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Requirements for Business Visas: P. 89 ~ P.92

The following original supporting documents must accompany the application.

In respect of all temporary residence permit (visa) applications:

  1. One passport photo - 35mm width x 45mm height against white background and not altered / photo shopped and taken within three (3) months from the date of application. The face of the applicant must be facing forward and in natural form (no open mouth / smiling; both ears must be visible)
  2. A passport with a minimum of two unused visa pages and must be valid for a minimum 30 days after the intended visit to South Africa
  3. International Yellow Fever Certificate (for applicants that have travel to or through a Yellow Fever endemic area; or intend to travel through/to a Yellow Fever endemic area prior to arriving in South Africa) and its copy.  The International Yellow Fever Certificate must be valid for a minimum of 10 days upon arrival in South Africa.
  4. Medical Report (no needs to be authenticated/apostilled by its issuing country)
  5. Radiological Report (no needs to be authenticated/apostilled by its issuing country)

Ø  in respect of each applicant over the age of 12 years excluding pregnant women;

  1. Marriage certificate or in the case of a foreign spousal relationship, proof of official recognition thereof issued by the authorities of the foreign country of the applicant (where applicable) If the marriage certificate is not English document, it needs to be translated to English by a sworn public translator and authenticated/apotilled by issuing authority; (e.g. Taiwanese English version marriage certificate needs to be authenticated by Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of R.O.C.)
  2. The affidavit where a spousal relationship to a South African citizen or resident is applicable, as well as documentation proving cohabitation and the extent to which the related financial responsibilities are shared by the parties and setting out the particulars of children in the spousal relationship, where applicable.
  3. Divorce decree, where applicable (translated to English by a sworn public translator and authenticated/apotilled by issuing authority; (e.g. Taiwanese English version divorce certificate needs to be authenticated by Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of R.O.C.)
  4. Court order granting full or specific parental responsibilities and rights, where applicable. translated to English by a sworn public translator and authenticated/apotilled by issuing authority; (e.g. Taiwanese English version court order needs to be authenticated by Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of R.O.C.)
  5. Death certificate, in respect of late spouse, where applicable (translated to English by a sworn public translator and authenticated/apotilled by issuing authority; (e.g. Taiwanese English version death certificate needs to be authenticated by Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of R.O.C.)
  6. Written consent from both parents and full parental responsibilities and rights parent, where applicable.
  7. Proof of adoption where applicable (translated to English by a sworn public translator and authenticated/apotilled by issuing authority; (e.g. Taiwanese English version adoption order needs to be authenticated by Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of R.O.C.)
  8. Legal separation order, where applicable (translated to English by a sworn public translator and authenticated/apotilled by issuing authority; (e.g. Taiwanese English version separation order needs to be authenticated by Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of R.O.C.)
  9. Police clearance certificate from all countries the applicant resided in since age 18 years for one year or longer, translated to English by a sworn translator and authenticated/apostilled by the issuing country. ; (e.g. Taiwanese English version police clearance needs to be authenticated by Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of R.O.C.)
  10. Proof of financial means in the forms of (three month Bank statement, less than three month old from the date of submission);
  11. Non-Taiwanese passport holders must provide valid A.R.C. and its copy.
  12. Fee for study/relatives permit: NT$1110.  For all types of work permits: NT$3972.

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Foreigners who are contemplating investing in the South African economy by establishing a business or by investing in an existing business in the South Africa must apply for a business visa.

*    Please complete Form BI-1738.

 A yellow fever vaccination certificate will be required with the application if you have travelled or intend travelling through a yellow fever endemic area

*    Medical and radiology reports will be required

Along with the above, the following must be submitted in support of your application.

 

Visa application for the establishment of a business or investment in a business not yet established: P. 89 ~ P. 91

 

*    a certificate or a factual finding report issued by chartered accountant registered with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, a professional accountant registered with the South African Institute for Business Accountants to the effect that:

o   at least an amount in cash to be invested in the Republic as determined from time to time by the Minister, after consultation with the Minister of Trade and Industry, by notice in the Gazette, is available; or

o   at least an amount in cash and a capital contribution as determined from time to time by the Minister, after consultation with the Minister of Trade and Industry, by notice in the Gazette, is available; or

*   An undertaking by the applicant that at least 60% of the total staff complement to be employed in the operations of the business shall be South African citizens or permanent residents, permanently employed in various positions: Provided that proof of compliance with this undertaking shall be submitted within 12 months of the issuance of the visa.

*    An undertaking to register with:

o   The South African Revenue Service  (SARS)

o   Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF)

o   Compensation Fund for Occupational Injuries 

o   Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission (CIPC), where legally required and 

o   Relevant professional body, board or council recognized by SAQA in terms of section 13(1)(i) of the National Qualifications Framework Act, where applicable, provide that upon registration, all certificates shall be submitted to the Director-General; 

*    A police clearance certificate from each country where you resided since the age of 18 years, including the Republic of South Africa

*  A letter of recommendation from the Department of Trade and Industry regarding V

o   the feasibility of the business 

o   and the contribution to the national interest of the Republic. 

 

Visa application where the business is established or investment in an already established business:

 

P      a certificate or a factual finding report issued by chartered accountant registered with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, a professional accountant registered with the South African Institute for Business Accountants to the effect that:

o   at least an amount in cash to be invested in the Republic as determined from time to time by the Minister, after consultation with the Minister of Trade and Industry, by notice in the Gazette, is available; or

o   at least an amount in cash and a capital contribution as determined from time to time by the Minister, after consultation with the Minister of Trade and Industry, by notice in the Gazette, is available; or

P        proof that  60% of the total staff complement to be employed in the operations of the business shall be South African citizens or permanent residents, permanently employed in various positions: Provided that proof of compliance with this undertaking shall be submitted within 12 months of the issuance of the visa.

P        An undertaking to register with:

o   The South African Revenue Service  (SARS)

o   Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF)

o   Compensation Fund for Occupational Injuries 

o   Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission (CIPC), where legally required and 

o   relevant professional body, board or council recognized by SAQA in terms of section 13(1)(i) of the National Qualifications Framework Act, where applicable, provide that upon registration, all certificates shall be submitted to the Director-General; 

P        A police clearance certificate from each country where you resided since the age of 18 years, including the Republic of South Africa

P        A letter of recommendation from the Department of Trade and Industry regarding V

o   the feasibility of the business

o   and the contribution to the national interest of the Republic. 

P        Financial statements for the preceding financial year, and

P        Proof of investment

 

 

Please note that:

*    The applicant must, within 12 months of the visa being issued, submit to the Director-General a letter from the Department of Labour confirming that 60% of the total permanently employed staff in various positions of the business are South African citizens or permanent resident

*    A Business visa will be issued for a period not exceeding 3 years at a time.

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