South African Home Affairs Grants Temporary Intra-Company Transfer Visa Concession

The South African Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi, has announced a temporary concession granted to intra-company transfer visa holders who are currently residing in South Africa. This allows them another 24-month term for their visas.

This waiver is applicable to holders of ICT visas that expired during the lockdown, including the current period and to those which will expire by 31 June 2021; subject to the following conditions:

  • Proof that the local entity, branch or affiliate of the company abroad still requires the services of the ICT visa holder;
  • Proof in the form of verifiable documents that the skill transfer to a South African or Permanent Residence was completed during the fours (4) years of the visas as per the initial undertaking;
  • The ICT visa application will be considered as a new application with no accumulation nor continuation of the validity period of the current visa;
  • The ICT visa shall not lead towards permanent residence; and that
  • The ICT holder will remain in the employment of the designated employer for whom the initial and current ICT visa was issued.
  • No change of employer, status or condition from current visa.

This temporary visa concession is only applicable to holders of legally issued intra-company visas and who are currently resident in the Republic during the lockdown. Any further extension or modification or amendments to the terms of this concession will only be valid if communicated in writing.

 

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