Employer of Record in Namibia
Skuad’s Namibia EOR (Employer of Record) solution is tailor-made for your expansion plans in Namibia. Organizations can expand into Namibia without setting up a legal entity, as Skuad will handle the end-to-end management of your remote team. Skuad’s technologically advanced self-serve platform offers fast and cost-effective methodologies for your human resources function.
To expand your business in Namibia and tap into its growing economy, Contact Skuad today.
Namibia at a Glance
Currency: Namibian Dollar, South African Rand
Capital city: Windhoek
Languages spoken: English, Afrikaans
GDP: USD 12.367 Billion
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Employment in Namibia
Namibian laws are rooted in the South African labor laws. Employment laws in Namibia apply to both foreign nationals and citizens. Understanding employee entitlements is foundational to employing here.
Some of the primary employee entitlements are listed below:
Skuad’s EOR solutions ensure organizations remain 100% compliant with the Namibian employment laws. Book a demo today.
Contractors Vs. Full-Time Employees
It is your choice to hire a full-time or a contractual employee depending on the requirements of your business. However, you must know that taxes are applied differently in Namibia for contractors and full-time employees. A written contract in the local language is mandatory for full-time employment. For any further queries, connect with Skuad experts.
Hiring in Namibia
Certain job search platforms relevant to Namibia are -
In addition to this, LinkedIn as a platform can always be resorted to looking for a job in Namibia.
While using any of these job search platforms, we encourage you to do your due diligence regarding the authenticity of the same.
Skuad can ease this process for its clients and ensure that vetted candidates with exceptional talent are remotely onboarded to your team. Skuad handles the hiring processes of both full-time employees as well as independent contractors in Namibia. It has a pre-vetted list of candidates that allows you to hire a whole team within 24 hours.
To know more regarding how Skuad can help ease the hiring process for your company in Namibia, get in touch with Skuad experts today.
Probation and Termination
The probation period in Namibia is not specified in the applicable labor laws. However, this can be determined within the employment contract between the employer and the employee. Call us today to enquire further.
Termination of Service
To terminate the employment contract, the Labour Code requires a written notice to the other party. The period of notice depends on the years of service that the employee has served. Since Namibia is an advocate of rule of law, its laws ensure that employers cannot arbitrarily and without any just or fair reason terminate an employee's contract.
Employees can be terminated when the work contract for a specific project is complete, for misconduct, the end of a fixed-term contract, or by mutual consent. Learn more about termination laws in Namibia.
EOR Solution in Namibia
Namibia Employer of Record (Namibia EOR) solution is a faster, more efficient, and easier solution for businesses that choose to expand into Namibia. With Skuad handling your HR needs remotely, no entity establishment is necessary. Skuad also takes care of all compliance needs that your business might have. It takes care of the onboarding, managing, paying, etc. in addition to addressing all needs of the employer as well as the employees. Skuad generates a single invoice where the employer can track all details necessary without any hassle.
To expand your business in Namibia and tap into their growing economy, Book a demo with Skuad experts today.
Outsourcing Employment Through An Employer of Record
When as an organization you decide to expand into Namibia, you also need to decide the route you want to take. Whether you want to build an in-house team or take the services of an EOR to manage payroll and employee lifecycle. Skuad can assist you with the same and provide remote services allowing you to focus on your core business activities while our unified platform takes care of the entire lifecycle of every employee- from hire to fire.
Feel free to connect with us for all your queries.
Types of Visas in Namibia
The two kinds of work visas offered in Namibia are as follows.
1. Namibia work visa, which is a short-term temporary work visa for up to six months.
2. A work permit visa, which is for a longer period of one to three years. The requirements for a temporary work visa, are as follows:
- A correctly signed and completed application form.
- A motivation letter from the applicant.
- The applicant's CV/Resume.
- Proof of qualifications of the applicant.
- Police clearance from the country of origin as well as Namibia if the applicant has been a resident there before.
- A satisfactory radiological Report coupled with medical reports.
- A Deed of Surety.
- Proof of means of sustenance while in Namibia.
- Proof of employment contract.
- Copies of all passport pages.
It usually takes around seven to ninety business days for the Namibian visa to be processed. Feel free to connect with us, to solve any queries that might arise.
All individuals planning to work in Namibia will need a work permit to stay compliant if they do not have a temporary work visa or are staying for longer than six months. A work permit takes the form of a stamp or an endorsement in the applicant’s passport. Skuad’s local partner in Namibia can sponsor foreign workers for work permits. As an EOR in Namibia, Skuad takes care of all the requirements and responsibilities related to employment. On Skuad’s HR platform, the client company can manage their employees’ daily activities and operations.
To be more cognizant of the platform that you will be integrating your business with, you may learn more about the features that Skuad has to offer.
Things You Must Know To Set Up Payroll In Namibia
To set up payroll and manage taxation in Namibia, you need to be aware of the rules, which vary from one category to the other. The foremost thing you must consider is whether you want to employ foreign professionals or locals. As a foreign company, you must be aware and adhere to the local tax laws like income tax, business tax, withholding tax, employee compensation insurance, social security costs, etc. There are two ways of doing it - a) you set up an in-house team to manage the payroll in Namibia. b) you take the services of a local payroll specialist, who will not only make the management simpler but also ensure complete compliance with Namibia laws.
A corporate income tax of 32% rate is applied. A personal income tax of 37% rate is applied. A value-added tax of 15% rate is applied.
The profits that are subjected to the corporate tax in Namibia are determined with sole regard given to profits earned by businesses carried out or transactions conducted by businesses in Namibia.
Skuad handles the payroll and taxation, as well as the other compliances, entirely. Book a demo with us to know more.
Incorporation: How to Set Up A Subsidiary In Namibia
Since all of Skuad’s operations are remote, your company is not required to set up a legal entity in Namibia. However, if your company wishes to do so regardless for operational purposes, the following are the details that you need to be aware of -
To be more cognizant of the platform that you will be integrating your business with, you may always read up on the features that Skuad has to offer.
Professional Employer Organization (PEO)
A professional employer organization (PEO) is a third-party organization that provides human resources services to small-and-medium-sized enterprises. It manages the entire HR function and shares responsibilities and liabilities but only if your organization is registered in the country. You may need to file tax under your tax ID if you choose to collaborate with a PEO. A PEO acts as your co-employer.
On the other hand, an EOR acts as the legal employer of your employees. It assumes all the responsibilities and liabilities of your remote team. You can outsource a specific HR function or end-to-end activities. An EOR allows you to expand your workforce without setting up a business entity. It handles payroll funding, worker’s compensation, and unemployment claims and reports. It files taxes under its file ID number. In other words, if you join hands with an employer of record, you are free from managing the human resources function during your business expansion. However, if any doubts persist in your mind, please feel free to talk to an expert.
Skuad, an EOR platform, would be the perfect choice for all your company’s needs and can handle all your HR needs remotely. Feel free to connect with us, to solve any queries that might arise.