Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Living and
Working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Serhat Ahmed

"I'm a Turkish expat in Congo, and this is a great site to get in touch with my compatriots all across the globe."

Stefanie Schneider

"I want my kids to have a great education and the InterNations community knows the best international schools, no matter where we move."

Working and living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with the InterNations Expat Guide

Are you preparing for living and working in the DR Congo? Or are you already an expat and have recently relocated to Kinshasa, Lubumbashi or some other international Congolese city?

The expat relocation to the DR Congo is definitely an exciting international opportunity and cross-cultural adventure: Visiting the landscape such as the mountainous terraces in the west, getting to know how Congolese folks celebrate Liberation Day, or acquiring a taste for the DR Congo’s popular dishes like yassa…

However, InterNations does not only address expats in the DR Congo. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from moving to New Zealand to moving to Iceland.

Top Articles in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Expat Guide

  • Prepare for Moving Abroad

    Have you decided to haul your family, pets, and personal belongings overseas – at least for the next few years? Congratulations! You have taken the first big step towards moving abroad! InterNations provides you with practical information on preparing for moving abroad, from visa to flight tickets.
  • Living in a Foreign Country: How to Adapt?

    Living in a foreign country is hard enough as it is, with all the administrational issues you have to deal with. But if you don’t want to get stuck in the expat bubble, you'll need to learn to adjust to life in a foreign country. InterNations gives you a few tips on how to succeed at this challenge.
  • How to Find a Job Abroad

    Quite a few self-made expats struggle to find a job abroad. This doesn’t mean it’s impossible though! With a structured, thought-out approach, determination and a dose of creativity, you increase your chances of success during your job search overseas.

Reliable Information about living and working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Relocating to and living in the DR Congo necessitates lots of reliable information on different facets of Congolese expat life. Many questions come up when living overseas in the DR Congo: ʺAre we, as expats, liable to Congolese income tax law?ʺ, ʺWhat's a "Kinois"?ʺ, ʺHow to find a trustworthy maid in Kinshasa?ʺ, or ʺWhat are the requirements to get a Congolese residence permit for my wife?ʺ

Looking for so much information on working and living in the DR Congo is rather bothersome and requires a lot of time. The InterNations Expat Guide for the Democratic Republic of the Congo is designed to help you and offers trusted information on all issues of interest to expats living in the DR Congo. Various topics are covered in our Democratic Republic of the Congo Expat Guide from sports and leisure, to local infrastructure or expat institutions and clubs, up to sports & leisure. Such characteristic questions that concern expat life abroad as ʺIs there a way of saving money on food instead of buying mostly expensive imports?ʺ will no more remain open.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside the DR Congo? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Peru or living in Canada!

From playgroups and nurseries to international schools –
Advice on living and working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

In addition, our expat listings for the DR Congo include recommended entries for services and organizations catering to expatriates’ needs, like playgroups and nurseries or international schools. 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 the DR Congo. We’ll be delighted to greet you with a warm Mbote na nge among our InterNations members living and working in the DR Congo.

Serhat Ahmed

"I'm a Turkish expat in Congo, and this is a great site to get in touch with my compatriots all across the globe."

Stefanie Schneider

"I want my kids to have a great education and the InterNations community knows the best international schools, no matter where we move."

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