South African Corporate Work Visa Requirements

South African Corporate Work Visa RequirementsSouth African based companies that want to employ a large number of foreign employees must apply for a corporate work visa. To be successful in their application, corporate applicants must meet the South African corporate work visa requirements.

Criteria for a South African corporate work visa

Companies looking to employ foreign employees must do the following when applying for a corporate work visa:

  • Submit duly completed application forms.
  • Demonstrate the need to employ foreign workers and the number of foreigners to be employed.
  • Provide a job description and remuneration package for each foreign worker.

In addition, companies must undertake that:

  • The foreign employees have valid passports.
  • The foreign employees will be employed only in the specific positions for which the visas are issued.
  • The foreign workers will leave South Africa on completion of their duties.

A repatriation deposit or guarantee may also be payable by the company applying for the visa.

Approval of a South African corporate work visa

Corporate Visa applications are not just assessed by the Department Of Home Affairs. Before the visa can be issued, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has to refer the application to the Department of Labour as well as the Department of Trade and Industry. These departments will also have to approve the number of foreign workers who can be employed by the company making the application.

If successful, the employer (company) would either receive Corporate Worker Certificates as applied for or they would have to apply for individual certificates for each foreign worker they would like to employ.

Once the corporate company has received their corporate visa, the individual employees can obtain their individual corporate workers visas. This is fast-tracked and cost-effective for the company.

Do you have any questions?

If anything about the requirements for a corporate work visa is unclear, call our Cape Town office on +27 (0) 21 424 2460 or our Johannesburg office on +27 (0)11 234 4275. Our client managers have years of experience and will be able to answer all your questions.

Alternatively, complete our free assessment or request a call back and we will contact you. If your company is eligible for a corporate work visa, Intergate Immigration can help you start the process of employing foreign workers.

For more information on corporate work visas, have a look at the main page for this visa.

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South African Corporate Work Visa

South African Corporate Work VisaDoes your company want to look for employees abroad? Then you’d need to apply for a South African corporate work visa. It allows South African based companies to employ foreign staff members.

You can take the first step by contacting our offices for expert advice. Our Cape Town office can be reached at +27 (0) 21 424 2460 and our Johannesburg office is contactable on +27 (0)11 234 4275.

If you’d like to familiarise yourself with the basic information around South African corporate work visas first, read through the information below.

Who can apply for a South African corporate work visa?

South African based companies that want to employ a large number of foreign employees can apply for a South African corporate work visa. If successful, the corporate applicant can employ the foreign employees for a limited period of time.

Companies looking to transfer employees from an international branch to a South African office might find the intra-company transfer work visa more appropriate for their needs.

How long is this visa valid for?

The validity period of a corporate work visa is determined by the South African Department of Home Affairs in accordance with what is requested by the company on making the application.

What are the requirements?

South African corporate applicants must:

  • Prove that the foreign workers are needed.
  • Provide details about the positions that will be filled.
  • Guarantee that foreign employees have all the necessary documentation and will leave South Africa on completion of their duties.

Read more about the specific requirements here.

How does a company apply for a corporate work visa?

Companies applying for a corporate work visa must meet all the requirements and provide all proof and documentation, as determined by the Department of Home Affairs. If successful, it may be necessary for foreign employees to obtain individual corporate workers visas.

While corporate applicants can submit an application themselves, it is recommended to let a professional immigration company like Intergate Immigration handle the process. Since our inception in 2005, we have helped thousands of corporates with obtaining their visas.

Further to that, we are the only South African immigration company with ISO 9001 certification. This accreditation is recognised world wide and says our customer service complies with strict international standards.

You can reach our Cape Town office at +27 (0) 21 424 2460 or our Johannesburg office at +27 (0)11 234 4275. If you’d like us to call you, all you have to do is complete our assessment form or request a call back. Our client managers have years of experience in immigration and are happy to help you.

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