• 2019/20 CRITICAL SKILLS SURVEY RESULTS

    Xpatweb runs the annual critical skills survey among large multinationals and corporates in South Africa. The survey is the most prominent of its kind with the purpose of identifying pressure points concerning the shortage of critical skills experienced across industries. The survey has grown year on year and 2019/20 is no exception with record number of 178 companies, including JSE listed companies and large multinational groups across Africa, that have participated.
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  • 2020 NATIONAL LIST OF OCCUPATIONS IN HIGH DEMAND (OIHD) NOW AVAILABLE

    The highly anticipated 2020 National List of OIHD has been published by Minister Blade Nzimande. The Government Gazette, no. 43937 and dated 26 November 2020, is now available to the public and makes special reference to Xpatweb as being part of the consultation process to verify the occupations listed therein.
    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS LIST
  • SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT ISSUED CERTIFICATES

    These services, as it related to the reissuing of documentation by the Department, are often time not considered a high priority item coupled with the substantial backlog, processing times can be as long as 6 – 18 months. Where you use a service provider to assist and facilitate a proactive follow up process with such application, processing times are significantly shorter.
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  • SOUTH AFRICAN WORK VISA SPECIALISTS

    LEADING WORK VISA SERVICE PROVIDER OFFERING A BESPOKE AND COMPREHENSIVE SERVICE TO CORPORATES AND PROFESSIONALS

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    Work Permit and Expatriate Solutions
  • COVID-19 | AFRICA PERMIT IMPACT SURVEY

    Xpatweb recently held an Africa permits impact survey. The survey helped to establish a baseline on the critical issues experienced by business in key sectors with projects across Africa impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us in a webinar as we unpack the results and/or sign up to receive the full results.
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  • THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN SOUTH AFRICA

    PRACTICAL GUIDE ON SOUTH AFRICAN WORK PERMITS IN LATEST LEXISNEXIS EXPATRIATE TAX PUBLICATION

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    LexisNexis Expatriate Tax Guide
  • INTEGRATED SERVICE SUITE

    REMOVING BARRIERS CREATED BY SILOS AND DELIVERING FLEXIBLE
    END-TO-END SOLUTIONS

    VIEW OUR INTEGRATED SERVICE SUITE
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  • INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL TO AND FROM SOUTH AFRICA

    The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has confirmed that expatriates who hold long term visa for South Africa may now travel back to the Republic, subject to motivation outlining the exceptional need to return is provided.
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Holistic Expatriation Solutions

Work Visa

General Work Visa

A General Work Visa may be issued to any foreign national who intends to take up employment in South Africa on the basis of a firm offer of employment. The amendment of the Immigration Act in 2014, saw the introduction of a Department of Labour Certificate process for those who wish to apply for a General Work Visa and this includes applications for renewals.

Corporate Visa

Corporate Visa

A Corporate Visa is a temporary work authorisation granted not to a foreign employee, but to a corporate entity (e.g. a mine) to employ a pre-determined number of skilled/semi-skilled/unskilled workers. This visa enables a corporate applicant to employ a large number of foreign nationals for a specific period.

Permanent Residency

Permanent Residency Permit

Law change to discontinue Permanent Residency is imminent. If you are interested in applying, now is the time. Applications for permanent residency in South Africa are considered in terms of Section 26 (Direct Residency Permits) and Section 27 (Residency-on-Other-Grounds Permits) of the Immigration Act 2002 (Act No 13 of 2002) and read with Regulation 33 of the Immigration Regulations.

Africa Visas

Africa Visas

We assist our clients to obtain work visas, business visas, transit visas, tourists visas, residence permits and study permits for Botswana, Ghana, Mozambique, Namibia, Angola and Tanzania.

Immigration Audit Services

Immigration Audit Service

Xpatweb offers a comprehensive Immigration Audit service that involves sending one of our Immigration Managers to your company’s premises. The process will include the auditing of all documents to ensure conformity with the prescribed immigration rules and procedures.

Specialist Legal Services

Specialist Legal Services

We are able to approach a competent court for any relief sought by any person or entity in terms of the Immigration Act and/or to challenge law or various aspects of law.

Holistic Business Solutions

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TAXATION

Specialist tax attorneys and tax practitioners dealing with all aspects of South African and international tax and tax law.

REMUNERATION

Optimal, tax-efficient remuneration strategies and employee benefit solutions favouring the flexible benefits model.

ACCOUNTING

Holistic accounting solutions to optimally structure your accounts from the ground up including outsourced payroll.

RECRUITMENT

Utilising an established corporate network to place candidates and source solutions for scarce skills through international search.

LOCAL & GLOBAL WORK PERMIT

End-to-end expatriate solutions for corporates and professionals with a 100% work visa success rate and expedited delivery.

FINANCIAL EMIGRATION

Turnkey approach to expatriate tax compliance including the formal process to note oneself as a non-resident for tax and exchange control purposes in South Africa.

