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How to find a home in Ethiopia


Rent Per Month

Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 351.03 $

Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 146.01 $

Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,816.67 $

Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 833.33 $

Utilities (Monthly)

Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 78.16 $

1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.02 $

Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 621.00 $

Choosing a right school in Ethiopia

Education in Ethiopia was traditionally based on principles of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Secular education was adopted in the early 1900s as the system continues to develop and change. There is still a need for improvement as illiteracy remains high, even when compared with other areas of Africa. Rural areas are still poorly served, and girls drop out at a higher rate than their male counterparts.

The sequence of general education in Ethiopia is eight years of primary school, two years of lower secondary school and two years of higher secondary school. Foreign nationals are not accepted in the public schools of Ethiopia.

International schools in Ethiopia

International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Ethiopia. Schools are usually geared for an international student body and follow a curriculum model from the US, UK, or France. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English or French. Schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam. Schools also provide internationally accepted accreditation such as the international baccalaureate.

Admission and enrollment procedures vary from school to school. Space is often limited and preference may be given to students based on nationality. Tuition tends to be expensive based on local standards, but offers high standards of learning, boast smaller class sizes, first-rate facilities, and extracurricular. Boarding facilities are available at some schools, but most only provide day classes.

Working in Ethiopia

Work Permit in Ethiopia

Obtaining a work permit in Ethiopia is relatively easy, as compare to many other services provided by the government. The lead time to get a work permit at the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs is not more than two days. However, this is only possible provided that all the requirements provided by the Ministry are fully complied with.

It is possible to travel on a business Visa and convert it into a work permit. Further the work permit can be processed parallel to employee traveling on a business visa.

The basic eligibility criteria for getting work permits are as per the procedural requirements provided by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. The requirements may differ depending on the type of organization that is going to hire the expatriate worker i.e. it may be a Non-governmental organization, a government or a private organization.

Moreover, the requirements may also differ in the kind of permit the applicant seeks to obtain i.e. a new work permit, to renew an existing permit or to wants obtain clearance for the permit. So obtaining a work permit involves a strict requirement of providing the work permit of the hiring organization, a recommendation letter from the concerned governmental bodies and other pertinent government organs, based on the kind of work for which the work permit is requested, providing an appropriate Educational and Experience documents. This criterion differs from Private Organization, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs/CSO), a Government Organ.

Residence Permit in Ethiopia

Once a foreigner acquires a work permit from the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs Office it is possible to request for a residence permit from Ethiopian Immigration authority. The requirements to obtain a residence permit are an application letter requesting the permit, the appropriate and valid travel documents, Visa, Health certificate and other required documents.

Relocation agencies in Ethiopia

Helpxpat specialise in helping people move and are set up to relieve employees of the issues that occur when moving to Ethiopia and we offer a wide range of services and provide aid in every aspect of your relocation – from visa struggles and work permits, to transport and finding housing.

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