Intra-company transfer Work Visa

South Africa
Cost of Living
Talent Migration


Occasionally, multi-national companies may decide to transfer an existing employee from a foreign branch to a branch in South Africa. These employees must apply for intra-company transfer work visa. In such cases, no proof of steps taken to obtain the services of a South African citizen/permanent residence will be required.

Intra-company transfer work Visa are issued for a period not exceeding 4 years and cannot be renewed or extended.



48 months max.













Eligibility Requirements for the Intra-company transfer Work Visa

8 Eligibility Requirements

  • You need a passport valid for no less than 30 days after the expiry of intended visit.
  • You need proof from the employer/company abroad confirming that you will be transferred to a branch/affiliate company in South Africa.
  • You will leave South Africa once the 4-year period comes to an end.
  • You need proof of yellow fever vaccine, if required by the Act.
  • You need sufficient fund to cover initial period until you receives a salary in South Africa.
  • You should be of good character.
  • You should be in good health.
  • You need to pay visa fee.

Document Requirements for the Intra-company transfer Work Visa

13 Document Required

  • A duly completed application form signed by yourself (the applicant).
  • Original and copies of valid passport.
  • Payment of the prescribed fee.
  • A vaccination certificate, if required by the Act.
  • Proof of financial means to cover envisaged living expenses in the Republic until you receive a salary. This should be in the form of Bank statement; Cash; or Travelers cheques.
  • A cash deposit of equivalent value to a return ticket.
  • An employment contract with the company abroad.
  • A letter from the employer/company abroad confirming that the you will be transferred to a branch/affiliate company in South Africa.
  • A letter from the South African company where you will work, confirming the transfer from the parent/affiliated company abroad. This letter should specify the occupation and capacity in which you will be employed and should also confirm that the maximum duration of employment will not exceed 4 years.
  • An undertaking by the employer: that you will leave South Africa once the 4-year period comes to an end; and that you will be employed in the position for which the permit is issued.
  • Medical and radiology reports.
  • A police clearance certificate from each country in which you resided for 12 months or longer since the age of 18 years.
  • All required documentation for a spouse and/or children if they intend to accompany you.

Talent Migration data for South Africa

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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