COMPANY SETUP & PROCUREMENT

Overseeing the launch of your African operations, including procuring items globally and company registration.

FOREIGN EXCHANGE SOLUTIONS

Ensuring a seamless, cost effective approach to cross-border transfers to help you safely navigate the complexities related to the international flow of money.

The critical skills visa could be a temporary answer to SA’s problem.

Xpatweb Survey, Monday 17 February 2020

Media Moments

Testimonials

I am so happy to see my visa in my hands with so much speed. My sincere thanks for the incredible service support your company gave towards my visa application. Ever since I started consulting your firm 5 years ago, I have been well served with great care.

Engineer at large Information Technology Company

My family and I have received the most excellent services from Xpatweb during the process of obtaining permits (Work permit, study permits, dependent permits and now permanent residents permit, including applying for IDs). We have been treated with patience, respect and diligence.

CEO at NPO

We have always received exceptional service from Xpatweb. Echoing the sentiments of my fellow colleagues that has interacted with you. Your portfolio of work is very difficult in general, however from a client’s perspective it’s extremely personal as well and to have your consultants to always be professional, always smiling, always helpful self has truly been a joy. Thank you for being so great, stay incomparable.

HR Consultant at NGO

A big thanks to the team at Work Permit South Africa for the incredible service delivery and prompt response. You are beyond professional, obliging and will recommend your service to all my business partners.

Andre Vermaak

I want to commend Work Permit South Africa for the magnificent service and professionalism.

Maryam Darwesh Said

Thank you to the team at Work Permit South Africa for the assistance and professionalism throughout the continuously process.

Jacques Calvert

Our Team

Marisa Jacobs

Marisa JacobsDirector

Moeketsi Seboko

Immigration Manager

Tasia Brummer

Tasia BrummerImmigration Specialist

Elizma Conradie

Administrative Assistant

Nombuso Buthelezi

Nombuso ButheleziImmigration Administrator

Alishia Strydom

Alishia Strydom

Project Coordinator

Na Li (Lina) 李娜

Na Li

Immigration Consultant 中文移民顾问

Sisanda Mathebula

Sisanda Mathebula

Immigration Assistant and Coordinator

Zainab Bouziane

Zainab Bouziane

Immigration Consultant

Nkosikhona Nkala

Nkosi Nkala

Immigration Consultant

Leetasha Govender

Leetasha Govender

Immigration Consultant

Carmelita Correia

Carmelita Correia

Immigration Administrator

Buhle Mazibuko

Buhle Mazibuko

Immigration Consultant

Mpho Ndimande

Mpho Ndimande

Immigration Administrator

Caitlin Jeenabhai

Caitlin Jeenabhai

Immigration Administrator

Simoné Maree

Simone Maree

Immigration Administrator

Marisa Jacobs

Marisa JacobsDirector

Moeketsi Seboko

Immigration Manager

Tasia Brummer

Tasia BrummerImmigration Specialist

Elizma Conradie

Administrative Assistant

Nombuso Buthelezi

Nombuso Buthelezi - Immigration AdministratorImmigration Administrator

Alishia Strydom

Project Coordinator

Na Li (Lina) 李娜

Immigration Consultant 中文移民顾问

Sisanda Mathebula

Sisanda Mathebula

Immigration Assistant and Coordinator

Zainab Bouziane

Zainab Bouziane

Immigration Consultant

Nkosikhona Nkala

Nkosi Nkala

Immigration Consultant

Leetasha Govender

Leetasha Govender

Immigration Consultant

Carmelita Correia

Carmelita Correia

Immigration Administrator

Buhle Mazibuko

Buhle Mazibuko

Immigration Consultant

Mpho Ndimande

Mpho Ndimande

Immigration Administrator

Caitlin Jeenabhai

Caitlin Jeenabhai

Immigration Administrator

Simoné Maree

Simone Maree

Immigration Administrator

Useful Tools

Critical Skills list

Click here to download the latest critical skills list

Statutory Bodies List

Click here to download the list of statutory bodies accredited by SAQA

South African Embassies

Click here to download a list of South African embassies around the world

VFS Offices

Click here to locate a VFS office near you

International Public Holidays

Click here to see the international public holidays per country

Yellow Fever

Click here to download a list of vaccine requirements

Time Zones

Click here to view a map with the different timezones

Exempt Countries

Click here to download a list of countries exempt from South African visas

Currency Converter

Click here to convert your currency

Act regulations

Click here to open act regulations.

Steps Involved in the Visa Application Process

50

Visa applications involve up to 50 steps

6

With our approach the company will only be involved in 6 steps

3

And the expat is only needed for 3 steps

Xpatweb will handle the administration of all other steps, thereby successfully reducing both the employer and the expatriate administration and becoming an extension of your company – doing all the administration leg work on your behalf

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