Work on a temporary basis (3 – 6 months)
Renewable within South Africa
Exit and re-enter South Africa freely
Does not allow one to change to
a long term work permit within South Africa
Visitor Visa Section 11(2)
It is important to note that this is not a work visa and that it is only to address an immediate short term or urgent need for a limited duration of work related activity where an applicant cannot apply for a work visa. The authorisation cannot be used in place of a work visa for ongoing regular work activity.
What is required?
Inter-alia with the visa application, one must be able provide proof of the project being held in South Africa from often both the South African- and foreign entities. In addition, the following quintessential documents are required:
- Flight itinerary confirming travel to South Africa and return 90 days later
- Proof of reservation of accommodation where the candidate will be residing in the Republic
- Documentation confirming the reason and duration of the visit
This visitor visa must be applied for in the applicant’s home country or country of permanent residence and applications take approximately 5 – 10 working days to be processed. The applicant cannot apply for any other longer-term visa within South Africa with this visa and will be required to return to his/her home country before the expiry of the visa and/or the extension thereof.