General Work Visa Application


It is the responsibility of the Employer to do the application for a work permit on behalf of the foreign national(s).

The process takes 30 working days and includes the following:

The attached ESSA opportunity form should be completed and signed by the employer with all the necessary information concerning the vacancy.

Once completed, we will capture the opportunity on our workseeker database to check available candidates that meets the criteria.

If we find suitable candidates we refer them to the employer to be interviewed (the employer has to forward the interview notes as part of the application).

An inspection would also take place at the premises of the employer to ensure the company complies with labour legislation.

Once we receive all of the above including the documents on the checklist we submit the application to our HO who does the final adjudication and would then inform Department of Home Affairs and the employer.

Attached find the relevant documents for completion and then submit to the office.

Please ensure that all documents on the Checklist are submitted as they do not accept any incomplete applications.

Should you require any further information or clarity, do not hesitate to call:

Karen Shanglee: (021 441 8005)

or Miss Tarryn-Lee Blom: (021 441 8014)

Ammended Checklist requirements for General Work Visas

Application for General Work Visa