The South African corporate visa allows South African companies to employ a great number of foreign employees, all under the remit of one application. This is a great alternative when applying for work visas individually does not make sense for the company.
What is allowed under a corporate visa?
If a successful application is made, the corporate applicant will be issued with corporate workers certificates. These certificates can then be issued to workers to use in their application for individual corporate workers visas. Having the certificates in hand will speed up and simplify the application process for the foreign employees. The corporate company will then be able to employ the successful applicants.
What are the main criteria of a South African corporate visa?
There are a number of requirements that corporates must satisfy in their South African corporate visa application. These include but are not necessarily limited to:
- Submitting duly completed application forms.
- Demonstrating the need to employ foreign employees and in the numbers desired by the corporate.
- Providing a job description and remuneration package for each foreign employee.
- Undertaking to ensure that foreign staff members have valid passports.
- Undertaking that each foreign employee will only be employed in the specific position for which their visa was issued.
- Undertaking to ensure that foreign staff members will leave South Africa on completion of their duties.
Validity period of the South African corporate visa
The South African corporate work visa is valid for a limited period of time only. The duration would be determined by the Department of Home Affairs in accordance with the request of the corporate applicant.
Find out if your company is eligible for a South African corporate visa
If you think your company may benefit from a corporate visa, complete our quick online assessment now to see if the company would be eligible. One of our consultants will contact you shortly after to further discuss your needs.
If you’d prefer to skip the online assessment, simply give us a call. Our Cape Town team can be reached at +27 (0) 424 2460 and our Johannesburg team is available on +27 (0) 234 4275. Alternatively, get us to call you instead by requesting a free call back.
Why should Intergate be your South African immigration partner?
Since our inception in 2005, Intergate has helped more than 9 000 corporates, individuals and families with immigration to South Africa. This has been made possible by our team of dedicated and qualified immigration consultants.
Further to this, Intergate is proud to say we are the only South African immigration company with ISO 9001 certification. To achieve this international stamp of approval, our quality management systems had to pass stringent tests set by an independent auditor. There is no-one better to guide you through employing foreigners in South Africa.