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    The Department of Home Affairs confirmed on 23 May 2020 that international travel will be allowed for South Africans, who fall within various categories. This process requires Home Affairs approval before the international travel arrangements can be made.

    Our comprehensive offering ensures you receive the necessary documentation and approvals on an urgent basis and you manage any risk and uncertainty of the process by using a trusted provider to facilitate the application.

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    Our recent COVID-19 Work Visa Risk Impact Survey surveyed 152 JSE listed companies and large multinational operational groups across Africa in order to determine the impact of COVID-19 within the Global Mobility sector in South Africa.
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  • PREPARE TO RENEW YOUR SOUTH AFRICAN VISA

    COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown in South Africa since midnight 26 March 2020, have restricted many foreign nationals from renewing their professional work- or short term visas and has moreover resulted in many visas expiring during this lockdown period. In light of existing state of affairs, and in an attempt to alleviate fears from foreign nationals within South Africa, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has made provisions for foreign nationals to apply for the renewal of their current- and/or expired visas once the lockdown has been lifted.

    If you are uncertain on the processes and/or requirements pertaining to these renewal procedures, please do not panic – we have a dedicated team to provide support for both Companies and Professionals.

    A special waiver request may be considered by the DHA where certain requirements cannot be fulfilled, and of which we have found the Department to be extremely approachable.

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  • COVID-19 NOTICE: NO IMPACT ON SERVICE DELIVERY

    Kindly note that our services are mainly performed remotely and as such we do not foresee any immediate disruption to our ability to deliver on your service requirements. However, it is important to note that we will not be providing assistance with work permits for movement during the lockdown period.

    Our services are visa related and we have a dedicated team on standby to effectively expedite any assistance you may require.

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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

Holistic Business Solutions

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 account 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.

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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, dependant 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

Our Team

Marisa Jacobs

Director

Moeketsi Seboko

Immigration Manager

Pascalle Brewis

Immigration Specialist

Lerato Mahupela

Immigration Specialist

Tasia Brummer

Immigration Specialist

Elizma Conradie

Administrative Assistant

Nombuso Buthelezi

Nombuso Buthelezi - Immigration AdministratorImmigration Administrator

Busisiwe Mbele

Immigration Consultant

Alishia Strydom

Project Coordinator

Tarissa Wareley

Tarissa Wareley - Immigration ConsultantImmigration Consultant

Na Li (Lina) 李娜

Immigration Consultant 中文移民顾问

Sisanda Mathebula

Sisanda Mathebula

Immigration Assistant and Co-Ordinator

Vatiswa Sokutu

Vatiswa Sokutu

Immigration Consultant

Zainab Bouziane

Zainab Bouziane

Immigration Consultant

Nkosikhona Nkala

Nkosi Nkala

Immigration Consultant

Marisa Jacobs

Director

Moeketsi Seboko

Immigration Manager

Bontle Makinta

Immigration Coordinator

Pascalle Brewis

Immigration Specialist

Lerato Mahupela

Immigration Specialist

Tasia Brummer

Immigration Specialist

Elizma Conradie

Administrative Assistant

Nombuso Buthelezi

Nombuso Buthelezi - Immigration AdministratorImmigration Administrator

Busisiwe Mbele

Immigration Consultant

Alishia Strydom

Project Coordinator

Tarissa Wareley

Tarissa Wareley - Immigration ConsultantImmigration Consultant

Na Li (Lina) 李娜

Immigration Consultant 中文移民顾问

Sisanda Mathebula

Sisanda Mathebula

Immigration Assistant and Co-Ordinator

Vatiswa Sokutu

Vatiswa Sokutu

Immigration Consultant

Zainab Bouziane

Zainab Bouziane

Immigration Consultant

Nkosikhona Nkala

Nkosi Nkala

Immigration Consultant

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

Directives

Click here to open directives.

Act regulations

Click here to open act regulations.

Application Forms

Click here to open application forms.

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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