Short Term Work Visa

The Short-Term Work Visa for South Africa is available to persons who need to work in South Africa for up to six months.  It is an ideal visa for persons who need to work in South Africa on an urgent short-term basis.   

Who can qualify for a SA Short-Term Work Visa?

If you are a foreign national, who wishes to visit South Africa to do work-related activities on a specific contract for a maximum period of six months, you can apply.

The applicant can visit South Africa for a maximum time of six months.

You have to apply for the Short Term Work Visa from outside South Africa. The visa is valid for three months. You can extend the visa for a further three months from within South Africa.

Note that this visa only allows a person to apply for this visa once in a 12-month period.

The applicant needs to confirm that he/she does not intend to work in South Africa permanently.

The applicant needs to show an invitational letter from the South African entity for whom he/she will be working.

If you are looking to work in South Africa for a longer term, please speak to our consultants. They will advise you about the other visa options available to you.

How Breytenbachs can help you

The application for a short-term work visa has many potential pitfalls. It is of utmost importance to initially include all relevant documentation on the visa application to avoid delays in the adjudication period.

Fortunately, you will have the peace of mind that your case is in the competent hands of our SA Immigration team.  Please do not hesitate to contact our SA Immigration team for further advice, a consultation, or to proceed with your application.

Short Term Work Visa

Please contact us today for further information or applications.