South Africa Business Investment / Entrepreneurs Visa

South Africa Business Investment / Entrepreneurs Visa

How we can help you obtain a South Africa Business Investment / Entrepreneurs Visa

Consultation by face to face meeting, Skype or telephone

Advice on the correct category of working visa

Checklist of visa requirements

Preparation of supporting documents

Assistance with preparation of a first application at the embassy or an extension in South Africa

Discussions on alterative visa options and future visa strategy

Assistance with the Charted Accountants report

General advice on the business plan

A business visa may be issued to a foreign national who intends to establish new business or invest into an existing business in South Africa.

Requirements of the Visa

The foreign national will need to submit proof of the fact that:

  • at least ZAR 5,000,000.00* in cash is available or has been invested in South Africa;
  • at least an amount in cash and a capital contribution to the value of ZAR 5,000,000.00* is available or has been invested in South Africa;
  • The cash is available outside the borders of South Africa or originated from outside the borders of South Africa;

National Interest

The capital investment (as described above) may be reduced or waived if the foreign national is involved in the following industries: 

  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Clothing and textile manufacturing
  • Chemicals and bio-technology
  • Agro-processing
  • Metals and minerals refinement
  • Automotive manufacturing
  • Tourism Crafts 

At least 60% of employees must be South African Citizens

A submission must be made that the staff content of the business will be made of no less than 60% South African citizens. When the visa is extended proof of this requirement will be needed.

Business Plan

The foreign national will need to submit a comprehensive business plan to the Department of Trade and Industry for analysis prior to submitting the business visa.

Business visas are issued for a maximum period of five years and may be renewed.

(*Subject to change at any time without notice).

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Dear Client,

South Africa is in a Presidential ordered “lockdown” until 16 April 2020.

  • DIRCO, SAQA, VFS and the Courts are closed.
  • The Department of Home affairs is working on skeleton staff, we expect no movement on new or pending applications.
  • The DHA have advised that foreign nationals will not be penalised on their visa conditions as long as the breach of visa conditions is a result of the lockdown.
  • The SAPS police clearance department, currently, is open and accepting, processing and issuing police clearances. This is subject to change at any time.

Please feel free to call or email us with regards to the services and support we can provide for you during the lockdown period. Our office remains open with staff working remotely respecting and adhering to Government directives.

We will post updates as and when we receive clarification on our usual product offering.