6 Big benefits Permanent Residence offers your business

benefits of permanent residenceToday we’d like to explain how permanent residence can benefit your business.

You might not think that an employee’s residence status benefits your company, but it does.

Permanent residence reduces the number of visa applications and renewals your company have to process each year, reducing the money spent on visa applications.

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Get the most out of your foreign workers from the start

Put yourself in the shoes of the foreign worker joining your company:

They’re coming to a new company in a new country. They might not be familiar with South Africa at all. On top of this, English might not be their first language.

This a stressful situation for most people!

What you, as the employer, need to be aware of is that stress and anxiety could negatively affect performance in the first few weeks of employment.

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Tips to help you get a South African visa application right

south african visa applicationEveryone in business know that time is money. Unfortunately a lot of time is spent waiting during a visa application.

The general work visa, for instance, could take up to a year to finalise.

The last thing you want is for delays to slow down the process even more. And you certainly don’t want a rejection and for the waiting to have been in vain!

You do, however, want to get a South African visa application right the first time. That’s how you ensure the process is smooth and allow yourself a greater chance of success with the application.

Our pointers today will help you do just this:

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Overstaying a South African visa – Facts for South African employers

It used to be that anyone found guilty of overstaying their South African visa was slapped with a fine of up to R3000.

In 2014 the immigration legislation changed and much harsher penalties replaced these overstay fine. The penalties, still in effect today, was an ‘undesirable person’ status and a ban on entering South Africa Read more Overstaying a South African visa – Facts for South African employers

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DHA restricts short-term work authorization to 180 days per year

Last month the Department of Home Affairs issued a directive that restricts short-term work authorisation (the Section 11(2) endorsement to visitor’s visa) to 180 days per calendar year.

Additionally, renewals within South Africa will be limited to only one per year, and a ‘cooling off’ period will be applied to prevent applicants from immediately applying for a successive 11(2) endorsement from abroad. Read more DHA restricts short-term work authorization to 180 days per year

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