Burkina Faso

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Urs Mayerl

"It's all about finding more expats in Burkina Faso and beyond to build a network -- InterNations makes it happen. "

Paula Covington

"InterNations is awesome! I have already got more than 50 contacts and friends living as expats in 13 different countries around the world."

Working and living in Burkina Faso with the InterNations Expat Guide

Are you preparing for living and working in Burkina Faso? Or are you already an expat and have recently relocated to Ouagadougou, Gorom-Gorom or some other international Burkinabé city?

The expat relocation to Burkina Faso is definitely an exciting international opportunity and cross-cultural adventure: Visiting the landscape such as the savannas of the interior, getting to know how Burkinabé folks celebrate Proclamation of the Republic Day, or acquiring a taste for Burkina Faso’s popular dishes like riz gras…

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Burkina Faso. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from moving to Thailand to working in Israel.

Top Articles in the Burkina Faso Expat Guide

  • Moving to Burkina Faso

    Moving to Burkina Faso seems like traveling back in time: the country industrialization is proceeding at a slow pace and nature has still a major role. Still, this relocation could be difficult and needs some courage and adaptation spirit. Find out more in our expat guide!
  • Living in Burkina Faso

    Living in Burkina Faso is difficult and sometimes overwhelming, but for expats willing to try something new and adventurous, this is definitely a good option: the country boasts of enchanting landscapes and a couple of bigger cities. Find out more in our expat guide!
  • Working in Burkina Faso

    Job hunting in Burkina Faso can be difficult, especially because the country don’t have many industries that could employ expats. Still, with some good luck and preparation, working in this country is not impossible. Check out some more information in our expat guide!

Reliable Information about living and working in Burkina Faso

Relocating to and living in Burkina Faso necessitates lots of reliable information on different facets of Burkinabé expat life. Many questions come up when living overseas in Burkina Faso: ʺAre we, as expats, liable to Burkinabé income tax law?ʺ, ʺAre there any travel warnings for Burkina Faso?ʺ, ʺHow to find a trustworthy maid in Ouagadougou?ʺ, or ʺWhat are the requirements to get a Burkinabé residence permit for my wife?ʺ

Looking for so much information on working and living in Burkina Faso is rather bothersome and requires a lot of time. The InterNations Expat Guide for Burkina Faso is designed to help you and offers trusted information on all issues of interest to expats living in Burkina Faso. Various topics are covered in our Burkina Faso Expat Guide from local infrastructure, to expat institutions & clubs or education and children, up to local organisations & companies. Such characteristic questions that concern expat life abroad as ʺCan someone recommend an easy recipe for tô or riz au gras to me?ʺ will no more remain open.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Burkina Faso? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as working in Afghanistan or moving to Mexico!

From tax consultants to specialised travel agents –
Advice on living and working in Burkina Faso

In addition, our expat listings for Burkina Faso include recommended entries for services and organizations catering to expatriates’ needs, like tax consultants or specialised travel agents. By becoming part of our community, you can also participate in the InterNations Forum and discuss with other internationals about your expatriate experience living abroad in Burkina Faso. We’ll be delighted to greet you with a warm Salut among our InterNations members living and working in Burkina Faso.

Urs Mayerl

"It's all about finding more expats in Burkina Faso and beyond to build a network -- InterNations makes it happen. "

Paula Covington

"InterNations is awesome! I have already got more than 50 contacts and friends living as expats in 13 different countries around the world."

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