The employee working for the private companies and the organizations should meet the following requirements:

  1. Employer’s written application indicating foreign employee data, reason, security grantee and livelihood.
  2. Valid passport for at least one year.
  3. Employment contract approved by ministry of labor.
  4. Work permit.
  5. Two passport size photos.
  6. Academic skills certificate.
  7. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  8. National ID (if applicable)
  9. Medical certificate.

B) Foreign Investor

The foreign investor should meet the following requirements

  1. Written stay permit application indicating the personal details and the insurance.
  2. Business permit from the ministry of commerce
  3. Valid passport for at least one year
  4. Two passport size photos
  5. Business Profile.
  6. Academic/ skills certificate.
  7. Curriculum vitae.
  8. National ID (if applicable)

C) Foreigners working for the Government

Foreigners working for the government should have the following documents:

  1. Written stay permit application from the concerned department indicating the personal data and securities.
  2. Valid passport for at least one year.
  3. National ID
  4. Employment contract approved by the ministry of labor
  5. Curriculum vitae
  6. Two passport size photos
  7. Academic skills certificate

D) UN and Intergovernmental Employees

UN and intergovernmental employees should meet the following requirements

  1. A written official approval from the Ministry of foreign affairs
  2. Valid passport for at least one year.
  3. National ID
  4. Two passport size photos
  5. Employment contract

E) Diplomats and Foreign Mission Workers

Diplomats and foreign mission workers should meet the following requirements:

  1. A written official approval from the Ministry of foreign affairs
  2. Valid passport for at least one year.
  3. Diplomatic ID from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  4. Two passport size photos.

F) Refugees

Refugees in the country should meet the following requirements:

  1. An approval from the ministry of interior affairs
  2. Verification from the Somali National Refugees Authority
  3. UNHCR refugee card
  4. Passport or other equivalent documents valid for at least one year (if available).
  5. Two passport size photos.

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