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If you want to live and work, study or start a business in South Africa the first thing you need to do is find and apply for the correct work visa. 

General Work Visa

This work visas is issued to a foreigner who has a job offer. The visa holder will work for a specific employer as shown on the work visas. This category of visa has proven to be extremely difficult to obtain. New Horizons assists with the lodging of a request for a waiver of having to submit a Department of Labour certificate when submitting the application.

Key requirements – Prepare a request for a certificate from the Depart of labour.

  • Letters by your prospective employer to motivate the request and provide proof that he/she has made sufficient effort to recruit a South African citizen or permanent resident – New Horizons will provide draft letters and furnish a detailed schedule of the required supporting documents
  • A detailed schedule showing the required supporting documents by the applicant. New Horizons will also assist with the evaluation of qualifications to be done by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)
Preparation of The General Work Visa Application

(only submitted once the Department of Labour advise that they have completed their process to furnish the required certificate to Home Affairs)

New Horizons will assist with/furnish:

  • A detailed schedule showing all the required supporting documents by the applicant. Advise on the criteria set by Home Affairs to ensure that all supporting documents are correct
  • Furnish details of the required supporting documents by the prospective employer. Draft letters and a schedule showing all the required supporting documents

If applying in South Africa New Horizons will register your application on the Visa Facilitation Service centre Website, set a date to submit the application, allocate a staff member to monitor the progress of the compilation of your application to meet the date set for submission and collect the outcome of the application at the centre.
If applying abroad New Horizons will communicate electronically to ensure that the applicant has a copy of the complete application for submission. New Horizons will also communicate with the South African employer to assist with the compilation of the required supporting documents.

Waiver Request

If you are lodging an application for a work visa and require a waiver of certain prescribed requirements then New Horizons can assist with a formal request for a waiver.

What is a waiver?

A waiver is a request for an exemption from having to submit a prescribed supporting document when submitting an application. A waiver can be requested from having to submit a certificate from the Department of Labour when submitting a work visa application or a waiver from having to submit an evaluation of qualifications by the South African Qualifications Authority.

Critical Skills Work Visa

This visa is issued to a foreigner who has skills or qualifications determined to be critical for the Republic. The Minister has published a list of occupational categories determined to be critical skills required in South Africa.

See the following link to show the critical skills list.

Key requirements – New Horizons will assist:

  • The applicant to identify the most suitable occupational category on the critical skills list.
  • To register with the correct professional body as a member and to request a certificate of support for the critical skills visa from the professional body.
Preparation of The Critical Skills Work Visa For Submission To Home Affairs

New Horizons will assist with/furnish:

  • A detailed schedule showing all the required supporting documents by the applicant. Advise on the criteria set by Home Affairs to ensure that all supporting documents are correct.
  • Furnish details of the required supporting documents by the prospective employer. Draft letters and a schedule showing all the required supporting documents.

If applying in South Africa New Horizons will register your application on the Visa Facilitation Service centre website, set a date to submit the application, allocate a staff member to monitor the progress of the compilation of your application to meet the date set for submission and collect the outcome of the application at the centre.

If applying abroad New Horizons will communicate electronically to ensure that the applicant has a copy of the complete application for submission. New Horizons will also communicate with the South African employer to assist with the compilation of the required supporting documents

Intra- Company Transfer work visa

Intra- Company Transfer work visa – This visa is issued to a foreigner who is employed by a foreign company for 6 months plus and will be transferred to a branch, subsidiary or an affiliate company in South Africa. The visa is issued for a period of four years and may not be extended.

Key requirements –

  • Local and foreign affiliated/subsidiary Companies which will support the application
  • A minimum of six months of employment with the foreign Company, and continuation in their employment.
  • Skills Transfer Programme.
Preparation of Intra-Company Transfer for Submission to Home Affairs

New Horizons will assist with /furnish:

  • Letters by your foreign employer to confirm transfer. Letters by the South Africanreceiving company to confirm acceptance of the foreign worker (key undertakingshave to be included in this letters).
  • Transfer of skills plan by the South African employer. New Horizons will advise onHome Affairs requirements and assist with the compilation of the required supportingdocuments.
  • A detailed schedule showing all the required supporting documents by the applicant.Advise on the criteria set by Home Affairs to ensure that all supporting documents arecorrect

If applying in South Africa (usually an extension of the visa if the initial period of issuance

was not for the full four year period) New Horizons will register your application on the Visa

Facilitation service centre website, set a date to submit the application, allocate a staff

member to monitor the progress of the compilation of your application to meet the date set

for submission and collect the outcome of the application at the centre.

If applying abroad New Horizons will communicate electronically to ensure that the applicant

has a copy of the complete application for submission. New Horizons will also communicate

with the South African employer to assist with the compilation of the required supporting

documents.

Other Categories of Work Visa

New Horizons will assist with/furnish:

  • A detailed schedule showing all the required supporting documents by the applicant. Advise on the criteria set by Home Affairs to ensure that all supporting documents are correct.
  • Furnish details of the required supporting documents for the application. Draft letters and a schedule showing all the required supporting documents.

If applying in South Africa New Horizons will register your application on the Visa Facilitation Service centre website, set a date to submit the application, allocate a staff member to monitor the progress of the compilation of your application to meet the date set for submission and collect the outcome of the application at the centre.

If applying abroad New Horizons will communicate electronically to ensure that the applicant has a copy of the complete application for submission. New Horizons will also communicate with the South African employer to assist with the compilation of the required supporting documents.

Own business visa – issued to a foreigner intending to establish or invest in a business in South Africa.

  1. Certificate by an appointed chartered accountant confirming that the minimum foreign financial investment has been made or can be made – amount R 5 million
  2. A recommendation from the Department of Trade and Industry (where the foreign investment is less than the prescribed amount and the industry falls under the listed strategic industry list as published by the Minister (New Horizons will advise and assist) and the Department of Labour (to show that 60% of staff compliment is South African or permanent resident – New Horizons will assist)

Corporate visa – issued to a South African corporate to employ foreigners who may conduct work in the Republic. Where a corporate requires a large number of unique staff for a limited period and can motivate that these skills are not available locally

 

  1. Certificate by the Department of Labour – New Horizons will advise and assist
  2. Certificate by the Department of Trade and Industry – New horizons will advise and assist

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  • Please note that we assist exclusively with South African Visa’s only, we do not assist with visa’s to immigrate abroad

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