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INTRA-COMPANY TRANSFER WORK VISA
 
A foreigner, who is employed abroad by a business operating in the Republic of South Africa in a branch, subsidiary or affiliate relationship and who by reason of his or her employment is required to conduct work in the Republic, may be issued with an intra-company work permit.
  • The employer undertakes that it will take prescribe measures to ensure that such foreigner will at all times comply with the provisions of this Act, and will immediately notify the Director General if it has reason to believe otherwise.
  • The employer furnishes the prescribed financial guarantees to defray deportation and other costs should such foreigner fail to depart when no longer aloud to sojourn in the Republic.
The following documentation must be submitted in respect of each person applying for an intra-company work permit:
  • a fully completed application form including two (2) passport photographs (see Form DHA-1738);
  • a passport valid for no less than thirty (30) days after departure from the Republic of South Africa, and containing at least two (2) blank pages;
  • a copy of passport, page with photograph;
  • the applicant’s contract of employment with the company valid for a period of not less than 6 months;

    a) a letter from the company abroad confirming that the foreigner shall be transferred to a branch of that company or an affiliated company situated in the Republic of South Africa; as well as, specifying the occupation and capacity in which that foreigner shall be employed.
    b) a letter from the branch, subsidiary
    or affiliate in the Republic confirming the transfer of the foreigner and specifying the occupation and capacity in which that foreigner shall be employed;
    c) the South African company confirming the transfer of the foreigner as well as specifying the occupation and capacity in which that foreigner shall be employed.

  • In terms of section 19 (5) of the Act, the relevant employer shall ensure that-:
  • a foreigner is only employed in the specific position which the visa has been issued;
  • the foreign employee will at all times comply with the provisions of the Act and conditions of his or her visa and undertakes to immediately notify the Director General if the employee refuses to comply with the provisions of the Act or conditions of the visa and;
  • a plan is developed for the transfer of skills to a South African citizen or permanent resident.
  • a yellow fever vaccination certificate, if the applicant travelled or intends travelling from or through a yellow fever endemic area: provided that the certificate shall not be required when the applicant travelled or intends travelling in direct transit through such area;
  • in respect of the applicant’s marital status or spousal relationship, the following documentation shall be submitted (certified copy with translation into English certified by Public Notary)::

    a) a marriage certificate in the case of a married applicant;
    b) proof of a legal divorce or the death of a spouse in the event of a preceding marriage;
    c) a death certificate in the case of a widowed applicant;
    d) a decree of divorce in the case of a divorced applicant; or

  • in respect of minor dependent children accompanying the applicant to or joining the applicant in the Republic, the following documentation shall be submitted (certified copy with translation into English certified by Public Notary):

    a) an unabridged birth certificate;
    b) proof of adoption, in the case of an adopted minor;
    c) proof of guardianship or custody, in the case of a minor subject to guardianship or custody; or
    d) consent from the guardian, in the case of an unaccompanied minor;

  • a police clearance certificate, issued by the police or security authority in each country where the applicant resided for 12 months or longer since having attained the age of 18 years, in respect of criminal records or the character of the applicant, and this certificate shall not be older than six (6) months at the time of its submission;
  • a medical report (see Form BI-811), which shall not be older than six (6) months at the time of its submission;
  • a radiological report (see Form BI-806), which shall not be older than six (6) months at the time of its submission, and shall not be required in respect of children under the age of 12 years or pregnant women;
  • confirmation of the applicant’s valid mobile phone number and email address;
  • the non-refundable application fee of 23605 KZT;
Payment of the above-mentioned application fee to be made through a bank transfer to the following account:

Bank details:


Beneficiary name : South African Embassy in Kazakhstan
Bank Name : JSC SB “RBS (Kazakhstan)” Astana Branch
Address : Astana, Kazakhstan 010000       
6/1, Kabanbay batyr av.
BIN   : 040150020673
BIN   : 600400527301
BIC : ABNAKZKX
Iban Number : KZ81922KZT0002225697  
Currency : KZT
Code of payment purpose : 859
Kbe : 21

NB:
Please take note that under no circumstances will the Department of Home Affairs refund any person under any given reason for services already paid for or rendered. A copy of the transfer slip should be submitted together with application, as proof of payment.

Note:
  • An intra-company transfer work visa shall be issued for a period not exceeding four (4) years and is not renewable
  • Documentation that accompanies the application shall be original or certified copies and translated by a sworn translator into English.
  • A complete application should be submitted personally during the consular opening hours: Mon-Fri; 09:00-12:30.
 
 
H.E Ms KST Matthews

Head of Mission
 
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