As there are four types of South African work Visa categories, the validation of each particular work Visa varies.
1. General Work visa – this visa can be issued for a period of 1 – 5 years, this is done with the Department of Home Affair’s discretion.
2. Quota Work visa – these visas are issued by the Department for a period of 1 – 5 years.
3. Exceptional Skills – this work visa can be issued for a period of 1 – 5 years, with the Department discretion concerning the exceptional skills.
4. Intra-Company Transfer visas – these visas are only issued for a maximum period of 2 years by the Department.