If you want to be successful in your application for a business visa, you have to meet all the criteria. As part of the criteria, you must be able to demonstrate your entrepreneurial ability.
To help them evaluate this, the Department of Home Affairs and Department of Trade and Industry will look at your business plan. That’s why we help our clients draw up their business plans as part of their South African business visa application.
While a business plan alone will not ensure a successful application, a comprehensive and detailed one will definitely increase your chances of obtaining a business visa.
What must business plans for South African business visa application include?
A business plan for a visa application should include all the standard components but special emphasis should be put on certain elements in order to show that the applicant meet the criteria for the visa. These elements are:
- The investment being made into the business.
- The amount of jobs it will create and what those positions will be.
- The business sector the company will operate in.
- Proof of the business’ chance of succeeding.
- The structure of the business
- Reasons why the visa application should be granted a waiver, if applicable.
What are the standard components of a business plan?
A business plan should provide details of how the business owner intend to develop the business, name the role players in the business, and show how the financial side will be managed.
In order to provide all of this information, business plans should at least include the following:
- An executive summary.
- A short description of the business opportunity.
- Details on operations, such as manpower, the premises, IT infrastructure and future expansion.
- The marketing and sales strategy.
Let us help you draw up your business plan
Our business plans for South African business visa applications are based on our expertise and experience in the immigration industry. We adopt a consultative process and work with you to draw up the best business plan for your needs.
We pride ourselves on having produced some of the most comprehensive business plans within the immigration industry. That’s because we view a business plan as not just supportive evidence for a business visa application, but an everyday working tool to help you turn your ideas into success.
To get started on the business plan for your visa application, call our Cape Town office on +27 (0) 21 424 2460 or speak to one of our consultant in Johannesburg by calling +27 (0)11 234 4275. Alternatively, request a call back and one of our consultants will undertake to contact you within 24 hours to discuss your needs.