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Tips on how to apply for a short term work permit!

Tips on how to apply for a short term work permit!

Section 11 2

So you’ve been contracted to work for a company in South Africa for a short period of time. To your avail there is no work permit that can accommodate your short work activity in South Africa and leaves you flabbergasted for days? So you enter South Africa as per normal with a visit visa and to your surprise upon entering your works premises or work site, an official stops you and requests to see your work permit? What now, he then requests you to vacate the premises immediately and apply for a section 11(2) permit which you have never heard of in your life?

Often engineering projects are grinded to a halt and often causing delays and loss of income due to this minor issue of foreigners working on an incorrect visa and leaving them with no option but to leave the country and re-enter with the correct visa.

The section 11(2) is a visitor’s visa with authorization to work for a short period of 90 days. The section 11(2) permit is not renewable, therefore a foreign applicant would need to leave South Africa and then reapply in country of residence and then re-enter South Africa. The applicant may not apply in South Africa for the section 11(2) permit as he would need to present this official letter at a port of entry, so that the immigration officer can stamp the applicants passport with the rights to work as they enter South Africa. These permits are common among the following occupations; models, film crew members, engineers, engineering inspectors, technical staff and consultants to name a few.

A section 11(2) will only be granted if the South African company does not pay a salary and the overseas company continues to pay the applicant’s salary as per normal. The processing time for a section 11(2) is about 3 – 4 weeks but make inquiry now and New World Immigration will secure your section 11(2) within 5 days to 10 days. New World Immigration will take care of all paper work while you plan your trip to South Africa.

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