At a Glance
|Population||10,982,754 (2014 est.)|
|GDP Total||$130.831 billion (2016 est.)|
|GDP Per Capita||$11,656 (2016 est.)|
Assessing Travel and Visa Obligations
Whether you can travel lawfully as a business visitor or require work authorization depends on the types of activities you will be conducting during your time in Tunisia. In case you are unsure if your activities constitute business or work, please seek advice from your immigration counsel.
Traveling for Business
What sorts of activities can I pursue as a business visitor?
Business visitors traveling to Tunisia may engage in the activities below. This list is not comprehensive and other activities may qualify as business.
- Attend business meetings
- Attend conferences or seminars
- Participate in classroom training
- Develop business contacts
If I qualify as a business visitor, do I need a visa for Tunisia?
Nationals from the European Union, Canada, the US and most other countries do not require a visa to enter Tunisia to conduct business activities. Business visitors who require a visa to enter Tunisia must obtain a Short-Term Business Visa from a Tunisian Consulate or Embassy, prior to travel.
Working in Tunisia
What sorts of activities require a work permit?
In Tunisia, the requirement for a work permit is generally determined by the duration and the nature of the work assignment. Many unremunerated activities can be conducted for up to 90 days without a work permit; however, an assessment is recommended prior to travel.
If I am traveling to Tunisia for work, what type of work permit do I need?
Whether you require a work permit depends on your title, qualifications, and nationality, whether your employer has an entity in Tunisia, and the nature of your work. The most common Tunisian work permit is the Carte De Séjour Avec Autorisation De Traveiller (Residence Permit with Work Authorization).
Are there any nationals who are exempt from work permit requirements?
There are no nationals who are exempt from the work permit requirements in Tunisia.
What else should I know?
Inevitably, the legal and strategic considerations impacting visa selection or work authorization entail careful consideration of many factors. We recommend that you consult with your immigration counsel before taking any course of action.
Copyright © 2016 Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. Government immigration agencies often change their policies and practices without notice; please consult an immigration professional for up-to-date information. This document does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship. BAL maintains comprehensive immigration information and processing specifics for our clients.