THE BENEFITS OF A INTRA-COMPANY TRANSFER WORK VISA
- Department of Labour Certificate is not required.
- No SAQA verification of qualifications or professional body registration required.
- Exit and re-enter South Africa freely.
HOW DOES ONE QUALIFY?
Inter-alia with the visa application, one must prove that you have worked with the foreign entity for a minimum of 6 months. Additionally, a skills transfer plan must be developed to transfer skills to a citizen or South African Resident.
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My Intra Company Transfer visa has been issued for only two (2) years, can it be extended within South Africa?
Yes, the extension for an additional 2 years can be done within South Africa subject to the conditions of the visa.
I would like to change from an Intra Company Transfer visa to a Critical Skills visa or any other visa category. Can this be done within South Africa?
Although the Immigration Act does not specify that one is unable to change from an Intra Company Transfer to a Critical Skills visa, practice within the Department of Home Affairs suggests otherwise.
Accordingly, you will be required to apply within your home country for a Critical Skills visa or any other visa.
My Intra Company Transfer visa has reached its four (4) year period, however there is more outstanding work on the project to be done. What now?
A new Intra Company Transfer visa may obtained given proper motivation from the company as to why the four (4) year period was not sufficient. The new application will be required to be filed abroad in your home country.