Somalia

Living and
Working in Somalia

Connect with fellow expats in Somalia
Join exciting events and groups
Get information in our Somalia guides
Exchange tips about expat life in Somalia

Tobias Karlsen

"My job in Mogadishu brought me here, but I found great people to network and stay in touch with on the InterNations platform. "

Maria Borges

"Through InterNations, I found out more about expat health care and development aid in Somalia. Thanks! "

Working and living in Somalia with the InterNations Expat Guide

Are you preparing for living and working in Somalia? Or are you already an expat and have recently relocated to Mogadishu, Kismayo or some other international Somali city?

The expat relocation to Somalia is definitely an exciting international opportunity and cross-cultural adventure: Visiting the landscape such as the Gulf of Aden, getting to know how Somali folks celebrate Istunka traditions for the upcoming Somali New Year, or acquiring a taste for Somalia’s popular dishes like halwo…

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Somalia. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from working in Dominican Republic to living in Bahrain.

Top Articles in the Somalia Expat Guide

  • Moving to Somalia

    Thanks to its wild areas and at times extreme weather, Somalia can boast of a wide range of fauna and flora, both guaranteeing beautiful natural landscapes but also making some parts uninhabited and dangerous. Discover all the challenges and opportunities of moving to Somalia in our guide!
  • Living in Somalia

    Somalia is not a common destination for expats, but living there can be an exciting adventure. It is, however, important to be cautious and well-prepared: read in our InterNations Expat Guide some useful advice about the services, facilities and infrastructures.
  • Working in Somalia

    Working in Somalia could be complicated for expats, but knowing the leading sectors, the proper job hunting techniques and the local bureaucracy is definitely an advantage. Check out these aspects and some other useful tips in the InterNations Expat Guide!

Reliable Information about living and working in Somalia

Relocating to and living in Somalia necessitates lots of reliable information on different facets of Somali expat life. Many questions come up when living overseas in Somalia: ʺAre we, as expats, liable to Somali income tax law?ʺ, ʺWhich recent travel warnings have been issued for this country?ʺ, ʺHow to find a trustworthy maid in Mogadishu?ʺ, or ʺWhat are the requirements to get a Somali residence permit for my wife?ʺ

Looking for so much information on working and living in Somalia is rather bothersome and requires a lot of time. The InterNations Expat Guide for Somalia is designed to help you and offers trusted information on all issues of interest to expats living in Somalia. Various topics are covered in our Somalia Expat Guide from food and shopping, to health-care or sports and leisure, up to local infrastructure. Such characteristic questions that concern expat life abroad as ʺWhich foreign embassies in Somalia are currently offering consular or emergency services?ʺ will no more remain open.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Somalia? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Cuba or living in Mexico!

From real-estate agents to playgroups and nurseries –
Advice on living and working in Somalia

In addition, our expat listings for Somalia include recommended entries for services and organizations catering to expatriates’ needs, like real-estate agents or playgroups and nurseries. 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 Somalia. We’ll be delighted to greet you with a warm Soo dhawoow among our InterNations members living and working in Somalia.

Tobias Karlsen

"My job in Mogadishu brought me here, but I found great people to network and stay in touch with on the InterNations platform. "

Maria Borges

"Through InterNations, I found out more about expat health care and development aid in Somalia. Thanks! "

Communities in Somalia

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