Global Mobility Solutions

Djibouti Global Mobility Services

Compliantly move and pay employees in Djibouti. 

No in-country entity needed.

Breedj offers global mobility solutions in Djibouti. 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 Djibouti

Djibouti, strategically located at the crossroads of Africa, Europe, and Asia, offers a unique environment for businesses seeking to expand their operations. The country has experienced significant economic growth in recent years, driven by infrastructure development, foreign investment, and its pivotal role in global shipping and logistics. Djibouti’s stable political landscape provides a secure environment for businesses to operate and grow.

With French, Arabic, and Somali being the most spoken languages in the country, Djibouti offers a diverse and multicultural setting that is conducive to international business operations. Additionally, Djibouti’s government has prioritized the development of key industries, including logistics, renewable energy, telecommunications, and tourism, creating numerous opportunities for businesses to thrive.

Expanding your business to Djibouti or relocating employees to the region offers numerous advantages, such as access to emerging markets, reduced trade barriers, and a strategic location that connects Europe, Africa, and Asia. Breedj is well-equipped to guide your organization through the process, leveraging our local expertise, strong networks, and understanding of the Djiboutian business landscape. 

Key immigration facts about Djibouti

Navigating the immigration process in Djibouti can be complex, but with Breedj’s expert guidance, your employees will be well-prepared for a smooth relocation experience. Foreign nationals have various visa options for entering Djibouti, including business visas and tourist e-visas.

To live and work in Djibouti, foreign employees will need to obtain three essential documents: an entry visa, a residence permit, and a work permit. The residence permit functions as an identity card, and obtaining an entry visa is necessary before traveling to Djibouti.

Visa requirements may vary, but applicants will generally need a passport valid for at least six months after their planned departure date, with a minimum of two blank pages. Additionally, they will need to be vaccinated for yellow fever.

Key documents for obtaining the required permits include:

  • A copy of the employment contract with a company based in Djibouti
  • A valid passport
  • A long-stay visa
  • Four passport photos
  • A copy of the Free Zone company license
  • A written request detailing the job position and employer

Country fact sheet


Djiboutian franc (DJF)


Djibouti City


988,000 (2021)


East Africa



Official languages

French, Arabic

Compliance guaranteed

Breedj's local employment expertise in Djibouti

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 Djibouti

Understanding the income tax system in Djibouti is crucial for both employers and employees relocating to the country. Djibouti operates a territorial tax system, which means that both Djiboutian nationals and non-Djiboutian nationals with Djiboutian-source income are subject to tax. Non-Djiboutian nationals are also taxed on salaries paid outside Djibouti for work performed within the country.

Individuals in Djibouti are primarily subject to two types of taxes on their income: the tax on salaries, wages, pensions, and ancillary income; and the tax on professional and business profits, which is the same tax applicable to companies. The tax rates for employment income are progressive, with a maximum rate of 30%. Individuals who derive business and professional income other than from employment are subject to the standard corporate income tax rate of 25%.

Labor regulations

Annual leave

30 days

Sick leave


Maternity leave

14 weeks

Paternity leave

3 days

Employee probation

15 days to 3 months

Choose a global mobility platform with a tangible impact.

Become part of a collective effort to shape a more sustainable world and directly contribute to the United Nations Development Goals (SDGs).

VAT in Djibouti

In addition to income tax, understanding the value-added tax (VAT) system in Djibouti is essential for businesses operating in the country. The standard rate of VAT in Djibouti is 10%, applicable to a wide range of goods and services.

Certain goods and services may be subject to exemptions or reduced VAT rates, depending on the nature of the product or service and the specific circumstances. It is crucial for businesses to be aware of any such exemptions or reduced rates that may apply to their operations, as this can have a significant impact on their overall financial planning and profitability.

Breedj's platform

Current coverage

54 countries

Focus region


Salary payments

Supports multiple currencies

Time to market

Onboard workers in less than 24 hours

Related solutions


What they say about Breedj

Breedj streamlined our global hiring process, making it easy to find and pay remote talents. Our team loves how the platform handles payments and compliance.

George D. France

Effortlessly paying our global team is now possible, thanks to Breedj's reliable and secure payroll system. Trustworthy partner for any organization working with remote employees.

Olivia S. United Kingdom

Thanks to Breedj, expanding our team internationally was a breeze. Their expertise in compliance and payroll made the whole experience stress-free and efficient.

Valorie A. Belgium

Breedj's platform is a game-changer for our remote workforce management. Their compliance solutions and excellent support team make the process stress-free.

Dieter G. Germany

Choosing Breedj was a smart move for our budget. Their affordable services allowed us to hire and pay global talent without breaking the bank. Good compliance solution.

Huang L. China

Breedj's cost-effective solutions transformed our hiring strategy. We save significantly on administrative expenses, making them an invaluable asset for our remote workforce needs.

Hannah M. Canada

Effortlessly paying our global team is now possible, thanks to Breedj's reliable and secure payroll system. Trustworthy partner for any organization working with remote employees.

Yua H. Japan

As a startup, cost efficiency is paramount. Breedj not only helped us hire globally but also offered cost-effective solutions that positively impacted our bottom line. Truly grateful!

Isaac D. USA

Global expansion simplified

Confidently expand to Djibouti

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.