These candidates are then transferred to the South African branch for a period of up to 4 years at a time. Candidates must have been employed by the foreign entity for a period of no less than six (6) months and the application must be submitted in the candidates’ home country or country of temporary residence.
Inter-alia with the visa application, the South African company must be able to provide that a suitable South African Citizen/Permanent Residence holder has been recruited of which the foreign candidate shall transfer his skills during his/her assignment period.
Frequently Asked Questions
My Intra Company Transfer visa has been issued for only two (2) years, can it be extended within South Africa?
Yes, the extension for an additional 2 years can be done within South Africa subject to the conditions of the visa.
I would like to change from an Intra Company Transfer visa to a Critical Skills visa or any other visa category. Can this be done within South Africa?
Although the Immigration Act does not specify that one is unable to change from an Intra Company Transfer to a Critical Skills visa, practice within the Department of Home Affairs suggests otherwise.
Accordingly, you will be required to apply within your home country for a Critical Skills visa or any other visa.
My Intra Company Transfer visa has reached its four (4) year period, however there is more outstanding work on the project to be done. What now?
A new Intra Company Transfer visa may obtained given proper motivation from the company as to why the four (4) year period was not sufficient. The new application will be required to be filed abroad in your home country.