Long-Term Housing

Minimum Rental Periods

The minimum rental agreement period is typically 1 year.

Required Documents for Signing a Lease

There are no set standards for required documentation to sign a lease.

Standard Security Deposit

The security deposit is equivalent to 1 months’ rent.

Local Norm for Returning the Security Deposit

The security deposit is returned after completion of inventory, inspection of the unit.

Rental Commission

Should you utilize the services of a real estate agent to help you in your search, agencies usually collect rental commission equal to 1 months’ rent.

Payment of Rental Commission

The agent’s rental commission is typically paid by the landlord.

Accepted Method of Payment

Wire transfer, check, and cash are acceptable methods of payment.

 

School Registration

School Fees

Typical school fees include:

• Registration fees between 1,000-5,800 USD, depending on the school.
• Tuition fees between 2,000-25,000 USD, depending on the school and student’s age.

Accepted Method of Payment

Wire transfer and cheque are acceptable methods of payment.

Additional Notes

The demand for international school placement is high, and space is limited.

 

Obtaining a Driver’s License

Requirements

Typical documentation required to obtain a driver’s license include:

• Certified copy of origin country driver’s license
• Certified authentication of origin country driver’s license
• Certified copy of DIRE
• Criminal registration (Mozambican one)
• Medical certificate
• Fee of 1500 MTS

Additional Notes

You must convert your driver’s license within 6 months of arrival. Medical test and code tests are required and are held in in Portuguese. Your origin country driver’s license is handed in and a temporary Mozambican drivers license is provided.
You must also have auto insurance.

 

Opening a Bank Account

Required Documents

In order to open a bank account, you may be asked for:

• DIRE
• NUIT (rental/lease contract)
• Valid passport
• Letter from employer

Time Required

It may take up to 1 week for your account opening to be complete.

Additional Notes

The bank may charge a minimum deposit of 1000 MTZ. In order to open a bank account in foreign currency, you need to provide a letter or contract showing the revenue in that foreign currency.