Global Mobility Solutions

Ivory Coast Global Mobility Services

Compliantly move and pay employees in Ivory Coast. 

No in-country entity needed.

Breedj offers global mobility solutions in Ivory Coast. 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 Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast, a thriving West African nation, presents an attractive destination for businesses seeking to expand their global footprint. With a rapidly growing economy, fueled by robust agricultural and service sectors, Ivory Coast has emerged as one of the fastest-growing economies in the region. The country’s political stability and commitment to improving its business environment have contributed to a favorable climate for international investment.

The official language of Ivory Coast is French, which is widely spoken along with several indigenous languages. This linguistic diversity offers a unique advantage for businesses looking to connect with the local population and markets in the region.

International businesses can benefit from several factors when considering expansion into Ivory Coast. The country’s strategic location, with access to both the West African and global markets, provides an opportunity to expand your company’s reach. 

Additionally, Ivory Coast boasts a young and growing labor force, offering a pool of talent for businesses to tap into. Furthermore, the government’s commitment to infrastructural development and business-friendly policies make Ivory Coast an ideal choice for organizations looking to establish a foothold in West Africa.

Key immigration facts about Ivory Coast

Relocating employees to Ivory Coast requires a thorough understanding of the country’s immigration laws and visa requirements. Breedj is well-equipped to guide you and your employees through the complexities of the process, ensuring compliance with local regulations.

Ivory Coast offers several visa options for foreign nationals depending on their purpose of entry and duration of stay. The main types of visas include:

  • Short-term visa: Valid for up to three months, suitable for temporary stays such as business trips or tourism.
  • Long stay visa: Valid for a maximum of one year, often used for extended visits or family reunions.
  • Work contract visa: Validity depends on the duration of the work contract, the appropriate choice for foreign employees relocating for work.

To apply for a work contract visa, the first requirement is to secure a job with a company based in Ivory Coast. The employer plays a critical role in the application process and will need to provide the necessary documents to support the application. These documents include:

  • A passport with at least six months of validity and one blank page
  • Four copies of the foreign worker’s employment contract
  • A copy of the employee’s resume
  • A police background check from the employee’s country of residence
  • A medical certificate including proof of immunization against yellow fever
  • Professional references, such as the employee’s diploma and any relevant certifications

In some cases, the employee’s documents may need to be translated into French. The nearest consulate or embassy can provide information on specific requirements and any additional documents that may be needed.

Country fact sheet


West African CFA franc (XOF)




26 million (2021)


West Africa



Official languages


Compliance guaranteed

Breedj's local employment expertise in Ivory Coast

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 Ivory Coast

When relocating employees to Ivory Coast, it is crucial to understand the country’s income tax regulations to ensure compliance and proper financial planning. Ivory Coast taxes residents on their worldwide income, making it essential for your employees to be aware of their tax obligations.

The General Income Tax (IGR) is levied on the sum of an individual’s categorical income, after deducting cedular taxes paid and various charges. For salaries, wages, pensions, and life annuities, the IGR is withheld at the source by the employer. Taxable income for a year is the total amount of net income realized, earned, or made available to the taxpayer in the year. The tax is due by all natural persons who have a habitual residence in Côte d’Ivoire.

Labor regulations

Annual leave

Up to 27 days

Sick leave

5 days

Maternity leave

14 weeks

Paternity leave


Employee probation

Up to 3 months

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VAT in Ivory Coast

Understanding the Value Added Tax (VAT) system in Ivory Coast is essential for businesses looking to operate in the country. VAT is a non-cumulative tax levied on the sale of goods and services at the standard rate of 18%. As an organization, it is crucial to factor in VAT when pricing your products or services and ensure compliance with local tax regulations.

While the standard rate applies to most goods and services, there may be exemptions, reduced rates, or special conditions applicable to certain types of transactions. It is important to stay informed about any changes in VAT regulations to maintain compliance and make appropriate adjustments to your business operations.

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 Ivory Coast

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.