General work visa

Fee: C $115.00 (effective 01 NOV 2022)

  • Collect the documents listed under basic requirements.
  • Signed employment contract indicating your start date ,the salary and perks
    • A written undertaking by the employer accepting responsibility for the costs related to the deportation of the applicant and his or her dependent family members, should it become necessary; and
    • The employer shall ensure that the passport of his or her employee is valid at all times for the duration of his or her employment.
    • Include Proof of company registration of the Business with CIPC and proof of registration with SARS
  • An application for a general work visa shall be accompanied by: a certificate from the Department of Labour confirming that:
    • Despite a diligent search, the prospective employer has been unable to find a suitable citizen or permanent resident with qualifications or skills and experience equivalent to those of the applicant;
    • The applicant has qualifications or proven skills and experience in line with the job offer;
    • The salary and benefits of the applicant are not inferior to the average salary and benefits of citizens or permanent
  • Proof of qualifications evaluated by SAQA and translated by a sworn translator into one of the official languages of the Republic;
    • Full particulars of the employer, including, where applicable, proof of registration of the business with the Commission on Intellectual Property and Companies (CIPC);
    • An undertaking by the employer to inform the Director-General should the applicant not comply with the provisions of the Act or conditions of the visa; and
    • An undertaking by the employer to inform the Director-General upon the employee no longer being in the employ of such employer or when he or she is employed in a different capacity or role.
    • A general work visa shall be issued for a period not exceeding five years.
  • Official Letters/ Contract of Employment from South Africa can only be signed by South African citizens and Permanent Residents only.
  • Fee is CAN $ 115 paid by money order or certified cheque payable to The South African Consulate General. No cash, please. No personal cheque, please.