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;
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
- 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.
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).