Setting up a business in a foreign country is complex. There are many matters to consider. That’s why Intergate Immigration offers you business visa services – to help you make the right decisions and follow the correct procedures. This will lessen the frustrations and increase your chance of success.
We have helped hundreds of businesses set up in South Africa, ranging from guest houses and call centres, to factories, retailers and large multi-national organisations. Our team of advisers are specialists in their fields, offering sound advice and expertise in the following areas:
Foreigners need a business visa to set up or buy a business in South Africa. Applications for both temporary and permanent residence can be applied for under this visa. Success depends on the applicant’s ability to meet certain criteria.
One of the criteria for a business visa is that the business fits a recognised South African company structure. These range from sole proprietorships to private companies.
A comprehensive and detailed business plan is an integral part of a business visa application. It serves as proof of the applicant’s entrepreneurial ability.
South African businesses have to be registered for tax. As such, it is a condition of a South African business visa.
Our experts can help find the perfect premises for any business. They can also help negotiate the terms and conditions of the purchase or lease agreement to guarantee a fair deal.
Setting up a business or buying a business involves a lot of fine print. In addition to that, legal terms, definitions and conditions are not always standard across the world. Foreigners applying for a South African business will thus benefit from the services of South African legal experts.
In order to protect the business and its owner, it is advised to have the correct insurances in place.
Immigrating to South Africa means setting up bank accounts for both the business and the entrepreneur. Knowing from the start which banking facilities are the best saves a lot of time and effort in the long run.
To open a business in South Africa, the business owner must transfer money from abroad. In most cases, money transfers will happen throughout the lifetime of the businesses.
Contact Intergate Immigration today to make use of our business visa services
The first step in setting up or buying a business in South Africa is to see if you qualify for a business visa. You can do this by completing our free online assessment. If you do qualify, you can apply for your business visa and get our experts to help you set up or buy your business.
If you’d prefer to do a telephonic assessment, you can give our Cape Town office a call on +27 (0) 21 424 2460 or contact our Johannesburg office at +27 (0)11 234 4275 . Alternatively request a call back and one of our consultants will endeavour to contact you within 24 hours.