A corporate visa allows a corporate entity (e.g. a mine group, farmer, etc)
to employ a pre-determined number of skilled/semi-skilled/ unskilled
A corporate visa is issued for a period not exceeding three years.
To apply for a corporate work Visa the corporate entity will have to:
Submit duly completed application forms signed by the applicants
Provide a corroborated statement demonstrating the need to employ foreign
workers and the number of foreigners to be employed
Proof of the need to employ the requested number of foreigners
A letter issued to the corporate applicant by the Department of Labour to
the effect that a certificate has been issued to the Department confirming:
Despite a diligent search, the corporate applicant was unable to
find a suitable citizen or permanent resident to occupy the position
available in the corporate entity;
The job description and proposed remuneration in respect of each
The salary and benefits of any foreigner employed by the corporate
applicant shall not be inferior to the average salary and benefits
of citizens or permanent residents occupying similar positions in
the South Africa;
of registration of the corporation with the:
The South African Revenue Service
Unemployment Insurance Fund
Compensation Fund for Occupational Injuries
Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission, where legally required
An undertaking by the employer to inform the Director-General should any
foreign employee not comply with the provisions of the Actor visa conditions
or no longer be in the employ of such employer or be in a different
capacity or role
A written undertaking by the corporate applicant to pay the deportation cost
of any foreign employee accepting responsibility for the return cost related
to the deportation of the foreign employee.
The applicant for a corporate visa must provide proof that at least 60% of
the total staff complement that are employed are citizens and permanent
residents employed permanently in various positions.
Upon receipt of the approved number of workers, the DHA will issue the
corporate visa and authorization certificates for each worker in terms of
regulation 18(2)(b), then the corporate entity can start recruiting workers.
Once a corporate visa has been issued to the applicant (entity), the
applicant may then proceed to recruit workers, the workers will then apply
for Corporate worker certificates and these certificates are issued in line
with the Corporate visa for 3 years, but may not exceed the validity period
of the corporate visa.