Angola Employer of Record & Payroll

Africa Deployments specializes in Angola Employer of Record (EOR) services, extending our expertise across all regions of Angola. Whether our clients need full-time roles or fixed-term contracts, we’re poised to fulfill those needs for both locals and expatriates. Through ADS, acquiring work permits becomes hassle-free as we handle all the formalities under our umbrella. We also draft local employment contracts tailored to your workforce. Moreover, we guide our clients through optimal Human Resource (HR) strategies when onboarding and setting up the employee’s in Angola.

Our comprehensive EOR services in Angola don’t stop there. ADS diligently handles local tax & PAYE submissions to the Revenue Services every month, ensuring you are fully compliant with Angolan laws. Our commitment is to timely salary disbursements and the issuance of detailed pay slips for employees. Beyond these, we can arrange essential benefits such as Medical, Disability, Life, and Workmen’s Compensation Insurances for your Angola-based workforce.


Discovering Angola

Recognized officially as the Republic of Angola, this West African nation boasts a coastline along the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a land of unspoiled beauty, from immaculate Atlantic shores to the verdant rainforests inland. The cultural tapestry of Angola is rich and vibrant, woven together by over 90 distinct ethnic groups. A lively music scene thrives here, reflecting its cultural depth.

Gastronomes will relish Angolan cuisine, which is as flavorful as it is diverse. Economically, Angola stands tall as a significant major oil producers and exporter, not just In Africa but globally.


34.5 million (2021)

Angolan Kwanza





67.4 billion USD (2021)


Agriculture & Industry

What is the main language spoken in Angola:

In Angola the main and official language spoken is Portuguese. The most widely spoken indigenous languages are Umbundu, Kimbundu and Kikongo, and the Angolan government plans to make English a compulsory subject in schools.

What type of employment contracts can you offer in Angola:

Through our employer of record (EOR) solutions in Angola, we can offer the following types of employment contracts:

  • Fixed Term
  • Indefinite term

Contracts and Offer Letters must:

  • Be in writing
  • Be in the official local language and the local currency
  • Include salary/compensation, benefits and termination requirements

Full-time Employees:

  • Have specific working terms and conditions
  • Can be eligible for organizational perks and/or other benefits
  • Tend to be more focused [as only one employer] and familiar with the specific business – due to e.g. ongoing company training etc.
  • Probationary period is usually 2 months per compliance laws in Angola . Probation can be up to 6 months [maximum].

Angolan Hiring Mandates:

  • Companies with 5 or more employees are required by law to employ a minimum of 70% Angolan nationals.
  • Foreign non-resident employees are only allowed to be hired on fixed-term contracts which may range from 3 to 36 months


  • Emoluments payable to employees of the East African Development Bank with effect from 01st July 1997
  • Holiday Allowance

What income is exempt from taxes in Angola:

Any individual who spend more than 90 days, consecutive or not, in Angola in each fiscal year will be subject to local taxes in Angola. They maintain a permanent home in Angola. The tax years from effectively from 01 April to 31 March the following year. They may not be present for more than 122 days in the tax year and the two preceding tax years after that.

Any income earned in the form of cash, wages, salary, overtime, leave pay or payment in lieu of leave, commissions, gratuity, bonus, or any amount that has benefited the employee. All income will be taxed in accordance with the law and the final payroll issued monthly.

standard working hours: Overtime to be paid in Angola?

In Angola, it is mandatory for employers to maintain comprehensive records of overtime worked by their employees. The maximum limit for overtime hours is set at 2 hours per day, 40 hours per month, and 200 hours per year. Additionally, if an employee works during their mandated rest day, they are entitled to receive payment at a rate of 110% of their regular pay.

Mandatory contributions in Angola?


