Living in Tunisia guide

Find out all you need to know to relocate and live in Tunisia with the expat guide

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General information
  • Located in North Africa, Tunisia is very welcoming towards expatriates despite being the smallest State of the Maghreb region.

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Visas, passports and entry requirements
  • Since many years, Tunisia has been attracting many expats wishing to retire under the sun in a relaxed environment. Relating formalities are quite simple.

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Work visas, work permits, working holiday visas and residence permits
  • Foreign nationals planning to make a more than 90 days stay in Tunisia are required to apply for a visa depending on their purpose of their stay.

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  • Nationals of some countries are exempted from the entry visa for Tunisia to make a less than 3 months stay in the country.

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Labour market, how to find a job
  • Located in East Tunisia, Sousse is famous for its port. The city is welcoming to expatriates looking for new career prospects.

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  • Located at some 200 km from Tunis, Sfax is the second major Tunisian city and economic center, providing various opportunities to expatriates.

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  • Being the Tunisian capital city, Tunis provides a wide range of opportunities to foreign professionals who are looking forward to work there.

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  • If you wish to acquire professional experience in Tunisia, why not perform an internship there? You might as well require an internship visa.

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  • Finding a job in Tunisia can be quite complicated, but with proper planning, you should manage to enjoy the professional opportunities available.

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How to rent a house or an apartment, leases and rental agreements
  • Nicknamed "Pearl of the Sahel", Sousse is very welcoming towards expatriates looking forward to settle there. It also provides a range of housing options.

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  • As a developed and dynamic city, Sfax provides a range of accommodation options to expatriates looking forward to relocated there.

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  • Tunis, the capital and major Tunisian city, has been attracting many expatriates over the years by providing various opportunities as well as accommodation

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  • Buying a real estate property abroad can be quite tricky. However, relating conditions are rather simple for foreign nationals in Tunisia.

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Student visa, University registration
  • By choosing to continue your higher studies, you will not only discover a modern country but also enjoy a hospitable population in a pleasant climate.

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Health care

Public and private health systems
  • Health care is a key issue when it comes to moving to abroad. Tunisia has a rather developed health care system from which expats easily can benefit.

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Open and manage a bank account
  • Opening a bank account in Tunisia is quite a simple process. In general, foreign residents in the country are entitled to several facilities.

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Tax system, income tax
  • Tax is with no doubt a key issue when moving abroad. Whether you are going to work or set up a business in Tunisia, you will have to pay tax.

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Train, bus, plane, car rental
  • Moving around Tunis is definitely not a major issue thanks to the capital city's modern and efficient transport network.

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  • Tunisia has a modern and developed transport system, including planes, buses, boats, etc, which will allow you travel anywhere safely.

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Driver's licence

Driving requirements
  • Tunisia has a fairly developed road infrastructure. You can thus drive in the country provided you have a valid driver's license.

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moving, formalities and useful tips
  • Relocating to Tunisia requires appropriate planning. It is better to hire removal experts who will take care of all related formalities on your behalf.

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Phone line, internet provider, post office
  • Tunisia has a well developed telecommunications network providing phone and Internet services everywhere at rather affordable rates.

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Sports, leisure and cultural activities
  • As a culturally and historically rich city, Tunis has a lot to offer to expatriates during their leisure time: museums, monuments, palaces, etc.

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  • Leisure are definitely part of everyday life when moving abroad. Tunisia thus provides a range of leisure activities to foreigners moving there.

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  • Moving to Tunisia with your pet should not be a complicated task if you comply with existing regulations and obligations.

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  • Rich in culture and traditions, Tunisia is an interesting country whose population's lifestyle may be completely different from what you are used to.

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