Global Mobility Solutions

Burkina Faso Global Mobility Services

Compliantly move and pay employees in Burkina Faso. 

No in-country entity needed.

Breedj offers global mobility solutions in Burkina Faso. 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 Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa with a population of approximately 20 million people. The country’s economy is largely based on agriculture, mining, and textiles, and it has experienced steady economic growth in recent years. With a stable political environment and a young and growing population, Burkina Faso presents significant opportunities for international businesses seeking to expand their operations into new markets.

The official language of Burkina Faso is French, although many other languages are also spoken throughout the country, including Mooré, Dioula, and Fulfulde. Understanding the local languages and cultural norms is essential for success in Burkina Faso, which is why Breedj offers cultural training programs to help our clients and their employees adapt to the local environment.

In terms of immigration, foreign travelers who wish to enter Burkina Faso are typically divided into three categories when it comes to visas. Visitors from visa-exempt countries can stay in Burkina Faso for up to 90 days without a visa, while nationals who are eligible for a visa on arrival can stay for up to 90 days as well. Visitors who do not fall under either of these categories must go to an embassy or consulate to find a solution. However, foreign nationals who plan to stay in Burkina Faso for an extended time to work for your company will need a long-stay visa and a work permit.

Key immigration facts about Burkina Faso

When it comes to immigration and work permits, Burkina Faso has specific requirements that must be followed for foreign nationals who wish to work in the country. To work in Burkina Faso, foreign nationals will need a long-stay visa and a work permit. The long-stay visa allows the individual to remain in the country for an extended period, and the work permit allows them to work legally for an employer in Burkina Faso.

To obtain a long-stay visa, applicants will need to provide a passport that has at least one blank page and six months of validity after their planned entry to Burkina Faso, two passport photographs, and two visa application forms. Additionally, proof of immunization against yellow fever is required. The visas for workers are issued by the Labor Administration and can be granted for the duration of the employment contract, up to a maximum of three years.

It’s important to note that Burkina Faso does not have a business visa, so foreign nationals who plan to visit Burkina Faso for a short period of time for business purposes, such as a conference or training seminar, can do so by obtaining a normal entry visa which allows them to stay for up to 90 days.

The sponsoring employer will need to obtain a work permit for the foreign national, which is also known as a Worker Card. This work permit is required for any foreign nationals who intend to work in Burkina Faso.

Country fact sheet


West African CFA franc (XOF)




20.9 million (2021)


West Africa


GMT +0

Official languages

French, Mossi, Bissa, Dyula, Fula

Compliance guaranteed

Breedj's local employment expertise in Burkina Faso

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 Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso’s tax system is based on the principle of territoriality, meaning that residents are taxed on their worldwide income, while non-residents are taxed only on income derived from sources within Burkina Faso. Resident individuals are those who have a permanent home available for their use in Burkina Faso or who are employed by a resident corporation. Non-resident individuals are subject to tax on Burkina Faso-source employment income provided the activities are carried out in Burkina Faso, and the employer is located in the country.

All income, whether it’s from employment or other sources, is pooled and subject to a general income tax called the “unique tax on salaries.” This tax is imposed at progressive rates ranging from 0% to 25% depending on the level of income. In addition to the unique tax on salaries, income earned by individuals from sources other than employment is subject to income tax at rates that range from 10% to 27.5%.

Labor regulations

Annual leave

22 days

Sick leave

1-4 months fully paid

Maternity leave

14 weeks

Paternity leave

3 days

Employee probation

1 to 3 months

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VAT in Burkina Faso

Value-added tax (VAT) is imposed on production activities, the distribution of goods, and the provision of services in Burkina Faso. The standard VAT rate is 18%, and it is also applied to imported goods and services. VAT is administered by the General Tax Directorate, which is part of the Ministry of Finance and Budget.

Breedj's platform

Current coverage

54 countries

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Salary payments

Supports multiple currencies

Time to market

Onboard workers in less than 24 hours

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Confidently expand to Burkina Faso

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.