There may be excellent news for intra-company switch (ICT) visa holders! You at the moment are in a position to apply for an additional 24 months in South Africa.
A brand new directive was handed on the twenty sixth of October 2020. Directive 15 of 2020 permits for re-application of an ICT visa which extends one’s secondment for an additional 24 months. This was accomplished by the SA authorities in an effort to stimulate financial restoration as there’s a continued want for overseas expert labour and overseas funding.
Who qualifies to use for the additional 24 months?
ICT visa holders with visas that expired throughout the lockdown or that may expire by 31 June 2021 might be eligible to use for the extra two years in South Africa.
Please notice that that is for people who’ve been resident in South Africa throughout the lockdown interval.
What are the circumstances?
The re-application of the ICT visa, whereby one other 24 months could also be granted, is topic to sure circumstances:
- Proof that the SA entity nonetheless requires the companies of the ICT visa holder.
- Proof that the ability switch to the SA native was accomplished as per the preliminary enterprise.
- The appliance might be thought of a brand new software with no accumulation and no continuation of the validity interval of the present visa.
- The ICT visa won’t result in everlasting residency in South Africa.
- The applicant will stay within the employment of the designated employer as per the preliminary software.
- There’ll be no change of employer, place, standing or situation from present visa.
Wish to see if you’re eligible for the extension?
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Our crew appears to be like ahead to listening to from you and aiding you to increase your keep in South Africa for an additional two years!