Business Visa & Permits in South Africa

Business visa & permits in South Africa
Business visa & permits in South Africa

If you are considering your immigration options for obtaining a business visa in South Africa we are pleased to detail our comprehensive service proposition.

Background to our service for a business visa in South Africa

Commencing any business is a detailed and complex process, but when establishing a business in a foreign country the processes become all the more complex. At Intergate we understand that setting up a business in South Africa means you need to be given expert, qualified and comprehensive advice along with information that enables you to make the right decisions.

We also understand that any business, is in business to be successful and this requires your time and effort to make this happen.

That’s why we are here – to make the process as smooth and hassle free as possible. We have assisted thousands of clients since our inception in 2003 and are rightly proud of our reputation as the go to immigration company for obtaining your business visa in South Africa.

Who should apply for a business visa

A business visa in South Africa can be applied for by those seeking temporary and /or permanent residency in the Republic and wishing to set up and run their own business. The business can be a start up, a purchased company or in partnership.

Eligibility criteria

All the normal eligibility criteria applies to a business visa application but in addition prospective applicants should be aware of:

  • The need of a capital investment of at least ZAR 5 million into the business via from funds from abroad although in certain cases waivers can be applied for.
  • The recruitment and retention of a staff quota of at least 60% South African citizens or permanent residents
  • The setting up of a suitable company structure and comprehensive business plan

10 Key service components for your business visa in South Africa

  1. Expert advice on the appropriate business structure
  2. Registration of business name and company
  3. Formulating an appropriate business plan
  4. Recommendations for accountants and attorneys
  5. Property search
  6. Business visa application in full
  7. Recommendation for marketing and staffing
  8. Setting up of banking
  9. Introduction to South Africa’s largest business and social network
  10. Market research – taken on a case by case basis

Where to get started on your business visa

South Africa has in place business visa regulations that need to be met. The first step in obtaining a business visa in South Africa is to establish your eligibility. We provide a free and non obligatory consultation so we may establish your eligibility and answer any questions you may have.

Getting help with your visa or permit application

We welcome the opportunity to consult with you as to your eligibility for a visa /permit and answer any questions you may have with no obligation.

You can take our free one minute assessment here or request a call back for more information. Or simply call us at +27 (0)21 424 2460.

Alternatively you can fill out the below online enquiry form to contact us.


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