Work Visa from India to South Africa

Work Visa from India to South Africa Description

  • This visa is for Indians whose purpose of traveling to South Africa is to take up paid employment.
  • The visa application form of applicants should be accompanied with proof of acknowledgment from the Department of Labor.
  • A letter of employment from your future employer should be provided. The letter should state the address of the company and your job position.
  • The contract of employment, that determines the conditions of employment and is signed by both the employer and employee. This document should be in line with the labor norms in South Africa.
  • Your employer should prove that you will not be paid lower than the average salary and benefits of citizens that have the same job in the country.
  • Before you are offered this job, you must have proof that you have the required qualifications and experience that suits the job.
  • Your future employer must provide a document showing proof that there was no South African willing and available to take up the job.
  • Proof of skills evaluated by SAQA and translated by a denominated translator into one of the official languages of South Africa must be provided.
  • Proof of registration of the business with the Commission on Intellectual Property and Companies (CIPC) of your future employer must be provided.
  • Your family members are allowed to come visit you, but they are required to apply for a South African relative visa.
  • This visa is valid for a minimum period of 24 months and may be extended.
  • For applicants 18 years and older, a police clearance certificate is required.
  • A medical and radiological report of applicants is required.

Work Visa from India to South Africa Requirements

  • An Indian passport valid for at least 6 months from the intended arrival date and must have 2 blank pages for visa stamp.
  • Duly completed and signed visa application form.
  • If the applicant is a minor, the parents/legal guardians have to sign the form.
  • Passport-size photographs (35 mm x 45 cm).
  • Travel document.
  • Proof of financial support
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Copy of return flight ticket
  • Documentation showing applicant’s ties to home country, e.g. verification from applicant’s employer.
  • A police report showing the traveler does not have a criminal record.
  • Medical Insurance to cover duration of entire stay. 
  • Documentation confirming the purpose of travel.
  • Copy of travel itinerary.
Validity: more than 90 days
Processing Time: 4-6 weeks
Cost: Not available

South African High Commission in New Delhi, India --- B18 Vasant Marg Vasant Vihar New Delhi 110 057 India


(+91) 11 2614 9411 to 20

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