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SOUTH AFRICAN MISSIONS
IN THE UNITED STATES:

The South African Consulate General
in Chicago, Illinois
200 South Michigan Avenue, 6th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
Tel. (312) 939-7929
Fax: (312) 939-2588
Email
Website

The South African Consulate General
in Los Angeles, CA
6300 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Tel. (323) 651-0902
Fax: (323) 651-5969
Email
Website:

The South African Consulate General
in New York City
333 East 38th Street,
9th Floor
New York NY 10016
Tel: (212) 213-4880
Fax: (212) 856-1575
Email
Website

The South African Embassy in Washington, DC
3051 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: (202) 232-4400
Fax: (202) 244-9417
Email
Website

General Work Permit

This is a kind of work permit issued to predetermined number of employees needed in a particular occupational category determined by the Minister.

Checklist of Documents to be Submitted:

  • Valid passport with at least two (2) unused (blank) visa pages when presented at the Embassy or Consulate; one page for affixing the visa or permit by the embassy/consulate and the other page for endorsement of entry/departure stamp by the South African Immigration Services. Passport must be valid for 30 more days after the intended return date from South Africa
  • Fees payable to the appropriate South African representative office
  • A duly completed application form (BI-1738) signed by applicant
  • Medical Report BI-811
  • Radiological Report BI-806
  • Police Clearance Certificate from all countries where the applicant resided for 12 months or longer since 18 years.
  • A vaccination certificate, if required;
  • Proof of financial means in the forms of (Bank statements, Salary advices);
  • The employer shall ensure that the passport of his or her employee is valid at all times for the duration of his or her employment
  • An application for a general work visa shall be accompanied by:
    • a certificate from the Department of Labour confirming that-
    • despite a diligent search, the prospective employer has been unable to find a suitable citizen or permanent resident with qualifications or skills and experience equivalent to those of the applicant
    • the applicant has qualifications or proven skills and experience in line with the job offer;
  • Undertaking (commitment) by the South African host;
  • proof of qualifications evaluated by SAQA and translated by a sworn translator into one of the official languages of the Republic;
  • a confirmation, in writing, from the professional body, council or board recognised by SAQA, or any relevant government Department confirming the skills or qualifications of the applicant and appropriate post qualification experience;
  • Bursaries (grant awarded as part of a financial assistance package);
  • Medical coverage;
  • Cash available, including credit cards or travellers’ checks to cover   expenses related to the visit; 
  • Deposit
  • Marriage and birth certificate
  • Applicants traveling by air must be in possession of round trip tickets, or proof of sufficient funds or lodge a cash deposit of equivalent value to such a ticket;
  • Statement and/or documentation confirming the purpose and duration of visit.
  • An undertaking to notify the Department when such foreigner is no longer employed or is employed in a different capacity or role.
  • Proof of at least 5 years relevant work experience
  • A general work visa shall be issued for a period not exceeding five years

Note: A quota work permit shall lapse if, within 9 months of its issuance, and within every year thereafter, its holder fails to submit to the Department certification from his or her employer's chartered accountant that he or she is still employed, of the terms and conditions of his or her employment including the job description, and that such employer has made the payment for training fee.

 

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