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General work permit
& visa South Africa
The general work permit is the most stringent of all work permits and requires the most commitment from your future employer. In order to apply for a general work permit, job vacancies have to be advertised in order to prove that no South African candidate can be found to offer the required skills.
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Corporate work permit
& visa South Africa
A corporate work permit is a work permit issued to companies, which need to employ large numbers of foreign nationals. It enables foreign nationals to take up work relatively quickly, without much of the usual work permit related admin.
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Exceptional skills work permit & visa South Africa
Candidates who can prove that they have exceptional skills, scarce in South Africa may be eligible to apply for an exceptional skills work permit.
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Intra-company transfer work permit & visa South Africa
Employees transferred by an overseas company to work at a branch in South Africa need an intra-company transfer permit for South Africa.
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Quota work permit
& visa South Africa
The Department of Home Affairs together with the Department of Trade and Industry, annually publish specific professional categories for which a demand exists in the South African labour market. The quota work permit is issued for a period of five years, but can be extended if need be.
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Other work permit
& visa South Africa
Foreign nationals in a relationship with a South African life partner or permanent residency holder can apply for a life partnership or spouse permit with work endorsement. Learn More

Initiate Immigration’s work permit division has been assisting foreign nationals wishing to live and work in South Africa since 2007. Being part of the Initiate umbrella of companies, Initiate Immigration is closely associated with recruitment in South Africa and can assist with work and career opportunities in Cape Town and Johannesburg, as well as work permits for South Africa. Initiate International’s foreign language recruitment division Language Recruiters is in a privileged position to help foreign language speakers to find work opportunities in South Africa. Contact us today to discuss your future in South Africa!

5 reasons to work with Initiate Immigration for your work permit application
Specific knowledge & expertise with regard to work permit applicationsSmooth communication during work permit application processStrong bonds with respective role playersTransparent costsLegal compliance of work permit applicationsRegistered and certified to assist with work permit applications
Specific knowledge & expertise with regard to work permit applications
Being a professional immigration service, Initiate Immigration has been assisting private and corporate clients with their work visa and permit requirements since 2007. As immigration experts, with an immigration division specialising in immigration needs for clients coming to South Africa to work, we can be much more focused to provide candidates with very targeted immigration solutions. We realise foreign nationals coming to South Africa tend to struggle with both work opportunity and work visa. We assist with both.
Smooth communication during work permit application process
During the work permit application process you will be attended to by your dedicated work permit administrator. This person is there to compile your application, liaise with you every step of the way in compiling and submission of your South Africa visa, as well as give you regular updates on your work permit progress. Without having to wait in call centre queues you can expect prompt responses, regular updates on your work permit progress and continuous advice throughout the entire work permit application process.
Strong bonds with respective role players
As immigration experts we have been doing business since 2007, establishing strong bonds with both the South African Department of Home Affairs and embassies overseas. Maintaining working relationships with embassies and the respective South African Departments is useful and ensures the immigration process going smoothly.

Transparent costs
Outsourcing your work visa application to a team of immigration professionals will save you major time and stress. Applying for your work permit through Initiate Immigration there will be no hidden costs. All of our work visa fees and charges are transparent, quoted upfront and have no hidden extra costs.
Legal compliance of work permit applications
All work visa applications are completed in full compliance with the Immigration Act of South Africa, to ensure the fast processing and approval of applications.
Registered and certified to assist with work permit applications
In South Africa, a number of immigration agencies offer assistance with work visa and permit applications. Some are more professional than others. Immigration Practitioners at Initiate Immigration are certified and registered with the South African Department of Home Affairs (Reg.Nr: 2007/01/0258).
We assist with work & work permit
We are the only immigration service in South Africa offering professional assistance with both, work opportunities and work visas.
Why apply for a work permit through Initiate Immigration?

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