Global Mobility Solutions

Ethiopia Global Mobility Services

Compliantly move and pay employees in Ethiopia. 

No in-country entity needed.

Breedj offers global mobility solutions in Ethiopia. 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 Ethiopia

Ethiopia is a country with a rapidly growing economy, making it an attractive destination for global businesses looking to expand their operations. With a population of over 114 million people, Ethiopia is the second-most populous country in Africa and has a young, dynamic workforce.

Despite political unrest in recent years, Ethiopia has remained relatively stable, and the government has implemented several reforms to attract foreign investment. The country is now considered one of the fastest-growing economies in the region, with a GDP growth rate of over 6% in 2020.

The official language of Ethiopia is Amharic, but English is widely spoken and understood in business circles. Other major languages spoken in Ethiopia include Oromo, Tigrinya, and Somali.

International businesses may want to consider expanding their operations to Ethiopia due to the country’s abundant natural resources, such as coffee, gold, and oil, as well as its strategic location in East Africa. In addition, the Ethiopian government offers several incentives to foreign investors, such as tax holidays and exemptions on import duties for capital goods.

Key immigration facts about Ethiopia

Navigating the immigration process in Ethiopia can be complex, which is why at Breedj, we offer expert guidance and support to ensure a smooth and efficient process for our clients.

There are several types of visas available for foreign nationals looking to travel to Ethiopia. The most common visas include:

Tourist visa: This is an electronic single-entry visa issued by the Ethiopian government for visitors who wish to travel to the country for tourism or other non-business related purposes only. The visa is valid for up to 90 days.

Investment visa: This is a visa issued to foreign nationals who are engaged in investment activities or wish to come and invest in Ethiopia.

Foreign Business Firm Employment Visa – WV: This visa is issued to foreign nationals who are entering Ethiopia to be employed by business firms owned or operated by foreigners.

Ethiopian Private Business Firm Work Visa – PE: This visa is issued to foreign nationals coming for employment or other short-term assignments with Ethiopian private business firms.

Ethiopian Government Employment Visa – GV: This visa is issued to foreign nationals to be employed by different Ethiopian government institutions/ministries.

To apply for a visa, applicants are typically required to submit a recent passport-size photo, a valid passport, and other documents specific to the type of visa being applied for.

Country fact sheet


Ethiopian birr (ETB)


Addis Ababa


117 million (2021)


East Africa



Official languages


Compliance guaranteed

Breedj's local employment expertise in Ethiopia

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 Ethiopia

Income tax in Ethiopia is based on both source and residence. Ethiopian residents are subject to tax on their worldwide income, while non-residents are subject to tax only on Ethiopian-source income. Any income generated is taxable unless it is specifically exempt.

Employment income, including fringe benefits, is taxable, as is income earned from a business and investments. Rental income derived from the leasing of buildings by Ethiopian residents is taxed at rates up to 35%.

The Ethiopian tax system is administered by the Ethiopian Revenue and Customs Authority (ERCA), which is responsible for collecting taxes, enforcing tax laws, and administering tax policies.

Labor regulations

Annual leave

16 days

Sick leave

15 days

Maternity leave

4 months

Paternity leave

3 days

Employee probation

2 months

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VAT in Ethiopia

Value-added tax (VAT) is levied on the supply of goods and services in Ethiopia, as well as on imports. The standard VAT rate is 15%, and exports of goods and services are zero-rated.

Non-business organizations are exempt from charging VAT on services but are not exempt from paying VAT on services or goods purchased unless exempted by a relevant bilateral agreement.

The Ethiopian tax system is administered by the Ethiopian Revenue and Customs Authority (ERCA), which is responsible for collecting taxes, enforcing tax laws, and administering tax policies.

At Breedj, we understand the complexities of the Ethiopian tax system and provide expert guidance to our clients to ensure compliance with local tax laws. We work closely with our clients to provide a clear understanding of their tax obligations in Ethiopia and offer support in managing VAT compliance.

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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Global expansion simplified

Confidently expand to Ethiopia

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.