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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."

Enjoy living and working in Ouagadougou

Are you an expat living in Ouagadougou? You will surely come across many questions, such as ʺWhat documents does the Burkinabé aliens department require for a work permit?”, ʺCan someone recommend an easy recipe for tô or riz au gras to me?ʺ, or ”What can other expats recommend for tax consultants in town?”

Looking for all of the information that is important for living and working in Ouagadougou can take you hours. However, by using our Ouagadougou expat guide you can greatly simplify your relocation to Ouagadougou. Beginning with education and children top tips about expat institutions & clubs - the guide deals with all the different facets of the expat life in Ouagadougou.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Ouagadougou. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world - from living in Tokyo to living in Dubai.

Top Articles in the Ouagadougou Expat Guide

  • Moving to Ouagadougou

    Moving to Ouagadougou can be full of surprises. The city is on the rise, with three universities, several large factories, innumerable festivals, etc. There is an established expat base already living in Ouaga, and the local population is friendly and welcoming to people of all nationalities.
  • Living in Ouagadougou

    Ouagadougou isn’t just fun to say, it’s a fun place to be. The capital city of Burkina Faso has not yet been discovered by tourists, so expats living in Ouagadougou (or ‘Ouaga’ to the locals) can feel as though they’re in on a great secret. Read on for info on transportation, culture and security.
  • Working in Ouagadougou

    Since its independence in 1960, Burkina Faso has become known as one of the most stable and peaceful countries in West Africa. As a result, many European and African expats have chosen to work in one of Ouagadougou’ emerging industries. Read on for an economic overview, info on job hunting and more.

Information for the Expat Life in Ouagadougou

Are you looking for specific information, such as specialised travel agents in town or a doctor speaking your native language in Burkina Faso? On top of our expat guide, you will have access to our expat directory for Ouagadougou, which provides you with a complete catalogue of all expat-relevant locales and relocation services in Ouagadougou. Moreover, you also can take full advantage of our Ouagadougou expat forum in order to look for tips and information from your fellow expatriates.

Become part of InterNations Ouagadougou and you’ll be warmly greeted with a welcoming Salut from our expats living and working in Ouagadougou.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Ouagadougou? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Amsterdam or living in Hong Kong!

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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