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About Mozambique

Demographics / Population: A mid-sized country of just over 2.3 million people, it is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. About 10 percent of the population lives in the capital and largest city, Gaborone. Botswana is an upper middle income country, with one of the world’s fastest-growing economies.

Economy: Botswana’s high gross national income, the fourth-largest in Africa. gives the country a relatively high standard of living and the highest Human Development Index of continental Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Mozambicans in Diaspora

About Mozambique

Why Mozambique Nationlas Relocate to the Diaspora

The decision to migrate in Mozambique has often been a response to a combination of several factors, including economic, social and political and environmental factors such as poverty, economic dislocations and political issues.

These factors are also often linked to factors such as trade, urbanisation and the growth of administrative sectors, agriculture, land degradation and rural poverty to induce migration, both internal and international.

Body Repatriation for Mozambique in the Diaspora

Most repatriated bodies are received at the Maputo International Airport in Mozambique. 

Cost of repatriating a dead body to Mozambique

It is fairly expensive to repatriate a dead body from abroad to Mozambique. The reason why it’s more expensive than a normal flight fee is because there are special legal and health requirements that need to be satisfied in order to do so, 

When repatriating from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Europe or any other far away places, the amount is even more as costs depend not only on weight, but also on distance among other factors such as funeral directors’ fees tariffs. 

Requirements for repatriating a body to Mozambique

  • A valid post mortem report
  • A Death Certificate
  • An Embalment and cremation certificate 
  • Export permit to repatriate the dead body to Mozambique
  • Infectious  / Non-infectious disease certificate. This has to be issued by healthy authorities in the repatriating country. 
  • Mozambique passport or Mozambique issued permanent residence document 
  • Certificate of contents declaring contents of coffin (issued by funeral director).

For Cremated remains:

  • Certified copy of death certificate
  • Cremation certificate
  • Hermetically sealed container

Other Essentials for repatriating a body to Mozambique.

  • All documents submitted must be in triplicate (Original and Two Photocopies)
  • When in doubt, contact the Mozambique Embassy in the repatriating country.

How long does it take to repatriate a body into Mozambique?

  • There is no definitive timeline for repatriation as repatriation can only take place after all documentation are in place. When the authorisation letter is issued, repatriation to Mozambique can take place anytime from 5 days to 20 days depending on the funeral directors’ logistics arrangements. 

Mozambique Diaspora Population

According to a UNICEF report dating back to 2013, there are about +/-766,928 million Mozambican that are living in the diaspora. They are spread across the following countries:

  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe
  • Portugal
  • Malawi
  • Tanzania
  • UK

The total population of Mozambique is estimated to be at 30 Million people according to Wikipedia. 

Mozambique Diaspora Remittances

According to a report by www.countryeconomy.com, Mozambique receives 30.37 million in remittances from Portugal, Tanzania, Lesotho, India, South Africa and Lesotho.

How Funds Are Remitted to Mozambique

Channels used by most Mozambicans to send money back home to friends and relatives:

  1. World Remit
  2. Talkremit
  3. Mukuru
  4. Monito
  5. Western Union

Reasons for sending remittances to Mozambique

Remittances have become an important source for socio-economic equalizing and leveraging for many households and nations of the developing country. Migrants are said to have become the lifelines of their families back home.

Majority of the remittances sent home are primarily for upkeep of family members remaining in Mozambique.

Mozambique Connectivity

Most Mozambicans use internet applications such as WhatsApp, Facebook and E-mails to communicate with their family back home. In most African countries, using data to make a call is much cheaper than it is to use mobile airtime to phone overseas. 

Below are the statistics on the internet users in Mozambique and how widely spread Mozambicans are over the internet and on Social Media.

Internet users in Mozambique

  • There were 6.72 million internet users in Mozambique in January 2021.
  • The number of internet users in Mozambique increased by 1.4 million (+25%) between 2020 and 2021.
  • Internet penetration in Mozambique stood at 21.2% in January 2021.

Social Media Statistics for Mozambique

  • There were 3.00 million social media users in Mozambique in January 2021.
  • The number of social media users in Mozambique increased by 500 thousand (+20%) between 2020 and 2021.
  • The number of social media users in Mozambique was equivalent to 9.5% of the total population in January 2021.

Mobile Connections in Mozambique

  • There were 15.97 million mobile connections in Mozambique in January 2021.
  • The number of mobile connections in Mozambique increased by 411 thousand (+2.6%) between January 2020 and January 2021.
  • The number of mobile connections in Mozambique in January 2021 was equivalent to 50.4% of the total population.

Note: many people have more than one mobile connection, so figures for mobile connections may exceed 100% of the total population.

Source: https://datareportal.com/reports/digital-2021-mozambique

MOZAMBIQUE KEY EMBASSY/ CONSULATE DETAILS

Mozambique Embassy in South Africa

529 Edmond St, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa

Tel: +27 12 401 0300

Website: http://www.embamoc.co.za  

Mozambique Embassy in UK

High Commission for the Republic of Mozambique

21, Fitzroy Square,

London, W1T 6EL

UK

Tel:  +44 (0) 7511371948

Email: SectorConsular@mozambiquehc.co.uk 

Mozambique Embassy in USA

in Washington, DC
1525 New Hampshire Avenue
DC. 20036
Washington
United States

Tel: +1-202-293-7146

Email: embamoc@aol.com/ embamoc.eua@minec.gov.mz 

Embassy of Mozambique in Australia

in Vic 3000
c/- ResourcesLaw International Level 10, 30 Collins Street
Melbourne
Vic 3000
Australia

Phone: +613-9652-9000

Email: mozambiqueconsulate.au@gmail.com  


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