The South African Corporate Visa is a temporary work authorisation, granted not to a foreign employee, but to a corporate entity, such as a mine, a farm or a construction firm, to employ a pre-determined number of skilled, semi-skilled or unskilled workers.

The Corporate Visa enables the applicant to employ a large number of foreign nationals for a specific period.  A Corporate Visa is granted subject to a Department of Home Affairs assessment of the corporate applicant’s need to employ foreigners, after taking into consideration additional input from the Department of Labour.