Working in South Africa
The type of visa needed is determined by the type of business-related activities an employee will perform in South Africa.
For short stays (between 30 and 90 days, depending on the country), foreign nationals from a number of countries do not need to have a visa, including for attending work conferences or business meetings. To be employed in South Africa, foreign nationals must apply for a temporary residence permit, and the specific type of temporary residence permit depends on the activity an employee will be doing.
Requirements and processing times vary by type of visa, so make sure your business has a realistic timeframe for when employees will start working in South Africa. It’s important to note that police clearance certificate, medical reports, and vaccinations are required no matter what type of business-related visa you want to secure.
South Africa has a case-by-case policy when it comes to visa issuance, and visas must be secured before entering the country.
Employers and employees need to make sure they apply for the correct visa or work permit and provide the necessary documentation in their application. There are a variety of different types of work permits and visas in Germany, but we’ve listed the most common ones below.
Types of Visas
- Business Visa
- General Work Visa
- Critical Skills Work Visa
- Intra-Company Transfer Visa
- Corporate Visa
Processes and requirements vary by the type of visa. To figure out which visa your business requires, click below to download our South Africa Information Sheet or click here to set up a consultation.