Collabs is an emerging immigration and visa service consultancy firm. We were incorporated with a vision to provide expert advice on immigration and visas to individuals worldwide. Collabs is the name
that comes in mind when people think of migration. We offer our immigration services to all major countries in
the world this aspect has made us the most popular and sought after immigration consultant. Our many years of
experience have made us the most transparent and trusted visa and immigration advisers.
We strive very hard to make sure that our clients are updated time to time on the status of their application,
this aspect has helped us gain trust from our clients. We help our clients by guiding them on various
applications. We are also offering guidance on migration services to South Africa. Before you begin your
immigration process to South Africa, it is recommended to have a free assessment that helps ascertain your
South Africa is known for its rich cultures and diverse languages. It is located in the southern point of Africa, and
it has a temperate kind of climate. People like to live and migrate to South Africa as the country is marked by the
United Nations as a country with middle-income along with well-developed legal, financial, energy and
South Africa offers a good environment to investors, entrepreneurs, people who have retired and also to
businesses men offering business services in South Africa, they enjoy a peaceful life. The process of issuing
South Africa is fairly easy, it takes less than thirty days to obtain a visa to South Africa. The visas are issued by
taking the requirements of local economic scenario into consideration.
Suitable for Individuals who want to own and run a business in South Africa
Critical Skilled Work Visa
Suitable for the Individuals who have relevant experience and skills in Engineering, IT, auditing and financing
Life Partner and Spouse and visa
This Visa is issued to individuals who are in a permanent relationship with a citizen of South Africa.
People who can support themselves can make applications for permanent or temporary residency. Retired people can live comfortably in South Africa as it is the best country to live.
Have you been offered a job in South Africa?
Is your company transferring you to their South African branch?
Are you looking for a work opportunity in South Africa?
As the saying goes ‘the world is flat’ and our rainbow nation of South Africa boasts of many different nationalities
that have now made South Africa either their temporary or permanent home.
One of the biggest pools of talent has come from India and below we look at obtaining a South Africa work
permit from India and answer some of the most common questions.
Does South Africa need you?
South Africa has large skill shortfalls in certain areas and needs to attracts ‘foreigners’ to meet these shortfalls.
A prime example is in IT, where India can boast of having some superb skills and experience. South Africa has
benefited not just from individual Indians bringing their skills into the country but also some of India’s largest IT
To put it in proportion, whilst South Africa’s overall unemployment rate is high, in the experienced skilled sector
it has averaged just 0.4% over the last 10 years.
What are my options for applying for a South Africa work permit from India?
If you are moving with your existing company
Many times a South Africa work permit from India is required where are being transferred from an operation of
your company outside of South Africa to an operation of your company within South Africa. In this instance there
are 2 main work permits to consider:
1. An intra company transfer
This work permit is where you are already under contract to an existing employer and will remain so but are
being asked to work for them in South Africa. The intra company transfer work permit will allow you to travel
from India and stay and work in South Africa for a 2 year period of time. Where required you may also bring with
you, on an accompanying basis, your spouse and children. Children of a school going age will need to apply for
a study permit.
2. A corporate work permit
A corporate work permit is an employer held permit. A sort of blanket permission to employ a certain amount of
foreign workers, for certain positions in a specified period of time. Employers normally would only hold a
corporate work permit if they intend to bring over a larger number of staff or have a larger number of existing
foreign staff already employed.
Even where a corporate permit is in place already, the process still requires the intended member of staff to
apply for an individual corporate workers permit.
Where you are immigrating to South Africa as an individual
There are various options for individuals wishing to obtain a work permit for South Africa and we list them below.
Please pay particular attention to the first two as they will no longer be available under the new immigration
1. A quota work permit – time is running out for the quota work permit as the proposed new legislation will see it
withdrawn. Applications can still be made but would need to be done with great urgency. The quota work permit
applies to professions that are recognised as being extremely difficult to fill with South Africans. Applicants for
this type of work permit do not require an offer of employment but upon it’s issuance must secure work within 3
2. An exceptional skills work permit – again time is running out for these applications as they will also be
withdrawn. Applicants for these types of work permit must be able to clearly demonstrate that they have unique
qualifications, skills and experience in order to make a successful application.
3. A general work permit – this allows for the application of a work permit where employers have failed to find a
suitable South African and had to extend there search abroad. It can only be applied for where a job offer has
Will the new regulations offer any different work permit options?
Yes they will. Once published a new category referred to as the critical skills work permit will be available. This
new work permit will be an agreed list of skills that South Africa has a shortage in.
Can an application for a South African Work Permit be made in India?
Yes it can, in fact the new immigration rules will dictate that all first time South Africa Work Permit applications
are made in the applicants country of origin.
How can Collabs Immigrations help me?
Collabs Immigrations is one of the respected Immigration companies. We offer you a free and non obligatory consultation where we look at your eligibility for a work permit and guide you through the options. Should you qualify, as your appointed immigration company we will compile, submit and assist throughout the work permit application process.