Short Term Work


Applications for permanent residency in South Africa are considered in terms of Section 26 (Direct Residency Permits) and Section 27 (Residency-on-Other-Grounds Permits) of the Immigration Act 2002 (Act No 13 of 2002), and read with Regulation 33 of the Immigration Regulations.

S11(2) Short Term Work Visa

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The Section 11(2) Permit is the perfect solution for foreign applicants wanting to enter South Africa on short notice for the purpose of short term work activities which may not be allowed for under the visitors. It is not a casual work permit, but rather a once-off non-renewable permission, that addresses an immediate short term or urgent need of a limited duration of work activity.

Applicants must apply for this short term visa in their country of residents prior to their trip to South Africa. The visa may be issued for 3 months and may be extended in country for a further 3 months should the need arise.

Please note that this visa type will not be issued to certain occupations.:

  • Self-employed persons
  • Contract Workers
  • Exotic Dancers
  • Project Management Workers
  • Casual Labourers
  • Seasonal Labourers
  • Work Seeking Persons

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