What is a South African work visa?

In order for a foreigner to work in South Africa, a work visa is required to be obtained from the Department of Home Affairs.  Obtaining a work visa can seem daunting and a complex process at times, but it is advisable to seek advice of a Registered Immigration Practitioner before arriving in South Africa to avoid future problems or difficulties after arriving in the country.

There are four types of work visa categories for foreigners wishing to conduct work in South Africa:

1. General Work Visa
2. Quota Work Visa
3. Exceptional/Extra-ordinary Skills Work Visa
4. Intra-company Transfer Work Visa

A Corporate work visa is seen as a thread of the work visa category.