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Association of Lesotho Employers and Business
18 Bowker Road
Old Europa
P.O. Box 1509
Maseru100, Lesotho

Tel: (+266) 22315736

Fax: (+266) 22325384
E-mail: info@aleb.org.ls

 
REQUIREMENTS FOR AN EMPLOYMENT CERTIFICATE
 

No employer shall employ any person in Lesotho who is not a citizen and no such person shall accept employment in Lesotho unless that person is in possession of a valid certificate of employment (workpermit) issued by the Laboour Commissioner”. Section 165 (1) of the Labour Code Order 1992.


Any employer who employs any person and any person who accepts employment in contravention of subsection 1 and 2 of this section shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine of one thousand Maloti or six months imprisonment or both”. Section 165 (3) of the Labour Code Order 1992.


REQUIREMENTS FOR AN EMPLOYMENT CERTIFICATE


FIRST APPLICATION

  • A completed application form

  • Covering letter from the company

  • Passport copy that includes visa

  • Copies of educational certificates

  • Traders or manufacturers licence

  • Company tax clearance certificate

  • Memorandum and articles of association if the applicant is a Director

  • Agreement between the main contractor and the subcontractor if a subcontractor is engaged

  • A copy of registration from the Lesotho Medical, Dental and Pharmacy Council and the Lesotho Nursing Council if the applicant is a doctor, pharmacist or nurse

  • Copies of advertisement of the position (where applicable)

  • Organisational structure

RENEWAL

  • A completed renewal form

  • Expiring workpermit

  • Company letter stating why renewal is necessary and why counterpart is not taking over

  • Passport copy including residence permit

  • Traders or manufacturing or other relevant licence

  • Company and individual tax clearance certficates

  • Copy of registration from the Lesotho Medical, Dental and Pharmacy Council and Nursing Council ( for doctors, pharmacists and nurses)

FEES PAYABLE

 

No application fee is required

First application             M750.00 upon approval
Renewal application     M1000.00 upon approval
Issuance of card            M70.00
Replacement of card    M100.00

All photocopies should be certified. Please note that traders and licenses can only be certified at the One Stop Business Facilitation Centre at the Ministry of Trade and Industry and tax clearances by the Lesotho Revenue Authority.


It is important to complete the application form neatly and correctly.

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