Corporate Visa

Fee: C $115.00 (effective from 01 NOV 2022)

This is a visa issued by the Department to a corporate applicant. A corporate applicant is defined as a juristic person established under the laws of South Africa or foreign country as a corporation to employ foreigners to conduct work for such an applicant.

  • Collect the documents listed under basic requirements.
  • The Director-General may issue to the corporate applicant-
    • A corporate visa for a period not exceeding three years on Form 14 illustrated in Annexure A; and
    • Authorization certificates to employ corporate workers, in terms of the corporate visa contemplated in paragraph (a), for a period not exceeding the validity period of the corporate visa.
  • An application for a corporate worker certificate shall be accompanied by-
    • A valid passport of the applicant;
    • Biometrics of the applicant;
    • The certificate contemplated in sub-regulation (8)(b);
    • A valid employment contract;
    • A written undertaking by the corporate applicant to ensure that the foreigner departs from the Republic upon termination of his or her contract of employment or accepting responsibility for the return or costs related to the deportation of the foreigner should it become necessary;
    • An undertaking by the corporate applicant to:
      • Ensure that a foreigner’s passport is valid for no less that 30 days after expiry of stay;
      • Ensure that foreigners are employed in the specific positions authorized by the corporate permit;
      • Ensure the departure of foreigners on completion of service.
    • Corporate worker authorization certificate and corporate permit to be submitted by the applicant;
    • A certification by a chartered accountant specifying conditions of employment of the foreigners;
    • Fee is CAN $115.00 paid by money order or certified cheque to the South African Consulate General in Toronto (no cash; no personal cheques please);
    • The documentation contemplated in regulation 9(1)(b), (c) and (f);
    • Proof of qualifications evaluated by SAQA, and translated by a sworn translator into one of the official languages of the Republic, or skills and experience in line with the job offer; and
    • A certificate of registration with the professional body, council or board recognised by SAQA in terms of section 13(1)(i) of the National Qualifications Framework Act.
  • The Director-General may issue to the corporate worker employed by the holder of a corporate visa contemplated in sub-regulation (8) a corporate worker certificate for a period not exceeding the validity period of the corporate visa.
  • A corporate worker may not renew his or her corporate worker certificate or apply for a change of status in the Republic.
  • Official Letters/ Contract of Employment from South Africa can only be signed by South African citizens and Permanent Residents only.