Contribution Type Contribution Rate Threshold
Social Security Fund (CNaPS)
3% of gross salary
National Health Insurance Fund (CNAM)
3% of gross salary
National Pension Fund (CNAPS)
1% of gross salary


Contribution Type Contribution Rate Threshold
Social Security (CNaPS)
8% of employee’s salary
National Health Insurance (CNAM)
3% of gross salary
National Employment and Vocational Training Fund (FNEF)
1% of gross salary


Contribution Type Employers Employees
Social Security (CNaPS)
8% of gross salary
3% of gross salary
National Health Insurance (CNAM)
3% of gross salary
3% of gross salary
National Employment and Vocational Training Fund (FNEF)
1% of gross salary
1% of gross salary

What is the Maternity and Paternity policy within Angola:

Maternal leave:
  • In most cases:
    • Paid leave for employees [part employer part insurance/social security]
  • 12 weeks [minimum of 5 – 8 weeks to be post birth]
Paternal leave:
  • No statutory paternal leave in Angola
  • Family leave per month is up to 3 days, up to 12 days per year [at least 8 days paid] – some employers are negotiable here for paternal leave

What type of leave is allowed in Angola:

Annual leave

  • 7 days, full pay for four months of continued service that can be used during the calendar year. 15 Public Holidays per annum as per government gazette.

Sick leave

  • Must complete the first month of continuous service to be entitled. Sick pay will then be paid out for sickness or injury (must be proven by a qualified medical practitioner) for the first month at full pay. If during the second month of sickness the employee has not returned to work then the employer is entitled to terminate the contract of employment.

Do I need to pay a mandatory bonus annually OR is it discretionary in Angola:

There is no statutory requirement to provide a bonus or 13th salary in Angola. However, bonuses are common, and usually paid relative to seniority and levels of performance. Generally employees who have worked for 1 year can be allocated:
  • Holiday bonus [50% of base monthly salary]
  • Christmas bonus [50% of base monthly salary]

What Gratuity / Severance payments do you need to provide for Angola:

  • Fixed-Term Contract:
    • If a fixed-term employment contract reaches its agreed-upon end date and is not renewed, no severance payment is typically required.
  • Indefinite Contract:
    • For an indefinite employment contract, if the termination is due to the employer’s decision (without just cause), a severance payment is generally required.
    • The severance payment is typically calculated based on the length of service and the employee’s monthly salary.
    • The specific formula for calculating the severance payment may vary, but it is often based on a certain percentage of the employee’s monthly salary multiplied by the number of years of service.


Yes you can but keep in mind that Fringe Benefits will be subject to employee PAYE tax. Only benefits that cannot be converted to cash will not be subject to tax. If the employer covers some of the employees expenses i.e. mobile phone then it must be subject to PAYE tax and either the employer will cover this portion for the employee or the employee will bear the PAYE tax.

Mandatory Probation period of Angola:

15 days for non-qualified employees; and. 30 days for qualified employees

What are the Corporate and VAT / Sales tax rates in Angola:

Corporate Tax Rates: 25% [in general]

VAT / Sales Tax Rates: 14% [on most goods and services]

Public Holidays in Angola:

  • January 1 - New Year's Day
  • February 4 - Liberation Day
  • February 21 - Carnival Tuesday
  • March 08 - Women's Day
  • April 04 - Peace Day
  • April 07 - Good Friday
  • April 09 - Easter Sunday
  • May 01 - Labour Day
  • September 17 - National Heroes' Day
  • November 02 - All Souls' Day
  • November 11 - Independence Day
  • December 25 - Christmas Day & Family Day
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What Industries we support in Angola:

  • Non-Governmental Organization’s (NGO) / Non- profit
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Government / Development Agencies
  • Oil & Gas
  • FMCG & Manufacturing
  • Private Equality, Finance, Insurance & Banking
  • Mining
  • Agriculture

What Double Tax Treaties are in place in Angola:

The information provided above is for an “informative decision” and may change at any given time without prior notice.  We always suggest speaking to one of our Sales Consultants before engaging in country.

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