Intra-Company Transfer Work Permit

This is a permit issued to foreigners being transferred by their own Company to an affiliate company in South Africa.

Checklist of Documents to be Submitted:

  • A duly completed application form (BI-1738) signed by the applicant.
  • Passport valid for no less than 30 days after expiry of intended visit
  • Two (2) passport photos
  • Medical report (physical)
  • Radiological report (chest X-ray) or skin TB test
  • Police clearance certificate from all countries applicant lived in since age 18 for one year or longer
  • Flight itinerary
  • A non-refundable fee of $255.00 money order
  • Proof of U.S. legal status (green card, H1B, etc) if applicant, not U.S. citizen
  • Letter from U.S. employer confirming that the applicant shall be transferred to a sister Company/branch/affiliate Company in RSA and undertake that applicant will leave at the end of two years.
  • Letter from the South African Company confirming the transfer of such applicant from the parent Company/affiliate Company specifying the occupation and capacity in which the applicant will be employed and that the maximum duration will not exceed two (2) years.
  • Proof of an employment contract with the U.S. Company
  • Proof of financial means in the form of a bank statements.
  • All prescribed requirements if the spouse and dependent children will accompany the applicant.
  • The foreigner’s contract of employment with the company abroad valid for a period of not less than six months
  • The relevant employer shall ensure that the foreigner is only employed in the specific position for which the visa has been issued
  • A plan is developed for the transfer of skills to a South African citizen or permanent residence
  • An intra-company transfer work visa shall be issued for a period not exceeding four years and is not renewable

Processing Time Information

Attention: South African Consulate General in New York Applicants ONLY:

$16.00 money order for overnight mailing.