Corporate Work Permit | South Africa

By: Initiate Immigration  05-16-2013
Keywords: Work Permit, Business Permit, Corporate Work Permit

In today’s globalised economy, many local and International companies prefer to look further afield than their own home territory in finding and recruiting quality personnel. If you are a South African based company and you are struggling to find qualified or experienced personnel in South Africa, or if you have already identified people overseas whom you would like to employ, a Corporate Visa is definitely a potential solution to your recruitment situation. A Corporate Visa allows South African companies to employ a specified number of foreign personnel and as such it makes it easy to plan your human resource situation by allowing you to employ relatively large numbers of foreign workers for a set period of time. Very often, factors such as language proficiency and specialised skills play a role in how companies approach the issue of recruitment. In order to assist multinational or foreign-owned companies in this regard, South African immigration legislation allows for the allocation of a so-called Corporate Permit to deserving companies. In order to qualify for a Corporate Permit, South African Immigration law requires a company to provide a detailed human resources plan, highlighting how many employees are required, the length of their employment contract, and how much they are to be paid. The plan also needs to supply a comprehensive job description for each employee. The job description is essential because, in many cases, it can be used as proof that no South African citizen can be employed to do that specific job. Once the corporate visa has been approved and obtained, the individual employees then need to apply for Work Visas individually. It allows employees to obtain work visas in a fast–tracked, streamlined and cost saving procedure to those making ordinary Work Visa applications, without the Corporate Visa.

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