Digital Nomad Visa for South Africa

The Digital Nomad Visa for South Africa was launched on 20 May 2024. This modern visa is a significant step in attracting foreign nationals who wish to reside in South Africa while working remotely.  Introducing this visa will align South Africa with a growing global trend where countries are tailoring visas to attract digital nomads and remote workers.

The visa will allow individuals to work as freelancers or for employers outside of South Africa. Provided they meet specific income requirements set by the SA Government.

It is important to note that the directives on how the visa will work in practice have not yet been published. Breytenbachs can advise in full once the directives are in place.

How to Qualify for the Digital Nomad Visa

The Digital Nomad Visa comes with several essential requirements and stipulations.

Income Requirement

Applicants must show they earn a sufficient minimum income as defined by the South African government. The exact threshold for this income will be detailed in the forthcoming official gazette.

Tax Obligations

Nomad Visa holders working in South Africa for more than six months within 36 months must register with the South African Revenue Services (SARS) and pay taxes on their income. Those staying for less than six months may apply for a tax exemption.

Length of Stay of the Nomad Visa

The SA Government still needs to clarify how long a person can stay with a Digital Nomad Visa. Breytenbachs expect the details to be published in the official gazette in the coming months.

The Path Ahead

The new Digital Nomad Visa represents a significant opportunity for foreign nationals seeking a dynamic and vibrant place to work remotely while contributing to the South African economy.

Breytenbachs are excited about this new development and will provide clients with more details as soon as we receive more news and directives from the SA Department of Home Affairs.

How Breytenbachs can assist Clients with the Digital Nomad Visa

It will be vital for employees and employers to ensure compliance with local South African regulations. It is crucial for companies to work with trusted immigration partners, like Breytenbachs, to navigate these. Engaging Breytenbachs as your trusted immigration partner when applying for your Digital Nomad Visa is crucial. Registered with FIPSA, Breytenbachs boasts many years of expertise and experience working with Department of Home Affairs applications. Our deep understanding of SA immigration regulations and proven track record in handling complex visa processes ensure that your application will be managed with the highest level of professionalism and care.

With Breytenbachs by your side, you can confidently and efficiently navigate the intricacies of the Digital Nomad Visa application. Contact us today.

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