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South African Work Permit

MoreVisas valuable immigration experience is very much useful while applying work permits of South Africa. This is due, to the fact that, our well experienced and skilled visa advisors are qualified to guide and help you in the immigration process. All our advisors keep themselves updated with the immigration process of South Africa. It is advised to undertake the free assessment ours to check your eligibility towards the immigration process. 

South African work permit permits a foreign citizen to undertake employment in South Africa after their immigration to that country. Work permit visas are regarded as the employer led process, as in the UK immigration process.

South Africa Migration

Migration to South Africa can be done in numerous ways, both on permanent and temporary basis. These include longer-term work or study visa, visit visa or a permanent residence permit.

Benefits of Visa

The permanent visas are offered for individuals immigrating to South Africa on a permanent basis due to family or business based routes. The temporary residence permit is offered for individuals who migrate to South Africa for both visit and study visas.

A work permit is granted for one year and which is extended based on the requirements.

Eligibility for Visa

  • General work permits requires applicants to have a valid job offer before immigrating to South Africa.
  • Employer has to apply for this visa on behalf of the employee. The employer needs to prove that he could not find prospective employees in the local job market. 

Visa applications that are filed under this category, the applicant needs to show that:

  • A relevant advertisement was featured in local and prominent print media.
  • Local applicants have applied for the job, but they were not suitable.
  • The salary offered for the employee is on the standards of remuneration given to South African permanent residents or citizens.
  • The benefit of the quota system for a work permit in South Africa is that you need to have a job offer form an employer before making an application immigrate to the country. It is one of the popular forms of work permits in South Africa.
  • Applications need to demonstrate that the applying person has the useful skills and five years experience in the industry.

Exceptional Skills

  • This visa is offered for the people who have exceptional skills in their industry.
  • The candidate has to be verified by a recognized body that also needs to be accompanied by necessary documents.
  • Department of Home assesses the application and takes the decision regarding the ability of the candidate and the eligibility of an application.
  • Intra Company Transfers is also another option that is by a company for transferring its employees in other countries to South Africa.


  • Spouse and dependent immigration are permitted for the candidates who have been able to gain permanent resident status in South Africa.
  • This is mainly, due to, the fact that working visas of South Africa are mainly not designed for candidates who are wishing to live permanently in South Africa.

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