Did you know that hiring foreign workers in South Africa could take up to a year?

hiring foreign workers in south africa
There are very few companies that make hiring decisions a year in advance.

The thing is, it could take up to a year before you welcome a candidate in your office when hiring foreign workers in South Africa.

You might be thinking to yourself, “Surely it’s unrealistic to expect an employer to wait up to a year for an employee?”

We think you are right, but unfortunately the Department of Labour’s main concern is immigration procedures – not your employee shortage.

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What should I do when a foreign employee resign?

foreign employee resignForeigners are only allowed to work in the capacity indicated on their visa – and only for the company indicated. This means a foreigner must apply for a new visa should they want to continue working in South Africa, but in another capacity or for a new employer.

There are also duties involved for the South African employer when a foreign employee resign. You will essentially be helping the Department of Home Affairs keep records of foreigners working in South Africa.

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Visa transfer to a new passport – It’s simpler than you think

visa transfer to a new passportImagine the following scenarios:

Your Product Manager has to go on an important business trip in three days – but your travel agent lost their passport.

Or

The Marketing Manager has to fly out to attend an expo in Germany – but last night their passport was stolen during a house robbery.

Both these situations are obviously problematic, whether it’s a foreign or local employee. The difference is that people panic more when it’s a foreign employee.

The reason for the panic is that a temporary resident will have their visa sticker in their passport.

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Did you know Intergate can help with immigration to New Zealand and Australia?

immigration to new zealandToday we want to deviate slightly from the usual topics. That’s because we want to let you know that Intergate does immigration to New Zealand and Australia.

Intergate Emigration

Established in 2015, Intergate Emigration, part of the Intergate Group, has helped people from South Africa and all across the rest of the world move to New Zealand and Australia.

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