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DOCUMENTS REQUIRED: GENERAL WORK PERMIT

SECTION 26(A) – GENERAL WORK PERMIT

Family members may apply together with the main applicant. 

GENERAL WORK PERMIT South Africa
GENERAL WORK PERMIT South Africa

Note: all documents issued by the issuing authority of the country of origin shall be original or certified copies and where applicable translated into English, which translation shall be certified as a correct translation by a sworn translator. 

Applicants must renew their temporary resident visa whilst awaiting the outcome for the permanent residence permit

  • Vfs south Africa appointment letter
  • A duly completed DHA-947 form online. Handwritten forms will not be accepted by the Department of Home Affairs.

 

  • Payment of the application fee of R2870. If the application fee was paid to VFS bank account or the mission, an original bank payment receipt, where the application fee was paid using the Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT), receipt for each applicant.

 

  • Present a valid original passport in respect of each applicant and passport photograph for all applicants one year of age and older. A recent, passport-type, full face photograph bearing the names of the applicants on the reverse side thereof. (Machine-type or instant photographs are not acceptable).

 

  • A valid general work visa for temporary sojourn at the time of application in respect of each applicant, if the application is made in the Republic.

 

  • Marriage certificate or proof of relationship in respect of a spouse accompanying the applicant or joining the applicant in the Republic (Islamic marriages entered into within the Republic are not considered).

 

  • Divorce decree to prove the dissolution of a marriage in the case where a party was a spouse in the previous marriage or the death certificate of the deceased spouse.

 

  • Proof of financial support to each other.
  • Proof of parental responsibilities and rights or written consent in the form of an affidavit from the other parent or legal guardian, as the case may be In respect of dependent children accompanying the applicant or joining the applicant in the Republic.

 

  • Unabridged birth certificate, or extract from birth record for applicant(s).
  • A deed poll in the case of the applicant who has changed his or her name, surname or sex.

 

  • Original Police clearance certificate issued by the police or security authority in each country where the relevant applicant resided for 12 months or longer after attaining the age of 18 years except for South Africa, in respect of criminal records or the character of that applicant, which certificate shall not be older than six months at the time of its submission:

 

 

  • (Provided that the certificate shall not be required from a foreign country in the case of renewal or extension of a visa)
  • Radiological report (not required in respect of children under the age of 12 years or a pregnant woman). The certificate must not be older than six (6) months at the time the applicant submits an application.
  • Medical report for all applicants. The certificate must not be older than six (6) months at the time the applicant submits an application.

 

  • Yellow fever vaccination certificate if that person travelled or intends travelling from or transit through a yellow fever endemic area: Provided that the certificate shall not be required where that person travelled or intends travelling in direct transit through such area or where an application is made in the Republic.

 

  • Proof of five years continuous work visa, excluding work in terms of intra company transfer, corporate and Zimbabwean special project visas.

 

  • Offer of permanent employment in the form of a contract of employment.
  • A letter from your employer confirming your current and permanent employment, which is not older than six months.

 

  • Proof of qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority.
  • Work references or certificates of service (covering at least the last five years).
  • Present yourself for biometrics at the visa facilitation centre.

 

  • Endorsement related to Professional Association should be attached.
  • Proof of five years continuous work visa, excluding work in terms of intra company transfer, corporate and Zimbabwean special project visas.

 

  • Offer of permanent employment in the form of a contract of employment.

 

  • A letter from your employer confirming your current and permanent employment, which is not older than six months.

 

  • Proof of qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority.
  • Work references or certificates of service (covering at least the last five years).

 

Further Explanation written by legal experts:

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED: GENERAL WORK PERMIT

SECTION 26(A) – GENERAL WORK PERMIT.

Family members may apply together with the principal applicant. 

 

Note: All documents issued by the issuing authority of the country of origin must be original or certified copies and translated into English, if applicable, and the translation must be certified as a correct translation by a sworn translator. 

Applicants must renew their temporary residency visa while waiting for the permanent residency outcome

Vfs appointment letter

A properly completed online DHA-947 form. Handwritten forms will not be accepted by the Department of Home Affairs.

 

The payment of the application fee of R2870. If the application fee was deposited into the VFS bank account or mission, an original bank deposit receipt, if the application fee was paid by Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT), a receipt for each applicant.

 

An original valid passport for each applicant and a passport-size photograph for all applicants one year or older. A recent, passport-style, full-length photograph with the applicant’s name on the back. (Machine or instant photos are not acceptable).

 

A general temporary resident work visa valid at the time of application for each applicant, if the application is filed in the Republic.

 

Marriage certificate or proof of relationship with respect to a spouse accompanying or joining the applicant in the Republic (Islamic marriages contracted within the Republic will not be considered).

 

Divorce decree proving the dissolution of a marriage if one party was a spouse in the previous marriage, or the death certificate of the deceased spouse.

 

Proof of mutual financial support.

Proof of parental responsibilities and rights or written consent in the form of an affidavit from the other parent or legal guardian regarding dependent children accompanying or joining the applicant in the Republic.

 

Unabridged birth certificate or extract from the birth register for the applicant(s).

A “deed poll” in the case of an applicant who has changed his/her name, surname or gender.

 

Original police certificate of good conduct issued by the police or security authority in any country in which the applicant concerned has resided for 12 months or more after attaining the age of 18 years, with the exception of South Africa, with respect to criminal record or character of the applicant, which certificate shall not be older than six months at the time of its submission:

 

 

 

(Provided that the certificate is not required by a foreign country in the case of renewal or extension of a visa).

Radiological certificate (not required for children under 12 years of age or a pregnant woman). The certificate must not be older than six (6) months at the time of application.

Medical certificate for all applicants. The certificate must not be older than six (6) months at the time of application.

 

Yellow fever vaccination certificate if the person has traveled or intends to travel from or transit through a yellow fever endemic area: Provided that the certificate shall not be required if such person has traveled or intends to travel in direct transit through such area or if an application is made in the Republic

 

 

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