Foreigners to pay $10,000 for S. Sudan work permits
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Foreigners to pay $10,000 for S. Sudan work permits

Posted JOSEPH ODUHA in Juba

on  Tuesday, March 7  2017 at  14:43

The South Sudan government has raised work permit fees for foreign from $100 to $10,000.

A joint a statement issued by Labour, Interior and Finance ministries in Juba said the move was aimed at generating additional revenues to fill the gap in the 2016/ 2017 national budget.

The statement classified the work permit fees under: professional or business, $10,000, blue class workers, $2,000 and casual workers, $1,000.

The outbreak

The entry visa charge was also raised to $100 from $50. However, Kenyan and Uganda nationals will pay $50, but subject to renewal monthly.

South Sudan has been grappling with an economic crises occasioned by the outbreak of war in 2013.

There were fears that the new charges would attract retaliatory measures from other countries against South Sudanese.