Global Mobility Solutions

Zambia Global Mobility Services

Compliantly move and pay employees in Zambia. 

No in-country entity needed.

Breedj offers global mobility solutions in Zambia. 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 Zambia

Zambia, a landlocked country in Southern Africa, is experiencing steady economic growth, driven by a robust agricultural sector, mining industry, and burgeoning tourism. Its stable political climate, characterized by a democratic government and peaceful power transitions, makes Zambia an attractive destination for international businesses seeking to establish or expand their operations in the region.

The most widely spoken languages in Zambia are English, Bemba, Nyanja, and Tonga, with English being the official language used in government, education, and business settings. This linguistic diversity facilitates effective communication and collaboration with both local and international partners.

International businesses are increasingly recognizing the opportunities Zambia offers for expansion. The country’s strategic location in the heart of Southern Africa provides access to a vast regional market. Additionally, Zambia’s growing economy, expanding infrastructure, and favorable investment policies create a business-friendly environment that encourages innovation and attracts foreign investment.

Key immigration facts about Zambia

Navigating the immigration process in Zambia is a crucial aspect of ensuring a seamless relocation for your employees. Familiarizing yourself with the country’s immigration requirements, visa policies, and work permit regulations is essential for a successful transition.

Zambia’s immigration law stipulates that foreign nationals entering the country must possess valid visas unless they are citizens of certain British Commonwealth countries or countries that have signed a visa-waiver agreement with Zambia.

There are two primary methods for obtaining a Zambian visa: applying at the Embassy of the Republic of Zambia or through the convenient eVisa program available online. It is important to determine the most suitable visa type based on the purpose and duration of the stay.

Country fact sheet


Zambian kwacha (ZMW)




18.4 million (2021)


Southern Africa



Official languages


Compliance guaranteed

Breedj's local employment expertise in Zambia

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 Zambia

Understanding the income tax system in Zambia is essential for businesses and employees relocating to the country. Zambia operates a Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system for income derived from employment, which requires employers to deduct income tax and submit it to the Zambia Revenue Authority on behalf of their employees. Taxable income encompasses earnings from business activities, salaries, annuities, dividends, interest, royalties, and rental income.

Zambian residents are also subject to taxation on interest and dividends received from sources outside Zambia. The country adheres to a source-based income taxation system under the Income Tax Act, which generally subjects income deemed to be derived from Zambia to Zambian income tax.

Labor regulations

Annual leave

24 days

Sick leave


Maternity leave

14 weeks

Paternity leave

5 days

Employee probation

3 to 6 months

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VAT in Zambia

Value Added Tax (VAT) is another essential aspect to consider when relocating employees or expanding your business operations in Zambia. The country imposes a standard VAT rate of 16% on standard-rated supplies of goods and services. Understanding the VAT system and ensuring compliance with local tax regulations is vital to maintaining smooth business operations in Zambia.

Breedj’s team of experts is well-equipped to guide your organization through the complexities of the Zambian VAT system. We provide assistance in navigating VAT registration, filing requirements, and ensuring that your business adheres to local tax regulations. Our comprehensive support allows you to focus on the core aspects of your business expansion, while we handle the intricate details of tax 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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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.

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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

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Hannah M. Canada

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Yua H. Japan

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Global expansion simplified

Confidently expand to Zambia

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.