Short Term Work Visa

The Short Term Work Visa for South Africa is a category that 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 for this visa.

The applicant will only be allowed to visit South African for a maximum time of six months.

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

It is important to keep in mind that the 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 on a longer-term, please speak to our consultants 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 and experienced hands of our SA Immigration team.  Please do hesitate to contact our SA Immigration team for further advice, a consultation, or to proceed with your application.