FAQs: Intra-company transfer visa

intra-company transfer work visaThe intra-company transfer visa is a temporary South African work visa. Today we’re going to address some of the most commonly asked questions around this visa.

Who is the intra-company transfer work visa for?

The intra-company transfer work visa is meant for multi-national companies with a need to transfer overseas staff to a branch, affiliate or subsidiary in South Africa. Read more FAQs: Intra-company transfer visa

Beware bogus ‘labour inspectors’

bogus labour inspectorsThere have been recent incidents of con artists posing as inspectors from the Department of Labour. These ‘inspectors’ moved around the Free State and targeted farmers specifically.

Selling labour law posters

The con artists’ modus operandi was selling labour law posters, in some instances threatening and intimidating farmers into buying the posters. Read more Beware bogus ‘labour inspectors’

Top 5 Things to Know about South African Visa Renewals

south african visa renewalsNot planning South African visa renewals properly can have serious consequences. Foreign nationals who wait too long to apply for an extension put their legality in South Africa at risk.

But why should you, an employer, care?

You should care because if a foreign national wait too long to apply for an extension on their visa, chances are good that they’ll have to return to their home country to submit an application from there.

Read more Top 5 Things to Know about South African Visa Renewals

Are you the employer noted on your foreign employee’s critical skills visa?

foreign employee critical skills visaBack in the days of exceptional skills and quota visas, foreigners were allowed to move freely from company to company as long as they continued to be employed within the quota category or field of exceptional skill.

This is not the case with the critical skills visas which in essence replaced both the exceptional skills and quote visas.

The problem is that many employers assume that it’s ‘business as usual’ and that foreigners are free to switch employers as they wish when on critical skills visas. Read more Are you the employer noted on your foreign employee’s critical skills visa?