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LARGEST INDEPENDENT WORK PERMIT AND IMMIGRATION PROVIDER IN SOUTH AFRICA OFFERING A BESPOKE AND COMPREHENSIVE SERVICE TO CORPORATES AND PROFESSIONALS

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LARGEST INDEPENDENT WORK PERMIT AND IMMIGRATION PROVIDER IN SOUTH AFRICA OFFERING A BESPOKE AND COMPREHENSIVE SERVICE TO CORPORATES AND PROFESSIONALS

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.

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

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Testimonials

I was assisted by multiple people at this organisation and all of them knew the process well. They were more than happy to help on queries, exceptions, follow ups etc. I was seeking work permit from SA and their documentation was splendid (even VFS said its fool proof). Highly recommended set of professionals.

Utsav Mistry

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

My agent and guardian angel was Mpho Ndimande, I would like to say I am exceptionally pleased with her services that she provided me during the tough and stressful times that one would experience dealing with DHA, she is very well informed and was always willing to assist with any query I had at any given time. I must commend her effort in going that extra mile to ensure that her clients have peace of mind.

Her team went above and beyond their calling to accommodate me and for that, I am very grateful. I will highly recommend Xpatweb to anyone who wishes to have a peaceful sleep at night, knowing that you will be in good hands.

They respond quickly and efficiently and not only helping me obtaining the visa I needed but also in their services to help obtain all the supporting documents that are required for the process. To all those reading this testimonial, take my word for it and choose Xpatweb to assist you in the process. The only outcome from their service quality is smiles from ear to ear.

Zulfi Esat

Our Team

Marisa Jacobs

Marisa JacobsDirector

Moeketsi Seboko

Immigration Manager

Tasia Brummer

Tasia BrummerImmigration Specialist

Sisanda Mathebula

Sisanda Mathebula

Immigration Assistant and Coordinator

Zainab Bouziane

Zainab Bouziane

Immigration Consultant

Leetasha Govender

Leetasha Govender

Immigration Consultant

Mpho Ndimande

Mpho Ndimande

Immigration Administrator

Jo-lene Da Silva-Vergottini

Jo-lene Da Silva-Vergottini

Immigration Consultant

Alicia Coetzee

Alicia Coetzee

Personal Assistant

Clare Sweeney

Clare Sweeney

Immigration Administrator – Africa Desk

Shule Schuller

Shule Schuller

Immigration Administrator

Marisa Jacobs

Marisa JacobsDirector

Moeketsi Seboko

Immigration Manager

Tasia Brummer

Tasia BrummerImmigration Specialist

Sisanda Mathebula

Sisanda Mathebula

Immigration Assistant and Coordinator

Zainab Bouziane

Zainab Bouziane

Immigration Consultant

Leetasha Govender

Leetasha Govender

Immigration Consultant

Mpho Ndimande

Mpho Ndimande

Immigration Administrator

Jo-lene Da Silva-Vergottini

Jo-lene Da Silva-Vergottini

Immigration Consultant

Alicia Coetzee

Alicia Coetzee

Personal Assistant

Clare Sweeney

Clare Sweeney

Immigration Administrator – Africa Desk

Shule Schuller

Shule Schuller

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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