Work Visa | Visa South Africa

Work Visa South Africa

Work Visa South Africa

Applications for a work visa can be broadly defined as

  • Work visa applicants who are in position of a job offer – be it an internal move with their company or a new position
  • Work visa applicants who are not in possession of a job offer

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Working in South Africa | Visa South Africa

Working in South Africa

Working in South Africa

In order for a foreigner to work legally in South Africa, a South African work visa is required to be obtained from the Department of Home Affairs. Obtaining a work visa for South Africa can seem intimidating and a complex process as there exists many potential routes under which to make a work visa application.

Working in South Africa

Below is a concise introduction to the South African work visa categories and the various criteria that must be met in order to apply for the appropriate work visa.

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Intra-Company Transfer Work Visa | Visa South Africa

Intra-Company Transfer Work Visa

Intra-Company Transfer Work Visa

An Intra-Company Transfer Work Visa {Section 19(5) of the South African Immigration Act, Regulation 16(8)} is available to those staff members of companies in which they require to transfer a foreign staff member from the branch in the country of origin to a sister branch, subsidiary or affiliate in South Africa.

How long is an Intra-Company Transfer work visa valid for?

The holder of an Intra-Company Transfer Work Visa is seen by the Department of Home Affairs as a temporary recruitment option for the employer. [Read more...]

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Work Visa | General Work Visa | Visa South Africa

General Work visas are applicable to applicants who do not match the criteria for a quota work visa, exceptional work visas, intra company transfers and whose prospective employee is not in possession of a corporate work visa.

The most important factor concerning a general work visa is that the applicant must be in possession of a valid job offer, and that the prospective employer has been through the required steps before issuing such a job offer.

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