South African Intra-Company Transfer Visas

By: Initiate Immigration  05-16-2013
Keywords: Work Permit, Business Permit, Visa South Africa

South African Intra-Company Transfer Visas may only be issued to foreign nationals already in the process of being transferred by their company from one branch to another (or to subsidiaries or affiliate branches) within South Africa. Employees, who immigrate to South Africa on this basis, are viewed by the Department of Home Affairs as a temporary South African resident, and therefore his or her visas/permits will only be approved for a maximum period of 2 years. Please take note that you will not be able to apply for a permanent residency permit under this category. It is important to know that Intra Company Transfer Work Permits are issued for specific positions and to a specific company only. Should the employee change his/her position or move to another company he/she will require applying for a new work permit. In the event that this does happen the employer must see to it that adequate measures are undertaken that the applicant will at all times comply with the provisions of the South African Immigration Act and will immediately notify the Director-General if it has reason to believe otherwise. Additionally, the employer must provide the required financial guarantees to cover repatriation costs should the applicant fail to leave South Africa when the end of his or her term of service is reached.

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