Remote’s guide to employing in

Sao Tome and Principe
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With localized contracts, easy invoice management, and best-in-class compliance, you can grow your team in Sao Tome and Principe with confidence. Currently, you can hire and manage contractors in Sao Tome and Principe through Remote, but our EOR services are not yet live.

  • Capital City

    São Tomé

  • Currency

    São Tomé and Príncipe dobra (Db, STN)

  • Languages

    Portuguese

  • Population size

    211,028

Services available in this country:
Contractor Management

Facts & Stats

Sao Tome and Principe Map Illustration
  • Capital City

    São Tomé

  • Currency

    São Tomé and Príncipe dobra (Db, STN)

  • Languages

    Portuguese

  • Population size

    211,028

  • Ease of doing business

    Below average

  • Cost of living index

    N/A

  • Payroll frequency

    N/A

  • VAT - standard rate

    6% and 10%

  • GDP - real growth rate

    1.3 (2019)

Grow your team in Sao Tome and Principe with Remote

You can pay contractors now in Sao Tome and Principe with Remote in some currencies (talk to an expert now for full details).

Note that we are busy building our own entity in Sao Tome and Principe to provide you with the best possible employment solutions for your employees, but our employer of record service is not yet live in this country.

To employ in Sao Tome and Principe, companies must own a local legal entity in the country or work with a global employment solution. Developing the processes required to manage payroll, benefits, taxes, and onboarding in countries like Sao Tome and Principe can get complicated fast, especially without localized expertise.

If you're looking to start hiring in a country like this, partnering with a global employment solution like Remote makes it easy for your company to employ workers quickly, cost-effectively, and in full compliance with all local legislation.

In the countries where we do offer our EOR services, Remote takes on the responsibility and legal risks of international employment so you can focus on hiring great talent and growing your business.

Risks of misclassification

Sao Tome and Principe, like many other countries, treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time employees differently. Misclassification of contractors in Sao Tome and Principe may lead to fines and penalties for the offending company.

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Competitive benefits package in Sao Tome and Principe

At Remote, we’re obsessed with helping you craft the best possible employee experience for your team. We are leading the way in practicing “fair equity”, which means making sure employees everywhere have access to both the required and supplemental benefits they need to thrive (and that will allow you to attract the best local talent).

We are still busy building our own entity in Sao Tome and Principe, but our benefits packages for all countries are tailored to fulfill the local needs of your employees. Typically, our packages contain some or all of the following benefits:

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Mental Health Support

  • Pension or 401(K)

  • Life and Disability Insurance

Fair Pricing in Sao Tome and Principe

Contractor Management

Compliantly onboard and pay contractors

$29

per contractor/month

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Top features

  • Only pay for contractors you actively work with

  • Work with contractors in 200+ countries

  • Create, edit, and sign tailored, localized contracts

  • Approve contractor invoices with one click or auto-pay

  • Transparent payments with complete visibility

Remote Payroll

Consolidate your multi-country payroll

$50

per employee/month

Top features

  • Reduce costs by centralizing payroll management

  • Ensure local compliance for every country

  • Direct support from in-house local payroll experts

  • Accurate, on-time, compliant payroll to level-up your employee experience

  • Tax and labor authority reporting handled for you

HR Management

Manage all of your employees in one place

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Top features

  • Guided onboarding and offboarding

  • Employee profile and document management

  • Time and attendance (time off and tracking)

  • Expense management and reimbursement

  • Employee self-serve on the platform and mobile app