Global Mobility Solutions

Benin Global Mobility Services

Compliantly move and pay employees in Benin. 

No in-country entity needed.

Breedj offers global mobility solutions in Benin. Through the Breedj platform, businesses of all sizes can compliantly relocate and pay local nationals and expats alike.

Our platform provides a range of solutions that simplifies the processes, allowing your business to operate seamlessly and in full compliance with local employment laws.

Moving your employees to Benin

Benin is a West African country that borders Togo, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, and Niger. Its economy is primarily based on agriculture, with cotton, cocoa, and palm oil being the main exports. However, there is also a growing industrial sector, including textiles, cement production, and food processing.

Benin is known for its political stability, with peaceful transitions of power taking place through democratic elections. The country has a diverse population of around 12 million people, with French being the official language and Fon, Yoruba, and other local languages widely spoken.

International businesses may want to consider expanding their operations to Benin because of its strategic location, stable political environment, and growing economy. Additionally, the government has taken steps to improve the business environment, including reducing bureaucracy and simplifying tax regulations.

Key immigration facts about Benin

When it comes to immigration, Benin requires that all foreigners obtain the appropriate visa and work permit before entering the country. A Benin visa is an official document from the government that authorizes someone to enter the country. It comes as either a stamp or a sticker in a passport that foreigners must obtain from an embassy or consulate.

Benin has three overarching types of visas: Business, Tourist, and Transient. While the requirements differ between types, most of your employees will need to obtain a Business visa and work permit to stay compliant. Most visas are valid for either 30 or 90 days. Foreigners must apply before entering Benin, as they cannot obtain visas upon arrival.

The requirements to obtain a working visa in Benin depend on the type of visa employees need and whether they want a single- or multi-entry option. Some of the documents they must provide include a passport-style photo, a scanned copy of the passport, a copy of their flight itinerary, proof of yellow fever vaccination, a business letter from your company, and a completed visa application form.

Once employees obtain work visas, they’ll need to also get work permits. Employers handle the application process on behalf of employees. The process for obtaining a work permit is as follows:

  • An expatriate quota approval
  • A Subject to Regularization (STR)
  • A Combined Expatriate Residence Permit and Alien Card (CERPAC)

Country fact sheet


West African CFA franc (XOF)




12.1 million (2021)


West Africa



Official languages


Compliance guaranteed

Breedj's local employment expertise in Benin

By partnering with Breedj, you can eliminate the need to establish an in-country entity, and thus, saving valuable time and resources while benefiting from our local expertise to guarantee full compliance for your business operations.

Our platform has been designed to seamlessly take care of every aspect of the local employment environment, while you focus on your core operations.

Employment contracts

We handle employment contracts for both global employees and contractors.

Guaranteed compliance

Breedj ensures full compliance with your workers' local labor laws.

Global payroll

Our platform ensures accurate and timely international salary payments.

Legal expertise

Leverage Breedj's extensive expertise to navigate diverse employment laws.

Tax & contributions

Breedj handles tax & mandatory contributions as required by local labor laws.

Multiple currencies

Your workers are paid in their local currency, directly to their bank account.

Income Tax in Benin

Benin imposes personal income tax on individuals, whether they are Beninese nationals or foreign nationals, whose tax domicile is in Benin. These individuals are subject to personal income tax on worldwide income. Individuals who are not domiciled in Benin are subject to tax only on Benin-source income.

Personal income tax rates in Benin are progressive, ranging from 30% to 40%. Fees paid to a resident service provider are subject to a withholding tax (WHT) of 1%, 3%, or 5%, with the rate increasing to an effective 10% for payments to non-resident individuals and to an effective 12% for payments to non-resident legal entities (the withholding rate is set at 25% for natural persons and at 30% for legal persons after a reduction of 60% to the sums paid).

A 4% rate applies to salary, wages, and a broadly defined concept of emoluments. The employer must withhold tax on salaries, wages, and other remuneration, and pay the tax to the tax administration on a monthly basis by the 10th day of the month following the month the payment is made.

Labor regulations

Annual leave

24 days

Sick leave

15 days

Maternity leave

14 weeks

Paternity leave

3 days

Employee probation

Up to 3 months

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VAT in Benin

Value-added tax (VAT) is levied on the supply of goods and services carried out (or used) in Benin and imports into Benin. The standard VAT rate in Benin is 18%.

Exempt activities include imports of certain products, banking, and general insurance. However, it’s essential to keep in mind that VAT laws and regulations can be complex and may vary depending on the nature of your business activities in Benin.

Breedj's platform

Current coverage

54 countries

Focus region


Salary payments

Supports multiple currencies

Time to market

Onboard workers in less than 24 hours

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What they say about Breedj

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George D. France

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Global expansion simplified

Confidently expand to Benin

Breedj stands out as the preferred global employment solutions provider for several reasons, offering organizations a competitive edge with a range of scalable global employment solutions.

Cost effective

Drastically reduce administrative and overhead costs related to managing global employees.

100% compliant

Stay up to date with the ever changing global legislations, policies and local labor laws.

Peace of mind

Get direct access to our global employment experts to mitigate legal risks and penalties.

Fast-track market entry

Bypass the complexities associated with establishing a branch office or in-country.

Help emerging countries

Encourage growth and uplift lesser served regions by giving a job to talented remote professionals.

Support United Nations development goals

Directly support at least four sustainable development goals, simply by using our platform.